Merry Christmas to all!


manyamile2@...
 

LOVE IT!!!!  Thanks.  You are amazingly talented!  

May you all have a wonderful 2015.


Sue Raabe <susies.stitches@...>
 

Wasn't sure it was OK to reply to this, but since others have, I'll chime in and say I loved it!  You did a great job interpreting it for sewers :-)


cas@...
 

Merry Christmas Jim and Diane, thanks for the cute poem!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!
Cas
.


Ann Holland
 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.  Thank you to all for all of your advise and suggestions.

Sent from my iPad

On Dec 24, 2014, at 1:54 PM, jim.stutsman@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

So once again Christmas is upon us. Diane and I would like to wish all of our members the happiest of holidays, and thank you for joining our little group. As is the custom for many at this time of year we offer up our own twisted version of The Night Before Christmas, preserving the first and last lines. We hope that all your projects are finished and you can relax and enjoy it with a nice cup of cocoa.


The Night Before Christmas - Sewing Edition

’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, except for my spouse;

The projects stacked high on the sewing room table,

In the hope that she’d finish them if she were able.

The day, it had ended, and gone was the light

while the sewing room blazed, being ever so bright.

Reclined in my easy chair, with a dog on my lap,

I quietly dozed in a nice winter’s nap.

When out of the sewing room there came such a clatter,

I leaped from my chair to see what was the matter.

The sobbing, the wailing, her teeth they did gnash,

“I’m one square short, and there’s none in my stash!”

All over that room, we searched high and low,

But no trace was found, the square did not show.

I pondered a bit, while drying her tears,

No quilt shop would open ’til after New Year’s.

A solution was needed, both simple and slick,

I needed an answer and I needed it quick.

In search of ideas, my mind was aflame,

We had lots of fabric, but it wasn’t the same.

Now measure, now fold it, now cut off a row,

No matter what action, the problem will show.

I thought of my closet, and ran down the hall,

and looked through my shirts, inspecting them all.

As dry leaves through an open garage fly,

An idea came to me, just something to try.

I grabbed a white shirt, one I had that was new,

A good bit of fabric, and it’s all cotton too.

With a rotary cutter I made my attack,

And cut a new square right out of the back.

Her brow, it was wrinkled, I detected a smirk.

“It’s really no match, and I know it won’t work!”

Ignoring her doubts, I went straight to the ‘net,

And found a design I proceeded to get.

I hooped up the fabric on the sewing room table

And inserted lettering to make a nice label.

With embroidery added, she stitched in the piece

And quilted it up with some all-cotton fleece.

On Christmas we rose and dressed up in our finest,

I put on my new shirt, with it’s back somewhat minus.

We greeted our guests, while unwrapping in shifts

Until the whole family was surrounded by gifts.

The logs in the fireplace, cracking and roaring

While the heat in the room set my pulse rate a’soaring.

My family said, over kids’ happy racket,

“For heaven’s sake Dad, take off that wool jacket!”

I nodded and smiled, my brow dripping in sweat,

“I’m fine for the moment, not ready just yet.”

It’s my wish for you now that your projects go right

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!




juliadlf1 <no_reply@...>
 

Happy Holidays Jim and Diane. You both are a blessing to the forum. Best Wishes for the New Year.

Julia
NY


bdake@sbcglobal.net
 

Love the poem. Merry Christmas too all.

Jeannie Dake

On Dec 25, 2014, at 10:44 AM, Pjrulo pjrulo@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Thank you Jim and Dianne for all you do!  We are truly undeserving of all that you do for us!

May you have a very Merry Christmas and may God bless each of you in the coming New Year!

Pam

Sent from my iPad

On Dec 24, 2014, at 3:54 PM, jim.stutsman@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

So once again Christmas is upon us. Diane and I would like to wish all of our members the happiest of holidays, and thank you for joining our little group. As is the custom for many at this time of year we offer up our own twisted version of The Night Before Christmas, preserving the first and last lines. We hope that all your projects are finished and you can relax and enjoy it with a nice cup of cocoa.


The Night Before Christmas - Sewing Edition

’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, except for my spouse;

The projects stacked high on the sewing room table,

In the hope that she’d finish them if she were able.

The day, it had ended, and gone was the light

while the sewing room blazed, being ever so bright.

