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'Twas the Night Before Christmas - Quilter's version

'Twas the night before Christmas,

And the quilts were not made.

The threads were all tangled, the cookies delayed.

The stockings weren't hung, the pantry was bare.

The poor weary Quilter, was tearing her hair.

Stacks of fat quarters, tipped over in streams.

Visions of Log Cabins, had turned into dreams.

When what to her wondering eyes should appear,

But a bus full of quilters with all of their gear.

They went straight to work with just a few mutters,

Sorting and stitching and brandishing cutters.

The patterns emerged from all of the clutter,

Like magic the fabrics arranged in a flutter

Log Cabins, Lone Stars, Flying Geese & Bear Tracks

Each quilt was a beauty-even the backs.

Her house how it twinkled, her quilts how they glowed.

The cookies were baking, the stockings were sewed.

Their work was all done, so they folded their frames,

And packed up their needles, without giving their names.

They boarded the bus, and checked the next address.

More quilts to be made, another quilter in distress.

She heard one voice echo, as they drove out of sight,

Happy quilting to all and to all a good night!

~Author Unknown

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Comment by Tessa Lee on January 4, 2015 at 3:39pm

I love this poem and it is so TRUE.  There are ALWAYS more quilts to be made. 

Comment by Barbara Graham on December 29, 2014 at 12:31pm

Oh, wow! I'd love to have the bus stop here, clean up my mess and then take me along! Merry Christmas!

Comment by Joanna liguz on December 29, 2014 at 7:25am

They didn't hit my house either...Aida. We need to get on the bus doing this one.

Comment by Shannon, ON on December 27, 2014 at 7:51am

just read this today. how cute is this? and i agree with bj, what fun it would be to be one of those magical ladies on the bus!! i would visit every one of you!! hi pq, hope your day was marvelous!

Comment by AidaCJ/NH on December 26, 2014 at 11:09am

Waah, the bus missed my address! Now my to-do list has grown much longer.

Comment by ranchmom/OR on December 26, 2014 at 9:37am

Merry Christmas!

Comment by B J Elder/WA on December 26, 2014 at 8:35am

Love it!  Wouldn't it be fun to be one of those "on the bus" doing that for people?

Comment by Judith Cogswell on December 26, 2014 at 7:10am

Cute.  Thank you for sharing.  

Comment by Barb/WI on December 25, 2014 at 5:27pm

Perfect!  Thanks for sharing this one.  Merry Christmas!

Comment by Bonnie on December 25, 2014 at 1:01pm

cute!  Merry Christmas all!

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