1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See! — Gnorman’s Ark: Animal Alphabet — The Gnomestead Tapestry

The fourth of The Gnomestead Tapestry children’s stories. Part 2 of 2

014 Gnormans Ark 00014 Gnormans Ark 01014 Gnormans Ark N014 Gnormans Ark O014 Gnormans Ark P014 Gnormans Ark Q014 Gnormans Ark R014 Gnormans Ark S014 Gnormans Ark T014 Gnormans Ark U014 Gnormans Ark V014 Gnormans Ark W014 Gnormans Ark X014 Gnormans Ark Y014 Gnormans Ark ZThis is “1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See! — Gnorman’s Ark: Animal Alphabet” — the third in the series of “The Gnomestead Tapestry” intended for the younger set. This time we go through an animal alphabet. I posted “A – M” yesterday — today I’m posting “N – Z”.

I hadn’t realized how hard it would be to find the 26 animals for the alphabet. I wanted to keep from going too exotic and tried keep the choices in line with the South Cringle Archduchies. A few only fit considering the “lost” elephant. “X” and “Y” among other letters were particularly challenging. The xantis is a type of yak, found in Africa while of course the yak is a yak.

I hope you enjoy it and will share it with your friends, relatives, and colleagues. You needn’t do any ear lending if you don’t want to. Remember if your friends tell friends soon hundreds will have read these.

DWPenner

 

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1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See! — Gnorman’s Ark: Animal Alphabet — The Gnomestead Tapestry

The fourth of The Gnomestead Tapestry children’s stories. Part 1 of 2.

014 Gnormans Ark 00014 Gnormans Ark 01014 Gnormans Ark A014 Gnormans Ark B014 Gnormans Ark C014 Gnormans Ark D014 Gnormans Ark E014 Gnormans Ark F014 Gnormans Ark G014 Gnormans Ark H014 Gnormans Ark I014 Gnormans Ark J014 Gnormans Ark K014 Gnormans Ark L014 Gnormans Ark MThis is “1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See! — Gnorman’s Ark: Animal Alphabet” — the third in the series of “The Gnomestead Tapestry” intended for the younger set. This time we go through an animal alphabet. I am starting with “A – M” today and will do “N – Z” tomorrow.

I hope you enjoy it and will share it with your friends, relatives, and colleagues. You needn’t do any ear lending if you don’t want to. Remember if your friends tell friends soon hundreds will have read these.

DWPenner

 

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1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See! — Do You Know the Rainbow? — The Gnomestead Tapestry

The second of The Gnomestead Tapestry children’s stories — Do You Know the Rainbow?

Do You Know the Rainbow?

Do You Know the Rainbow?

A rainbow is lost in our land. Rainbows are bright signs of promise. A rainbow of colours grand. We will hunt for the colours we'd miss.

A rainbow is lost in our land.
Rainbows are bright signs of promise.
A rainbow of colours grand.
We will hunt for the colours we’d miss.

A rainbow is lost in our land. Rainbows have its colours all spread. A rainbow of colours grand. Can you find something coloured red?

A rainbow is lost in our land.
Rainbows have its colours all spread.
A rainbow of colours grand.
Can you find something coloured red?

A rainbow is lost in our land. Then in order the colours must we arrange. A rainbow of colours grand. Can you find something coloured orange?

A rainbow is lost in our land.
Then in order the colours must we arrange.
A rainbow of colours grand.
Can you find something coloured orange?

A rainbow is lost in our land. It is good for us, our colours to know. A rainbow of colours grand. Can you find something coloured yellow?

A rainbow is lost in our land.
It is good for us, our colours to know.
A rainbow of colours grand.
Can you find something coloured yellow?

A rainbow is lost in our land. The colour missing, where have they been. A rainbow of colours grand. Can you find something coloured green?

A rainbow is lost in our land.
The colour missing, where have they been.
A rainbow of colours grand.
Can you find something coloured green?

A rainbow is lost in our land. We have to search for its colours too. A rainbow of colours grand. Can you find something coloured blue?

A rainbow is lost in our land.
We have to search for its colours too.
A rainbow of colours grand.
Can you find something coloured blue?

A rainbow is lost in our land. You'll find them all that's a sure bet. A rainbow of colours grand. Can you find something coloured violet?

A rainbow is lost in our land.
You’ll find them all that’s a sure bet.
A rainbow of colours grand.
Can you find something coloured violet?

