A Nice Ring To It. — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 14

The third of The Gnomestead Tapestry stories — A Nice Ring To It.

A Nice Ring To It.

A Nice Ring To It.

The King was speechless at the site of the icy coach. Oh wonderful! How ever did you guess that I wanted chilled sorbet for my birthday! Of course in order to make sorbet you need ice to chill the juice or fruit.

The King was speechless at the site of the icy coach.
Oh wonderful! How ever did you guess that I wanted chilled sorbet for my birthday!
Of course in order to make sorbet you need ice to chill the juice or fruit.

But I was hoping for a carriage of my own for my birthday. The King simply raised his hand nodding towards the stables.

But I was hoping for a carriage of my own for my birthday.
The King simply raised his hand nodding towards the stables.

(We gotta run out of the white horses at some point)

(We gotta run out of the white horses at some point)

(Looks like a bit of a lemon) (That's yellow gold. The Princess loves yellow.)

(Looks like a bit of a lemon)
(That’s yellow gold. The Princess loves yellow.)

Oh Mum and Dad! I just love it! This is a beautiful carriage!

Oh Mum and Dad! I just love it! This is a beautiful carriage!

I love this even more than the nice ring you gave me this morning!

I love this even more than the nice ring you gave me this morning!

An ice ring?

An ice ring?

Ohhh! She wanted a "nice" carriage.

Ohhh! She wanted a “nice” carriage.

That’s the conclusion to “A Nice Ring To It.” I hope uou enjoyed it. Look for the start of “The South Cringle Archduchies” in a few days!

The holiday season is here and with the season comes thoughts of charity. I urge you to follow through with those thoughts and give to the charity of your choice. I also hope you remember the spirit of giving through the rest of the year.

If you are interested, check out We’ll Make Cents’ “Standing With Courage” project and their “50-Cents – a Jar of Change” drive.

DWPenner

A Nice Ring To It. — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 13

The third of The Gnomestead Tapestry stories — A Nice Ring To It.

A Nice Ring To It.

A Nice Ring To It.

At long last the experts from the far, far, north had arrived! These were the long awaited experts with ice and snow!

At long last the experts from the far, far, north had arrived!
These were the long awaited experts with ice and snow!

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The experts are left to plan. ...and then create the carriage of ice.

The experts are left to plan.
…and then create the carriage of ice.

Soon, it was time to present the Princess with her birthday gift. Your Majesty, on behalf of the knights and population of the kingdom — we present this gift to the Princess.

Soon, it was time to present the Princess with her birthday gift.
Your Majesty, on behalf of the knights and population of the kingdom — we present this gift to the Princess.

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“A Nice Ring To It.” will be concluded! Watch for it!

The holiday season is here and with the season comes thoughts of charity. I urge you to follow through with those thoughts and give to the charity of your choice. I also hope you remember the spirit of giving through the rest of the year.

If you are interested, check out We’ll Make Cents’ “Standing With Courage” project and their “50-Cents – a Jar of Change” drive.

DWPenner

A Nice Ring To It. — The Gnomestead Tapestry – Conclusion Coming!

Conclusion coming to “A Nice Ring To It”.

A Nice Ring To It.

A Nice Ring To It.

A Nice Ring To It.” will be concluded on December 12th. I hope you enjoyed it. Look for the start of “The South Cringle Archduchies” Starting December 14!

The holiday season is here and with the season comes thoughts of charity. I urge you to follow through with those thoughts and give to the charity of your choice. I also hope you remember the spirit of giving through the rest of the year.

If you are interested, check out We’ll Make Cents’ “Standing With Courage” project and their “50-Cents – a Jar of Change” drive.

DWPenner

A Nice Ring To It. — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 12

The third of The Gnomestead Tapestry stories — A Nice Ring To It.

A Nice Ring To It.

A Nice Ring To It.

Within the dark walls of the castle there was a chamber sometimes used for storage.. They had never gotten round to using it as a dungeon...

Within the dark walls of the castle there was a chamber sometimes used for storage..
They had never gotten round to using it as a dungeon…

Brother Jacque had the walls lined with a thick layer of straw to keep in the damp cold and preserve

Brother Jacque had the walls lined with a thick layer of straw
to keep in the damp cold and preserve

...all of the ice of the previous attempts. I was planning to store food here. This left the chamber very cold.

…all of the ice of the previous attempts.
I was planning to store food here.
This left the chamber very cold.

It was a tight squeeze through the massive doors at one end of the chamber

It was a tight squeeze through the massive doors at one end of the chamber

But they made it through -- Barely...

But they made it through — Barely…

...or Barry... Barry being the name of the Queen's pet pachyderm.

…or Barry… Barry being the name of the Queen’s pet pachyderm.

All that was needed was the carvers...

All that was needed was the carvers…

The postern door opened

The postern door opened

The torches guttered! ...and nearly went out!

The torches guttered!
…and nearly went out!

“A Nice Ring To It.” will be continued! Watch for it!

“A Nice Ring To It” is a half hour cartoon compared to a  5-10 minute short of previous cartoons — or something like that. It’s all about a birthday — but read on…

The holiday season is here and with the season comes thoughts of charity. I urge you to follow through with those thoughts and give to the charity of your choice. I also hope you remember the spirit of giving through the rest of the year.

If you are interested, check out We’ll Make Cents’ “Standing With Courage” project and their “50-Cents – a Jar of Change” drive.

DWPenner