Sunday, 29 January 2017


Two Hitty ladies have new 'Lyra' hats and very pleased with them they are as well, and I think more of our family will be putting in orders for one!

Hitty Moana thinks the colour of hers brings out the colours of her dress and also her eyes.

She has been checking on the chard.  

Hitty Madge has a matching shawl to go with hers.

She was surprised to find a lettuce growing in the trug!

The camellia has buds on it so will be flowering soon. 

Monday, 16 January 2017


Hitty Madge wanted a new coat...  she selected some fabric, as she though it would be lovely and warm.

It certainly is, but I think it is more like a dressing gown!  It possibly needs a cord round the waist, but she doesn't mind if she doesn't get one as she said it is the perfect 'house coat' to lounge around in on cold miserable days when one just wants to stay in in the warm.

Back to the drawing board, or rather the fabric drawer...and Hitty Madge spies some other fabric she thinks might make a nice coat...

Yes this is just what she was wanting.  A nice warm fur coat for the cold days when venturing outside.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Getting the house in order.

It has taken us a while, but we have finally got Rose Cottage back in order after the Christmas holidays.  To think we are two weeks into the New Year already and we have only just managed this!

I have my little office area back and although it can bet a little bit lively up here if the children are listening to stories and Hitty Ethel is busy sewing, it is generally not too bad.  Of course Hitty Madge's art studio is also up on this level.

The library is well stocked with lots of interesting books.  Hitty Annabelle is keeping the little ones entertained today.

Hitty Ethel is pleased to get back to her little sewing room and has a few works on the go.

Downstairs is where we all tend to gather during the day.

The boys Miles and Noel are busy playing with their dinosaurs they got fro Christmas, Rufus is watching them.  Becassine has been helping Hitty Phoebe with the arranging of the flowers in vases.  Hitty Rimu and Hitty Moana fancy a game of chess.

The others are enjoying a good ol' chin wag.

Hitty Mary Jean is heading off to the shops to stock up on supplies.  Hitty Leonarda and Hitty Carol Faith look like they might be up to something....

Anka and Piotr are still making eyes at each other!