Thursday, February 23, 2006


Sisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters...
I love old movies. White Christmas is one of them (but Holiday Inn is my favorite. That was my first Fred and Bing experience and it was so delightful.) My girls love the song and dance with the sisters in White Christmas. Evie does a pretty good imitation on the kareoke machine. I promised a picture of the zig-zag quilt on the girls' bed, so here it is. I stayed home from bible study, this evening, with a couple boys with bad colds. They helped me surprise the girls by lending a hand in cleaning up their room and making their bed with their new quilt. Whenever Sarah used to visit with her daughter Maddie, Eva would be so thrilled she'd stick her finger in the air and yell, "I'll go clear a path!" That is the sum of much of our cleaning efforts around here- a path. You should have heard her squeal with delight over her nice clean room! We each got nearly a half dozen hugs for our effort. Bekah kept exclaiming over found toys. I love the way this wool quilt looks on the bed. Jacob says, as he helps me spread it out, "It's pretty obvious that you made this quilt to go with this room." The zig-zags might be a little "over the top" with the striped walls, but I like it all the same. The floral backing- folded down at the top, is more traditional and tones it down- a little bit. Thank you Aunt Isobel for the wool. The girl's daddy made their bed for them from a fence section. The "canopy" is made from an old Victorian piano scarf. The linen had dry-rotted, but the lace was still lovely, so I salvaged that and sewed it onto a nice cream fabric. The rest is just extra wide muslin.

Tomorrow is a "big day" for us. That's what Evie calls it when we go out. A big day. We are taking her to Riley Children's Hospital to see the neurologists. The medication she is taking does seem to be helping and I think she is doing very well. But don't doctors just make you a little nervous? I suppose you rarely see one under good circumstances and it would hardly be fair to blame them for my nerves. And that hospital is very family friendly. We've decided to take Bekah with us, also. I think Eva will enjoy the distraction and the company. So, wish us well!



11 comments:

Tropical Screamer said...

I'm awake also. It's still early here, though. (10:00 p.m.)

It's been three days since I slept so it's kind of catching up with me.

I don't think that quilt is over the top at all. It's so beautiful. And your children are so special.

Our dear son had lots of challenges and we spent a lot of time at the doctor's office and the hospital. I know there's nothing I can say to help, but know that I understand.

Take good care of yourself and I hope we both sleep soon. And maybe we will sleep on the same night. Could you check your schedule and let me know how tomorrow night looks for you. :)

Hugs.
Darilyn

Tracey said...

Oh Nines....what precious little girls you have!! And I agree about the whole doctor thing...it's NEVER fun to go visiting them. Prayers that things go good.

teelduo said...

I just love those girls. Will be thinking about ya'll all day!

Love you
Lisa

Laurie Ann said...

Those girls are so adorable! They look like two peas in a pod. Good luck at the Dr. You're in my prayers.

Laura said...

What adorable little girls who have an adorable bedroom! Goodluck at the doctors, my Tanner spent some time at Riley's, they are just wonderful there and great with the kids.

Sharon said...

Can I come and be your little girl, too, in that delightful little girls room? LOL! Love the quilt, love the stripes on the walls, and love the girls!

Sarah said...

All the pictures of Evie and Boo-Boo made me really miss ALL of you! Maddie needs to "clear a path" right now through her bedroom! Wish we could all get together and play!

Love - Sarah

Carolyn said...

Your girls are beautiful and you've created such a special haven for them in their bedroom. Wish I had a room like that when I was little! I'm glad that all went well at the doctor...prayers have been answered. Sleep well...Carolyn

Bonnie said...

Holiday Inn is a standard in our family! We have watched it every year for 25 years! And such phrases as "Linda Mason..Oh Linda Mason" pop up now and then in conversations between DH and I! My favorite scene is the exploding canned peaches...*hehe* And of course the nanny who says "Is YOUR names miss Linda????"

Bonnie

Darcie said...

Oh, what little cherubs, Nines! They are just SIMPLY SWEET! Much like their Mom, I'm certain!

Love the little Kool-Aid (?) mustaches! And what quilt is lying behind the girls in that photo??? Hmmm, Nina???

"Clear a path!" That's just too cute!

Yes, it is so obvious that you made that quilt to go with that room! It looks AWESOME!

Your darlings will certainly have many restful sleeps and long talks underneath those zig-zags. Cheers to you, Mom!

Frances said...

you have beautiful daughters Nina, the quilt looks wonderful and what a delightful room they have, glad things went well for Eva,