Try as she might, and we all know a determined Hitty can work her will in a mighty way and with remarkable results, Hedydd could not urge the Sun to linger in the sky a moment longer, so that she might view the eclipse. She had prepared and anticipated, but her plans came to naught. The Sun did as it would, sinking into the clouds, traveling West.
Not wanting to peer directly into the Sun, Hedydd prepared an aid to viewing the Eclipse.
Alas, clouds obscured the view of a barely bitten Sun.
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Not to be outdone, Hedydd, too, has a new celebratory pinnie.
Posted in Dolls, Hitty, Needle-work | Tagged Day of the Dead, Fabric, Hitty Hedydd, Sewing, Sugar Skulls | 1 Comment »
Miss Hickory snuggles among the warm jars of spicy pumpkin butter, fresh from the water bath.
Posted in Miss Hickory, Wooden Dolls | Tagged Autumn, Home-canning, Miss Hickory, Pumpkin Butter, Water Bath | 6 Comments »
Feeling somewhat neglected, Agapanthus and Hedydd journeyed from upstairs to down, intent on discovering the reason for the shift in attention. The dining table was covered in fabric, nothing unusual in that. However, it was not the bits and pieces commonly associated with Hitty-Stitchery, but gaily-patterned material and embellishments evoking a culture not entirely familiar to the Mad for the Farthing Crowd.
Posted in Hitty, Needle-work, Wooden Dolls | Tagged Fabric, Hitty Agapanthus, Hitty Hedydd, Neglect, Sewing, Sugar Skulls, Suspicions | 4 Comments »
The liquid heat of Summer lingers still, seeking to arrest the changes Autumn longs to bring. There have been no sharp cold mornings yet to shock the Ginkgoes into vibrant yellow, just the slow ebb of green from leaf.
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In the last year of her life, Queen Victoria crocheted eight woolen scarves to be presented to selected military men fighting in South Africa as awards for service. Although there appears to be some question about precisely whom received the awards beyond the four servicemen from the British Regular Army, it is believed that a scarf was presented to four Colonial soldiers from the countries of New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Canada. More information, including photographs, may be found here and here.
The scarves were five feet long, including fringe, and nine inches wide. Victoria’s Royal Cipher was embroidered in red in the lower corner of the scarf.
Since Hitty has her very own particular brand of majesty and enjoys friendships with Hittygirls throughout the “Empire”, indeed the world, she thought herself more than worthy to create and receive such a distinguished honor. So, we present “Queen Hittoria’s Scarf”.
Posted in Hitty, Needle-work | Tagged Australia, Award, Canada, Crochet, Empire, Hittoria, Honor, New Zealand, Queen Victoria's Scarf, South Africa | 2 Comments »