Trouble in the Larder
Ever since the Leprechauns returned to The Thicket, Britta has been noticing a few oddities. Jackets and shawls disappear and reappear, the order of the shoes lined up by the backdoor get rearranged, and her bookmark gets moved nightly. Whenever Britta complains to Axel about the leprechauns, he shrugs and chuckles. "No harm done", he always says.
This morning Britta prepared Axel's favorite breakfast; blueberry tarts and acorn omelets. After his first couple of bites, Axel pushed away from the table with a confused look on his face.
"Britta, what's going on? Breakfast is awful!"
Sure enough. The blueberry tarts were too salty to eat, and the acorn omelets were too sweet to swallow. Britta had a bad feeling. She went to her larder. Sure enough, those pesky leprechauns switched the sugar and the salt!
Britta mimicked Axel and in a deep voice said, "No harm done, right?"
But I don't think Axel heard her. With his stomach rumbling, he left the house in a huff, and he could be heard bellowing, "RONAN, you no good rascal, show yourself."
To make sacks of flour, rice, salt and sugar for your gnome house:
1] Make copy of pattern and cut out 2 pieces of felt for each sack.
2] Transfer names to bag fronts and embroider name using a stem stitch and 3 strands of floss.
3] With wrong sides together, Pin the sack front to the sack back. Using a blanket stitch across the top and a running stitch around the other 3 sides, stitch the sack closed with 3 strands of floss, leaving an opening on one side for stuffing.
4] Stuff with wool, cotton or fiberfill and finish sewing up the side.
5] Pinch each corner so seams are touching and tack together using 3 strands of floss.
Now place in your gnome's larder, but keep them safely locked away... especially when there are leprechauns around!
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