" . . . writing notes or answering the telephone, painting dainty bits of dinner cards, or arranging flowers from the hothouses, or helping Marjorie to find out what was the matter with a dress . . . and suggesting how a touch of color, or a different arrangement of drapery would bring about the effect she desired . . . in all these things Patty had a knack, a talent. She was artistic in everything she did, and knew exactly how to arrange a room or put on a hat for the best effect that was in it."
--Grace Livingston Hill, The Tryst