Mittwoch, 30. Dezember 2015

The Sixth Day of Christmas

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Six geese a laying,
Five gold rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

Regarding a comment about the numbering of the days of Christmas:
Because Epiphany is a separate festival, the days of the celebration of Christmas end on the eve of Epiphany. Thus the first day of Christmas is Christmas Day, the second is St. Stephen's, etc. to January 5th, making twelve days. I read that some places and times only celebrated ten days, but twelve is nice.

My yesterday was spent in writing a paper and bits of cleaning, so no art or craft to show here. (One wonders what's the use of being retired if one is still too busy to do arts?) Also my Technical Adviser was busily finishing writing a chapter in his next book yesterday - which Mom gets to read first! - and is presently jaunting off to practice organ for his BIG recital test next week, so the song post is still to come. And today's dog and pony walk was in un-frosty weather, with moderate fog, and entirely uneventful, so no pictures.

Happy six geese day.


  1. All if these designs need to be appliquéd into a quilt....

  2. I couldn't agree more....go for it.
    Or, in full-round figures, which is what I want to do.