Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Day 11 of 12 Goodie Giveaway

I think yesterday's comments were my favorite so far. Who knew that the idea of French poultry could lead to such creative responses? You guys are so funny! Let's keep the creativity going today. Bring on the turtle doves! :)


Yesterday's winner was #65. Not only did the random number generator select that winning number, it was one of the comments from yesterday that led to an outloud giggle.

#65 - Lisnaweary Quilts
I think 3 French Hens would be very posh, I think they would need their own castle..they would probably have little parasols..little pillbox hats...little bows around their necks and they would chatter all day.


Today's goodies are a full FQ set of Tufted Tweets in all 3 color stories.


  • To be registered to win, just leave a comment here on this post.
  • Please make sure you I have a way to contact you 
  • Entries from around the world welcome!! I'm happy to ship your prizes to wherever you might be.
  • In your comment tell me what you'd do with two turtle doves

Good luck! And see you tomorrow for the announcement of the Day 11 winner and for the start of the Day 12 (last day!!) giveaway!!

108 comments:

knottygnome said...

when i was a kid the turtle doves really confused me. i pictured turtles with wings. so in my scenario, i'd just watch the turtles fly around whenever i got bored.

Ann said...

I would give them to my next door neighbor the magician who already has a big beautiful cage and they would get to perform in his shows.

Lee said...

Turtle doves historically are emblems of devoted love - so if I received two I would cherish and take care of them with love as I would the person who gave them to me! They could free range with the three French hens. thanks!

Bree said...

2 turtle doves..I'd probably set them free to spread their christmassy love everywhere.

Jeni said...

Oooh! Hmm, turtle doves.. Well, if they were giant turtle candies (caramel, chocolate, pecans) in the shape of doves, I'd definitely eat them! ;)

Kelli said...

I'd actually give them to some friends of mine. Their bird, Yellow, passed away several months ago. I think it'd bring a little "happy" to their lives right about now.

Sequana said...

I didn't realize Dove candies made turtles..........oh wait.

Turtle DOVES.....well....they're gonna have a hard time getting off the ground when they want to fly with that heavy shell.

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Staci said...

When my son was little, he wondered if a turtle dove was that character on the super mario games, the turtle that had wings, and he wondered why anyone would want them for a gift!

I'm glad turtle doves are sweet and gentle creatures and not trying to knock anyone around with that shell!

Kati said...

I remember some pictures my teacher used when I was a kid learning this song in school. The doves literally had turtle shells on them to help us remember what to sing. I've never forgotten it. I'm sure we were all totally confused why the birds were half turtle.

Annette said...

I would invite them to come live with the Dove family that resides in the trees at our home! Hopefully that aren't prejudiced against plain ole Texas doves!!

molly::applecyder said...

Set them FREE! Absolutely.

ElizabethB said...

This was one of those 12 Days of Christmas gifts that puzzled me as a child. I always imagined two turtles and two doves (which makes four things and no sense), but they could have been a cross-breed of turtle and dove!! Mad science experiments gone awry.

Anyway, I'm rather unimaginative when it comes to actually thinking of what to do with them. In reality I'd have to give them away because my apartment doesn't allow pets and I'm afraid the dogs in the yard across from us would eat them.

Happy Holidays!!! ;D

Isisjem said...

I would keep the two turtle doves in lovey dovey luxury and them give them to my other half for valentines day.

Abby said...

I would definitely set them free. They'd do much better in the wild than they would with my dogs!

annemarie said...

I really think I would let them roam the backyard and entertain the grandkids!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Since I didn't know what Turtle Doves were for sure, I went for the Google Image and here is what I found: http://media.photobucket.com/image/recent/g8rgirl68/TurtleDoves.jpg
Wow - what fun the grandkids would have on the beach with them!

annmarie said...

We have hundreds of morning doves living in out woods so I'd introduce the turtle doves to them & let them join the happy dove family.

gill said...

I would take them far away and set them free! we already have enough of our own!
Congratulations to Karen (Lisnawearyquilts)

rachael said...

SO pretty!! maybe they could deliver mail for me? doves, homing pigeons... they're similar, right? thanks for the chance to win.

Dana said...

