An Embroidered Christmas – A Poem

Just a little Christmas Cheer for you to enjoy as you finish those last minute gifts!


An Embroidered Christmas

‘Twas just before Christmas
When all through the town
No embroidery machine was quiet
Not one was shut down.

The threads were all hung
On their racks with such care
In hopes beautiful designs
Would soon come to bear.

When from the computer
There rose such a clatter,
I sprang from my machine
To see what was the matter.

My e-mail had chimed
Alerting me to
Free designs from
They were ready to view!

I dashed to the website
And what did I see?
Over 300 Free Designs
Just waiting for me!

On Kitchen Towels, On Bibs,
On Mugs they go,
On Handkerchiefs, On Bloomers,
On Guest Towels we sew,
On Linens, On Blankets, On Pillows Ho Ho,
Now Stitch Away, Stitch Away, Stitch Away, and Sew!

Then I heard them exclaim
As they opened their gifts
We love them, we love them, we love them so much!
And the best present of all was Your Personal Touch!

Sarah Kochanowski

400 Responses to “An Embroidered Christmas – A Poem”

  1. Marj says:

    I love the poem. I feel like the writer was peeking in my window while I am doing my last minute sewing.

  2. Aline says:

    Very creative, read it to my husband proving there are more of my kind in the world !! Happy Holidays to one and all. !

  3. Ina Hawes says:

    As I read this poem, I’m thinking about the lady at work rushing to ask me a favour (if you have time she says)”May I please order a teanet for my friend for Christmas”? Five days before Christmas and I’m so busy getting the last minute orders out. Working from 8am in the morning to 5pm at night as a credit controller is no joke. And yes the email tinkled and alert me to the site where this poem was waiting to be read. I’m so glad I did as I sew the teanet to be embroidered with blue dragonflies and be delivered on Friday at work for a friend’s friend for Christmas. How delighted her friend will be. I’m glad I can make someone else happy with my handwork.

    Thanks for a lovely poem.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy 2012.

  4. Patti says:

    This was great, however you neglected to mention the devine intervention that gives us the push to continue when, needles and thread do break; for heavens sake it came out of the hoop, wasn’t that a flook I lost registration, the fabric is too thin or thick;, I need to stabilize a wee bit more & I embroidered a test piece BUT no it doesn’t look like that on the fleece. Embroiders we are right to the core because we make it workout all the more, it might take a phone call to the sewing store or perhaps talking to that friend that “knows”! That said — bring on the embroidery machines, jump drives, metallics and all, we are ready to answer the call and thank God that regardless it always works out!!!

  5. reba mcel says:

    your poem was so cute. socute for this time of year.

  6. Beverly Szumowski says:

    I really enjoyed reading this poem. How clever of you to think this one up. Merry Christmas and Happy new Year to you and yours.

  7. Dayna Lipkin says:

    Great poem! Going to send it to my embroidery friends. Have a Merry Christmas!

  8. Melissa says:

    SEW CUTE – I love your web site items. Keep up the good work in 2012 and after! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  9. Carla Foster says:

    What a wonderful poem, inspiring and delightful! I can relate to the last minute gifts with my machine humming away – the best part is when you hear someone say “I LOVE IT”!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family and can’t wait to see the free downloads! Thank you also for the beautiful products that give life to the embroidery I place on them!

  10. Mary Tag says:

    I enjoyed the poem so much; as I sit here and read it, my husband is running a last minute Christmas job as we speak!
    Merry Christmas and God Bless stitchers everywhere in 2012!
    Mary and Paul

  11. viebschen says:

    love the poem !!

  12. Susan says:

    Verry cute,

  13. Ned F says:

    Loved it I AM STICHING NOW

  14. Glenda says:

    This is so funny…and true! Enjoyed it, thanks for sharing!

  15. SHIRLEY ALLEN says:

    Love this poem, it is clever. Thanks & have a very Merry Christmas & a good New Year

  16. janice says:

    they all right it is fabulous enjoy it very much, i love your wedsite

  17. Joanie says:

    I enjoyed the poem, thanks for letting us all read it. Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs Joanie

  18. Donna says:

    I love the poem!

  19. Wendye says:

    Thanks for the cheer. Enjoyed your poem. Am a beginner at this new adventure. Looking forward to many hours of fun. Thanks for the poem.