Reclined in my easy chair, with a dog on my lap,

I quietly dozed in a nice winter’s nap.

When out of the sewing room there came such a clatter,

I leaped from my chair to see what was the matter.

The sobbing, the wailing, her teeth they did gnash,

“I’m one square short, and there’s none in my stash!”

All over that room, we searched high and low,

But no trace was found, the square did not show.

I pondered a bit, while drying her tears,

No quilt shop would open ’til after New Year’s.

A solution was needed, both simple and slick,

I needed an answer and I needed it quick.

In search of ideas, my mind was aflame,

We had lots of fabric, but it wasn’t the same.

Now measure, now fold it, now cut off a row,

No matter what action, the problem will show.

I thought of my closet, and ran down the hall,

and looked through my shirts, inspecting them all.

As dry leaves through an open garage fly,

An idea came to me, just something to try.

I grabbed a white shirt, one I had that was new,

A good bit of fabric, and it’s all cotton too.

With a rotary cutter I made my attack,

And cut a new square right out of the back.

Her brow, it was wrinkled, I detected a smirk.

“It’s really no match, and I know it won’t work!”

Ignoring her doubts, I went straight to the ‘net,

And found a design I proceeded to get.

I hooped up the fabric on the sewing room table

And inserted lettering to make a nice label.

With embroidery added, she stitched in the piece

And quilted it up with some all-cotton fleece.

On Christmas we rose and dressed up in our finest,

I put on my new shirt, with it’s back somewhat minus.

We greeted our guests, while unwrapping in shifts

Until the whole family was surrounded by gifts.

The logs in the fireplace, cracking and roaring

While the heat in the room set my pulse rate a’soaring.

My family said, over kids’ happy racket,

“For heaven’s sake Dad, take off that wool jacket!”

I nodded and smiled, my brow dripping in sweat,

“I’m fine for the moment, not ready just yet.”

It’s my wish for you now that your projects go right

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!




cmgazerro@...
 

Jim and Diane,

Thanks for your warm Holiday greetings and whimsical poem.

All the best to two great people in the coming year.
Carolyn


jsoren@...
 

Merry Christmas to you & Diane and all the group.  Absolutely LOVED the sewing edition.  How true it is! - Janie


---In janome12000@..., <jim.stutsman@...> wrote :

So once again Christmas is upon us. Diane and I would like to wish all of our members the happiest of holidays, and thank you for joining our little group. As is the custom for many at this time of year we offer up our own twisted version of The Night Before Christmas, preserving the first and last lines. We hope that all your projects are finished and you can relax and enjoy it with a nice cup of cocoa.


The Night Before Christmas - Sewing Edition

’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house



Pjrulo <pjrulo@...>
 

Thank you Jim and Dianne for all you do!  We are truly undeserving of all that you do for us!

May you have a very Merry Christmas and may God bless each of you in the coming New Year!

Pam

Sent from my iPad

On Dec 24, 2014, at 3:54 PM, jim.stutsman@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

So once again Christmas is upon us. Diane and I would like to wish all of our members the happiest of holidays, and thank you for joining our little group. As is the custom for many at this time of year we offer up our own twisted version of The Night Before Christmas, preserving the first and last lines. We hope that all your projects are finished and you can relax and enjoy it with a nice cup of cocoa.


The Night Before Christmas - Sewing Edition

’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, except for my spouse;

The projects stacked high on the sewing room table,

In the hope that she’d finish them if she were able.

The day, it had ended, and gone was the light

while the sewing room blazed, being ever so bright.

Reclined in my easy chair, with a dog on my lap,

I quietly dozed in a nice winter’s nap.

When out of the sewing room there came such a clatter,

I leaped from my chair to see what was the matter.

The sobbing, the wailing, her teeth they did gnash,

“I’m one square short, and there’s none in my stash!”

All over that room, we searched high and low,

But no trace was found, the square did not show.

I pondered a bit, while drying her tears,

No quilt shop would open ’til after New Year’s.

A solution was needed, both simple and slick,

I needed an answer and I needed it quick.

In search of ideas, my mind was aflame,

We had lots of fabric, but it wasn’t the same.

Now measure, now fold it, now cut off a row,

No matter what action, the problem will show.

I thought of my closet, and ran down the hall,

and looked through my shirts, inspecting them all.

As dry leaves through an open garage fly,

An idea came to me, just something to try.

