Saturday, December 10, 2011

Day 7 of 12 Goodie Giveaway

Loads of great comments yesterday. But, who knew so many of you had so many traumatic experiences with swans as children?! I tried to feed one in my 20s and was chased too. Gorgeous birds but best viewed from afar. :)

On to the winners from yesterday! 
The winner of the FQ pack of Modern Whimsy is: 
#54, Cherry Red Quilter
I think I would take them down to the local water system where there are currently ducks and grumpy geese. It would be fun to see swans there too and lots of kids go there to feed the birds so they would love it too - and baby swans - too cute!

And the 2 winners of the Amanda Murphy pattern, Bejeweled, are: 
#116: Lesley
Ummmm, seven swans a swimming would have to be put in our community's pond, with little red ribbons tied safely around their necks for a photo opportunity...no swans would be endangered during the process...thanks for the great chance to win and fun with this question!

# 16: frozenMandMs
Oh, I really need those seven swans. We always have sooooo many geese in the pond behind our house. These geese leave lots of "presents" in our backyard. Swans protect their territory and chase the geese away. Bring on the swans!

Today's goodies are: 
Urban Circus fabric! Half yard cuts (2 yards total) in the Earth color story

And for some inspiration, here's a picnic blanket I made last year when Urban Circus came out. Boy does that seem like it was a LONG time ago!



  • 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 Six geese-a-laying
Good luck! And see you tomorrow for the announcement of the Day 7 winner and for the start of the Day 8 giveaway!!

103 comments:

zarina said...

Geese - they are a noisy bunch.

Brittany said...

So when I think of goose eggs I think of those big painful knots on your head you get when you whack it on something. So now all I can see are 6 geese running around with baseball bats whapping people. I think I will stay clear of this gift.

Sandy said...

Well, seeing as how geese are mean little suckers if I managed to actually get to the eggs, I would have friends and family over for quiche and omelets.=) Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Mrs Chronic-Shock said...

I'd bring them to the neighborhood pond so we could come and visit and feed them all year :)

diane said...

Since goose eggs are rather large, I would donate the geese to a homeless shelter and they could feed lots of people with scrambled eggs.

linda said...

think i would have eggs for breakfast ............love goose eggs!!

Marilee said...

Make a really big nest out of my tote of fabric scraps. Should be a colorful place to lay those eggs. Love the animals on the fabric.

KOcanQuilt said...

Geese - I would find a hunter. There are way too many Canadian geese around and they leave such a mess. :P)

annemarie said...

I would gather up the goose eggs and decorate them - they are nice big eggs and would be fun to decorate!

Lindsay said...

I would add them to my laying hens. who doesnt love a good goose egg omelet.

Nana Sharon B. said...

I live at the edge of a protected wetland that almost always has geese and all sorts of ducks dropping in to feed and rest so I'd put them there. sharonbrown.99@comcast.net

Jennifer Gail said...

I would take them to the creek and hope they hatched.

Kim O. said...

Goose egg crème brûlées for all!!

poppyinpink said...

If six geese were laying there would be lots of goslings to enjoy very soon. I hope at least one of them is a golden goose laying golden eggs to pay for all the fabric I need to sew.

Lori said...

My dogs love chasing geese at the park near our house. I'm afraid they wouldn't last long at our house!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Urban Circus has the coolest colors.
And for the laying geese, I would watch them from my window on the lake, just like I am today!

briscoeslochico said...

Easy! Faberge eggs. How about lining them with some yummy Laurie Wisbrun fabric?

Lisa Marie said...

I couldn't begin to do anything with geese so I guess I would give them to a local farmer who could raise geese or use the eggs or something!

Quilting "b" said...

I would have to give all the eggs away and anyone want goose for Christmas dinner

Kelsey said...

Six geese a laying? Cook up some breakfast of course. ;)

Stevens Family said...

I love this fabric!
I would invite the neighborhood over for a french toast breakfast. Then take them to the local duck park because I don't want the mess in my apartment!

ritainalaska said...

have camera, will photograph! 6 geese a-laying would be an interesting subject.

