Sunday, December 6, 2009

On the 6th day of Christmas...Six Geese a Laying

"On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
six geese a laying,

Now on the sixth day Aussie-style we'd be enjoying 6 brolgas dancing.  Um, yeah - no - I don't know what the are either!  I googled it:

So, still birds!  (You know what? The 5 golden rings were actually originally birds too, ring necked pheasants.  If my hubby gave me that many birds, I'm not sure they would be the only ones with wrung necks!  But, I digress - back to day 6!)  Yup, in France we'd have six partridges with cabbage (eew - my hubby loves cabbage, it just stinks!), still birds!  Scotland?  Three goldspinks (whatever they are - I googled 5 pages deep and got absolutely nothing!)

Down Louisianna way, we'd be collecting Cyprus knees:

Being in Louisanna you'd also be dangerously close to the Redneck gift of 6 cans of SPAM!  OK, I confess, I cannot, for the life of me, think of an elegant segue into Biblical lessons from SPAM!

In "The New Dial" the lesson teaches:
"Which are they which are but six?
Six days to labor is not wrong,
For God himself did work so long."

I'm not sure exactly how long Angelique of Six in One Hand...Madness in the Other took to make today's giveaway, but it sure was worth it!  Enjoy...

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I have been given the pleasure and great joy

of being asked by Noel to guest blog today
for the sixth day of Christmas.

(I'm new to this whole guest blogging bear with me.)
I never cared for the sixth day of Christmas when I was a child.
I mean.....really?

Who wants some ugly birds laying eggs all day?
I love omelets like the next girl but c'mon.

I would have much rather had
ten lords a leaping around me
or even better.....

some golden rings to add to my fingers.
(I was quite literal as a child.)

When asked to represent the sixth day
(as it was the natural choice...six in one hand...and all)
I decided to do some research.

I discovered that the twelve days of Christmas
can represent different aspect of the Christian faith.
The six geese a laying represents
the six days of creation.
Cool, huh??

That's what I said.

I decided to represent
creation in a giveaway.
What better way than with
the creation of life...

This handmade bird's nest denotes

the creation of the world
with the eggs representing mankind.

Each egg is delicately painted and glittered

to represent how beautiful each of us are.

The nest is composed of moss and straw

gently cradling each egg
like our Heavenly Father
cares for us.

This lovely tag is hand dyed and stamped

and is blank on the other side
for gift giving
as God gave the ultimate
gift by giving us
Jesus Christ.

I hope that you will enjoy my labor of love.
(I have glued fingers and glitter everywhere to prove it.)

Here's wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas
and many holiday blessings.
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Also, don't forget about our gift certificate giveaway - with a drawing, from ALL the comments on all the days!

To register for both the Six in One Hand giveaway and the gift certificate giveaway:
  • Post a comment (1 per day – so after you check out the next day’s blog, come back here and enter again – just like the song builds every day, so do your chances!
  • If you haven't already, post the button (then a comment letting me know)
  • Blog, Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway with the link (then a comment letting me know)
  • Follow me (then a comment letting me know)
  • BONUS entry! Follow Six in One Hand then leave me a comment letting me know (I know you'll just love it!)
The fine print:
  • You must leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry – this is the only way to keep it fair and straight (and keep me from having to kill a tree printing them out and cutting them apart!)
  • All giveaways will be held on December 13th
  • A random number generator will be used to determine the winner(s)
  • If your e-mail address is not publicly listed on your profile, please include it with your comment(s)
  • We reserve the right to re-draw if the first winner does not respond within 48 hours (please don’t let this happen – that would just be sad!)


  1. Love the post. Each day I learn something new on your 12 days of Christmas!!!!

  2. Another WONDERFUL post!! That little birdnest is just lovely!

  3. Gotta agree ... the 6th day of nasty geese (they're mean!) has never been one of my favs either! :)

  4. I am really enjoying reading the symbolism of this song! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love these little nests! So precious!

  6. I love the meanings!!! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Hi, I just joined as a follower and I found you through the fabulous Miss Angelique! Love her birdnest and eggs. I'm off to now check out your previous posts! Have a wonderful Christmas season!

  8. Love the handmade bird's nest and eggs. That is so cool!

  9. I follow Six in one Hand - have for several weeks!


  10. I live in south Louisiana. Think I need to go behind my house and find six cyprus knees? Bet ya' I wouldn't have a problem finding them. 65 acres of swamp behind me LOL.


  11. I love the artwork at the top! Very nice

  12. One of my favorite prints is by Buckley Moss of geese!


  13. HONK, HONK, HONK, HONK, HONK, HONK - Six geese a'honking!


  14. The bird's nest and eggs are cute.


  15. Not sure if I left my email. It is harpist84 {at} hotmail {dot} com.

  16. I went back and reread the posts.
    Had to grab a chance at winning this birdnest! It's too cute.

  17. The bird tag is so nice. I've got to get all my new stamping stuff out and learn how to use it so I can make pretty things like this!

    Merry Christmas~


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