I grabbed a white shirt, one I had that was new,

A good bit of fabric, and it’s all cotton too.

With a rotary cutter I made my attack,

And cut a new square right out of the back.

Her brow, it was wrinkled, I detected a smirk.

“It’s really no match, and I know it won’t work!”

Ignoring her doubts, I went straight to the ‘net,

And found a design I proceeded to get.

I hooped up the fabric on the sewing room table

And inserted lettering to make a nice label.

With embroidery added, she stitched in the piece

And quilted it up with some all-cotton fleece.

On Christmas we rose and dressed up in our finest,

I put on my new shirt, with it’s back somewhat minus.

We greeted our guests, while unwrapping in shifts

Until the whole family was surrounded by gifts.

The logs in the fireplace, cracking and roaring

While the heat in the room set my pulse rate a’soaring.

My family said, over kids’ happy racket,

“For heaven’s sake Dad, take off that wool jacket!”

I nodded and smiled, my brow dripping in sweat,

“I’m fine for the moment, not ready just yet.”

It’s my wish for you now that your projects go right

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!




Cheryl Paul
 

Merry Christmas!  I just got back from Midnight Mass.  I sing in the choir so I am exhausted as we sing for ½ hour before Mass starts and then Mass is another hour.  It was a beautiful service - I enjoy it each and every Christmas and am glad to be there to welcome our Saviour into the world once again and into our hearts.

Thanks for the poem - it is so true.  I was sewing today before we went to our daughter's for Christmas Eve fun, and didn't finish what I had planned.  The kids will enjoy things when they are finished and be just as happy.  There is so many gifts under the tree for the 4 little ones that they won't miss mine.

Again Merry Christmas.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Terry Carter
 

Jim,
A man of many talents for sure!
Merry Christmas to you and Diane and thanks for being our "go to guy"

Terry

On 2014-12-24, at 2:54 PM, jim.stutsman@... [janome12000] wrote:

 

So once again Christmas is upon us. Diane and I would like to wish all of our members the happiest of holidays, and thank you for joining our little group. As is the custom for many at this time of year we offer up our own twisted version of The Night Before Christmas, preserving the first and last lines. We hope that all your projects are finished and you can relax and enjoy it with a nice cup of cocoa.


The Night Before Christmas - Sewing Edition

’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, except for my spouse;

The projects stacked high on the sewing room table,

In the hope that she’d finish them if she were able.

The day, it had ended, and gone was the light

while the sewing room blazed, being ever so bright.

Reclined in my easy chair, with a dog on my lap,

I quietly dozed in a nice winter’s nap.

When out of the sewing room there came such a clatter,

I leaped from my chair to see what was the matter.

The sobbing, the wailing, her teeth they did gnash,

“I’m one square short, and there’s none in my stash!”

All over that room, we searched high and low,

But no trace was found, the square did not show.

I pondered a bit, while drying her tears,

No quilt shop would open ’til after New Year’s.

A solution was needed, both simple and slick,

I needed an answer and I needed it quick.

In search of ideas, my mind was aflame,

We had lots of fabric, but it wasn’t the same.

Now measure, now fold it, now cut off a row,

No matter what action, the problem will show.

I thought of my closet, and ran down the hall,

and looked through my shirts, inspecting them all.

As dry leaves through an open garage fly,

An idea came to me, just something to try.

I grabbed a white shirt, one I had that was new,

A good bit of fabric, and it’s all cotton too.

With a rotary cutter I made my attack,

And cut a new square right out of the back.

Her brow, it was wrinkled, I detected a smirk.

“It’s really no match, and I know it won’t work!”

Ignoring her doubts, I went straight to the ‘net,

And found a design I proceeded to get.

I hooped up the fabric on the sewing room table

And inserted lettering to make a nice label.

With embroidery added, she stitched in the piece

And quilted it up with some all-cotton fleece.

On Christmas we rose and dressed up in our finest,

I put on my new shirt, with it’s back somewhat minus.

We greeted our guests, while unwrapping in shifts

Until the whole family was surrounded by gifts.

The logs in the fireplace, cracking and roaring

While the heat in the room set my pulse rate a’soaring.

My family said, over kids’ happy racket,

“For heaven’s sake Dad, take off that wool jacket!”

