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Thread: Quilter's Christmas Poem!

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    Dec 2008
    'Twas the Night Before Christmas Poem

    T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house,
    The only one sleeping was a Quilter's dear spouse.
    The Log Cabin stockings were almost completed,
    "Just a few stitches left," our sweet quilter repeated.
    "Then I can hang them and head off to finish
    the pillows I'm making, fulfilling Mom's wish
    For something quilted to put on her couch and spoke,
    as she pricked her poor finger, our quilter said, "Ouch!"
    When from out in the kitchen there arose such a crashing,
    she sprang from her work, and she dropped all her sashing.
    Away to the doorway she flew like a plane,
    wondering just what was happening and who she would blame.
    When what to her wondering eyes should appear,
    but Old Mrs. Claus and her bag of quilt-gear...
    With her elves bearing gifts, through the kitchen she came,
    she directed and pointed and called them by name.
    "Now Elna, now Pfaff, now Bernina and Viking,
    the Hoffman and Mumm should be just to her liking.
    To the sewing room - there, it's just back of the hall,
    now dash away, dash away, dash away all!"
    "My Dear," said The Claus (as she liked to be called),
    "There really is no need to worry at all.
    Your projects will all be completed this night,
    I'm terribly sorry we gave you a fright."

    "Sit down. Have some tea. It's relaxing, you'll see.
    My friends and I've come a long way to help Thee."
    She thought she was dreaming, our dear Quilter did,
    In fact she quite feared that she near flipped her lid!

    But the flash of the needles and twist of the thread
    soon gave her to know she had nothing to dread.
    They spoke no more words, but went straight to their sewing.
    How the work went so quickly she had no way way of knowing.
    The stitches, how fine! The corners, how straight!
    This Claus-woman's talent was awfully great.
    They finished the pillows, then started to quilt.
    Before they all knew it, the whole thing was built!

    Now old Mrs. Claus, she knew quilters real well,
    and she knew they'd need help on this night most of all
    So she said to our quilter, "Just move over dear,
    I've brought my own needle. We'll get done, never fear.
    I told dear old Santa about what quilters do.
    How they plan all these projects but have other work too.
    So he taught me his magic for doing things fast.
    There, that pillows done. Now this is the last.
    They tidied their thread snips, and picked up the scraps
    and chased our dear quilter's six cats from their laps.
    As they scurried away with their thimbles still gleaming
    dear Mrs. Claus paused, her cap ribbons streaming.
    "Merry Christmas, my dear, now just have a ball!"
    (author unknown)

    Merry Christmas everyone!

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    Apr 2007
    Alturas, CA
    Nice poem, certainly is some truth in it.

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    Super Member beachlady's Avatar
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    Feb 2008
    Very cute and true - hope she stops by here tonight.

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    Super Member sewjoyce's Avatar
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    Oct 2007
    Oh, that's so cute -- and so true.....maybe The Claus will come visit me :wink: :wink:

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    Super Member Barbm's Avatar
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    blink and you've missed it
    how nice! I sent it on to FDIL, who asked me to finish her stockings, she doesn't have time!

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    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
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    Jun 2008
    Camarillo, California
    Cute poem, I like it!!!

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    Beaver Dam Creek Quilter's Avatar
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    Camden,Tennessee, USA
    How cute is that? Gosh! I hope she stops by my place... Mother in laws quilt is not finished for Christmas day gift... oh well!

    Thanks for sharing

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    I'm happy to tell you that this poem was written collectively by four quilters who were posting on a quilting chat list in the early 1990's. I can't remember if we were on GEnie or AOL at the time. Perhaps one of them will find this and help me remember. I started the poem (I'm Brenda) and the other three chimed in. It's been floating around the Internet and been printed in guild newsletters and in quilting magazines for the last 15+ years. The authors of this poem were: Brenda Groelz, Kathy Rockbugs, Marilyn Root, Cindy Swafford.

    Best regards,
    Brenda Groelz

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    Isn't it nice that you found it Brenda and we know who to thank for such a cute poem....Thanks!

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