Mark and her will have things to do tomorrow - so I am staying home with Esme to give them all of the time they might need without having to hold on to her in a strange place. I have tried to tell Esme what happened tonight after we returned home.. but she doesn't really get it, or does not believe it is not just another hospital stay... I don't want to press the issue until she asks further. She said she DOES want to help Grandma and to hug her. She said she would be a strong girl and help Grandma tomorrow.
I had the day off today - and was keeping my mind off of things early in the day by using my sewing machine. These are pictures of Esme in a new pink shirt. I know Grandma will like to see the pictures. I asked her what to make and she picked out the fabric and said it should be a shirt sweater. I used a 1949 sewing pattern Simplicity 2948 size 4 and was too short for her. It really was a mock up putting the eyelet lace on around it to change it from a bolero to a shirt.
It is not my best work but she seems to like it and it is the kind of thing that grows on you over time... The Singer Heavy Duty does make things a little easier in general... it was a quick sew up until the point I realized I would have to make up three to four inches on the bottom to cover her belly button!
The funnier thing is that she was a king lady and her puppy Loula was a queen. That raised my eyebrows!