12 Days of Christmas

On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me:
I made these cookies for the lovely Shannon who won my 1000 facebook friend giveaway.  She is so sweet and when I asked her what she wanted me to cookie for her she told me I could do anything I wanted, but she’d like them to be Christmasy.  I’d been thinking about doing 12 days of Christmas cookies for a while so this was a perfect opportunity since she won a dozen cookies.  Coincidence?  I think not!  I had so much fun painting these.  Until I did these cookies I never realized it’s almost half birds and half people. 

I’m not exactly Shannon’s true love, but I did send her:

  • 12 drummers drumming
  • 11 pipers piping
  • 10 lords a leaping
  • 9   ladies dancing
  • 8   maids a milking
  • 7   swans a swimming
  • 6   geese a laying
  • 4   calling birds
  • 3   french hens
  • 2   turtle doves 
  • and a partridge in a pear tree!

  I hope you are thoroughly enjoying this beautiful season and taking the time to really celebrate Christmas.  I guess what I’m saying is take time to smell the roses poinsettias, notice if the birds are partidges or french hens, and appreciate the people around you whether they are maids, drummers, or leaping lords.  There is a special spirit this time of year, don’t forget to stop and feel it!


This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. D.J.

    So lovely Liz. I hope you threw in a few plain, broken cookies for her to eat too as I can't imagine anyone who would dare eat these lovely little works of art…. Frame them,yes, eat them, never.

  2. Does it wierd you out that I am always telling you I LOVE you?! I am with DJ…these are NOT for eating!!!

  3. Paula

    I'm pretty confident that Shannon realizes she has just been given 12 works from a master artist. What a stunning gift!

  4. Jan J.

    Oh my word! This is absolutely genius! I'd be so jealous if I hadn't already won 12 beautiful cookies from you LOL.

  5. HOLY COW! This is quite a masterpiece. I am in awe…………..I agree w/ your comment about taking some time to enjoy the moment this time of year. Well said. GOOD TIDINGS TO YOU!

  6. These cookies are ahhh-mazing. I haven't pulled out my Williams-Sonoma 12 days of Christmas napkins yet but they are identical in my memory. Well done. Now I'm hooked.

  7. I'm so glad I had a chance to see these brilliant cookies! I have some 12 days of Christmas cutters that I haven't had a chance to use, and you made the most beautiful cookies WITHOUT cutters! I love these!!

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