Yea! Bilbo made it to NC. He started out with Miss Dirt Princess in Alabama and you can read her blog to see all the wonderful places he’s been. She has links on her sidebar showing each stop on Bilbo’s journey. It took him a long time to cross the ocean to my house. Julie at My English Country Garden in Lincolnshire mailed Bilbo out on the 18th of June. I’m going to post a picture of that postage so you can see what we mean. The mailman did look tired when he arrived at my door.
We think Bilbo fell in love with Jane Austin who lives with Julie. I guess she used and abused him and now he wants to come recuperate in NC for a few days. I have promised Bilbo a good time and will be taking lots of pictures of him.
I’ll mail him back out on Monday. Sign up here and the next post if you would like Bilbo to come see you. I’ll pick the winner on Sunday afternoon. You have until 8pm Sunday July 26, 2009 to get your names on this post and the one following that will highlight Bilbo’s NC adventures.
Good Luck everyone and stay tuned for part 2 of Bilbo’s NC vacation. If you do decide to host Bilbo, here are the rules we must paste on your site to participate:
#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 that post. 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 http://northmobilegardensociety.blogspot.com/ . 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. We want to get him to as many places as we can in 6 months.
#6) Bilbo will travel for 6 months, April 21, 2009- October 21, 2009. If you have Bilbo at the end of this 6 month time frame, you will ship him back to the Dirt Princess at http://northmobilegardensociety.blogspot.com/.
#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.