A rainbow was lost in our land. Rainbows are bright signs of promise. A rainbow of colours grand. Now we've found all the colours we'd miss.

A rainbow was lost in our land.
Rainbows are bright signs of promise.
A rainbow of colours grand.
Now we’ve found all the colours we’d miss.

That was “1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See! — Do  You Know the Rainbow?” — the second of what I plan on being a series of “The Gnomestead Tapestry” intended for the younger set. This one is about colours! The plan is that they’ll all have “1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See!” on the title page so you can more easily find them.

I hope you enjoy it and will share it with your friends, relatives, and colleagues. You needn’t do any ear lending if you don’t want to. Remember if your friends tell friends soon hundreds will have read these.

DWPenner

1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See! — The Twelve Day Way — The Gnomestead Tapestry

The third of The Gnomestead Tapestry children’s stories — The Twelve Day Way

The Twelve Day Way

The Twelve Day Way

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

12 Days of X-mas 02

2 Turtle Doves

3 French Hens

3 French Hens

4 Calling Birds

4 Calling Birds

5 Golden Rings

5 Golden Rings

6 Geese a Laying

6 Geese a Laying

7 Swans a Swimming

7 Swans a Swimming

8 Maids a Milking

8 Maids a Milking

9 Ladies Dancing

9 Ladies Dancing

10 Lords a Leaping

10 Lords a Leaping

11 Pipers Piping

11 Pipers Piping

12 Drummers Drumming

12 Drummers Drumming

The Twelfth Day of Christmas
On the first day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
12 Drummers Drumming
11 Pipers Piping
10 Lords a Leaping
9 Ladies Dancing
8 Maids a Milking
7 Swans a Swimming
6 Geese a Laying
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

That was “1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See! — The Twelve Day Way?” — the third of what I plan on being a series of “The Gnomestead Tapestry” intended for the younger set. This seasonal one is the “Twelve Days of Christmas! I wish you all Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas!.

I hope you enjoy it and will share it with your friends, relatives, and colleagues. You needn’t do any ear lending if you don’t want to. Remember if your friends tell friends soon hundreds will have read these.

DWPenner

On the first day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
12 Drummers Drumming
11 Pipers Piping
10 Lords a Leaping
9 Ladies Dancing
8 Maids a Milking
7 Swans a Swimming
6 Geese a Laying
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See! — The Gnomestead Tapestry

The first of The Gnomestead Tapestry children’s stories — 1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See!

1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See!

1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See!

Today I'll have a party. I want everyone to have fun. What guests shall I invite? I think I shall be guest number One!

Today I’ll have a party.
I want everyone to have fun.
What guests shall I invite?
I think I shall be guest number
One!

Today I'll have a party. I'd like some other guests too. What guests shall I invite? I shall invite those boys, One and two.

Today I’ll have a party.
I’d like some other guests too.
What guests shall I invite?
I shall invite those boys,
One and two.

Today I'll have a party. The admission will be free. What guests shall I invite? I'll invite these brothers. One, two, and three.

Today I’ll have a party.
The admission will be free.
What guests shall I invite?
I’ll invite these brothers.
One, two, and three.

Today I'll have a party. We have some guests I'd like more. What guests shall I invite? What about these milking maids. One, two, three and four?

Today I’ll have a party.
We have some guests I’d like more.
What guests shall I invite?
What about these milking maids.
One, two, three and four?

Today I'll have a party. Let's find guests with drive! What guests shall I invite? Let's invite some armoured knights. One, two, three, four and five?

Today I’ll have a party.
Let’s find guests with drive!
What guests shall I invite?
Let’s invite some armoured knights.
One, two, three, four and five?

Today I'll have a party. We'll invite some who do tricks! What guests shall I invite? We'll invite a troupe of acrobats! One, two, three, four, five, and six?

Today I’ll have a party.
We’ll invite some who do tricks!
What guests shall I invite?
We’ll invite a troupe of acrobats!
One, two, three, four, five, and six?

Today I'll have a party. For all who are coming fun is the reason. What guests shall I invite? We'll invite some Ladies in waiting. One, two, three, four, five, six and seven?

Today I’ll have a party.
For all who are coming fun is the reason.
What guests shall I invite?
We’ll invite some Ladies in waiting.
One, two, three, four, five, six and seven?

