Quilter’s Night Before
by Author Unknown
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,
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!”
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.
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.
the Andover and Blue Hill 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!”
“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.
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!
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.
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!..
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.
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.”
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.
dear Mrs. Claus paused, her cap ribbons streaming.
“Merry Christmas, my dear, now just have a ball!
Relax and enjoy. Happy Quilting to all!”