This is a story about Abigail and Addy. They are 3 years apart in age. Always competing, always trying to out do the other. Addy is on the left and Abigail is on the right.
Abigail is the oldest of the two. for the most part they do get along in a quirky kind of way.
It is winter time in Scotland. They are all ready to go to the winter ball at the castle. They have made friends with the kings daughter.
Of course Addy thinks she is the smartest of the two. She thinks Madilyne Muire is the sweetest, most beautiful person in the whole world. She is the kings daughter. Addy dances around as she says this.
Addy is a dress maker in town, Abigail is a hat maker. They share a shop in town.
There, in the shop is how they met Madilyne. She came in with her body guard to pick out some material for a dress for the ball they have every winter. She picked out the pattern too, at least that is what Judy is saying.
Addy also designs dresses, says Nancy. While the fitting was going on, Addy and Madilyne hit it off very well, says Jim. They laughed and joked around!
Addy helped her find the right pattern and then the right material.
Madilyne was joking about how she needed a dress to make her look fabulous and slender!!
Addy told her she is beautiful just the way she is.
Then Abigail came down the stairs.
Addy introduced her to Madilyne. Abigail was kind of shy and said Hi. Addy told Madilyne, Abigail could make her a fabulous hat to go with her dress. Madilyne told Abigail she wanted a big hat with a snowman and a dog on the top. The snowman had to have a hat with flowers in it. With coal eyes and a long nose. The dog needed to have a coat on that matched Madilynes dress, well at least the same color and material. The hat needed to have an ice skating rink and the snowman had to have skates on. Also the dog, had to have skates on too!!, says Kathy laughing!
Madilyne then invited the girls to the ball as her guests!! Oh my they were so excited!!
That brings us to the night of the winter ball. The two sisters were beside themselves as they walked up to the castle. It was Saturday night, the 15th of December. Addy had made all there dresses and Abigail there hats. Abigail said, all three of the hats are originals.
They were greeted at the castle door by a groomsman with a top hat. He greeted them kindly and said something smart about there hats!! He laughed and let them in.
The dancing was already in full swing. They took off there coats and hats and went into the ball room. The music was playing, the ball was decorated beautifully. There were lots of people there. They felt special to be amongst them, says Nancy
They looked around for Madilyne. But could not find her, not right away that is.
Pretty soon they saw her come down the stairs. She had the dress on and the hat that the sisters had made. Oh my, she looked beautiful.
The sisters were so proud of there work. She took the hat off and put it in the cloak room. She took them up to meet her parents, the king and queen of Scotland!
Addy and Abigail were so nervous, and laughed a giddy laugh!! They bowed to the king and queen. The queen told the two girls how much she loved the new dress and hat they had made for Madilyne!!
The queen asked if she could stop by one day soon at the shop. She needed a new dress for a special occasion too. Addy and Abigail had a blast at the dance. But the icing on the cake was the queen asking about a new dress. Now there little shop will become famous!! It was the best night of there life!!
Written by: Kathy, Judy, Jim, Elaine, Nancy,Doris, Thelma and Bob, MC from Touchmark, Mt