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From: plrlegal
Date: 12-20-2004, 10:05 AM (1 of 2)
Just a little Holiday Mirth!!!

The Night Before Christmas/Sewing Room Style

'Twas the night before Christmas
And deep in the sewing room,
Not a needle was turning
All was quiet as a tomb.

A cup of eggnog rested on my knee,
UFOs were scattered
As far as the eye could see.
Unfinished stockings, dresses, and shirts,
Half-finished linens, and unhemmed tree skirts.

I closed my eyes and came up with a plan;
I'd put IOUs in everyone's hands!
I'd write, I'll make you a shirt, a quilt, a clock.
But the words sounded hollow, false...a crock.

And deep in the midst of my solemn unease,
I heard a strong wind blow through the trees.
Outside of my window there came such a clatter,
I rose from my machine to see what was the matter.

Two little creatures flew through the night
To enter my sewing room and make everything right.
I'm Dongle! I'm Serger! said the two little elves,
And they zoomed their way to my supply shelves.
We'll get everything fixed up, lickety-split;
You just relax with your eggnog, sit, sit, sit!

And they worked their magic on that Christmas night,
Dresses were finished, and wrapped up tight.
Quilts were completed in the blink of an eye,
I leaned back with my eggnog and happily sighed.

I watched as they worked on towels and skirts.
They embroidered pillowcases, stockings, and shirts.
They ironed, they pressed, they had such skill/
Watching them work was really a thrill!

Oh, to forever have an embroidery elf
Would be a wondrous thing, I said to myself.
And as Christmas Eve night turned into day,
I heard the wee little elf, Dongle, say,

Our work here is finished, and it's been so much fun,
Christmas is saved, our task is now done.
And they rose up in the air, ready to fly
Out through the window and into the sky.

But the sewing room would be much more fun
If two little elves got all the work done.
So I grabbed Dongle and Serger and held them tight;
There'd be no escaping on this Christmas night.

I opened the thread chest and stuffed them inside;
I paid no attention to their pleadings and cries.
My apologies to Santa, but these elves are mine!
I'm going to use them all of the time.

Patsy :bolt:
User: plrlegal
Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
From: smith972
Date: 12-20-2004, 10:11 AM (2 of 2)
Thank you i needed that as head back out to the sewing table (as soon as finsh this coffee)

User: smith972
Member since: 09-10-2004
Total posts: 241
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