It is Always Fun to Visit the Robertsons!

Oh, My!  What a fun visit we have just had with the Robertsons!  Projects!  Adventure!  Friendship!

Hitty Colleen and Hitty Jean jumped right in, creating roomboxes from kits their friend Hitty Moonbeam had given them.  (Thank You!)  They turned out well, and the Hittys all agreed they would like to make more.  They couldn’t decide which turned out cuter…the Tea Shop or the Bakery!

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Great Aunt Doll and Grandma Alice had plans to sew the Tea Party Pinny – a perennial favorite among the Hittys.   Fabric selection was discussed and in the end a charming floral was agreed upon:

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Meanwhile….Hitty Kate brought Hitty Sparrow along to school!!!  Hitty Sparrow was a bit nervous and was relieved that the desk next to Hitty Kate was available.  Miss Wisdom began the day with a History and Geography review.  (Hitty Sparrow found herself daydreaming from time to time…watching the birds out the window.  Paying attention is hard work!)

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Imagine Hitty Sparrow’s relief when she was NOT called upon to solve math problems on the board!  Hitty Colleen was more than happy to show her work:

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Back at the Hitty House, Hitty Helen and Ida Belle were having a Teddy Bear Tea.  Of course, Ida Belle wanted her’s to be the BIGGEST teddy bear!

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Great Aunt Doll and Grandma Alice had finished a pinny by the time school was finished.  (thread and fabric scraps everywhere!)  Hitty Kate happily modeled while they debated its length (too long).  There was much oohing and aahing over its sweetness:

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Such a productive day!  In the late afternoon, as they gathered in the kitchen, the Hittys were a bit peckish yet excited to share their stories from the day.  Someone had had the clever idea to pick up some donuts on the way home.  A welcome treat!

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The Hittys lamented, as they always do, that their visit had gone by in a jiffy and was over all too soon.  The Maxwell Hittys are home once again, and all are settling into their daily routines, dreaming of adventures to come.

Thank You for a Wonderful Visit!

‘Til Next Time…
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P.S.- The Tea Party Pinny pattern can be found in Hitty’s Wardrobe Set #3 from Gail Wilson.  Click HERE to purchase.

P.P.S.- 1/144 scale roomboxes in kit form are available.  Click HERE to visit the site and browse the kits.
Email  thecarolb@verizon.net  for ordering information.

 

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Memories

Hitty Jean has a new photo album.  She needs to add some pictures!

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Looking through old photos – a rabbit hole of memories.  Hitty Jean chooses a photo from her very first adventure to Great Cranberry Island.  This was back in 2008 and Hitty Jean, along with a few friends, was lucky enough to stay on the island for a couple of weeks:

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What fun to see the Preble House!  Another favorite from that trip was a photo taken of Hitty Jean under the pew in the Great Cranberry Island Chapel, looking at the picture in the *Hitty* book of Original Hitty under the pew in the Great Cranberry Island Chapel:

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Many more photos were taken of Hitty Jean’s first adventure.  Click HERE to see!

Here’s another photo for the album – from a time when Hitty Jean was more than a little bit naughty!

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Hitty Jean had an unauthorized tour of a miniature manor house while visiting the Robertson Hittys for the first time….It is a wonder she was invited back!  (I wonder if anyone ever told on her?)

Click HERE to read more about this (mis)adventure!

This picture is a must for the album…visiting the Alamo!

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Click HERE to read more!

Hitty Jean finds a photo from a wonderful visit to Stockbridge in 2011 to see Original Hitty.  She smiles at the memory of their photo session:

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That was such an educational trip – the tale was told in many parts, but Hitty Jean’s favorite part is HERE.

Hitty Jean is very blessed to have been able to travel to Bermuda many times.  Of course a photo at one of Bermuda’s beautiful beaches will go in her album!

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More of this beach day HERE!

Hitty Jean looks at the clock….hours have passed in what seems like an instant and Hitty Jean only has six photos for her album!  This is going to take longer than she thought…She finds a seventh photo (one of her favorites) to add and calls it a day…

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‘Til Next Time…
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P.S.-Do not be disconcerted by Hitty Jean’s different look over the years…remember, she was carved *twice*
xoxo

Cookies and a Lost Mitten

Another Nor’easter has blown through New England and today is a snow day!
Bécassine wants to fill up the cookie jar for afternoon tea:

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She has just begun to gather baking supplies when Hitty Sparrow and Hitty Sylvie clamber into the kitchen.  They are going out to play in the snow!  “Do you have your mittens?”  Yes!!!

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Off they go!  They build a snowman and spend a long time finding suitable arms.  Pondering a name for the snowman is chilly business…their mittens are already packed with snow:

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The snow is still falling…and getting deeper.  Hitty Sylvie climbs onto the sled and notices that she has lost a mitten!  The Hittys are freezing by now so they are going home instead of going to the sledding hill.  The snow is well past their knees and Hitty Sparrow sinks down with every step!  (Despite her frozen hand, Hitty Sylvie did eventually get off the sled and help her friend to pull it home!)  It was a long trudge.

