Monday, 24 August 2015

The last few days at Rose Cottage

Hitty Mary Jean has been dedicating her week to acrobatic practice....

Hitty Madge has discovered new blossom on the pear tree - the weather we have been having during our so called summer has obviously confused it somewhat.

Hitty Natalie Rose is delighted by the rose 'Oranges and Lemons' 

She thinks that roses are just perfect for making you want to smile.

Meanwhile today, a few of the Hittys decided that as it was pouring with rain, then what better to do but to have lunch at the Rose Cottage Tearooms.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Mystery KAL

Just finished knitting they Mystery KAL over on the Knitty Hittys group - a sweet little apron.

I used a variegated sock yarn I had to hand.

Being modelled by Hitty Moana.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Apples & Elephants

Hitty Phoebe is keeping a close eye on the apples....she is looking forward to making some apple pies.

Elsewhere.... high jinks are happening...

as Hitty Mary Jean and Hitty Carol Faith prepare for the circus.

Friday, 14 August 2015

A Tribute to a Dear Hitty Friend Caro of Wren Cottage Dolls

We at Rose Cottage are very saddened to hear of the loss of our dear friend Caro from Wren Cottage Dolls.  We first met online through the wonderful Hitty Girls group and being paired for the 'Fussy Cut Pillow Swap'.  We then started chatting on the phone and hit it off immediately.  I have since learned that Caro had that ability with everyone, to put them at ease, and make friends with them - she was always interested to hear what you had to say and had such enthusiasm and love for so many things.  

We first met up in person in Brighton for the 'Inaugural Meeting of the UK Hitty Girls in Brighton and we had a simply fantastic, if not rather exhausting time.

The last time we met up was in November last year when she drove down to spend an afternoon with us all at Rose Cottage where the UK Hitty Girls Contingent held a Thanksgiving Dinner.  

We tried to meet up again, but distance and my inability to drive too far seemed to hamper these attempts and sadly that never happened.  Perhaps more effort should have been made.  I guess although I knew her cancer was terminal, I never really expected the inevitable as Caro was always such a positive person and I thought her interminable spirit would be able to continue to fight it. She was always concerned about how others were feeling.  You touched many hearts Caro and you will be sadly missed by all those who had the pleasure to meet you both in person and online.

Our thoughts go out to your family and friends.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Hitty May  is looking for adventures and a home.  Please email me if interested in buying her.

She is a contemplative soul with a kind heart and ready to help anyone.

She will come with her pretty summer dress and bloomers
 and of course her red bead necklace.