I am safely in my Florida beach house (rented of course), and have set up my whittling area on the porch. Yesterday I completed a three inch Gnome. This one was to be a demonstration piece for a class I may be teaching in a few weeks.
It's gone! It's missing! I've looked everywhere!
I thought about making a lot of copies and stapling them to telephone poles like they do when a dog goes missing. But then I thought - Gnomes are known to be pranksters and mischievous. Maybe, just maybe he's hiding or ran off.
Oh well! Where there's wood there's another Gnome just waiting to be set free.....And I got wood!