I nodded and smiled, my brow dripping in sweat,

“I’m fine for the moment, not ready just yet.”

It’s my wish for you now that your projects go right


Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!






Barbara Frasier
 

Thank you for the Poem! It is wonderful, and we have all BEEN THERE!
Barb in Parkdale


annabell131@gmail.com <annabell131@...>
 

Merry Christmas to you and Diane - Thank you so much for all your advice and help though out the year  
 
 
 


Mary Bird <marymika@...>
 

 Hi Jim!  I'm new to this group, but have already learned a great deal - thanks to you!  I have the 15000 that 'died' a couple weeks ago.  I found a new dealer who immediately ordered a new board from Janome.  I took my machine to him the day after I had called him, he had already ordered the board and it came in two days later!  Alas, the board had a 'nick' in it, so he ordered another from Janome.  Hopefully this is the last of the problems.  Hope to have my 15000 back home in the next couple of weeks so I can start playing with the embroidery functions!

 
Merry Christmas to you and yours.  Hope your holidays are filled with fun!



 


To: janome12000@...
From: janome12000@...
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:54:33 -0800
Subject: [janome12000] Merry Christmas to all!

 

So once again Christmas is upon us. Diane and I would like to wish all of our members the happiest of holidays, and thank you for joining our little group. As is the custom for many at this time of year we offer up our own twisted version of The Night Before Christmas, preserving the first and last lines. We hope that all your projects are finished and you can relax and enjoy it with a nice cup of cocoa.


The Night Before Christmas - Sewing Edition

’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, except for my spouse;

The projects stacked high on the sewing room table,

In the hope that she’d finish them if she were able.

The day, it had ended, and gone was the light

while the sewing room blazed, being ever so bright.

Reclined in my easy chair, with a dog on my lap,

I quietly dozed in a nice winter’s nap.

When out of the sewing room there came such a clatter,

I leaped from my chair to see what was the matter.

The sobbing, the wailing, her teeth they did gnash,

“I’m one square short, and there’s none in my stash!”

All over that room, we searched high and low,

But no trace was found, the square did not show.

I pondered a bit, while drying her tears,

No quilt shop would open ’til after New Year’s.

A solution was needed, both simple and slick,

I needed an answer and I needed it quick.

In search of ideas, my mind was aflame,

We had lots of fabric, but it wasn’t the same.

Now measure, now fold it, now cut off a row,

No matter what action, the problem will show.

I thought of my closet, and ran down the hall,

and looked through my shirts, inspecting them all.

As dry leaves through an open garage fly,

An idea came to me, just something to try.

I grabbed a white shirt, one I had that was new,

A good bit of fabric, and it’s all cotton too.

With a rotary cutter I made my attack,

And cut a new square right out of the back.

Her brow, it was wrinkled, I detected a smirk.

“It’s really no match, and I know it won’t work!”

Ignoring her doubts, I went straight to the ‘net,

And found a design I proceeded to get.

I hooped up the fabric on the sewing room table

And inserted lettering to make a nice label.

With embroidery added, she stitched in the piece

And quilted it up with some all-cotton fleece.

On Christmas we rose and dressed up in our finest,

I put on my new shirt, with it’s back somewhat minus.

We greeted our guests, while unwrapping in shifts

Until the whole family was surrounded by gifts.

The logs in the fireplace, cracking and roaring

While the heat in the room set my pulse rate a’soaring.

My family said, over kids’ happy racket,

“For heaven’s sake Dad, take off that wool jacket!”

I nodded and smiled, my brow dripping in sweat,

“I’m fine for the moment, not ready just yet.”

It’s my wish for you now that your projects go right

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!




Janet
 

Merry Christmas to all.  I want to thank you all for all the help and support.  I don't what I would have done without you.  

Janet


On Dec 24, 2014, at 1:54 PM, jim.stutsman@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

So once again Christmas is upon us. Diane and I would like to wish all of our members the happiest of holidays, and thank you for joining our little group. As is the custom for many at this time of year we offer up our own twisted version of The Night Before Christmas, preserving the first and last lines. We hope that all your projects are finished and you can relax and enjoy it with a nice cup of cocoa.


The Night Before Christmas - Sewing Edition

’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, except for my spouse;

The projects stacked high on the sewing room table,

In the hope that she’d finish them if she were able.