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Home at last!  Bécassine is arranging their hats and mittens to dry on the still-warm oven.  Time for hot chocolate and cookies!!!

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Bécassine notices something…there are only three mittens!

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Best get out the yarn basket and knitting needles…

‘Til Next Time…
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P.S.-There are still a few items left in our Etsy Shop…more books to come soon!

Hello Again!

Much like the transition from Winter to Spring, things are progressing here in an almost imperceptibly slow manner.
Hitty Jean continues to enjoy her work at the Book Shop and is always happy to help her friends pick out a new treasure to take home (or to gift!)  A few new books are added to the shelves most weeks, and slowly they are sold on to be enjoyed by Hitty friends:

Hitty Sparrow is one of her best customers:

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Bécassine can most often be found in the kitchen, helping the littles to hone their baking skills – “Of course, ma petite, you can finish frosting the cake!”

Great Aunt Doll is delighted with her new chairs…like waiting for Spring bulbs to bloom, she “planted” the idea for them last Fall, and now they are here!

Look what Hitty Sparrow found today!

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Every Day the Same ~ Every Day Different

‘Til Next Time
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HITTY SHOP UPDATE:

CHAIRS will be for sale in the Hitty Shop again on Friday so if you missed them last time, more are coming…
There are still a few Beatrix Potter books left, as well as a couple Children’s Object Books (one of my favorites!)

Click HERE to visit our shop on Etsy ❤️

Valentine Time

There is nothing like a bunch of fresh flowers to cheer up a grey midwinter’s day:

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Great Aunt Doll is sorting through her Valentines.  She has many far away friends she would like to send a card to and she wants to be sure they make it on time:

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A while later, little Tadie comes up to Great Aunt Doll with a *look* in her eyes.  She has seen the Valentines on Great Aunt Doll’s desk and she would like to send some also:

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Of course Aunt Doll is happy to set her up with some Valentines of her very own!  Little Tadie takes a lot of time choosing just the right cards to send.  Valentines are very serious business:

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When Tadie finishes, she asks Great Aunt Doll to read her a book about Raggedy Ann.  “She has a candy heart!  Like a Valentine!”  Great Aunt Doll is always happy to read stories to little ones, and a story about a doll is her favorite kind!

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‘Til Next Time…
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P.S.- Great Aunt Doll found her Valentines here.  They are beautifully printed and can be ordered in 1:12 or 1:6 scale.  (Ours are 1:6)  We just thought you might like to know…we aren’t being paid to advertise or anything like that…

P.P.S.- New books are up for sale in our Etsy Shop.  (Including Raggedy Ann!)  Click here to see what’s available.  ❤️

Great Aunt Doll Searches for Peace and Quiet

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Great Aunt Doll and Hitty Jean are trying to clean up the Holiday Aftermath.  Hitty Jean thinks it is time to take down the Christmas tree, though it is so lovely, she thinks it a bit of a pity.  Great Aunt Doll can’t believe the mess.  Paper everywhere, stockings and new toys strewn about…and it seems the littles have gotten into the tin of Quality Street candies.  Sigh…So very much to do!

Hitty Kalyna is asked to help with changing the beds.  But what Hitty Kalyna *really* wants is new bedding.  “Please?” Great Aunt Doll considers this request as she sends Kalyna off to the linen closet.  Perhaps sometime soon, but new bedding isn’t in today’s plan:

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Great Aunt Doll goes to her sitting room, thinking she will find some Peace and Quiet there.  What she finds is the setup for a concert the Hittys are planning.  They have gone off to find some maracas.  Great Aunt Doll thinks she will let them practice a little bit longer:

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Finally!  Bécassine is in the kitchen, preparing coffee.  She pours one for Great Aunt Doll as well and they add just a *bit* of Baileys for good measure.  Great Aunt Doll considers which of the Quality Streets is her favorite.  The two friends share a moment of Peace and Quiet in the kitchen, reflecting on family, togetherness, and their hopes for the New Year:

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Happy New Year to our Hitty Friends!  We wish you all the best in 2018!

‘Til Next Time…
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Christmas is Coming…

Hitty Kalyna is working at the Book Shop today.  A mailbox, especially for Santa, has mysteriously appeared on the counter!!!

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Hitty March can’t wait to tell Hitty Sparrow about this new development!!  They decide then and there to get busy with their Christmas letters!!!

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Hitty Kalyna isn’t the only one working today…Hitty Jean has been at the Christmas Market Stand selling festive wares:

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So much to choose from!  Does your Hitty need a book?  We have plenty still for sale at our Etsy shop.  (A few new Raggedy Ann books will be added soon, when Hitty Jean has some time off from the Market Stand…)

In other news….Ellen & Pink have had a special “Guest” in their episodes the past two weeks!  Imagine Hitty Jean’s delight to see one of her books as the star!  Click HERE to see!

We love this joyful, festive and sentimental time of year!

‘Til Next Time…
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