  20. Murrell says:

    what a beautiful poem about the embroidery I enjoy so much. So glad you shared it with all us embroiderers, quilters, and any others crafters.

  21. dresna carter says:

    thank you for your lovely and unique poem -like Lena Mae I also printed it for an elderly friend who does not have a computer. She then showed it to 2 more friends (also no computers) Their comments –along with mine were WOW — how clever and true.
    These Ladies are in their late 80′and early 90′s

    Thank you once again for all that you have shared with us.

  22. joyce says:

    I loved your poem. i wish i could use my embroidery machine
    where i live there are no dealer any help i would be thankful
    merry christmas joyce

  23. Joan says:

    Great poem, so true and thanks for making us smile.

  24. Wilma says:

    I enjoyed your poem very much. It was so clever. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Sharon says:

    Thanks for the poem I enjoyed reading it while my machine stitched! Merry Christmas

  26. creuza says:

    obrigada pelo poema lindo!!!!

  27. Geri Ekstrom says:

    Geri says Thanks for the nice poen It was wonderful.

  28. Geri Ekstrom says:

    Geri Ekstrom Thanks for the nice poem. It was wonderful.

  29. Susie Matthysen says:

    Thank you sew much for this great poem. What loveing thoughts brought this about? I really enjoyed it, as well as your beautiful designs. Thank you for the lovely freebies you share with us. It is really greatly appreciated. Susie.(Have a happy Holiday season)

  30. Kathryn says:

    I just read it was too busy embroidering and sewing to stop before really liked it

  31. virginia joyner says:

    this is a great poem, thank you, i enjoy your site very much, thank you

  32. Roger says:

    Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness in this holiday season. Have a safe Holiday and through out the new year… and remember a stitch in time makes for a happy bind so don’t go pine away the hours when there is a pretty design just waiting for you to find.

  33. Roger says:

    Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness in this holiday season. Have a safe holiday and through out the new year…

  34. Maria says:

    Love the poem. Thanks for taken the time to share it with all of us.

  35. Glynis Lester says:

    Thanks for all your free embroidery designs, I get so much joy out of them. Your poem is beautiful.
    Wishing you and yours a happy and peaceful New Year.

    Happy Embroidering
    Luv Glyn
    From a very hot South Africa.

  36. Helen Howard says:

    Thank you for the delightful poem and thank you for the free designs.
    Happy New Year,

  37. Jo says:

    thank you for sharing your poem which I enjoyed. So true for us sewing fanatics. wishing you a very Happy Peaceful New Year.

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  39. Kerry Tiffany says:

    This is Great, I did 150 plus “Believe” towels for my friends and family and people are still asking for them. I give them all away for free as gifts, my dear friend took orders for towels and made over $1100.
    I am now taking orders for towels, purses, table runners, aprons and handbags, etc. God is so Great. Have a Fantastic 2012! :)

  40. Kerry Tiffany says:

    This is Great, I did 150 plus “Believe” towels for my friends and family and people are still asking for them. I give them all away for free as gifts, my dear friend took orders for towels and made over $1100. I am now taking orders for towels, purses, table runners, aprons and handbags, etc. God is so Great. Have a Fantastic 2012! :)

  41. John says:

    Nice poem, my kids also love this

  42. Janet Evereett says:

    Loved the poem! How true it is.

  43. debbie says:

    too cute and too true. adorable! youre very talented.
    thanx for sharing. merry Christmas to you and yours

  44. Judy Williams says:

    Oh yes I love the poem ,its beautiful!!!!

  45. Chris says:

    Love the poem and OH so true

    Thanks for all the sharing you do for all of us

    Happy Holidays to you

  46. mim says:

    very sweet, it really made me smile. and we all can use a smile after what happen the other day. So thanks a bunch.

  47. carol fiorino says:

    What a cute poem It takes talent to wite so well I am just a beginer and enjoy this website thanks and hope that you have a Merry Christmas

  48. Ruth says:

    Love the poem, very well written.

  49. Nancy says:

    The poem sums it all up! Between my small embroidery business and my family I’m always creating something for either one. Thank you for all the wonderful designs and material that you provide for us. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  50. Pamela-Dawn says:

    Great poem. really enjoyed reading it.

    Love from sunny South Africa,

    Pamela Dawn Wood.

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