Today I'll have a party. The guests will not want to be late. What guests shall I invite? Soldiers and guardsmen will come! One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, and eight?

Today I’ll have a party.
The guests will not want to be late.
What guests shall I invite?
Soldiers and guardsmen will come!
One, two, three, four, five,
six, seven, and eight?

Today I'll have a party. We shall do dances in a line! What guests shall I invite? We'll invite Notinhood's Timbermen. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, and nine?

Today I’ll have a party.
We shall do dances in a line!
What guests shall I invite?
We’ll invite Notinhood’s Timbermen.
One, two, three, four, five, six,
seven, eight, and nine?

Today I'll have a party. Right now is almost when. What guests shall I invite? Let's invite town villagers! One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, and ten?

Today I’ll have a party.
Right now is almost when.
What guests shall I invite?
Let’s invite town villagers!
One, two, three, four, five, six,
seven, eight, nine, and ten?

55! Next time I rent the Great Hall!

55!
Next time I rent the Great Hall!

That was “1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See!” — the first of what I plan on being a series of “The Gnomestead Tapestry” intended for the younger set. Although this one was a counting story future ones will have other subjects. The plan is that they’ll all have “1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See!” on the title page so you can more easily find them.

For you older wizzes out there, how many know how to add a series of numbers like 1-10 swiftly? Or 1-1000?

I hope you enjoy it and will share it with your friends, relatives, and colleagues. You needn’t do any ear lending if you don’t want to. Remember if your friends tell friends soon hundreds will have read these.

DWPenner

The Hunt! — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 6 (conclusion)

The second of The Gnomestead Tapestry stories — The Hunt!

Part 6

The Hunt!

The Hunt!

Barrus! It must be a Barrus! Big, Grey, Dragon wing-like ears, tail on each end. It all fits!

Barrus! It must be a Barrus! Big, Grey, Dragon wing-like ears, tail on each end. It all fits!

I can't believe I broke my favorite lance!

I can’t believe I broke my favorite lance!

Sire, I have consulted my library and in the bestiary they make mention of a similar creature. In Latin it is called "barrus". I know not its name in English. We will call it "Barry"! Barry is a ver nice name Your Majesty.

Sire, I have consulted my library and in the bestiary they make mention of a similar creature. In Latin it is called “barrus”. I know not its name in English. We will call it “Barry”! Barry is a ver nice name Your Majesty.

Are you sure it is not some kind of moose? No Sire, it is not a moose.

Are you sure it is not some kind of moose? No Sire, it is not a moose.

Sire beware! That dragon is dangerous!! The moo... Barry has quite the appetite.

Sire beware! That dragon is dangerous!! The moo… Barry has quite the appetite.

We must find it food before all of my roses are gone. Perhaps we can put it in with the horses and feed it grain and hay?

We must find it food before all of my roses are gone. Perhaps we can put it in with the horses and feed it grain and hay?

I don't think the M... Barry will be a problem Sir Peanut. But I broke my best lance on him...

I don’t think the M… Barry will be a problem Sir Peanut. But I broke my best lance on him…

It is taught that Hannibal crossed the Alps and attacked the Romans on such beasts defeating them soundly a number of times. He likes alfalfa the best.

It is taught that Hannibal crossed the Alps and attacked the Romans on such beasts defeating them soundly a number of times. He likes alfalfa the best.

That was the conclusion to “The Hunt!” I hope you enjoyed it. I wrote it several years ago compared with the current “Wheel Tales of Willow City” and “Space Trek” stories and “Vlad” from this series.

I ended up breaking “The Hunt!” up only into 6 parts. I made some a bit longer to fit the story-line. I predicted 7 based on the length and doing 5 panels at a time with 35 panels. However the story didn’t feel right just broken up by the numbers.

I hope you enjoy it and will share it with your friends, relatives, and colleagues. You needn’t do any ear lending if you don’t want to.

DWPenner

The Hunt! — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 5

The second of The Gnomestead Tapestry stories — The Hunt!

Part 5

The Hunt!

The Hunt!

See Brother Jacque, that boy is bringing in the giant moose I was telling you about! Sire, I do not believe that to be a moose. I shall have to check the beastiary in my cloister. I like it!

See Brother Jacque, that boy is bringing in the giant moose I was telling you about! Sire, I do not believe that to be a moose. I shall have to check the beastiary in my cloister. I like it!

