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Friday, January 6, 2012

"On The Twelfth Day of Christmas....... "What Sweet Surprise is Waiting?

"On The Twelfth Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave To Me........."
My, oh my, what else could my Truest Love of All Possibly Give to Me?

Before I show you the very special gift for today, I thought that you would like to see two of my finished WIP's, that I promised myself would be finished by the beginning of 2012!
"Love Birds"
By La-D-Da
Picture This Plus Linen
Worked with Weeks & Crescent Colours Threads

When I first saw this beautiful design, I knew that I was destined to stitch it to commemorate one of  our anniversaries.
On this coming Sunday, January 8th, 2012, My True Love & I will celebrate
another wonderful year of love and happiness together!

"Family Mittens"
28 Count 'Water Lily' linen
Worked with DMC Threads

And now, my dears, there is a very special gift for today, the Twelfth Day of Christmas!
On The Twelfth Day of Christmas,
My True Love Gave to Me.....
Twelve Drummers Drumming
Eleven Pipers Piping
Ten Lords A - Leaping
Nine Ladies Dancing
Eight Maids A - Milking
Seven Swans A- Swimming
Six Geese A - Laying
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Calling Birds
And A Partridge In A Pear Tree!!

My very special gift for ONE of you today will be......
By a mon ami Pierre

If you love this beautiful gift, please leave me a comment and tell me so.
Tomorrow I will pick all of my 'gift recipients' 
and post them by Sunday morning, January 8th!

If you would like to know more information about the true meaning 
of the Twelve Days of Christmas, 
Which is Epiphany, please visit:
The Twelve Days of Christmas
The Twelve Days of Christmas (Carols in the UK)

Blessings to all of you, my dear friends.
Your wonderful comments I treasure, 
and look forward to hearing from you again very soon!


  1. Widow very beautiful finishes..I love them so much,, the mitten one is so cute.. Something very lovely and different..
    Keep well hugs for you..
    Cucki xx

  2. I just found your blog today when surfing and am looking forward to following along! Would love a chance at that beautiful chart!

  3. What lovely finishes and a great start for your new year! Noel Blanc looks like it would be a fun stitch; please count me in.

  4. First of all congrats on another year with your love one. Your finish is so beautiful, love those colors !
    Please enter my name for that beautiful chart, I didn't know that. Love how it is stitch with almost one color.

  5. Please enter into the drawing for the gorgeous pattern. It has been so much fun participating in your 12 Days Of Christmas :)

  6. Some lovely finishes you have already done for 2012. Please also include me in you draw for the "Noel Blanc".

    Happy Stitching

    Mary Joan

  7. What a lovely anniversary stitching Love Birds is! Congratulations!

    As much trouble as I have stitching snowflakes, this 12th day offering is really beautiful. Please toss my name in the drawing.

    Thanks again for this daily fun of seeing what's coming up next. It's been great - and can't wait to see who wins!

  8. "Family Mittens"
    I like so much this your work.Brawo!Very nice!

  9. I love your finishes! And I'd love a chance to win your special 12th day prize. So pretty! Thank you for a fun 12 days of giveaways!

  10. I have enjoyed your 12 days of Christmas , thank you again Kathy.

    Yes please I would love to be counted in this give away.

    Hope your New Year brings you many Blessings.

  11. Love both of your finishes! The mittens are darling. Of course, I would love to be entered in this giveaway. I haven't seen this design before and it is stunning!.

  12. Happy Anniversary! Wonderful finishes!
    Love the 12th day offering - count me in! Thanks!

  13. That is absolutely gorgeous. I would love to receive it.

    Thanks for the chance.

  14. Love both your mitten and Love Bird finishes,soo pretty.
    Pls include me in the draw for this lovely pattern.

  15. I love this one so much, you have the best taste in designs! Please enter me in this draw.
    I have finally posted my own giveaway, there are 7 prizes up for grabs. Pop over and try your luck!

  16. Hey Kathy Ellen.
    Both of your finishes are lovely. Are you going to frame them? Congratulations on your anniversary.
    Please enter me in the giveaway for this lovely chart.

  17. Hi Kathy, Oh please count me in for this gorgeous design. It is stunning.

    Hugs, Kaye xoxox

  18. Gorgeous finishes. LOVE both of them.Especially Love Bird. But then again I'm a bird lover (who owns cats...lol)
    What a lovely give away.

  19. Kathy, I would love a chance to win this chart. It is beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Terri G

  20. Absolutely love family mittens and the colours you have used, love it so much I have to buy the pattern. Love Birds is beautiful too. Congrats on two great finishes.

  21. I'm sorry to have missed your Twelve Days giveaways during my vacation away. It looks like it was a lot of fun.

  22. Sorry, I forgot to wish you a very Happy Anniversary! Your finishes are both lovely. Who is the designer of the Mittens piece?
    I love that Noel Blanc design. It's so delicate looking.

  23. I just found your blog - entertaining & made me laugh. I hope I 'm not too late to be considered for the lovely give away; it's a beautiful chart.

  24. Two beautiful finishes-congrats!
    And another lovely giveaway-imagine that on black fabric-Wow!
    Please throw in my name!

  25. Noel blanc is gorgeous and so is your mittens and love birds, well done on the finish.

  26. Would love a chance to win such a lovely chart,so generous of you

  27. Your Love birds are so sweet!

    Please count me in for the Noel Blanc Sampler...


  28. I adore AMAP designs! This is the first one I've seen done in all white, and it is gorgeous! Your love birds are beautiful too. I have a set very similar in my to do stack. Excellent taste!

  29. Happy Anniversary to you both x hubby and I had our 20th anniversary in Dec

    I love the love birds being used for an anniversary, I have it so may do a similar thing with it
    I really really love the family mittens design, I must try to find it because we have 3 children so it would be perfect x

  30. Both of your finishes are gorgeous. The Love Birds one is just gorgeous. Happy Anniversary to you both!

    If I am not too late please could I be entered for the Noel Blanc Sampler chart. It is lovely.


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