I would hate to put them in a cage, so I would set them free and hope they found a nice tree in my backyard to live in so they would be close by for us to enjoy.

Stash Avalanche said...

I'd build them a dovecote and give my baby boy seed to scatter for them.
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Stevens Family said...

I think I would have to set them free. I don't want the mess and I don't think my husband would appreciate the cooing all day and night.

Dawn W said...

My eight year old son said he would keep them and give them flying lessons. Does that mean he gets the fabric if we randomly win? Or does that mean that he needs a lesson on who would actually be qualified to give flying lessons?

Amber H. said...

I think it depends on what kind of turtle doves they are.. I remember an episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch where they had some wisecracking turtle doves.. that were literally turtles with dove wings. Those would be cool. Swim and fly at the same time. I'd probably have to keep them indoors though, since we've got Peregrine Falcons that like to hunt around here.

Alisa said...

I would entice them to stay and wait for the partridge to show up with his pear tree and they would all live happily ever after.

linda said...

think they would be released but would hope they would pop back to see us sometime

Emelote of Calais (Erin Thornton) said...

I would make sure they had a nice and cozy home away from my 3 cats who would surly eat them. I love their sounds so I would want to hear them often in their warm home outside.

Wendy said...

Oh I love doves...and I would welcome these two little birds into my home so I could wake up and listen to their gentle cooing.

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diane said...

I really did not know what a turtle dove was (a bird of course, I knew that) so I looked it up. I found out they make a lovely purring song, so I guess I would have them sing to me.

Brittany said...

I have never understood why 2 animals would be given the same name and yet be so drastically different. When I hear turtle doves I see green box turtles flying around with soft white wings and their gentle cooing. So I would watch my 2 turtle doves fly around and ponder who came up with the bizarre naming convention.

Michael said...

I think all that cooing would drive me coo coo!

Erica said...

I would set them free!

briscoeslochico said...

I would slip their little turtle shells off and let them fly away to live happily ever after.

Head Øv Metal said...

Two turtle doves would be nice to hear. Better than the pigeons here.

Johanna said...

Oh, wow, they are realy animals! The literate german translation of turtle dove is love bird, so that was confusing!
So what to do with two turtle doves? How about making them a little white house like the one in the fairy tales?

jednoiglec said...

I'm not actually sure what kind of birds are turtle doves (the English-Polish translator gives very strange results), but anyway I would bring them to the country and let them fly away:)

christilee said...

Once again I would torture my cat by putting them just out of his reach!!!

Meg said...

I'd make them a present to my in-laws, who have always kept birds. Can't keep them at my house--my six cats would go bonkers!!

Andrea said...

I would grant them a place in our GIANT aviary so those who don't know what they are can come to sit and walk about and enjoy their lovely cooing!

Jo Ann said...

I think turtle doves mate for life. So I think I would do everything I could to make sure they stay together. They would make an excellent gift for my sister.

poppyinpink said...

I saw a beautiful picture in my mind of those soft, gentle birds..doves are especially gentle.. nestlingly a baby between them under their wings..the picture of protection and care.

Katie B. said...

Hmm. I think I'd give the doves to my cousin as a wedding gift.

AngieSue said...

Turtle doves make lovely noises - I'd build them a house near my window so I could hear them (unless they're "early birds" too).

NurseBrandy said...

I would have to build a large home for the turtle doves within my own home because they are so beautiful. Normally, all birds would be given to my sister, but dang if doves aren't beautiful and SOUND beautiful, too!!! I'd love to be surrounded by dove calls all day, every day! ;)

Sarah@Pings&Needles said...

I'd eat 'em

WandaFish said...

I think their feathers would make lovely stuffing for the pillows I'd make with the Tufted Tweets fabric if I were the lucky winner today!
As they're love birds, my partner and I could enjoy a romantic meal too ;)

James-Linda said...

I'D MAKE THEM AN ELABORATE CAGE+LISTEN TO THEM COO!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

Kelly said...

i never knew what turtle doves were when i was a kid. okay, i'm 31, and i still don't know what they are! i mean, obviously, they're birds. but beyond that, i'm clueless. so i'd probably just let them fly away. :)

Amorette said...

i would build them a beautiful enclosure in my living room with all the modern furnishings a turtle dove could ever want (those eames loungers are perfect) and upholster them with tufted tweets!

diana said...

