Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hi Ho, its off to work Gerome goes.

Gerome decided he wanted to work in my Antique Shop. He started by welcoming guests at the Open sign by the front door. The he came inside and helped me at the desk. He seemed pretty pleased with himself in this venture.

Gerome didn't sell a whole lot but got a lot of laughs and curious questions. I bet when the folks come back they will want to know where he is then.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Getting to know his surroundings

Gerome wanted to get acquainted with his surrounding during his visit and so he headed outside. His first stop was to see about that strange looking pink bird sitting among some of my Hostas. He indicated he thought they were mostly in Fla. not up in PA. But I told him this pink bird actually found his way into my garden when we lived in Maine.. and then we brought him with us here...... So yes, a strange bird.

Next he spotted the birdhouse sitting on the bench by my garden shed. I had to tell him the story about how the chickadees lived in it last summer but didn't come back this year. He looked like he was thinking about moving in but changed his mind.

And finally on his first visit to my yard he tried to get into the screen door that decorates the side of my garden shed. I guess he didn't realize it wasn't really a door and wouldn't help in get inside.
So wonder what he will do tomorrow.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Gerome comes for a visit

I belong to GSOLFOT......... We are an international group of miniature makers, collectors and enthusiasts with a bit of insanity thrown in. If you click on the link you can learn about us, even more perhaps than you wish.... We have daily chats and I am often sitting here chatting with folks from UK, Netherlands, Germany, Australia and all over the US including Hawaii.
One of the special "members" of our group is Gerome, a gnome, who travels round the world visiting the members and joining in their lives for a week. Instead of using the TARDIS like they did in Doctor Who, the British TV show, Gerome comes from our printer................ and proceeds to change our lives.
Over the next week I will share with you his adventures

Gerome arrived at my house yesterday. He got here just in time for dinner naturally. Here he is checking out the menu. .
We had oven roasted chicken, homemade potato salad and a veggie melange of zucchini, mushrooms and red peppers, sauteed greek dressing.
After dinner Gerome claimed he needed to chat with the other gnomes that live here so a meeting was held.
And next he visited my very messy GSOLFOT office. I think he wanted to know why I didn't straighten it up before his arrival. Well, I imagine I had better do that pretty soon. A number of the items in the office were made by other members of GSOLFOT in our occasional "makes. " A Makes is a project that we sign up to complete without knowing what we will be making nor to whom it will go..... Our illustrious leader, Noni the Oz, makes up the rules and we must follow. Usually it is quite a challenge. But oh so worth it.
My "GSOLFOT" Official Title is called the Keeper Of Antiquities and Other Old Junque. This came about because I run an antique shop in real life. So a lot of the items in the "office" represent my title.
WE are in the midst of a "MAKE" period so I can't talk about what I am doing but will document it and show all once it is allowed.

Oh what a tangled web.....

You never know what will be on my blog.....
This morning we were looking out the kitchen window and discovered a lot of spider webs that had been made visable because of the fog. The bits of moisture in the air seem to show the webs much better. Not sure how the spiders feel about it.

I was impressed with their artistry though this one got a bit over blown I think.