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Monique
December 21st, 2016, 09:07 AM
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From my family to yours, I would like to take this moment to wish each and every one of you here a wonderful Christmas Season. May 2017 bring you good health and much happiness.

I leave you with this poem:

Twas the Night before Christmas
'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 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!"

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

Doloris
December 21st, 2016, 09:16 AM
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours Monique. That was a really cute poem. Wish it would come true

MRoy
December 21st, 2016, 09:20 AM
Merry Christmas Monique! Loved the poem.

bakermom
December 21st, 2016, 09:22 AM
Merry Christmas !

Cathy F
December 21st, 2016, 09:29 AM
Merry Christmas Monique and the best for the New Year! Oh, if only that was so!!LOL

Lyndaj
December 21st, 2016, 09:30 AM
Merry Christmas everyone. That was awesome Monique.

dwil23
December 21st, 2016, 09:35 AM
Merry Christmas to you and yours, Monique and all of our "Quilty Friends"

Carol336
December 21st, 2016, 09:45 AM
Merry Christmas to you, Les and your family. Thanks for the cute poem!

Anitamae56
December 21st, 2016, 10:28 AM
This a wonderful , really enjoyed it! I will be waiting to come to my house! :) Thank you for sharing this!

MayinJerset
December 21st, 2016, 10:37 AM
Thank Youi Monique. I'm adding my Good Wishes to what ever you and family are celebrating.
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peggiep
December 21st, 2016, 10:48 AM
To all my Forum Friends.....Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukkah, Happy Holidays! May your home be invaded by Mrs. Claus to help you get everything completed on time!

GrammaBabs
December 21st, 2016, 11:32 AM
wonderful poem..... Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!!!!!!!! GB

cv quilter
December 21st, 2016, 11:33 AM
Merry Christmas to MSQC Forum members. Monique, fantastic poem. I've printed it out and will enjoy it again.

LynneLeavell
December 21st, 2016, 12:01 PM
Merry Christmas every one and Happy New Year.

Iris Girl
December 21st, 2016, 12:14 PM
Thank you Monique. Love the poem! Here are my added wishes to all!
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Bouse
December 21st, 2016, 12:34 PM
From across the pond, I would also like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

jjkaiser
December 21st, 2016, 01:22 PM
I love poems like that, thank you. And wishing all my "quilting family" the happiest of holidays. You bring sunshine into my life every single day!!

alliek
December 21st, 2016, 02:01 PM
Many Blessings to you Monique, for health and peace for you and your family,

auntiemern
December 21st, 2016, 03:40 PM
Merry Christmas to you, Les and the rest of your family. May it be a blessed day.

SallyO'Sews
December 21st, 2016, 04:54 PM
Merry Christmas,
Happy Hanukkah, and
Happy New Year to all my quilty friends!
Love, hugs, and blessings,
~ Sally \0/

sew-what2015
December 21st, 2016, 05:11 PM
Merry Christmas everyone!!