The day, it had ended, and gone was the light

while the sewing room blazed, being ever so bright.

Reclined in my easy chair, with a dog on my lap,

I quietly dozed in a nice winter’s nap.

When out of the sewing room there came such a clatter,

I leaped from my chair to see what was the matter.

The sobbing, the wailing, her teeth they did gnash,

“I’m one square short, and there’s none in my stash!”

All over that room, we searched high and low,

But no trace was found, the square did not show.

I pondered a bit, while drying her tears,

No quilt shop would open ’til after New Year’s.

A solution was needed, both simple and slick,

I needed an answer and I needed it quick.

In search of ideas, my mind was aflame,

We had lots of fabric, but it wasn’t the same.

Now measure, now fold it, now cut off a row,

No matter what action, the problem will show.

I thought of my closet, and ran down the hall,

and looked through my shirts, inspecting them all.

As dry leaves through an open garage fly,

An idea came to me, just something to try.

I grabbed a white shirt, one I had that was new,

A good bit of fabric, and it’s all cotton too.

With a rotary cutter I made my attack,

And cut a new square right out of the back.

Her brow, it was wrinkled, I detected a smirk.

“It’s really no match, and I know it won’t work!”

Ignoring her doubts, I went straight to the ‘net,

And found a design I proceeded to get.

I hooped up the fabric on the sewing room table

And inserted lettering to make a nice label.

With embroidery added, she stitched in the piece

And quilted it up with some all-cotton fleece.

On Christmas we rose and dressed up in our finest,

I put on my new shirt, with it’s back somewhat minus.

We greeted our guests, while unwrapping in shifts

Until the whole family was surrounded by gifts.

The logs in the fireplace, cracking and roaring

While the heat in the room set my pulse rate a’soaring.

My family said, over kids’ happy racket,

“For heaven’s sake Dad, take off that wool jacket!”

I nodded and smiled, my brow dripping in sweat,

“I’m fine for the moment, not ready just yet.”

It’s my wish for you now that your projects go right

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!




Sandra Huggins <luv2hug2@...>
 

Merry Christmas to you Jim and Diane and the group! Enjoy the time with families and friends!
Sandra BC Canada 

Sent from my iPad

On Dec 24, 2014, at 1:54 PM, jim.stutsman@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

So once again Christmas is upon us. Diane and I would like to wish all of our members the happiest of holidays, and thank you for joining our little group. As is the custom for many at this time of year we offer up our own twisted version of The Night Before Christmas, preserving the first and last lines. We hope that all your projects are finished and you can relax and enjoy it with a nice cup of cocoa.


The Night Before Christmas - Sewing Edition

’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, except for my spouse;

The projects stacked high on the sewing room table,

In the hope that she’d finish them if she were able.

The day, it had ended, and gone was the light

while the sewing room blazed, being ever so bright.

Reclined in my easy chair, with a dog on my lap,

I quietly dozed in a nice winter’s nap.

When out of the sewing room there came such a clatter,

I leaped from my chair to see what was the matter.

The sobbing, the wailing, her teeth they did gnash,

“I’m one square short, and there’s none in my stash!”

All over that room, we searched high and low,

But no trace was found, the square did not show.

I pondered a bit, while drying her tears,

No quilt shop would open ’til after New Year’s.

A solution was needed, both simple and slick,

I needed an answer and I needed it quick.

In search of ideas, my mind was aflame,

We had lots of fabric, but it wasn’t the same.

Now measure, now fold it, now cut off a row,

No matter what action, the problem will show.

I thought of my closet, and ran down the hall,

and looked through my shirts, inspecting them all.

As dry leaves through an open garage fly,

An idea came to me, just something to try.

I grabbed a white shirt, one I had that was new,

A good bit of fabric, and it’s all cotton too.

With a rotary cutter I made my attack,

And cut a new square right out of the back.

Her brow, it was wrinkled, I detected a smirk.

“It’s really no match, and I know it won’t work!”

Ignoring her doubts, I went straight to the ‘net,

And found a design I proceeded to get.

I hooped up the fabric on the sewing room table

And inserted lettering to make a nice label.

With embroidery added, she stitched in the piece

And quilted it up with some all-cotton fleece.

On Christmas we rose and dressed up in our finest,

I put on my new shirt, with it’s back somewhat minus.

