Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Night Before Christmas, BERNINA Style

I received this in my email and thought you might like it.


The Night Before Christmas, BERNINA Style


'Twas the night before Christmas

And in the sewing room, deep

Not a bobbin was turning

All was quiet ...my 830E asleep.



A cup of eggnog rested on my knee,

UFOs scattered far as the eye could see.

Unfinished quilts, stockings, and shirts,

Half-finished linens, unhemmed tree skirts.



I closed my eyes and came up with a plan;

I'd put IOU's in everyone's hands!

I'd write, "I'll make you a shirt, a quilt, a clock."

But the words sounded hollow, false, a crock.



And deep in the midst of my solemn unease,

I heard a strong wind blow through the trees.

Outside of my window there came such a clatter,

I rose from my machine to see what was the matter.



Three little creatures flew through the night

To enter my sewing room and make everything right.

"I'm Dongle! I'm Dual Feed! I'm BSR!" said the three little elves,

And they zoomed their way to my supply shelves.

"We'll get everything fixed up, lickety-split;

You just relax with your eggnog, sit, sit, sit!"



And they worked their magic on that Christmas night,

Dresses were finished, and wrapped up tight.

Quilts were completed in the blink of an eye,

And I leaned back with my eggnog and happily sighed.



I watched as they worked on towels and skirts.

They freemotioned quilts, embroidered stockings, and shirts.

They ironed, they pressed, they had such skill -

Watching them work was such a thrill!



"Oh, to always have an embroidery-830 elf,

Would be a wondrous thing," I said to myself.

And as Christmas Eve night turned into day,

I heard the wee little elf, Dongle, say,



"Our work here is finished, and its been so much fun,

Christmas is saved, our task is now done."

And they rose up in the air, ready to fly

Out through the window and into the sky.



But the sewing room would be much more fun

If three little elves got all the work done.

So I grabbed Dongle and Dual Feed and held BSR tight;

There'd be no escaping on this Christmas night.



I opened my thread chest and stuffed them inside;

I paid no attention to their pleadings and cries.

My apologies to Santa, but these elves are mine!

I'm going to use them all of the time.



If you are a Bernina owner you will know what a Dongle, a BSR and a Dual Feed are. Maybe if you don't own one you will still like it.

Merry Christmas Friends, Karen

12 comments:

Melinda Cornish said...
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Melinda Cornish said...

I had to repost cause I made a mistake.....too much eggnog maybe...heehee.....I have a bernina so I get it.....do you have one too?

animal lover, quilt lover said...

HI Karen, I have a Viking 1+.
We had a wonderful Christmas!! Have my son and daughter-inlaw show up was icing on the cake!!
They were here Saturday and Sunday,went home this afternoon. They had a long drive home, But David said Cathy was going to drive because she would not fall asleep. It was a good week-end.
Hugs, Fern

Melinda Cornish said...

so how was your Christmas with little Jak? hope you had fun!!!

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Hi, I found your sweet comment on my blog, thank you for stopping by! Just loved this poem......my kind of poem indeed! Have a blessed new year! blessings,Kathleen

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Karen, yes Happy is a very smart kitty!! We have enjoyed her so much for 12 years now. She came spayed so some one just left her. She was around a couple of days, I had heard her but couldn't find this kitty. She waited to make sure we were the right ones.
Hugs, Fern
Ps Happy new year to you my dear!!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Karen, you have not become a follower of mine have you??

Miss Sews-it-all said...

This is so cute, especially for us Bernina people! Hope your holidays were wonderful, and thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog.

Happy New Year!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Happy Birthday tomorrow!!!!
I hope you have a good day, get what you had ask for, that is if you get presents!! I never have gotten presents because my birthday is just 3 days away from Xmas. For me it has always been happy birthday Merry Christmas.No matter!! Happy Happy Birthday!!!!!!
Fern

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I would love to hear about your birthday. Did you get any presents?? You could blog about your birthday celebration.
Thank-you for your friendship and for following my blog!! I love to blog because I need to talk to other people. I am alone 5 days a week, with Tom working from 6am to 5 or 6 pm.
Stay warm, Fern

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Karen,
Come on girl blog for us out here who want to hear what is going on with you, in your life. Are you sewing, are you cleaning, what s you doing??? Tell us !!! Fern

Jacynda Earl said...

This really made me smile! Very nice talent! We love our Berninas!