Archive for January, 2009

A Visit With Hitty

Posted in Uncategorized on January 31, 2009 by Hitty Jean

The twins have disobeyed orders and come down off the high shelf to pose in their matching dresses.  They love their new fine frocks!  ♥

Thanks so much,Kay! It fits perfectly!

::Having put on a brave front for the photograph, Hitty Maris and Hitty Fairlight have now quickly retreated to a very high place::



Posted in Uncategorized on January 30, 2009 by Hitty Jean

Zeke the *Puppy Baby* sure is cute:



Though he sure isn’t housebroken.  He doesn’t sleep through the night, either.  (Boy, I’m exhausted.)  I truly have no free time.  My house is a mess and  I am hostessing a *Dinner Party* next Friday – with a puppy?!  I want out.  Of it all.  Big Time.  This is how I feel when Zeke has been awake and playing for three hours straight. 
When he’s asleep?  He’s perfect.  But still not housebroken, so watch out when he wakes up!!  Holy Guacamole, it’s an intense time!

And hey!  This isn’t just a Puppy Blog now.  Tater is testing for her “Green with a Stripe” belt right now!  Yay, Tater!!!

Not A Visit With Hitty

Posted in Uncategorized on January 28, 2009 by Hitty Jean

Hitty Jean is in horror at the latest developments here.  She has rounded up Miss VanDroo and all the other Hittys, Bittys and Woodens in the house.  They are all perched waaaaaay up high.  Hitty Jean is hoping that she won't meet the fate of some other wooden dolls she's heard tales of.  You know…the ones mistaken for "Chewy Sticks."  Hitty Jean insists she is not coming down from her perch until this new beastie named Zeke stops chewing so much.

Zeke is 75% Lab and 25% Poodle 

::I'm hoping Miss VanDroo can talk her down before then::

Pawbee, Sorry We Haven’t Called…

Posted in Uncategorized on January 25, 2009 by Hitty Jean

We've been a little bit busy:

Ours is on the left 




32 Flavors

Posted in Uncategorized on January 23, 2009 by Hitty Jean

32 Flavors of the Softest, Most Colorful Merino Ever 

My mom gifted me with the most incredible yarn I have ever met.  It was love at first sight.  Thanks, Mom!! 

What I'll Be Doing This Weekend 

I have no idea how it is done, but apparently there is a woman named Stephanie McKay who can spin the softest merino ever into the most amazing skeins of yarn.  Ever.  She calls them 32 Flavors and I will forever be a fan!

A Visit With Hitty…Babysitting

Posted in Uncategorized on January 21, 2009 by Hitty Jean

Hitty Jean is babysitting today!  Well, actually, she's just flitting about in the home of the little boy that Dassa and Dassa's mom babysit.  It never gets boring for Hitty Jean.  Come along and see why:

Hitty Jean LOVES the Dalas 

Do you like Dala horses?  Hitty Jean loves them.  This is only a few in the collection.  There's a Dala Rooster, too:


Hitty Jean loves the Swedish Valentine's Day decorations.  If you play eye-spy with the picture below, you'll also see Swedish candelabra and some Quimper:

Eye-Spy...A huge fireplace! 

There are Provincial influences as well:

Hitty Jean does love some nice Pierre Deux cushions 

Not your thing?  Well, Hitty Jean is sure you must love Matryoshka's as much as she does.  How about antique ones?

Antiques? Maybe, maybe not... 

Actually, they were purchased as antiques, but the lady of the home doesn't feel that they really are.  But Hitty Jean is certain that this is an antique:

B. Rappe? 

Hitty Jean tried to solve the mystery of B Rappe, but was inconclusive in her search.  The singing bird isn't telling, either:


So, as you can see, babysitting is never boring.  It is more like visiting a museum.  There are antique portraits, figurines, a player piano, swords, books, pottery and china.  It goes on and on.  There are at least 5 dollhouses at this home.  It's true!

Emma Bridgewater Pottery! Swoon! 

Hitty Jean is absorbed in a book about Emma Bridgewater Pottery.  It seems her "tour" is over.  Alas.
Perhaps another day she will babysit again…

Inauguration Day

Posted in Uncategorized on January 20, 2009 by Hitty Jean


Together, the girls and I watched the inauguration.  President Obama's daughters were taking pictures during the ceremony.  Yo-Yo Ma looked like he was having a blast, as did that cute clarinetist – Anthony McGill.  (Pit-Pat would like me to add that it is not appropriate for a married woman to find other men cute.)  We wondered aloud about silly things like: Who gave Obama his haircut?  We talked about Aretha's cool hat.  We watched on in amazement as the cameras showed the Mall – a sea of people.  They looked cold.  And emotional.  We were taken in by President Obama's very deep voice.  We wondered why he didn't look cold.  Was it nerves?  Or were there heaters set up for the *important* people?  We talked about how well protected President Obama is by the Secret Service.  And how cool to miss school because your dad is being sworn in as President!?

Extraordinarily Ordinary.