We greeted our guests, while unwrapping in shifts

Until the whole family was surrounded by gifts.

The logs in the fireplace, cracking and roaring

While the heat in the room set my pulse rate a’soaring.

My family said, over kids’ happy racket,

“For heaven’s sake Dad, take off that wool jacket!”

I nodded and smiled, my brow dripping in sweat,

“I’m fine for the moment, not ready just yet.”

It’s my wish for you now that your projects go right

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!




Chris House
 

Thank you for this charming ditty....and for all the wonderful advice and tips you offer all year long.  Happy and Healthy 2015 to you.


MYSWTT@...
 

Thanks Jim and Diane for all that you do for us sewers and embroiderers. Merry Christmas and Happy 2015.
Dorene Locke
 
In a message dated 12/24/2014 1:54:36 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, janome12000@... writes:



So once again Christmas is upon us. Diane and I would like to wish all of our members the happiest of holidays, and thank you for joining our little group. As is the custom for many at this time of year we offer up our own twisted version of The Night Before Christmas, preserving the first and last lines. We hope that all your projects are finished and you can relax and enjoy it with a nice cup of cocoa.


The Night Before Christmas - Sewing Edition

’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, except for my spouse;

The projects stacked high on the sewing room table,

In the hope that she’d finish them if she were able.

The day, it had ended, and gone was the light

while the sewing room blazed, being ever so bright.

Reclined in my easy chair, with a dog on my lap,

I quietly dozed in a nice winter’s nap.

When out of the sewing room there came such a clatter,

I leaped from my chair to see what was the matter.

The sobbing, the wailing, her teeth they did gnash,

“I’m one square short, and there’s none in my stash!”

All over that room, we searched high and low,

But no trace was found, the square did not show.

I pondered a bit, while drying her tears,

No quilt shop would open ’til after New Year’s.

A solution was needed, both simple and slick,

I needed an answer and I needed it quick.

In search of ideas, my mind was aflame,

We had lots of fabric, but it wasn’t the same.

Now measure, now fold it, now cut off a row,

No matter what action, the problem will show.

I thought of my closet, and ran down the hall,

and looked through my shirts, inspecting them all.

As dry leaves through an open garage fly,

An idea came to me, just something to try.

I grabbed a white shirt, one I had that was new,

A good bit of fabric, and it’s all cotton too.

With a rotary cutter I made my attack,

And cut a new square right out of the back.

Her brow, it was wrinkled, I detected a smirk.

“It’s really no match, and I know it won’t work!”

Ignoring her doubts, I went straight to the ‘net,

And found a design I proceeded to get.

I hooped up the fabric on the sewing room table

And inserted lettering to make a nice label.

With embroidery added, she stitched in the piece

And quilted it up with some all-cotton fleece.

On Christmas we rose and dressed up in our finest,

I put on my new shirt, with it’s back somewhat minus.

We greeted our guests, while unwrapping in shifts

Until the whole family was surrounded by gifts.

The logs in the fireplace, cracking and roaring

While the heat in the room set my pulse rate a’soaring.

My family said, over kids’ happy racket,

“For heaven’s sake Dad, take off that wool jacket!”

I nodded and smiled, my brow dripping in sweat,

“I’m fine for the moment, not ready just yet.”

It’s my wish for you now that your projects go right

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!




Debra Schaap <debraschaap@...>
 

Merry Christmas or as we sometimes say
    Merry Chrismahankwanzaca
 


On Wednesday, December 24, 2014 4:54 PM, "jim.stutsman@... [janome12000]" wrote:


 
So once again Christmas is upon us. Diane and I would like to wish all of our members the happiest of holidays, and thank you for joining our little group. As is the custom for many at this time of year we offer up our own twisted version of The Night Before Christmas, preserving the first and last lines. We hope that all your projects are finished and you can relax and enjoy it with a nice cup of cocoa.

