Sweetwater’s 12 Days of Christmas…Day 12

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12 Drummers Drumming…i, myself, LOVE bags…and mom’s been doing lots and lots of bags.  Shoppers, totes, clutches, etc.

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with your purchase of anybag you will receive a pack of machine needles…honestly…who ever has enough of these!

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and now some history of day 12 of the 12 days of christmas…first off….12 Drummers Drumming will run you $3,000.

“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 12 Drummers Drumming means twelve points of doctrine in the Apostle’s Creed .

**thank you for following along…

 

So that’s all for our 12 Days of Christmas…which would run you about $30,196.85!  whew…i’d rather have some fabric goodness!

**remember today only with purchase of a bag from our Etsy shoppe you will receive the needles 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.

I will try and get back on Monday with some pics of some new little bundles and maybe mom will have the bella blossoms done that she is working on!  it is going a little outside out box, but it is so luscious…can’t wait.

Keep in Mind–

SATURDAY, January 5th…in-store specials…Inventory Reduction Sale!  10am-5pm!  (YES-5PM!)

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}

Sweetwater’s 12 Days of Christmas…Day 11

sweetwater's 12 days of christmas

11 Pipers Piping…i would pick any of the new unique groupings of fat 8th’s.  i’ve been going through our fun fabrics and putting together some fun combinations.  From left…Blueberries and Butterscotch; Ruby, Aqua, and Dot; Kansas Troubles; Cozy; Cottage Florals; Pink.

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with your purchase of any fat 8th bundle you will receive a Double Needle Threader!

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and now some history of day 11 of the 12 days of christmas…first off….11 Pipers Piping will run you $2,356.

“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 11 Pipers Piping refers to the eleven faithful apostles.

So that’s all for day 11.

**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 final day–Day 12.

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}

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).**

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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.

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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}

Sweetwater’s 12 Days of Christmas…Day 9

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9 Ladies Dancing…or some Cherrywood Love!

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here are the links… 1/2 yard bundle, fat quarter bundle, fat 8th bundle, 2 1/2 inch strip roll, charm pack

with your purchase of Cherrywood LOVEyou will receive a Apple Butter pattern FREE!

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and now some history of day 9 of the 12 days of christmas…first off….9 Ladies Dancing…10 dancers were $10,000, so i figure 9 would be $9000.

“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 9 Ladies Dancing refer to the nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit.

So that’s all for day 9.

**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 10…

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}

Sweetwater’s 12 Days of Christmas…Day 8

sweetwater's 12 days of christmas

8 Maids-a-Milking…i really do like fresh milk–but i’m sure that’s from growing up on the farm!  i, however, also really like this “Fresh” wall hanging.

 

 

with your purchase of the fresh kit you will receive a Warm Apple Pie pattern FREE!

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and now some history of day 8 of the 12 days of christmas…first off….8 Maids-a-Milking (for 1 hour)…$60.  compared to the swans this isn’t bad at all.

“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 8 Maids-a-Milking refer to the 8 beatitudes.

So that’s all for day 8.

**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 9…

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}

Sweetwater’s 12 Days of Christmas…Day 7

sweetwater's 12 days of christmas

7 Swan-a-Swimming…hmmm…i think they are kind of messy all splashing around!  i think i’ll take a notion or 2 or several.  our nifty notions section is full of them!

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with your purchase of the any notion you will receive a Dog Days pattern FREE!

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and now some history of day 7 of the 12 days of christmas…first off….7 Swans-a-Swimming.  I found the Australian Black swan for $422.50/each so 7 will run you $2957.50 plus $1600 to ship ($400 per pair)…so your swans will run you $4557.50.

“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 7 Swans-a-Swimming refer to the 7 Sacraments, the 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit.

So that’s all for day 7.

**remember today only with purchase of a notion 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 8…

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}

Sweetwater’s 12 Days of Christmas…Day 6

sweetwater's 12 days of christmas

6 Geese-a-Laying…or Pillows!  I’m talking all sorts of pillows…Shams, Ruffle Cases, grain sack throws, and Linen&Ticking.

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with your purchase of the any of these wonderful pillows you will receive a 50’s Apron pattern FREE!

