Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all my blogging friends.

Quilter's Night Before..

by Brenda Groelz, Kathy Rockbugs, Marilyn Root, Cindy Swafford

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,
The only one sleeping was 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 to off to finish
the pillows I'm making, fulfilling Mom's wish
For something 'quilty' to put on her couch",
as she pricked her poor finger, our quilter yelled, "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 could 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'd 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 of knowing.

The stitches, how tiny! The corners, how straight!
This Claus-woman's talent was awfully great.
They finished the pillows, then started a 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 pillow's done. Now this is the last."

They tidied their thread snips, and picked up the scraps
and chased our dear quilters six cats from their laps.
They left behind gingerbread (just to be nice)
and the whole house smelled sweetly of Christmas and spice.

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!
Relax and enjoy. Happy Quilting to all!"


Maria said...

And a wonderful Chriatmas to your family and you.

Lyckligs-Cozy-Cottage said...

Dear May Britt,
I wish you a wonderful and happy christmas time, a good slide into year 2011 and I look forward to another blogyear with you and your wonderful creative posts!
Many greetings! Have a wonderful day!

Vicki ♥ said...

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family May :) hugs Vicki

Farm Girl said...

Beautiful poem May Britt, I hope you and your family share a wonderful Christmas together.

Kaaren said...

May this be your best Christmas ever!

Happy Holidays!

Annelies vdB said...

Prettige kerstdagen or in english merry Christmas !

hohla said...

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

And a Merry Christmas to you too !

Bec Clarke said...

That is fantastic, I have saved it for future reference.
Have a wonderful Christmas.

Käranån said...


Maria said...

Merry Christmas and happy new year. I love your story.

Michelle said...

Great poem, I wonder if I leave a pile of WIP's on my sewing desk if they'll all be done in the morning Lol! Have a great holiday season!

Katell said...

Joyeux Noël to you too... and thanks for the beautiful poem for us quilting bees!

Hanne said...

I am wishing you and yours (including all furry friends) the most fun Christmas - enjoy, relax and have the best time together!

katrien said...

Have a nice Christmas time.

Frances Leate said...

Oh what a lovely poem and I have often need the help of Mrs Claus and her elves. Have a wonderful Christmas and I have enjoyed your blog this year.

Quiliting in Mequon said...

Hi May... May your Christmas be bright and enjoy your family and friends... I just love the quilters verse... :)

Shannon said...

Wow, that was so great. Thank you for sharing!!

sandra said...

Merry Christmas!

Christie said...

I don't forsee Old Mrs Claus stopping at my house tonight. My new 3 month old grandson will be getting his quilt "top" tonight - will have to wait for it to be quilted next month, after all the holiday frenzy is over. Merry Christmas to you and yours and may the birth of Christ live in your heart all year long. HUGS... and stitches

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Love the picture - and what a sweet story! Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!

Diana / QF Quiltbuffy said...

Merry christmas to you too


Hi May---
wishing you and yours a great Holiday time--and a great new year!
Hugs, Di and miss gracie

supergoof said...

Happy Christmas to you from The Netherlands!

Shasta said...

Merry Christmas to you. What a beautiful poem.

Ulla said...

Merry Chistmas.


Butterfly said...

Riktig god jul May-Britt :O)


Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Merry Christmas May Britt..

Chookyblue...... said...

Hope you had a lovely day.......Happy New Year.........

Julie Fukuda said...

What a cute poem. I have never seen it before. Happy Holidays to you and the cats!

Little Green Doll said...

I hope you're having a wonderful Christmas!! I wish you a Happy New Year 2011!! :) Hugs, Silvia

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