Margaret said...

I would make an omelet with the eggs. I could also make some pillows with the goose down feathers. Waste not want not ya know.

DianeY said...

I'd have to consider if this was related to a Goose Egg!

Amber H. said...

I'd have a gaggle of guard geese. My dog is completely useless, he likes being friendly with everyone that comes over! I hear they make excellent guard animals.

Tammy said...

Geese and their eggs would be wonderful. So many things to make. Hallowed out egg ornaments for the tree. Lots of deviled eggs to eat! Can use the goose's down feathers for a comforter and it's meat for pate! Hope that end part isn't too gross to folks, but I love pate! Thanks for the giveaway!

Poppyprint said...

Crepes. Loads of crepes I'd make with all those eggs. Can't say I've ever eaten a goose egg. I've just applied ice when they appear on my kids' foreheads!

Sequana said...

When I think of goose eggs, I think of a score on some sort of test. That does not have a positive connotation for me.

Your fabrics have a wonderful positive vision tho.

Jen Petersen said...

six geese a laying? Well, they might make some mighty tasty roast goose.
jstpetersen@gmail.com

craftytammie said...

we live on a smallish lake, and i love all the geese we see! if i were lucky enough to have 6 geese laying eggs for me, i'd use the eggs as decorations - blown of course, and then painted with fabulous romanian designs!

Kelly said...

6 geese? i'm thinking those things are even more mean than swans! reminds me of living in california, and i'd take my kids to the local duck pond. the geese would always chase us, honking away.

SewLindaAnn said...

6 geese a laying...would give me the excuse I need to chuck the suburbs and get a piece of rural property with a pond and I'm guessing we can eat goose eggs..

B said...

Goose egg omelet?
I live near a river so they will have a nice place to swim.

Suzanne said...

I'd think of all the yummy Christmas breakfast dishes I could make!

sally said...

I would hard boil the eggs & make deviled eggs. They'd be so big, or at least I think geese eggs are bigger then chicken eggs.

Anonymous said...

Once the geese have stopped laying than a goose dinner for everyone and goose down pillows for us.

Nana B
http://stitchingbythebeach.blogspot.com

charlotte said...

I think I would have to find something to do with all those goose eggs, and build a coop for the geese.

MeganAnne said...

hopefully they'd be laying golden eggs... that'd be nice!

mle said...

I would make omelets and souffles! assuming goose eggs are good for that sort of thing. If they weren't then I'd probably use them for target practice when my husband and I go out shooting.

memmens said...

Oh wow I love this line of fabric! I would get the geese to lay lots and use the eggs in a huge amount of cakes for a community football event we're organising for 2nd Jan, the men can play football and the women can eat cake made with deliciously large eggs! thanks

gill said...

Congratulations to yesterday's winners.
With 6 geese I'd have a lot of eggs so I think there would be a lot of baking going on!!

Marcia W. said...

Six geese-a-layin: I will keep the eggs and hopefully have some goslings. As for the mature geese, well, six would be enough for a main course at our Christmas family dinner and New Year's too. Thanks for the giveaway.

craftykat said...

Wow that would be noisy! Headphones ;)

Kelly said...

I'd stamp "return to sender" on them and hope the postman would take them back!

Crystal said...

Geese lay wonderful big eggs so they would have a home on our pond - and a place to lay those eggs. They are often used in Ukrainian Easter egg decorating too - a beautiful cultural treasure for sure. Thanks for sharing during this season :)

Flying Blind... said...

Hmm geese, I think they should lay and run - leave me some eggs for omelettes, and skedaddle before they end up on the menu too!

Shelly said...

I would try to hatch one, Me and my kids hatched a duck egg once. hmm that doesn't sound like how you'd say it. But we incubated it and watched it peck its way out. It was fun..

GG said...

Six geese-a-laying- It doesn't say they have a place to lay them, so-I'd provide a good nest area. Once the eggs are laid, I'd sell the eggs!