Rhinoceros Ancula Aardvark Hippopotamus Amicus Anas Pachderm Alces Barrus

Rhinoceros Ancula Aardvark Hippopotamus Amicus Anas Pachderm Alces Barrus

Thank you son for bringing in my giant moose. But pray tell, what has become of my knights? I love it Kingee, but what shall we name her?

Thank you son for bringing in my giant moose. But pray tell, what has become of my knights? I love it Kingee, but what shall we name her?

I didn't see any knights sire. Why are you crying son?

I didn’t see any knights sire. Why are you crying son?

Your moose ate our farm's taxes. I'm afraid that everyone must pay their taxes. But considering that it is our pet, your taxes are paid in full.

Your moose ate our farm’s taxes. I’m afraid that everyone must pay their taxes. But considering that it is our pet, your taxes are paid in full.

“The Hunt!” is to be continued! Watch for it!

I am breaking up The Hunt! into 7 manageable parts. I hope you enjoy it and will share it with your friends, relatives, and colleagues. You needn’t do any ear lending if you don’t want to.

Addendum… it might only be 6 parts. I made some a bit longer to fit the story-line.

DWPenner

The Hunt! — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 4

The second of The Gnomestead Tapestry stories — The Hunt!

Part 4

The Hunt!

The Hunt!

rumble

rumble

Swoosh! Thump Snap!!

Swoosh! Thump Snap!!

Take these walnuts straight to the palace and don't get into trouble young man! That sack has half our taxes in it.

Take these walnuts straight to the palace and don’t get into trouble young man! That sack has half our taxes in it.

tink tink tink tink

tink tink tink tink

tink tink tink yum

tink tink tink yum

tink tink tink yum

tink tink tink yum

“The Hunt!” is to be continued! Watch for it!

I am breaking up The Hunt! into 7 manageable parts. I hope you enjoy it and will share it with your friends, relatives, and colleagues. You needn’t do any ear lending if you don’t want to.

DWPenner

The Hunt! — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 3

The second of The Gnomestead Tapestry stories — The Hunt!

Part 3

The Hunt!

The Hunt!

"So it's agreed, first we try a net, then try the pit and if they fail, we get the cows!" (I wonder what my lance is doing now...)

“So it’s agreed, first we try a net, then try the pit and if they fail, we get the cows!” (I wonder what my lance is doing now…)

"Hey! Where'd it go!?" "AFTER IT!!" (You could make a nice lance with that wood.)

“Hey! Where’d it go!?” “AFTER IT!!” (You could make a nice lance with that wood.)

Aghhhh!

Aghhhh!

Snap!

Snap!

Aha!

Aha!

oh!

oh!

"TRRRRRRRUMPET" "Maybe it is a dragon" "I'm getting my lance!"

“TRRRRRRRUMPET” “Maybe it is a dragon” “I’m getting my lance!”

“The Hunt!” is to be continued! Watch for it!

I am breaking up The Hunt! into 7 manageable parts. I hope you enjoy it and will share it with your friends, relatives, and colleagues. You needn’t do any ear lending if you don’t want to.

DWPenner

The Hunt! — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 2

The second of The Gnomestead Tapestry stories — The Hunt!

Part 2

The Hunt!

The Hunt!

Perhaps it's a Dragon? It does have wings on its head? Is that a moose? No Sire, I don't think it's a moose.

Perhaps it’s a Dragon? It does have wings on its head? Is that a moose? No Sire, I don’t think it’s a moose.

I want it for a pet! (I wish I had my lance.) As you wish, Majesty.

I want it for a pet! (I wish I had my lance.) As you wish, Majesty.

Do it! I'll wait at the palace. [erp]

Do it! I’ll wait at the palace. “erp”

Now what do we do? (I still wish I had my lance.)

Now what do we do? (I still wish I had my lance.)

We could try a net! Or dig a pit! We should find a heard of cattle and stampede them at the beast! (I still wish I had my lance.) "clunk" "thump"

We could try a net! Or dig a pit! We should find a heard of cattle and stampede them at the beast! (I still wish I had my lance.) “clunk” “thump”

“The Hunt!” is to be continued! Watch for it!

I am breaking up The Hunt! into 7 manageable parts. I hope you enjoy it and will share it with your friends, relatives, and colleagues. You needn’t do any ear lending if you don’t want to.

DWPenner