The Night Before Christmas - Sewing Edition
’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, except for my spouse;
The projects stacked high on the sewing room table,
In the hope that she’d finish them if she were able.
The day, it had ended, and gone was the light
while the sewing room blazed, being ever so bright.
Reclined in my easy chair, with a dog on my lap,
I quietly dozed in a nice winter’s nap.
When out of the sewing room there came such a clatter,
I leaped from my chair to see what was the matter.
The sobbing, the wailing, her teeth they did gnash,
“I’m one square short, and there’s none in my stash!”
All over that room, we searched high and low,
But no trace was found, the square did not show.
I pondered a bit, while drying her tears,
No quilt shop would open ’til after New Year’s.
A solution was needed, both simple and slick,
I needed an answer and I needed it quick.
In search of ideas, my mind was aflame,
We had lots of fabric, but it wasn’t the same.
Now measure, now fold it, now cut off a row,
No matter what action, the problem will show.
I thought of my closet, and ran down the hall,
and looked through my shirts, inspecting them all.
As dry leaves through an open garage fly,
An idea came to me, just something to try.
I grabbed a white shirt, one I had that was new,
A good bit of fabric, and it’s all cotton too.
With a rotary cutter I made my attack,
And cut a new square right out of the back.
Her brow, it was wrinkled, I detected a smirk.
“It’s really no match, and I know it won’t work!”
Ignoring her doubts, I went straight to the ‘net,
And found a design I proceeded to get.
I hooped up the fabric on the sewing room table
And inserted lettering to make a nice label.
With embroidery added, she stitched in the piece
And quilted it up with some all-cotton fleece.
On Christmas we rose and dressed up in our finest,
I put on my new shirt, with it’s back somewhat minus.
We greeted our guests, while unwrapping in shifts
Until the whole family was surrounded by gifts.
The logs in the fireplace, cracking and roaring
While the heat in the room set my pulse rate a’soaring.
My family said, over kids’ happy racket,
“For heaven’s sake Dad, take off that wool jacket!”
I nodded and smiled, my brow dripping in sweat,
“I’m fine for the moment, not ready just yet.”
It’s my wish for you now that your projects go right
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!





Mary Langford
 

Merry Christmas to you! 
Mary

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On Dec 24, 2014, at 3:54 PM, jim.stutsman@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

So once again Christmas is upon us. Diane and I would like to wish all of our members the happiest of holidays, and thank you for joining our little group. As is the custom for many at this time of year we offer up our own twisted version of The Night Before Christmas, preserving the first and last lines. We hope that all your projects are finished and you can relax and enjoy it with a nice cup of cocoa.


The Night Before Christmas - Sewing Edition

’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, except for my spouse;

The projects stacked high on the sewing room table,

In the hope that she’d finish them if she were able.

The day, it had ended, and gone was the light

while the sewing room blazed, being ever so bright.

Reclined in my easy chair, with a dog on my lap,

I quietly dozed in a nice winter’s nap.

When out of the sewing room there came such a clatter,

I leaped from my chair to see what was the matter.

The sobbing, the wailing, her teeth they did gnash,

“I’m one square short, and there’s none in my stash!”

All over that room, we searched high and low,

But no trace was found, the square did not show.

I pondered a bit, while drying her tears,

No quilt shop would open ’til after New Year’s.

A solution was needed, both simple and slick,

I needed an answer and I needed it quick.

In search of ideas, my mind was aflame,

We had lots of fabric, but it wasn’t the same.

Now measure, now fold it, now cut off a row,

No matter what action, the problem will show.

I thought of my closet, and ran down the hall,

and looked through my shirts, inspecting them all.

As dry leaves through an open garage fly,

An idea came to me, just something to try.

I grabbed a white shirt, one I had that was new,

A good bit of fabric, and it’s all cotton too.

With a rotary cutter I made my attack,

And cut a new square right out of the back.

Her brow, it was wrinkled, I detected a smirk.

“It’s really no match, and I know it won’t work!”

Ignoring her doubts, I went straight to the ‘net,

And found a design I proceeded to get.

I hooped up the fabric on the sewing room table

And inserted lettering to make a nice label.

With embroidery added, she stitched in the piece

And quilted it up with some all-cotton fleece.

On Christmas we rose and dressed up in our finest,

I put on my new shirt, with it’s back somewhat minus.

We greeted our guests, while unwrapping in shifts

Until the whole family was surrounded by gifts.

The logs in the fireplace, cracking and roaring

While the heat in the room set my pulse rate a’soaring.

My family said, over kids’ happy racket,

“For heaven’s sake Dad, take off that wool jacket!”

I nodded and smiled, my brow dripping in sweat,

“I’m fine for the moment, not ready just yet.”

It’s my wish for you now that your projects go right

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!