Wednesday, January 5, 2011

On the 11th Day of Christmas

my true love gave to me
eleven pipers piping...
...nine ladies dancing
eight maids a milking
seven swans a swimming
six geese a laying
four colly birds
three French hens
two turtle doves
and a partridge in a pear tree!
Wow, only one day left! Thanks for staying with me through eleven days of one of the most mysterious songs of all time! For today's download I wasn't sure what kind of pipe the song meant for the piper to be piping. I did some quick google searches and most graphics had the pipers playing a flute like instrument. That was ok, but I kind of got the urge to make some bagpipes. So the download contains one flute player and one bagpipe player. You can use the one you like and duplicate him eleven times if you really want eleven pipers on your layout for some reason! Hehe. I'm hoping maybe someone out there has traveled or lives in Scotland and finds this guy useful!
So what does eleven mean in the song? Well, the research says that eleven stands for the eleven faithful disciples who were left after Judas killed himself. That could be. My only problem with that theory is that the eleven disciples replaced Judas with Matthias in Acts 1, but I guess it's still a valid theory. So, minus Judas, the eleven remaining disciples were Simon who was called Peter, Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, John his brother; Phillip and Bartholomew; Thomas; Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus; Thaddaeus; and Simon the Cananaean.
You can pick up the pipers at 4shared or Box until 10 Jan 2011.


  1. Thanks for the 12 days of great freebies!

  2. Thank you, I've been enjoying visiting your blog everyday.

  3. See - I have a new favorite, just like every other day, lol! LOVE the bagpipes! I mean LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Thanks so much - yeah, the other piper is cute, too!

  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [06 Jan 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  5. LOVE the bagpipes! Absolutely fantastic idea! Thanks a lot for letting them pipe ;)

  6. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Jan. 06, 2011. Thanks again.