A Crafter’s Christmas

Twas two weeks before Christmas and all through the home,
not a creature was stirring except for the mom.
With hooks, yarn and ribbon scattered everywhere,
She’s frantically crafting her gifts with great care
The rest of the family all snug in their beds
While visions of finish projects dance in mom’s head.
A shawl for her mother, for her husband a cap
What she really could use was a long winter’s nap.
When from her work table there rose such a clatter
She put down her crocheting to see what was the matter.
Out of her chair she flew in a flash
Knocking over her coffee and tripping on her stash
She put out her hands to soften the blow
But it was so comfy on her yarn down below
When, what to her wondering eyes should appear,
But an Amigurumi sleigh and 8 tiny reindeer.
She narrowed her gaze and feeling quite sick
Said “someone must be pulling a trick”
More quickly than project ideas the questions they came,
Who did she know who could complete such a thing?
Was it Vicky or Barbara, Candace or Mike?
When while she was watching it vanished from sight.
She jumped to her feet and backed to the wall,
How could that be? She must have hit her head in the fall.
She rubbed at her eyes and saw the hooks on the ground
“I must have fallen asleep and knocked them all down.”
And then a quiet noise she heard from the stairs
They sounded like footsteps, two tiny pairs
She crept though the hallway, so silent and slick
And heard her youngest son say “I think it’s Saint Nick”
“It’s way too early for Santa to come”
The youngest one said while sucking his thumb.
If only they knew just how tired “Santa” was
She thought as she returned to refresh her coffee buzz.
Mittens for Johnny, he needed new ones this year
And for her hubby a cozy just for his beer.
The “giftworthy” ones the ones closest to her heart
Oh WHY did she wait so long to start?
Her eyeballs are tired her fingers so weary
Was it the Red Bull and coffee making her eyesight so bleary?
The love of a crafter is a tiring sort
And if you’re found worthy, at gifts you’d best not snort.
For she works furiously at her craft (and checks Rav every night)
Making a Merry Christmas for all and for all a great night!

Thanks to SonoranSweetheart from Ravelry for sharing her talents with us!

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