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Thread: Lawn Gnomes?

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    How has 'em? Who doesn't?

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    I don't. Don't care for them.

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    Gnomes? Don't have any. Just read a book about Flamingos, I think it would be a hoot to have some in my back yard. They used to be everywhere, but haven't seen any recently. Probably have to make some plywood ones of my own.

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    Might be fun to applique' some... (to give this some sort of quilting tie-in)

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    They probably wouldn't stand a chance in my front yard with the vandalism. If they're too cute or odd, they seem to be snatched like a suitcase full of $100 dollar bills. It's amazing what vandals will steal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    Gnomes? Don't have any. Just read a book about Flamingos, I think it would be a hoot to have some in my back yard. They used to be everywhere, but haven't seen any recently. Probably have to make some plywood ones of my own.
    Joanns has some metal flamingos....... 50 % off..... all the others are all in my moms yard...

    as for gnoms... Dawson, MN is a city of gnomes... They r everywhere. The town is on the map because of all their gnomes!...

    I don't care for em my self

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    I think gnomes are a hoot. We have about 10 of them in the backyard. We hide them in the bushes and the garden. We are going to get some flamingos tomorrow when we go to Joann.s.

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    I think gnomes are a hoot. We have about 10 of them in the backyard. We hide them in the bushes and the garden. We are going to get some flamingos tomorrow when we go to Joann.s.

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    Well ofcourse I do. I grew up in Europe and just a couple of weeks ago I went to see the movie gnomio with some of my children. Love those pink flamingoes too. If I had money i would buy those and more gnomes.

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    I don't have any but I'd love to have some. I've always liked gnomes. I even have a craft book that came out in the late 70s. Someday I'd like to make a gnome quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tilladare
    Might be fun to applique' some... (to give this some sort of quilting tie-in)
    You are correct. This doesn't have a quilting tie-in. I probably posted this in the wrong section. Sorry.

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    Yes, we have gnomes! They make me smile.

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    I love my Travelocity Gnome so much I got him two little brothers. Outside??? No way. My husband thought they were multiplying.

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    I love my Travelocity Gnome so much I got him two little brothers. Outside??? No way. My husband thought they were multiplying.

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    I'm the party pooper. I don't like lawn ornaments.

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    Here's a website that has patterns for felt items. There's even a gnome quilt!

    I did a Google search on gnome houses and the pictures that came up can give one some serious ideas about making a gnome house quilt.

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    I have 3 hiding in the shrubs in the back. Our HOA is very picky about the front yard appearence!

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    http://www.creativequiltkits.com/gno...t-designs.html

    http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/20...ss_from_v.html

    http://www.patchworkposse.com/blog/s...ilt-e-pattern/

    Okay, how about gnome quilt patterns?

    Don't have gnomes, but do have turtles. Which reminds me, Backporch Designs has a cute turtle quilt. Be neat to make one in batiks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I'm the party pooper. I don't like lawn ornaments.
    nor do I. I need all the room I have for flowers :) Husband is already making noises about the 3 boulders (not rocks) in one of the beds. I just laughed and said "fine - move them if you can". He's too cheap to rent a front loader :)

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    I don't have any in my yard, but I recently bought Michael Millers Gnome print fabric. Got it from Fabric.com and is so cute! :)

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    Several years ago my sister bought me a book for my birthday.. all about Gnomes. I think it would be a hoot to make a quilt of a Gnome Home.... hmmmmm.........all sorts of interesting facts in the book and illustrations.
    for instance when a Gnome goes to the bathroom they actually sit "on a throne".. and it plays music.... go figure!!! lol

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    I have gnomes, Snow White and all 7 dwarfs, a lg fairy, assorted toads, frogs ect. all hiding in my flower beds my grand kids like to move them around for me. Never know where I will find them.

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    I have several stuck in my landscape, sometimes I don't see them for several seasons, I forget where they are. DH sets them in the bushes so the mower won't run over them. I use to have Flamingos in the front but my teen girls were so embarrassed about them they kept moving them in the bushes too. LOL. I think I need some more Flamingos. DH isn't too keen on me getting live peacocks for the yard and I really want some of those.

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    We have a few, maybe 8 sitting around hiding in our garden beds. My DH likes them, but he said that was enough of them. I want to get a boat load of pink flamingo's to put in our front yard! My neighbors will be agast! Jokes on them. It would be a hoot! Me, I like bird houses, always have!

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    No...but lots of other randoms. We live in the hills and just at the foot of the hill is a business that specialises in birds, fish, reptiles and water features...today I noticed outside they have a collection of absolutely huge (lifesize) dinosaurs and a fantasy type dragon. I am so tempted to go down and buy one...they are probably hugely expensive...but would look so amazing. Will try and take pics next time I go there.

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