Friday, January 14, 2011

Getting Ready for Christmas!

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house
Shady was running--- less quiet than a mouse!

The downstairs was littered with fabric and ware,
In hopes she'd sew pieces together with care.

Granddaughters would get clothing, little jumpers and such
and their dolls would have matching - for nothing's too much!

With Mr. in his recliner and Shady in her gown,
She continued her running, both upstairs and down.

While down in the basement there arose such a clatter,
Mr. Shady roused to ask what was the matter...

But away Shady flew to her machine, like a flash,
stitching and sewing and finishing quite fast!

As he looked at the fabric-strewn floor down below,
Mr. envisioned the projects, and so...

while retreating and climbing back up the stairs;
Shady popped out with her pattern and shears!

She placed fabric together and stuck in her pins;
With pieces constructed - Christmas magic begins!

Quite quickly she made them, three jumpers in all
And she laid out the dresses matched by the ones for the dolls.

Then back to the cutting and sewing and joys,
It's on to the p.j.s for two little boys!

Now collar, and sleeve, a front and a back,
the pant legs, a pocket, elastic and hem tack!

Now stand back, admire and with a camera - "Snap!"
Fold them, box them and give them a wrap.

To the top of the stairs, to the top of the day
Shady was ready for Christmas - let's all say "hooray!"

What fun!
Now I'm working on some little skirts...
and more p.j.s?


Aerie-el said...

Hooray! You are so creative, both with the poem and sewing the outfits! Bet there were squeals of joy when they opened those one-of-a-kind gifts!

Shady Gardener said...

Thanks, Aerie-el! You can see why I haven't been out visiting and posting much this past month or so! ;-) But the fun continues with little skirts and matching ones for dolls, etc., etc.

Rosemary said...

Wow is all I can say. So creative and so nice....

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Rosemary, We both know I didn't (couldn't have) done all this in one day!! ;-) Thanks, though.

joey said...

Truly creative in every way, dear Shady!

Anonymous said...

One day these little ones will say..."I remember the Xmas our grandma made...." Good times, Kathy

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Joey, Thanks! :-)

Chris, I'm hoping these will be good memories!

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