Wednesday, December 23, 2009

In the Nick of Time

I have found myself last minute getting things done for the holidays. This quilt is Fran's. It sort of reminds me of Christmas cactus. Perhaps because of the pineapples with the points as well as the coloring. I was glad I got it finished in the nick of time!

With quilts being finished, I wanted to share The Quilter's Night Before Christmas that was given to me by a fellow quilter.

The Quilter's Night Before Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas,
And the quilts were not made.
The threads were all tangled, the cookies delayed.
The stocking 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 and 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

With just today left to shop for a couple of small items on my list, I am finally ready for Christmas. Money is a little tight this year, but I told my husband that it looks like we can still have some luxuries.... Like "fur" instance..... fur lined underwear!
Homemade gifts are the best! LOL

The kitties are all hoping their stockings will be filled. As for Swiffer, she is hoping for a refill and claiming this bag for herself! I once read how to tell if your cat is over weight, and one of the answers was that they become finicky after the 3rd bowl! Yep, that fits our Swiffy cat to a "T"!

For me, it isn't about the gifts so much at Christmas but the quality time that you spend with your families. I only wish that this economy made us so that we could afford to visit our family that is so far away. I miss my sisters and my mom, but I am grateful for telephone as it is certainly the next best thing to being there.


quiltcrazygal said...

What a BEAUTIFUL quilt you created:) It is stunning. I wish you and your family a blessed holiday. I so enjoy your blog. Holiday greetings to the kitties too! Jenna Louise

Patty Skypants said...

Do you know I have been searching for a xmas cactus since two weeks ago? There just AREN't ANY this year!

So, I have fur-lined EVERYthing, you know! It IS quite luxurious! What if I could also have purring underwear! Do you think people would avoid me?? What if people purred? Would other people take us home and feed us and give us a place to sleep? Bhu sez: "Uh huh, but they iz also gonna make U take Rorshach tests and wear a jacket that has sleeves wrapping around itself!" Okay, I know what you're saying.

Wanda, Merry Kissmas and Happy Noo Year! xxoo Patty & Bhu

Anonymous said...

Man, I can totally relate to the poetry! I've never felt so far behind and Christmas is passing me by, so tomorrow or the next day, I can begin to plan for next year's!
xox - barb

Pam said...

Quilt is lovely. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and that phone lines are open to your family far away.

Merry Christmas F.A.T. friend!

Pam Beverly said...

Wanda I just wanted to thank you for the cards. My friends loved them! I have followed your blog for a while (since Lacie told me about it) and love your cat stories. I currently have 8 or 9 furry friends outside depends on the day! I hope you and your family had a great Christmas!


Pam, I am so glad you enjoyed the cards. They were a delight to make for you. I am so glad you are enjoying my blog too! Stop by any time! I love your daughter's photography. She is a delightful gal. You must be so proud of her.