Sunday, 17 November 2019

It is still a mystery...


Hitty Madge and Hitty Morag have been explaining to Hitty Mildred that she really does have to take some responsibility for the little one and were expecting some explanation as to what has been happening while she was away.  They are not sure she is listening to them properly and are concerned she is just giving them lip service.  They have tried to suggest that perhaps the little one (who Mildred still hasn't told them her name!) might need a seeing eye dog and some tiny glasses... but Mildred must decide.  They leave her to think about things....


Some time later it seems that she is still very reticent to give them any explanation as to the little one or make any decisions... she hasn't as yet spoken at all about her last few years away, so it is still a mystery. It has been suggested that perhaps she just wants to move forward and leave it all behind.


Saturday, 16 November 2019

A New Shawl for Hitty Mildred

Hitty Mildred was thrilled to get a new shawl yesterday.


 It is her first and she is very proud of it, especially as it is made with special NZ wool from the rare breed Arapawa Sheep.  


She shows off the back.  It covers her shoulders and back nicely and will keep her snug on chilly days.

Friday, 15 November 2019

A Christmas Star Quilt.

Hitty Madge and Hitty Morag have been busy working on a Christmas Star quilt. using the Christmas/Festive fabric squares from the Winter is Coming Charm Swap.


They were inspired by the love Hitty Constance's work (which can be seen here)


Good progress is being made apart from misplacing one of the diamonds which has been rather frustrating!  Fortunately that was found lurking underneath the settee.


Still a fair bit of sewing to do, all these pieces are hand sewn together.  The outer shapes have been laid out into position.  

This is a lovely project to sit and stitch when there are a few minutes to spare.


Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Out in the garden


Hitty Madge and Hitty Morag took their sister Hitty Mildred into the garden for some fresh air as it has been a lovely day today.  Cold but nice.  Fortunately they were able to find her a winter dress to wear which she was very pleased about as she had been in a summer dress for quite some time. She is secretly hoping she might get a nice cardigan or shawl made...


Morag found a lovely purple rose about to bloom.


Madge some yellow rose buds.


Mildred a bright red rose


and an orange bud that matches the orange in her dress.

A nice afternoon strolling around the garden discovering that the roses were still bravely blooming despite the colder and often very wet weather.

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Welcome Home....

Hitty Madge and Hitty Morag on behalf of the Rose Cottage Hittys welcome home another Hitty who left in early 2015 to live elsewhere.  She has decided to return home and we are thrilled to have her back.  She was number five to be carved here at Rose Cottage back in October 2014 - a very good month for carving Hittys!  They were so excited this morning when the travel carriage arrived...


Ooh look do you think this could be her?


They quickly open the box carriage...


...and help her out.


Welcome Home!


Hitty Morag is the first to greet her sister.


Hitty Madge also gives her a welcome home hug.


Three sisters...  but wait...


...someone else has appeared on the scene.


Startled, Hitty Morag and Hitty Madge glance down...

Seems their sister has been busy while she has been away!

But to bring the poor mite home without any clothes on, this really will not do.  They must see to it that some clothes are made immediately and hope to get Hitty Ethel Raikes the Rose Cottage resident dressmaker on to it immediately

Monday, 11 November 2019

Hitty Morag's Sunday Afternoon.

Hitty Morag enjoyed a lovely walk yesterday afternoon.


She discovered a lovely old church.


Said hello to a soldier 


Sat and remembered amongst the poppies.



Enjoyed nature and some fungi.



Saturday, 9 November 2019

A Very Useful Cupboard

Hitty Morag and Hitty Madge were intrigued to discover a cupboard had appeared...


They thought it looked interesting being the right size and all.


Opened it up to see what was inside.


Now this looks like a mighty useful bucket.   Hitty Madge says.


A cupboard full of useful items.


Perfectly Hitty sized.


Now this is just what we needed. Hitty Morag agrees as she tries the broom out for size.

A very useful cupboard indeed.