Dec 8th Quilting

Post date: Dec 11, 2015 2:14:56 PM

"Up on the (Chapel) house top reindeer paws... Out jumps dear old Santa Clause..."but instead were 20 very busy elves "sit 'n stitch 'n" "Away in the.. (basement). For we still had lots to do with the 4 quilts in frames and clean-up before leaving for our winter-break/hiatus. What a great group, merrily taking time from ALL the activities and hustle/bustle, preparing for Christmas. With the sunny week and temperatures in the 60's, NOT "It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas", "Baby It's Cold Outside", "Winter Wonderland", "Let It Snow...", "Frosty, the Snowman", NO "Walking in the Winter Wonderland" NOR a "White Christmas"! And won't make it a "Blue Christmas" for jingling our "Jingle Bells" and for "Chestnuts Roasting by an Open Fire" !!!

"With a sleigh full of toys/gifts…" B gave us each fragrant bath salt gifts she'd made; and also shared a Patti LaBelle sweet potato pie. The pie is in great demand, and its popularity/scarcity even made the evening news. M left extra bobble-heads (from last week), new embroidery packages and seeds (which someone?) did scatter, to brighten our pathway in the spring.

For show & tell, G brought a lovely, big, poinsettia, crocheted doily, and a music themed afghan with a piano keyboard. HOW imaginative and creative! Thanks to B C., B, R and S who stayed to clean up and store everything away "... for a long winter's nap."

QUILT NEWS: Embroiderers - L finished a Noah center, and D another set of sea animal squares. Sold were the red/white tent with girls at play and the t-shirt (sewn by L L.) quilts. Thanks to N who finished the "whole cloth" quilt, even continuing quilting through (probable arthritis) pain in her fingers! The last 4 quilts are out of the frames, but not quite completed; so A, G and N volunteered for homework, and we gratefully accepted.

NOVEMBER QUILT REPORT: Another record breaking month with 11 quilts sold, for an income of $1,460.68, includes the big, wedding quilt.

WHAT a fantastic, spectacular, remarkable, unbelievable, terrific, 2015 year-end report, as of 12/8: 76 quilts QUILTED! 76 quilts SOLD!! Income $6,735.00!!! With an inventory of 20 completed quilts: 16 baby, raffle and the 3 breast cancer quilts.

Want to say THANK YOU and praise, extol, and commend your dedication, in song lyrics: Hark The Herald Angels Sing... Do You Hear What I Hear? Joy To The World... Go Tell It On the Mountain... Angels We Have Heard on High...Tis the Season To Be Jolly...Have a Holly Jolly Christmas... !

"The 12 Days of Christmas" items itemized cost for 2015 is just over $100,000.00! And that's not even from Neiman Marcus' 2015 Christmas fantasy list.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas... We Wish You a Merry Christmas... and a Happy New Year! Auld Lang Syne!


Hope you could identify with the rhetoric, rhymes/themes, lyrics/wishes/ dreams of these Christmas classics.