...the fish doesn't think

Lindsay said...

I am not exactly sure what a turtle dove is but I picture a chocolate turtle candy... the kind with nuts and caramel. Yum. In which case I would clone them ( because 2 just isnt enough) and then eat them.

VickiT said...

I'm not quite sure what I'd do with two turtle doves. I guess I could put them into a cage until I decided and let my cat 'entertain' our new visitors.

Four dogs and one quilter said...

I would put a pond in my garden surrounded by flowers and trees and a nice big log for them to sun themselves on.

Kylie said...

I would need to build a pretty dovecote for these guys since dove calls sound so relaxing. Thank you for the lovely giveaways.

@pril said...

With 2 turtle doves, I would let a deserving couple use them for their wedding.

Crystal said...

Two turtle doves would make a lovely start to a whole flock who could live in our hayloft and coo sweet songs around the farm! Thanks for sharing again!

Kathy said...

two turtle doves - love the music they would make!

Kelsey said...

Hmm, I'd have to keep my two turtle doves in an enclosure to keep them safe from my cats. That would be kind of sad. :( Are they wild turtle doves, or were they raised in captivity? If they were wild I could set them free if they hadn't gotten used to being taken care of...but otherwise I'd have to get a cage, but I would love to enjoy listening to them coo! :)

Diane H said...

I would let them live free so they could come by and visit our birdfeeders anytime they like.

Flying Blind... said...

I'd send them to sit on my Grandma' window sill so she could watch them cooing and courting all day to keep her company x

Claire said...

I think my dachshund would attempt to eat them, so I'd probably let them loose!

Jennifer Ladd said...

I would build a little home for them outside my bedroom window. That way, their cooing could wake me up every morning. When I lived in Paris in college, the doves woke me up every day. SO much better than an alarm clock!

Jennifer
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Lisa Marie said...

I don't really know much about turtledoves, but I imagine them to be beautiful, peaceful creatures that coo all day. So I would get them a fancy cage and send them to a nursing home to bring peace and calm to the residents and visitors.

Liam's Mummy said...

What a dilemma. I would probably build them a really big cage so they had heaps of room to fly around but still be kept safe from cats and other predators and give them lots of lovely things to build their nest with.

craftykat said...

I would make them a nummy bird treat for the backyard, let them free and hope they return for the treat!

Melissa said...

I would teach them to make turtle candy with Dove chocolate, and I would eat 90% of it, then give the rest away.

Sonia B said...

They can join the mourning doves in my pine tree and start a little colony of doves and I can listen to them coo all day. Thanks for the chance (I'm really crossing my fingers on this one.)

Lisa E said...

I think I would set them free and hope they stay in my back yard. My two rabbits would love to have more companions.

Kaylee said...

I would try to keep them away from the men in my family that like to hunt.

Michelle @ Barabooboo said...

hmmm. 2 Turtle Doves...(not sure of EXACTLY what a Turtle Dove actually is...but I assume it's a bird....or a turtle?!)...well, I'd welcome them in, and tell them that they take their chances with 2 toddlers, 2 terriers, and a multitude of miscellaneous relatives!!

tubakk said...

May be arrange a marriage? What about new years eve?

Marcia W. said...

Two Turtle Doves would be wonderful pets (not for eating) and need a dovecote or special birdcage for them. I think my grandniece would like the Doves as she's asked for a pet for Christmas. Watching them coo would be fun.

Lindsay Conner said...

Give them the task of cutting onions, to see those doves cry.

deserae said...

I would give those doves to a friend! They would be too noisy for me!

GG said...

First, I would take lots of photos of them, then let them live in the wild.

Vicky said...

We have a pair of doves that live somewhere in our yard. I would let the turtle doves go live with them and be their new neighbors! :)

baboatman said...

two turtle doves...well the french eat pigeon and call it squab...so maybe they might be good for roasting over a fire...with some chestnuts!

Tong said...

I'd love to watch the turtle doves fly free over the sky! Thank you for the giveaway again!

Deb said...

I'd just buy a beautiful cage and put them in it in front of our kitchen nook window and enjoy them while I cook!

epban said...

