Friday, November 26, 2010

A Doll A Week 47/52: Rosina Hittykin

This is Rosina Hittykin.  She is a resin Hittykin by Dee-Anne R. Cote.  She arrived in July 2005.  She is a very sweet Hitty who loves to explore and learn new things.  In fact, at one point, she had a terrible accident and ended up having to have peg-replacement surgery on her legs!  She would like to be a teacher someday, but in the meantime, is happy to watch over the younger Hittys.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Doll a Week 46/52: Hitty Faith

Hitty Faith Brown came to live with us on March 4, 2006.  Hitty Grace Brown and Jen were at the Gaithersburg Doll Show, and got to meet her carve-mother, Judy Brown, there.  Hitty Faith called out to us to please let her be the little Hitty to come home with us - and how could we say no?
She was the smallest Hitty living here for a long time, but she is a very loyal and encouraging friend and wise beyond her years.  She's been going with me to work all week - she fits in a little pocket in my purse, and there's still room for a little sleeve of pens in that pocket!  Here's some photos that I took today:

The Japanese Red maple is holding on to its leaves for a few more days...

Some of my Black-eyed Susans have refused to stop blooming...

And just so you can see how little she really is...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Doll A Week 45/52: Hitty Patty

This is Hitty Patty - her carving was finished on February 17, 2006, thus her name.  She is the first Hitty I've carved, and I learned a lot from her.  Unfortunately, I haven't really had a chance to really apply what I learned about carving since then!  She loves to cook and bake, and when she isn't in the kitchen, she's probably reading cookbooks and watching the Food Network!  The other Hittys get really excited when she's in the kitchen!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Day at the Parade

 Today Molly got to go to a parade!  Here's Molly, waiting to get out of the car to walk to a good spot along the parade route.  The wind was cold - she wished she'd brought a jacket!

There were the usual police motor cycles and cars, and some less-usual fire trucks.  This is their "bush truck."

There was a very old fire truck:

And a fairly new one:


Ronald McDonald was in the parade, too!

There were some floats, too.

Buzz Lightyear was supporting Toys For Tots!
We were waiting for the marching band to come!
But we only got the back of our favorite trumpet player!
The band brought their Eagle friend, too. 

There were some cool old cars in the parade, too. 

A lot of local businesses were handing out things like pens, flags and footback schedule magnets with their business cards.  Some of the floats and cars threw candy out to the kids standing by the parade route, and one truck had a t-shirt launching gun - we saw a shirt land on the roof of the building near where we were standing. 
 There was a lot to see, and it was a very exciting afternoon.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Doll A Week 44/52: Elizabeth

This is Elizabeth.  She has been in our blog before.  She is an Early American Companion doll with origins in New Hampshire (a Gail Wilson Designs kit, actually).  She is very Hitty-like in personality, but also has a touch of a pioneer spirit (maybe she has been reading too many Little House books).  She is a bit bigger than Hitty and has an entire under-the-bed storage box full of kits for furniture, accessories, and clothing.  She really hopes that she won't have to wait until Jen retires to see some of those kits turn into real things for her!