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!