Cherry Red Quilter said...

Lightening doesn't strike twice or so they say so I have no chance of being lucky enough to win twice - a very big thanks for fabric i won yesterday - SO EXCITED - now to today's Geese a laying - I would send them to my sister's sheep farm in Western Australia- they would drive the farm dogs nuts, and probably her husband but she would love them! They would probably follow her around like the orphaned lambs and kangaroos she has raised! Bug thanks again!

Angela said...

Oh this is getting harder for me. lol I'm not very country, so I'll admit that I'm sort of at a loss for the six geese. I'd probably give them to friends who do have a farm and they would happily eat them...err...their eggs? This is why I'm not very country. I already have the heabie jeabies!

Isisjem said...

I'd take those geese eggs and start painting them so I have a head start on easter ;-)

Katie B. said...

Can you eat goose eggs? If so I'd scramble up some for breakfast.

blue.crab said...

Omelettes. With lots of bacon.

Linda R. said...

I would make lots of scrambled eggs!

Jess said...

Laying or not, I'm terrified of geese so I would most likely run away!

Sonia B said...

Are goose eggs good to eat? I'd pray for the golden egg. Thanks for the chance.

Kylie said...

Do you know how big a goose egg is- you only need one to make an omelette. I would have enough eggs to take up baking macarons!

Cille said...

Bing Danish the first thing I had to do with Six Geese A-laying was too look it up on Google as I had NO CLUE what it refered to *LOL* Now that I know I will of course have to use the six days of creation to quilt and quilt and quilt :)

NancyinSTL said...

I would put the six geese-a-laying in my backyard pond dredged and stocked for the five swans-a-swimming in hopes that they would all play together nicely. An although I've never eaten goose eggs, I'm willing to try them in a Christmas Frittata.

I can be reached via FlickrMail.

Sallie said...

I would let them loose at the duck pond. Thanks for the giveaway!

Liam's Mummy said...

Well, I hope they would be laying golden eggs. That would be nice, wouldn't it? Failing that, I could make some lovely Christmas decorations from goose eggs.

Tanya said...

I remember watching my mom making goose egg ornaments with our school pictures or little figurines. The six geeses a laying would help out with that :)

Rebecca said...

We have a nice duck pond behind the library, I would gladly donate them :)
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Tong said...

Love the colours, so fresh and pretty! I don't know what I'd do with the geese, but I hope they don't leave a huge mess...

WandaFish said...

I guess I'd become an eggsellent omelette maker (sorry!)
That's a lot of eggs - maybe one could make it's way to the Christmas dinner table ;)
Thanks for another fantastic fabric giveaway!

Debra said...

Lots and lots of baking!

Michell said...

I pictured eggs and cakes at once

Ashley said...

I love this fabric! The colors are awesome! If I had six geese I would keep a safe distance and find someone to relocate them. When I was little my mother was chased, goosed, and trapped on top of our car. There were two of them and they had the car surrounded. Luckily we hadn't gotten out of the car and the owner was there to get the geese away from us. As for the eggs I would gladly keep those and cook with them. Thanks for a chance to win!!!

Lee said...

The fabric is lovely and what a fun giveaway. Six geese a laying - eggs and I would love to cook them up into a fritata! thanks!

Sarah Craig said...

Omelets and roast goose for me! I love this fabric!!

Sarah Craig said...

Omelets and roast goose for me! Love this fabric - thanks for the chance to win!!

Cathy said...

Six geese a laying is the same as a dozen normal eggs..so would have to cook up a good breakfast feast!

Vicky said...

Are these geese ones that lay golden eggs? If they lay golden eggs then everyone I know would be getting golden eggs for Christmas! If not then I guess we'd be eating a lot of goose! haha.

Kathryn said...

I would have them lay around a local lake and chase away the Canadian geese. Kathie L in Allentown

Courtney said...

We'd have an egg toss with the family with the big goose eggs, and let the geese have the run of the property. :)

Julie said...

I would blow out the eggs and get a jump on Easter egg dying.

