Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sew Day!

'Twas the day after Christmas when all through the house,
The quilters were sewing with nary a spouse.
Shelby was tucked in her bed nice and warm,
While Lisa, Bonnie and I sewed up a storm!

Photo swiped borrowed from Lisa

I played the hostess and they were my guests,
Down in my basement....it was the best!
We set up machines, ironing board and three chairs,
And sat down to sew away all of our cares!*

When all of a sudden there arose a slight clatter,
I threw open the bobbin case to see what was the matter.
And what to my bewildered eyes should appear,
But a great big lint ball and thread wad, I fear.

First lint brush! Now oil can! Next, rotary blades!
On triangles, snowballs, and UFO I made!
Not hidden on shelf, but to the design wall**
Now stitch away, stitch away, stitch away all!

Bonnie sewed a gazillion HS triangles!
Lisa's yummy Snowball

I worked on my Storm at Sea UFO

Armed with chocolate and lattes, a healthy lunch too,
(and we had Christmas cookies, oh yes, quite a few!)
With a whole day to play, we had lots of fun,
I was sad when at day's end the sew day was done.

They packed up their cars with their projects complete,
Then scooped up Miss Shelby (that dog is so sweet!!)
And I heard myself say, as they drove out of sight,
"Happy Sew Day to all! Next time...overnight!" ***

(*actually there were to have been four chairs, but our friend Laura lost her beloved dog that morning and couldn't come. Our hearts were heavy for her)
(**really, it's laid out on the table. The old design wall is down and the new one isn't up yet...But who's getting technical here. It's poetry! Sort of... )
(***we have a weekend retreat coming up with our bee...but I don't think I'll get to go -waah!!)


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Oh, it sounds like a heavenly day; you all accomplished a BUNCH! Thanks for sharing such a fun post!

My heart is broken for Laura too.

Maybe you can do a day-trip to Dogwood?

Salem Stitcher said...

You are too clever!

We had such a blast. Thank you again!

Laura said...

That sounded so fun! I wish I had sewing friends! Thank you for sharing!
PS your UFO quilt was so pretty!

Kate said...

Fabulous - both the quilting and the poetry!

Nane said...

GP had me in the barn unpacking boxes all day....ya'll had much more fun. Yes try to squeeze in a day trip if you can!

LynDee said...

Hooray for you! Time to put it on the calendar for next year. One day you can - and must - sew.

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Hahahahaha!!! This was the best one yet! What a hoot! :cD