'Twas the Night Before Christmas

We would never sneak a peak at our stockings!

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, except for Skippy & Panda snooping around for Santa Clause; 

This year's handmade ornaments were hung on the tree with care, 
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

This year's ornaments turned and stained by Doug, and embellished by Mel
Is it time to open presents yet?!?
Skippy was all nestled and snug in his bed;
While visions of persimmons and squirrels danced in his head.

When out on the lawn here arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Alas, it wasn't a brand new sewing machine for Mel.
But instead a hand-made basket filled with goodies that were all super awesome and swell.
Pretty sweet sewing loot:  books, fabric, tools and notions!!
Alex & her first sewing machine, followed with a lesson to learn some of its many features
But for one very lucky girl, a sewing machine was nestled under the tree,
Ready to bring hours and hours of sewing and quilting glee.

Wishing all a very "Crafty Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"