Hitty Joannie is saying, “Hello!” from Castine, Maine! Hitty Jean will be taking classes at the IGMA Guild School while Hittys Joannie and Sparrow (along with Great Aunt Doll) relax and explore. We are looking forward to sharing our adventures with you as we learn and play!
‘Til Next Time…
The Hittys have just returned from their annual trip to Sturbridge, Massachusetts, for the Miniature Show. What a wonderful time was had by all!!!
The Hittys have made this trip many times now and thought they knew all there was to know about the area…until they got lost and happened upon this abandoned house. Of course they had to explore!
Hitty Jean was pretty certain that exploring the inside of the building would be a thrill. This adventure ended with a stern lecture from Mamie about trespassing and the dangers posed by old abandoned buildings. Needless to say, the inside was not viewed by the Hittys, except from safely outside!
Our Sturbridge trips never happen without our annual “Tablecloth Pinnys” – made by our dear friend and keeper of the Robertson Hittys. This year’s pinny was adorable and all the Hittys wore them proudly. “Eyes up, Hitty Maude!!!”
Great Aunt Doll and Grandma Alice were thrilled with this year’s show. So many wonderful things to see and buy, it is very difficult to stay within budget! The artisan breads on offer this year were “Oh, la la!” And that tiny painted box with the tiniest of Bécassines inside! Oh, my! The box was painted with a Bécassine theme and so gorgeous! (links will take you to the artist’s information.)
As is the case every year, the Hittys awaiting adoption were looking somewhat nervous. Great Aunt Doll was sure to stop by and offer them words of encouragement. All Hitty owners are kind and caring, as we well know!
We are home now and exhausted but happy…an extra nap is needed and the laundry is tumbling away. In less than a week, Hitty Jean and her friends will be on their way to Castine for Guild School! We can’t wait to learn new things!!!
‘Til Next Time…
It’s time to put the kettle on and take some time to browse a gorgeous new site especially devoted to Hitty!
Click HERE and prepare to be amazed!
‘Til Next Time…
PS-We will be attending the Sturbridge Miniature Show this weekend! Find so many wonderful items for Hitty at Judy Brown and Art To Play With’s booths! Click HERE for more information.
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!
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:
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!)
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:
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!
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:
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!
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…
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.
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Hitty Jean has a new photo album. She needs to add some pictures!
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:
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:
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!
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!
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:
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!
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…
‘Til Next Time…
P.S.-Do not be disconcerted by Hitty Jean’s different look over the years…remember, she was carved *twice*
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:
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!!!
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:
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.
Home at last! Bécassine is arranging their hats and mittens to dry on the still-warm oven. Time for hot chocolate and cookies!!!
Bécassine notices something…there are only three mittens!
Best get out the yarn basket and knitting needles…
‘Til Next Time…
P.S.-There are still a few items left in our Etsy Shop…more books to come soon!
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:
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!
Every Day the Same ~ Every Day Different
‘Til Next Time
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 ❤️