Friday, November 20, 2020

Another squirrel... maybe?

Has anyone ever done an embroidery wall hanging with this in the middle? I'm intrigued but not sure how I personally would do with embroidery on this. I think I'll try my Fa La La blocks first for embroidery .... but this would be a neat little quilt gifted to a quilter. Maybe with some log cabins, flying geese and bear tracks around the outside.... just the thoughts that run through my head..... 

'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 & 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


Ray and Jeanne said...

No idea how to embroider this unless it's on a machine. It is a darling poem! ~Jeanne

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Hi Deb, I'm enjoying following your Book Club quilting; mine sits on a hanger in the closet for "one of these days." Meanwhile, what a clever change up of this famous poem. I've read that any time anonymous or author unknown is the author, it was a woman. Embroidering it in a running stitch or simple backstitch would work- I think.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That's a cute poem! Someone needs to print it on a panel for us to embroider over! :)

The Joyful Quilter said...

Nice fabric haul, Deb!!