Kirsten said...

Oh dear, I think I would send the geese to my dad's house. They have a pretty good menagerie over there!

Rachelle said...

I'd use them as guard geese; no-one would try to break in with guard geese!
sable at xtra.co.nz

Staci said...

If the geese came here, I'd probably stay in the house! Geese are messy and mean! Smelly, too! No geese for me, please!!

Cecilia said...

I would let the eggs hatch. They do make wonderful guards!

Jennyroo said...

Not much need for extra geese around here! I live in the Canadian prairies, they're everywhere! Gross green poop in the parks all summer, yuck!

christilee said...

I would put my kids to work selling eggs!!!

@pril said...

6 geese a laying...............is that a new fabric collection?

Andrea said...

Just love urban circus! Six geese a laying..........I'll need a BIG hen house to keep them all happy...and I know they'll keep the front field clear of bugs And grass.....our five acres will look amazing!

Henria O. said...

I'd make sure they had some blankets to keep them warm while they were "laying" around! It's getting chilly these days...:)

Aimee said...

Thank you for the chance! I would have a goose farm! raise some baby geese, eat some adults, maybe some eggs. I am not sure how they taste, but how different can they be?

aimeespcr at live dot com

JaneB said...

This is fun! I'd have scrambled goose eggs or maybe goose egg nog!

Ansje said...

Ha! We live next to a lake and are always thinking of new ways to ward off the geese! :)

Shawna said...

Since I live in the city limits, I'd take them to my uncle's house as he lives in the country.
Thanks for a chance to win some awesome fabric.

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Deb said...

Goose eggs - yummy

Jodi said...

I just found you through Amanda Murphy Designs. What a great time to become a follower. hehe. Geese? No thanks, I grew up on a farm and I'd rather not have any. I'm going to sell my geese. hehe. After I make sure none of them are laying any golden eggs.

Thanks for a generous giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Barb said...

I'd collect the eggs everyday for making omelets and quiche. But I wouldn't crack them. No, I'd poke holes in each end and blow them clean so we could paint them extravagantly. In the spring, I'd let them keep their eggs to hatch. I wonder how many goslings we'll have :)

Sunnybec said...

Well, they would have to be fenced off somewhere and Hubby would have to go in and get the eggs because geese can be real nasty...but my little Jack Russell would protect me..ROFL. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

Patchwork and Play said...

Pray that one was the goose that laid the golden egg!

Beth said...

I suspect I'd spend a fair bit of time keeping the geese separated from our dear chickens and our curious dogs. Of all the guests so far, I might take a pass on these, or encourage them to visit someone else. Does that sound awful? It might be that I'm too tired to come up with a hospitable answer. Goodnight!

Susanne said...

I would put them into my next qut to make REAL flying geese ;)
Susanne

Mel Nunn said...

OOh, six geese a laying, I would use their eggs for the christmas pavlova. There never seems to be enough to go around!

Michelle @ Barabooboo said...

Well at least I'd never run out of eggs again!
michelletripper(at)yahoo(dot)ca

olneyqueen at hotmail dot com said...

Six geese a laying would be sent to the large lake near my house. Then I would check each day in the spring for their babies. It is so beautiful so see geese swimming with their gaggles (not goggles).

Thanks for the wonderful fun and give aways. I look forward to this each morning as I pour my cup of coffee.

Purl Buttons said...

I would donate the eggs to a local shelter and put the geese on a pond. I hope they are Canada geese. They are so pretty.

Amy said...

We had a couple of geese when I was a kid and they were actually mean. So, I was kind of glad when we didn't have them any more. But, if we could get them to lay golden eggs... I'd be willing to make an exception.

Cindy said...

Urban Circus, what a GREAT giveaway! Six geese a laying would have to go live at a friend's ranch on their big pond. We have a great dane that just loves to chase big birds so they would be very skinny geese at our place (south of San Antonio). :D

Abby said...

Yum, frittata! I'd toss the geese some food to distract them while I took their eggs for breakfast. :)