Another Wednesday, another post for this year's
Christmas in July!!
This week is a little bit different, because the giveaway consists of five small needlework kits - mostly cross stitch, with one embroidery kit. They are from needlework magazines that were being taken off the shelves to be tossed a few years back when The Tim used to work at Barnes & Noble (previous issues would be tossed when new ones arrived; it was the way the arrangement worked with the publishers). He would bring me the little freebies that were inserted into the magazines. While I was sorting through my craft things recently, I realized that some of them were duplicates - and though there's a good chance I'll make one, there's a very very small chance I'd make two! So I thought some of the needleworkers, those who wanted little projects to try and learn needlework, or those who might know someone who would enjoy them. might be interested. Here they are - I apologize for the really awful photo, believe it or not, this was the best one I got ...
Here is this week's question:
Do you know anyone personally, or through a friend, whose name is related to a holiday or something related to a holiday? For instance, I used to work with a woman whose sister was named Ave Maria, because it was her mother's favorite Christmas song. Now that's one thing, but the family wasn't even Catholic, and so I thought it was just extra weird. For those wondering, they called her "Ave" for her everyday name (as one would, of course ...).
So time for you to share some of the names you may have come across.
Be sure to leave your answer in the comments for this post only, no later than 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, 2020. I'll fire up the random number generator again and announce the winner on Monday, July 13, and let them know once their package is on the way.
I don't know about you, but I am endlessly fascinated with names and how people ended up with the ones they have. Then there are those that you'll never know that story of - like Pinkie Eldorado Parrot, listed in an 1858 directory as the wife of a Presbyterian minister. What I wouldn't give to know how her name came to be!
Your turn next. 😁