Finished Valentine cards

Hitty Ellen’s friend couldn’t be with her today.
It didn’t matter Ellen was determined to get the Valentines cards finished.
She got to work right away on a card.
The first card is made.
Ellen gathered a few more supplies .
Continuing on she soon had her cards finished.
A happy Ellen with a table of her cards completed.
Now comes the waiting for Valentines Day.

The Red Hat Grans

Last night the Red Hat Grans came marching into my sewing room.
They heard a red hat had been made.
All demanded to see it.
As they stood looking at the hat they reminded me that in this house
the only ones that wear red hats are the Grans.
For some reason they thought the hat was made for them.
When I told the Grans it’s Ellen’s hat. I got a ear full.
I heard loud and clear these ladies want hats.
Red hats, purple hats. They don’t care as long as they get HATS.
They finally marched back home a little upset.
I guess I have my work cut out for me.

A New Hat for Ellen

Ellen was planning on finishing her Valentine cards today.
That didn’t happen.
She did get a new hat made instead.
Ellen and ACorn are looking over the supplies to make her hat.
It’s time to get down to work.
The finished hat ready for a fitting.
ACorn came over to admire it.
The fit is perfect.
ACorn agrees.

Hittys making Valentines

Hitty Ellen and her friend are working on valentines.
First the fabrics get placed on the paper background.
Next they will be stitched down.
They are then cut to size and stitched again.
Ellen is guiding the fabrics under the pressure foot. While down below
her friend is running the foot pedal for her.
Chain stitching the pieces is so much faster than doing one at a time.
The fabric cards are done being sewn.
Back to the table the girls go for the fun part.
Decorating the cards.
How are they going to decorate them?
We’ll have to wait and see.

First snow day

Last night on Donahey maybe a half inch of snow fell.
It is rather cold. With the snow and the cold the Hitty’s are dressed well.
As Gran tells the girls a half inch of snow is not much.
They head off to get their sleds.
The girls are going to get a real surprise when they realize sledding is out.
Dressed for the cold in their long Winter capes they will be warm.
I wonder how long they stay out in the cold.

Fall clean-up

Fall clean-up is happening at the Gran’s greenhouse.
Lots of flower pots to be moved.
Bird houses to be cleaned.
Flowers to be clipped and moved inside.
Everyone is working hard.
Hanging baskets will be wintered over in the greenhouse.
So many pots cleaned and moved inside for the next Spring planting.
After a hard days work Gran is relaxing on the swing with Miss Hickory.


The Hitty’s have been very busy this past month.
They have been making aprons as gifts for the Grans .
Now it’s time to get them wrapped in tissue paper.
The aprons will be hidden until gift giving time.
The girls also made new aprons for themselves.
Looks as if work will need to be done clearing up all the fabrics behind her.
A small red checked apron then just one more to wrap.
This is the last apron at this time.
Now to get them all hidden.