Where on Earth *WAS* Hitty Sparrow?

The Hittys made it to their destination!  Oh, my…that water!  Hitty Sparrow is always amazed at the size of the ship:


And here is the view the other way:


Here are some Wild Chickens….In fact, Hitty Sparrow though this Momma Hen and her babies were quite possibly the prettiest she had ever seen.  Their cuteness factor was likely helped by the fact that they were not shy:



What fun to pick out just the right souvenirs for family…Some had made special requests, others wanted to be surprised…All good!


If only they could have brought home one of those precious chicks!

‘Til Next Time…

PS-We hope you have some time to visit our Hitty Shop on Etsy!


Sailing Away on the Ocean Blue!


It was a beautiful day to drive into Boston!  Also an exciting day because Hitty Sparrow and her friend, Hitty Elizabeth, were going on a cruise!!!

Once settled in their state room, Hitty Sparrow greatly enjoyed watching all the loading and unloading going on waaaaay down below:


Even more enjoyable was sitting on the deck chairs the following morning, watching the ocean.  Hitty Sparrow wanted to know how far away the horizon is….Hitty Elizabeth did not know.  The sky was ever-changing:


Lunch was enjoyed in the dining room on the first day at sea:


Hitty Elizabeth even made a new friend!  HELLO, Emelinda!  Emelinda is one of the nicest Maître d’s you could ever meet.  She hails all the way from the Philippines:


Sunset at sea – it just kept getting prettier:

What fun to Sail the Ocean Blue….
Where on Earth did Hitty Sparrow and Hitty Elizabeth go?
And how far away is the horizon!?!

‘Til Next Time…

P.S.- The Hitty Shop is OPEN!!!
P.P.S. – For an observer on the ground with eye level at h = 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m), the horizon is at a distance of 2.9 miles (4.7 km).  (Quoted from the Internet, so it MUST be true!!!)

Where Hitty Sparrow Takes A Last Minute Vacation


Hitty Jean is unable to travel – So Hitty Sparrow quickly dressed in the travel attire that had been put aside for her.  No worries….Hitty Jean is a pleasant Hitty and there are no bad feelings whatsoever.  Hitty Sparrow will leave tomorrow for *Parts Unknown* and quite possibly will be without internet for the next week.

A Hitty Shop update is planned for Monday, November 6th!

‘Til Next Time…

A Letter to Hitty Kate

It is hard to say goodbye to a friend when you live so far apart.  Spending the Summer with Hitty Kate was such fun and Hitty Sparrow is missing her very much.  She has decided to write a letter to Hitty Kate – it is always fun to receive mail!  Hitty Sparrow begins with the weather – HOT!  Now it is much more seasonable.   Hitty Sparrow continues with the latest excitement….


First off, Bécassine and Aunt Doll have been fussing for days about how to properly stock the new kitchen dresser (beautifully made by Art to Play With).  Hitty Sparrow reports that Bécassine has been arguing for only French items to be stored there, as all the drawers are labeled in French!  Aunt Doll believes this to be a purely cosmetic feature, which (amusingly to Sparrow) has Bécassine in a tizzy!  Grown ups can be so funny!


Another bit of news has a (very little) bit to do with Raggedy Ann, a doll and story that is near and dear to Hitty Sparrow’s heart.  As you can see, her Raggedys are well loved:


Here is the exciting bit!!!  *Art to Play With* will be offering Hitty Jean’s books for sale at a miniature show!!!  Presently, Ima is on duty at the Book Shop and is proudly showing off Hitty Jean’s creations.  Front and center are Raggedy Ann Story books! – what fun!


In her letter, Hitty Sparrow writes that she hopes Hitty Kate can make it to the show.  It is to be held in Alexandria, Virginia, in October and is sure to be a shopping extravaganza for all Hittys, as Judy Brown and Art To Play With will both be vendors there!!!  (***More details at the end of this post!***)

Hitty Sparrow finishes her letter by sending MUCH love and heads off to the mailbox:


‘Til Next Time…


(Name change & move from Tysons Corner)
Holiday Inn & Suites Olde Towne Alexandria
625 First Street ~ Alexandria, VA 22314


10-5 P.M
Featuring Legends and Newcomers to Miniatures

Judy Brown and Art to Play With will feature their own work, as well as wonderful, Hitty-Scale items from many different miniature artists.  A wonderful opportunity to find something special for your Hittys!   More information on the show can be found HERE.


A(nother) Visit with the Robertsons

The Maxwell Hittys have returned from their visit with the Robertsons.  As with all visits with dear friends, it was over too soon.  Here are some highlights!

Great Aunt Doll and Grandma Alice were so happy to see each other again!  Ima was sure to take a photo of them:


Hitty Kate and Hitty Sparrow had the Imas sign their autograph books.  It was hard for the Imas to decide on the perfect sentiment – of course they did…eventually:


Aunt Doll and Grandma Alice wanted to try a selfie.  They did a pretty good job!  Here they are in front of Twin Manor:


Hitty Kate was eager to show Hitty Jean and Hitty Sparrow some of the landmarks in her hometown.  Hitty Kate told them that Zelienople has two LIONS – which is true!  The Maxwell Hittys were relieved to learn that they are lion water fountains!
The Hittys had fun exploring the lion fountain located in the park.  Hitty Jean wanted Hitty Sparrow to turn it on!  Luckily, good sense prevailed:


Of course the time to travel back home came in what felt like warp speed.  Hitty Sparrow watched to make sure the airplane was parked *just right* at the gate:


And now, all are safely home again…reminiscing about another wonderful visit to special Hitty friends…

‘Til Next Time…


Hitty Kate Robertson has spent the Summer living with the Maxwell Hittys.   This morning, Hitty Kate noticed a beautiful Scottie rug – it reminded her of home!  Of course it did, as it was made in the Robertson Hittys’ workshop:IMG_1185Hitty Kate was especially sentimental as she is preparing to travel home tomorrow!
Hitty Jean invited her to the Book Shop to get some books for her airplane trip.  Ima had offered to help carry them.  Hitty Kate loaded her up!
Later on, Hitty Kate asked Hitty Sylvie for help with the iPhone.  She wanted to text Grandma Alice about her travel plans:
Just like that, a wonderful Summer is coming to an end.  Hitty Kate is excited to go home, but sad to leave her friends.  Happily, goodbyes will be a bit delayed as many of the Maxwell Hittys will be traveling with her!
Adventure awaits!

…’Til Next Time…

A *Not Franklin* Mile Marker

Around these parts, the antique Mile Markers seen along Boston Post Road (and thereabouts) are known to many as “Franklin Mile Markers”.  This miffs some historians as Benjamin Franklin apparently had nothing to do with these historic stones.  Hitty Kate and Hitty Sparrow don’t concern themselves with such things….they just think the Mile Markers are *cool!*  Here they are on a lovely Summer Morning:


They are a bit excited, as they have discovered another Mile Marker, this one dated to 1767:


Hitty Kate is a little bit sad that the font on this stone is missing the Long S.  Hitty Sparrow reminds her that these stones are like Hittys – handmade and unique!


What is better than a New England Summer Morning?


A New England Summer Morning shared with a Friend!


‘Til Next Time…