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Twas' The Night Before Christmas

Twas' The Night Before Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the Lounge
Not a teacher was sewing, not even the one with a big mouth;
The stockings were hung by the sergers with care,
In hopes that Ms. Tisha soon would be there;
The students were nestled all snug in their beds;
While visions of patterns danced in their heads;
And Cecily in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long quilted wrap,
When out on the cutting table there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter.
Away to the other studio I flew like a flash,
Tore open the door and threw up my sash.
The moon on the breast of the newly-made coat,
Gave a lustre of midday to objects to sew,
When what to my wondering ears did I hear,
But a miniature sewing machine that brought me to tears,
With a little charming seamstress so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment she must be Ms. Paulette
More rapid than a Juki the sewers all came,
And she whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:
"Now, Alaya! now, Carrie! now Rakecia and Vixen!
On, Rose! on, Rhonda! on, Leilani and Blitzen!
To the front of the studio! Next to the fabric wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"
As leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with a sewing obstacle, mount to the sky;
So up to the ironing table the coursers they flew
With the sleigh full of sewing notions, and Wax fabric too—
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney the Fabric Queen came with a bound.
She was dressed all in fur, from her head to her feet,
And her clothes were all handmade and flashy and sweet
A bundle of fat quarters she had flung on her back,
And she looked like a fabric hoarder just opening her pack.
Her eyes—how they twinkled! her dimples, how merry!
Her cheeks were like Mona’s, her nose like a cherry!
Her sash around her waist was drawn up like a bow,
And the Janet Jacket she wore was as white as the snow;
She wore wide leg pants with a cuff at the bottom
That moved when she walked, like she was doing the rhumba.
She spoke not a word, but went straight to her work,
And made a bunch of stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying her finger aside of her nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney she rose;
She sprang to her sleigh, to her team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thimble.
But I heard her exclaim, ere she drove out of sight—
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good sewing night!”

18 comments

Aw! This SCL edition is so fun!! Great job Cecily!!

Gwynne Lassiter

Oh my goodness! I love your redemption of It Was The Night Before Christmas! It’s wonderfully funny and just what can I say—so creative!!

Willie Mae Loyd

Oh my goodness! I love your redemption of It Was The Night Before Christmas! It’s wonderfully funny and just what can I say—so creative!!

Willie Mae Loyd

Hey Cecily. I love this poem. Great job!

Angie Counts

Love this! Speaks to my sewing soul!

Kim Fuller

Your ‘Twas The Night was fantastic. Happy happy holidays to you and your home and sewing family.

Michele Cotton

This cracked me up😜🤨😆😁😄🎊🎉🎄🎄🎄Thank you and Happy Holidays to all the ladies at Sew Creative.

Tonya Mccutchen

This made me chuckle today. Thanks and Happy Holidays.

Carol C.

Nicely done with this rendition. I love it.🥰🥰🥰

Barbara Mosima

Thank you for your creative messages. It is making this Christmas Eve bright as my husband are and I are celebrating alone. I spent the day sewing strips for the Nyla coat. Next week I can begin to assemble it. Merry Christmas. Thanks for being there.

Judilyn Duba

Love that See Creative spin in that old Christmas classic. Merry Christmas to the best sewing teachers, customer service representatives, & to the supporting husband’s and signifant others that support you in all you do. Enjoy this holiday🎄🎄

Kathy A Smith

I love this rendition ❤️❤️❤️
Merry Christmas to each of you and your families!
See you in 2022!

Dale Johnson

Cecily gurl, you ought to publish that in the first ever Sew Creative Lounge Book. Take it on the road, gurl you ready for prime time!

Carmelle

VERY CREATIVE!!! I felt it!!!

Stacey

Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to all.

Marcia Ball

I really enjoyed this Christmas poem. Awesome!!!💓

Ruth Blackwell

I immediately felt transported to my messy studio and wished for all you all’s help.
I will settle for one day without cookin and cleanin to just get in there and sew, sew, and yes al little more sew. Happy Christmas to you all. A new year filled with more great ideas

Peg

Your poem was very well written! I don’t know any of the ladies mentioned but I could picture them in my mind. I am sure that each lady smiled with delight to be remembered in your poem. Merry Christmas to all!

Judi Miller

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