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and now some history of day 6 of the 12 days of christmas…first off….6 Geese-a-Laying.  i found adult female geese for $100/each so $600 plus shipping…but i had to actually order to find out what that was…so we’ll say $50…so $650.

“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 6 Geese-a-Laying refer to the 6 days of creation.

So that’s all for day 6.

**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 7…

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}

Sweetwater’s 12 Days of Christmas…Day 5

Update 1/27/18

Good afternoon!  I hope you have a wonderful time here!  if the minis are what brought you here…they are still available as kits over on our website…we are up to about 30ish minis so there are lots to pick from…

https://www.sweetwatercottonshoppe.com/shop/16393191/sweetconfections

happy stitching!

–april

 

 

 

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5 Golden Rings…or Sweet Confections.  These lovely PRE-CUT miniatures come packaged ina  windowed bakery bag and ready to go.  no cutting or preheating the oven…(hehe).

Sugared Plums (top) and Banana Nut Muffies (bottom)

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from top left:  Chocolate Bows, Backing Powder Biscuits, Lemon Bars, and Blueberry Crisp.  second row from left:  Fudge Squares, Rose Cream, and Shortbread.

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**not pictured but available:  Bread Pudding,

with your purchase of the any of these wonderful sweet confections  you will receive a Caramel Corn pattern.

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and now some history of day 5 of the 12 days of christmas…first off….5 Golden Rings.  i searched out etsy for gold rings and found these delightful ones…at $20 each plus $3 for shipping…so $115.00 for 5 Golden Rings.

“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 5 Golden Rings represent the first Five Books of the Old Testament, the “Pentateuch”, which gives the history of man’s fall from grace.

So that’s all for day 5.

**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 6…

also…looking through our pictures i thought i’d post a couple pictures of our 4 dogs that make life OH SO MUCH better!  these are a couple years old…Kandii is a little more round and the boys are a little less puppy-like.  But Kandii is still awesome…Max is still snuggly and Brutus is still gangly.  and Lola-Bear is still silly.

 from left…Brutus, Kandii, and Maxxmas pooches

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have a good friday…be sure to enjoy the long weekend!  keep in mind:  We will be closed Sunday (as usual) then Monday, New Year’s Day and Tuesday, New Year’s Day.  Wednesday open as usual.  We will still be posting our Days of Christmas, so be sure to tune in.

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}

Sweetwater’s 12 Days of Christmas…Day 4

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4 Calling Birds…or BLISS…i just love this quilt.  it is SO pretty.  it uses 61 different prints.  so you get the scrappy look without having to dig through your stash.  enough fabric left for 2 shams (front only) or a couple throw pillows!

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with your purchase of the BLISS kit  you will receive a Charming BOOK FREE…lovely for spring!  it includes the much loved Cottage Charm pattern…among others!

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and now some history of day 4 of the 12 days of christmas…first off….4 calling birds.  i went with parakeets (we used to have parakeets when i was younger).  they are approximately $20/each so a total of $80.  no shipping because you can pick them up at any pet store.  the yellow and blue ones are my favorite!

“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 4 Calling Birds refers to the Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists.

So that’s all for day 4.

**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 5…

have a wonderful weekend!  we will see you tomorrow!

–april&mickey  {sweetwater}

Sweetwater’s 12 Days of Christmas…Day 3

sweetwater's 12 days of christmas

3 Three French Hens…or Flannel!  i absolutely LOVE warm, cozy flannel.  flannel –any flannel bundles, charms, cakes, or rolls even yardage!  just a couple pics of the delicious flannel!

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sew fun flannel jelly rolls

with your purchase of any flannel you will receive a Cabin in the Woods pattern FREE…

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and now some history of day 3 of the 12 days of christmas…first off….3 French Hens (Salmon Faverolle breed) cost $4.76/each for a total of $14.28 plus $20 shipping for a total of $34.28.

“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 3 French Hens refer to the 3 Theological Virtues:  Faith, Hope and Charity.

So that’s all for day 3.

**remember today only with purchase of the Flannel from our Etsy shoppe you will receive the Cabin in the Woods 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 4…

Sylvia will return on Thursday, January 10th with the BACK2basics starting on Saturday, January 12th!

–april&mickey  {sweetwater}