Twas the week before Christmas;
The tree was put up
And decorated with ornaments made by my hands.
Knitted socks, felt socks, and little knitted bears,
Rustic cloth stars, and cinnamon stars with a sharp scent.
A few cross stitched scenes thrown in as well,
With a burlap and poinsettia wreath on the inside front door.
What’s left to do?
Well, I took out 7 tree blocks left from the quilt of last winter,
Arranged them with patchwork and red piping so bright,
And made something new with an idea long in mind.
I pieced and hand quilted while music was playing,
Enjoying the process, the making, the peace,
Away from the hustle and bustle that comes with the season.
I finished in time, the details will come later,
I haven’t the time to hone a new post.
The rain stopped and the dog put his head up
To howl and to tell me “Let’s go for a walk”.
Before I go, let me stop and say:
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a
Happy New Year to all!
(My apologies to Clement Moore)