. . . to Eleanor Pearl!
I can hardly believe that Ellie's one . . . where did the year go?
We're celebrating her birthday with a special tea party on Saturday -- I can't wait! Jocelyn had seen a pattern for a baby doll ... she wanted to make Ellie's first baby doll ... so she bought the pattern and the materials and on Monday she set about making Ellie her dear little dolly . . .
Isn't she darling? I helped stitch the face -- we chose a variegated blue/green/brown for the eyes, because Ellie's eye color changes with the hour. My recent redwork lesson on satin stitches was a great asset -- the eyes and the nose were both stitched that way! It's a really cute pattern -- I see more of these in our family's future!
This morning I'll be joining with the choir at Flint River Baptist Church to sing tribute to Brother Carl Tate -- he was one of the most wonderful Christian men I've ever met. He passed away on Monday -- he was ninety-four.
He was a visitor to the camp on multiple occasions (and is pictured here singing at the pavilion for our Jamboree in 2011) - in fact, his wife, Evelyn, was the clerk for the Madison Baptist Association and was commissioned at the camp. It will be an honor to sing for him -- especially this song -- his song -- I Sing Because. While he will truly be missed here on earth, I know his voice is a joyful addition to the heavenly choruses!
Speaking of choruses of Hallelujah, Monday night brought lots of happy shouts of joy from this household . . .
Roll Tide!! It wasn't nearly the game I'd expected it to be, but I can't say I'm disappointed!
And finally -- please do come back tomorrow ... it'll be my day for the In Your Words hop -- and I'm totally loving my project!!