I'd build them a fancy birdhouse and then see how many turtle doves we'd have next Christmas! Now I'm craving a candy turtle and a Dove dark chocolate...

Carrie L said...

I wonder if they could be trained to send love notes? I'd send some via them to my sweetheart!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I would free them to fly.

Anonymous said...

nooooo idea what to do with turtle doves...LOL, I would make a fab quilt with that fabric though...

Regan
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Laura said...

I would find them a pear tree to hang out in with the partridge, of course!

Aimee said...

I would keep them and then release them at my wedding :)

Deb said...

I think I'd build a dovecote and enjoy watching them flying around and hearing them cooing.

Rachelle said...

Set them up on a heart shaped roost in an aviary to let them coo to eachother (I am of course assuming we have a boy/girl pair)

Jess said...

I'm still, at thirty-something, unsure what a turtle dove actually is. My imagination wants them to be tiny flying turtles, so I'll say watching them, at length, utterly fascinated.

KOcanQuilt said...

Turtle Doves..not even sure what they are. So maybe they are turtle shaped birds who flap around saying coo coo.

Gwen said...

Are turtle doves a mix between that oh-so-delicious Turtles candy and Dove Chocolates?... If so, I'd eat 'em up!!! ;-) But if we're talking about turtle DOVES-- the bird kind--- I'd release them to join in with all the other doves that live here and feed on our bird feeder! I'm sure they'd fit right in! :-) THANK YOU SO MUCH for the chance to win this gorgeous fabric prize!!!! :-)

JaneB said...

OK, I don't want anyone to panic, but I think that the caged birds that the lovely lady brought to the small strange town in the beginning of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds were . . . Turtle Doves. They call them "Love Birds". Anyway, I think if I wasn't totally creeped out by them, I'd keep them for awhile to learn their Turtledove ways, then set them free to enchant someone else. Those fabrics are amazing!

LochKnitsMonster said...

I'd build them a beautiful house where they could come and go as they please.

Susanne said...

I would keep and pet them until my wedding day :) That would make such a romantic day when I finally let them fly away.
BTW: Tufted Tweeds is one of my all time favourite lines. Just had to restash these red birds on a wire. Love them! :)
Susanne

Marilee said...

I can do a lot more with the fabric than two turtle doves.

Lori said...

I love the Tufted Tweets line so much! I think that the 2 turtle doves must love it, too. Listening to the doves cooing to each other would make for a lovely, relaxing sewing day.

Julie said...

Not sure what I would do with them --maybe teach them to sew? Or teach them to sing while I was sewing ?

Beth said...

I hope those turtle doves don't plan on going anywhere after they visit our house. I want them to settle in, cooing and sweetly raising their family. When we lived in Southern California, doves would make their nests in the hanging baskets in our courtyard. It was a very sweet experience to watch them tend to their eggs and then to the tiny babies. We watched anxiously as the little ones stood on the edge of the basket, geraniums and begonias bobbing around them, and gathered the courage to jump off and fly.

We love where we live now, but we miss our doves. So bring on the turtle doves!

Patchwork and Play said...

Doves hey?! Because there are two perhaps they could mate and i would have a flock! Make a fortune selling them to brides to be!?

SewSuzie said...

The two turtle doves could provide the Christmas entertainment with their cooing.

Ruby in the Dust said...

I would get them to sing for me while I baste the turkey, mwahahaha...

Mel Nunn said...

I would use two turtle doves to sing me a lullaby, I find it difficult to fall asleep with all the things going on at this time of year!

olneyqueen at hot mail dot com said...

Two turtle doves would nest in the tree by my bedroom window and coo me awake each morning with their unique sounds. Thanks for the fun the past 11 days!

craftytammie said...

2 turtle doves would be lovely to watch, cooing and prancing around our bird feeder. we love bird watching, and our 5 year old knows more of their names than i do!

Tanya said...

Two turtle doves could help keep my kids entertained.

B said...

No idea what to do with 2 turtle doves. I find birds scary.
The fabric is lovely though.

Mrs Chronic-Shock said...

I would put them right on my Christmas tree!

Cathy said...

Golden Turtles with frosty wings flying around cooing at each other...bring on Christmas. Would love to win this lovely fabric.