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Monday, April 12, 2010

Where in the World is Bilbo? Red Deer, Alberta Canada…that’s where!

So you think you want to have Bilbo come for a visit? Here’s the scoop:

“Bilbo Rules:
#1) COPY & PASTE these rules into your post on Bilbo if you receive him. The post must be titled WHERE IN THE WORLD IS BILBO: (your city). If everyone copies the rules, then the person you send it to will know what to do. If each post is titled the same, we can keep track of Bilbo and follow him on his adventure. PLEASE do not forget to copy and paste these rules into your post if you receive Bilbo.
#2) In order to participate you MUST leave a comment on the post about Bilbo with the blogger that has him. That blogger will draw names from the people who left comments on the post about Bilbo. Once the winner is selected Bilbo will be on his way to see your garden.
#3) When you receive Bilbo please take a photo (or photos) of him in your garden as well as a photo of yourself with Bilbo..
#4) Rules are linked to .. Please leave a comment on The Dirt Princess' page so she can keep track of him and let other bloggers know where Bilbo is, and post where bloggers can see his latest travel.
#5) Please try to get Bilbo out the door as quickly as you possibly can. If at all possible please try not to keep him more than 7 days.
#6)If you have Bilbo at the end of his travels, you will ship him back to the Dirt Princess at
#7) When Bilbo arrives back with the Dirt Princess, there will be a great post letting everyone know where Bilbo has been, when he visited as well as links to the bloggers posts that had Bilbo.
#8) There will be a list enclosed with Bilbo for each blogger to sign once they receive Bilbo. That list will be sent back to the Dirt Princess.
#9) Should anyone have any questions please contact Dirt Princess at
#10) The blogger that is has possession of Bilbo is responsible for shipping him to the next blogger. Please handle him with care. He is ceramic.
#11) Bilbo may be shipped to countries outside the United States. We want everyone to join in on the fun!
#12) If you would like to throw in a little something with Bilbo to ship the next blogger, please feel free. Add to the excitement. See what Bilbo brings you when he arrives at your door step.”

Okay…BILBO is a very busy gnome here in Alberta. He has been up to lots and lots. He got to meet the kids when they got home…and the photo shoot was enormous! There were over 250 photos to sort through. I had to laugh at a lot of them. Here’s a taste of what he’s been doin’…


Saturday started out busy. We decided to do some bedroom cleaning out for spring and that turned into a total makeover. Bilbo supervised the prep for the painting of the first room…he got kicked out for being too bossy. And then it was ON!


He took his wounded ego out to the living room. He pouted until he grew bored and decided to explore his more feminine side…Yes…he is wearing a dress…and not a real pretty one I might add.


In spite of his fashion faux pas…somehow he managed to wheel a couple of fairies into having a photo shoot with him…he thinks he might hit a magazine cover one day and wants this in his portfolio to show how versatile he is.


While on the photo shoot, he fell in love with Barbie…and they thought they would ride into the sunset together…076

But sadly, they had a falling out, and Barbie got kicked to the curb not long after…


Bilbo did make sure she was okay…after all he’s never seen a “lady” laying on the side of the road kicking and screaming...078

He then drove off…headed for his next modeling session….079

He seems to think he’s pretty hot stuff…now he’s doing a car ad… he said sex sells…so here he is posing on the hood of a car... 080

Oh Bilbo….You are SO full of yourself!

Okay…that’s it for today…got to get back to work here…lots to do! Want to have a turn with Bilbo? Just head back to the top of the post, check out the rules again…and leave me a comment letting me know you want him. He will be catching a flight out of here this week! I will have one of my “assistants” make the draw on Wednesday evening.

A big hug goes out to the girls here who did a great job taking photos of Bilbo…helped him with his wardrobe changes…and shared their stuff with him…There is more…just had to shorten this a bit…there’s always tomorrow!!! hahaha.

Until tomorrow…hugs, smiles and a special little wink to my two biggest fans! (and you know who you are)



Andrea said...


Blessings, andrea

Dirt Princess said...

The ladies love him! You know he has a way with them! Especially blondes! So you better watch out!

The JR said...

It almost looks like Bilbo car jacked Barbie!

Better watch out for him.

Lona said...

I knew he was getting the big head with all of that world travel and now he thinks he is the worlds handsomest playboy. Men! LOL!
Tootsie come on over and enter my Garden Grab Bag Giveaway.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Too funny girl...I bet Busy did this for you...did she also Windex him ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I think Bilbo needs to see the east coast of Canada now and the Atlantic Ocean. So send him on over to my garden.

Helen said...

I used to have a Bilbo or sorts ... I called him my 'lawn elf' and he was REAL. He was short, bald and had point ears, was forever tan and helped me keep my Orlando lawn looking good! I miss him.

Anonymous said...

I need Bilbo here to help me with my planting. My doggie says it's too hot for her, and spends her days on the couch snoozing. I'll get the guest room ready.

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

How the heck are we gonna deflate the ego of Bilbo after he's had a fling with Barbie and the fairies. Will this little gnome ever come back down to the garden after drivin' around your place. He needs to hop over to the Ponderosa and get a taste of farm livin'. Heeehehehe!

God bless and have a marvelous Monday from the hills and hollers of Missouri!!!

La Petite Gallery said...

This is a wild post.. LOL. yvonne

Gweny said...

LOL, This is hilarious. Ask Bilbo If he'd like to come on down an visit Texas for a spell. We'd love to have him. Sounds like he had a wonderful visit at your place Tootsie:)

Christine B. said...

I'm afraid Bilbo would freeze his ceramic tookus off here. Looks like he had a lot of fun in Alberta though...esp. the pink Corvette.

Christine in Alaska

gittan said...

"LOL" He's having a good time for sure! He didn't get to do a lot visiting me with all that snow we had. Please giv him a hug from me / gittan

Darla said...

He is a mess isn't he?

Jessica said...

Great post!! You have great assistants. :)

J.C. said...

You are so witty!! Bilbo seemed to have a great time at your place!!

I wish to invite Bilbo over to Malaysia for a visit. Can you please include my name for the draw? Thanks! :o)

Best regards,

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I guess Barbie isn't used to being turned down :) Looks like he had quite the adventure, he's been almost completely around the world by now. He visited me a year ago, can't believe it was that long ago.

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

haha.. Bilbo with fairies, barbie and a pink ferrari!!


Autumn Belle said...

Hi, Tootsie. Bilbao is sure having a great time being pampered by all you beautiful ladies. Soon, he'll be singing, "To all the girls I've loved before"!

Sassy said...

Well shoot...I am too late...always a day late and a dollar short...that seems to be my middle name.....I would have loved a chance with BILBO.....

Sue Swift said...

Say hello to Bilbo for me - I was just checking where he'd got to since he left me here in Milan. Odd - he was such a meek little chap when he was here with me. It seems he has a side to his personality that we never discovered. Anyway, give him a big hug from me, and I look forward to seeing where he ends up next.

Matron said...

Well, it is Spring after all and a young gnomes thoughts turn to other things! I've already hosted Bilbo in London, but wait to see who is going to have him next! He sure is a well travelled chap!