Hitty March went missing!! It was a terrible, sleepless night for all involved.
All the Hittys joined forces and helped. Ida Belle (above) ran amok with her arms in the air. That was help, Ida Belle style.
Hitty Jean sat on the floor in despair, while Hitty Felice said encouraging words.
Ima came by to help, but all she could do was sit at the kitchen table, sobbing.
It was Martha who eventually found her.
Completely unaware of the despair and upset she was causing, Hitty March had spent a thrilling night under the couch with the dust bunnies. It is not clear how she got there. But she was found, and that is what mattered most.
Bécassine *tried* to put on a stern face while she gave HItty March a lecture.
Of course she was so happy to have Hitty March safely home that it was hard to be stern.
This had happened before, with a different outcome….and hopefully will never happen again.
“Til Next Time…
What a fun weekend Hitty Jean just had!!
There was a small weekend gathering of friends – with the Elizabeth Hittys and a lovely family of Hittys from California. Hitty Jean and Hitty March were particularly taken with Nonashteen – she always smiles so sweetly. (Hitty Jean is sure she is the cutest Hitty ever!)
Nonashteen and Hitty March had a great deal to talk about, as they were carved by the same artist – it is always a pleasure to meet up with a sister! Hitty March adores her new dress from her California Friends.
Hitty Brown was also the sweetest new friend a Hitty could hope for – Hitty Jean was taken with her – and her dress! Hitty Brown had wanted to help in the kitchen…but Hitty Jenny (who is busy in the background) insisted that she was the hostess, and that she would cook!!! All the meals were delicious. Hitty Brown loved the fish tacos!
After all the eating, no one should need food for a few days! (Thank you, Hitty Jenny!)
The cuteness didn’t end! There was a third Hitty visiting from California.
She and Hitty Jean had quite a discussion about Hitty fashion. Hittys do love their dresses, and to talk with a Hitty who lives with a seamstress is quite an event!
Sadly, it was a quick visit, and before they knew it, it was time for the California Friends to be on their way.
They have been traveling all month and still have two more stops to make!!
Hitty Jean thought it might be nice to go along, but at the last minute she decided to stay at home.
No worries…the Maxwell Hittys have a travel adventure coming up. Hitty Jean is getting very excited!
‘Til Next Time…
Hitty Jean and her friend Ima had a whirlwind trip to Virginia. Unlike New England, Spring there was in full blossom.
A day trip to Williamsburg was great fun – even though the thermometer read 91 degrees!
The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Museum used to house Tasha Tudor’s dollhouse. Hitty Jean and Ima were rather keen to see it!
To their dismay, it has moved back to Vermont. ( Luckily, Vermont is close to home!!)
They did enjoy a fantastic display of Sterling Silver:
A fun trip, but nice to be back home, where Spring is just beginning…
‘Til Next Time…
Of course they weren’t there….Hitty Jean found Hitty Robertson stitching in the parlor. It was nice to have some time together to catch up on things:
After a while, Hitty Jean and Hitty Robertson noticed that the house was unusually quiet. Where could all the Hittys be?
They discovered all the Brown Hittys were having their picture taken!! Oh, what a sight they were! They were all arranged just so…Oldest to youngest, left to right and front to back.
(Hitty Sylvie is the Oldest Hitty, and Ida Belle is the Youngest) :
Hitty Jean made a “new” old friend, Tasha. With all the brouhaha of the photo session, Tasha needed to be kept out of the way.
Hitty Jean gave her a good scratch behind the ears until they were done:
Any dog lover knows, “Once a Friend, Always a Friend.” From then on, whenever Hitty Jean walked past Tasha, Tasha asked for a tummy rub!
Naturally, Hitty Jean happily obliged:
Ima made the mistake of showing her red shoes to Ida Belle:
Bécassine overheard Ida Belle just as she was saying, “You may have red shoes…but I have red boots!!”
Ida Belle was quickly reminded of her manners….(which she forgot again a few minutes later.)
Hitty Jean came home with some beautiful new bench pads, created during the visit, as well as some wonderful memories…
THANK YOU, ROBERTSON HITTYS!!!
‘Til Next Time…
Hitty Jean claims I was finally actually able to relax on our visit to Bermuda. This is true, but not for long.
I do think I would have been able to relax a bit more if THIS hadn’t happened when we tried to board the ship:
I was very happy to escape with my life and sail home.
There won’t be a next time…for me!