Sweetwater’s 12 Days of Christmas…Day 10

sweetwater's 12 days of christmas

10 Lords-A-Leaping…i don’t really know what that means.  where would you even find them?  so i would trade them for a Sweetwater Favorite…Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler book.  Every Thursday we (and by we, i mean mom) does 3 blocks and we (and by we, i mean me) post them on the blog.  There is a total of 140–6 inch finished blocks.  So it is tons and tons of fun!  if you’d like to “join” just pick up a book and start sewing.  Below is the lovely book and the fabrics we used.  **we could get you started with a Cottage Cake (42-10 inch squares) and a Northcote Range Charm pack (42-5 inch squares).**

sylvia's bs

with your purchase of Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler you will receive a Thread Tweezers FREE!  these little cuties are perfect for pulling out those stubborn threads and the foundation paper when you are foundation piecing.

clover thread tweezers

and now some history of day 9 of the 12 days of christmas…first off….10 Lords-A-Leaping…10 dancers are $10,000.

“Catholics in England during the period 1558 to 1829, when Parliament finally emancipated Catholics in England, were prohibited from ANY practice of their faith by law – private OR public. It was a crime to BE a Catholic.”  www.byrum.org

Thus The 12 Days of Christmas was written as a memory aid to learning the Christian Faith.  The 10 Lords-A-Leaping refers to the ten Commandments.

So that’s all for day 10.

**remember today only with purchase of the from our Etsy shoppe you will receive the pattern FREE!  be sure to let me know in the “Note to Seller” if you want me to hold all your orders until the end of the 12 days.  your order will then ship on or around Jan. 9th.  Shipping will be figured and any extra charges will be refunded.

Join us tomorrow for the Day 11…

Keep in Mind–

SATURDAY, January 5th…in-store specials…Inventory Reduction Sale!  10am-3pm!

Saturday, January 12th…back2BASICS starts.  i will be posting more information on it as we get closer.  call or email for information!

–april&mickey  {sweetwater}

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