Thursday, November 13, 2008

Elizabeth's future

My aunt, who is an excellent seamstress, is making Elizabeth a quilt. She had the idea of having the kids draw pictures on this special paper that transfers the image to fabric, which she could then include in the quilt. While my mother was here after Elizabeth was born, she supervised the drawing process.

Ella drew very elaborate pictures with lots of hearts and flowers and colors. Campbell scribbled all over his piece of paper, just happy to be set loose with the normally forbidden markers. Lily drew this picture . . .

which elicited a gasp from my mother when she saw it. The picture is Lily throwing Elizabeth up in the air. Elizabeth's mouth looks like she might be screaming in terror, but Lily explained that she's saying, "Wheee!"

Brandon and I are now keeping a close eye on Lily whenever she holds Elizabeth just to make sure she doesn't start flinging her into the ceiling fan.

And Lily wrote her name backwards because the transfer paper reverses the image when it is ironed on to the fabric.


Cathy said...

That's so cute! That will be a great picture to have memorialized in a quilt.

Anonymous said...

i see elizabeth has grown quite a bit of hair as well. :P

Anonymous said...

That is so cute, I just love kids they are great