Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Christmas Gnome

Before I begin today, I want to let all of you know that our son has been picked up off the 402 and taken to an arena somewhere in the area.  It was a mandatory evacuation and no one was allowed to stay with their vehicle, be it a car, pick up truck or an 18 wheeler.  You had to go.  They have no idea how long this weather will continue, so we have no idea when he will be home.  He is safe and we thank all of those that rescued all these people.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Our son was interviewed by Canadian Press and here is his part..................
Peter Andersen, a truck driver from Oakville, Ont., was trapped in the storm just east of Sarnia on Monday morning. That evening, the 42-year-old reached into the truck's trailer and broke open a case of bottled water, part of the cargo he was meant to deliver.

"I just took out the whole case and started handing it out to people, to keep them hydrated," he said from the truck. "You've got to survive, you've got to work together."
Andersen said police were escorting everyone in his area out of their vehicles around 2 p.m., taking them to a warming centre on buses and helicopters.

This is not my original pattern.  It was given to me by a girl on a quilting forum a few years ago.  I don't know her name so I unfortunately, cannot give her credit for it.  I don't think it was her pattern either.

The first thing you will have to do is download a 7" log cabin paper piecing block.  Here is the one I used:

If you don't know how to paper piece here is a tutorial from Connecting Threads that is very good.

This is the little guy you will be making.  We call them Gnomes, German people call them Wichtel, and in Danish they are called Nisseman.  I have to thank by friend Ursula for translating the German instructions into English.  Without that I would never have been able to make them.
I had thought of typing up all the instructions here but figured it was easier to just do a PDF and you can print it off.  Enjoy!!

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