Where we have been

Two of us accompanied our Person to Arkansas and Janet Cordell’s carving retreat by way of Illinois and our Person’s mother’s home. Naturally I (Hitty Gracious) went along as I always do, and with me this time was Ida Ruth, who was most recently helped from the wood by our Person who wanted to be able to do this better than she has up till now without instruction.

The first stop was Grandmama Person’s house. We stayed there for a week where we hung out, slept, and had a bit of relaxation. Then it was on to Arkansas. Let me just mention here that driving from VA to IL to AR is a long trip. We slept through most of it. Finally, we arrived at the ultimate destination, Sky Vue Lodge where we stayed and ate our meals (great food).

Here we are just as we arrived in our tote at Sky Vue Cabin 3

Here we are just as we arrived in our tote at Sky Vue Cabin 3


The first night we met all the other carvers, mostly people whose names our Person had heard of on her HittyGirls list but had never met. Meeting them all was fun. We also had a swap where we received a lovely crazy quilt from Sue Thueson. We plan to hang it because our Person has declared that it’s just too too pretty to sleep under. I think she’s afraid we would ruin it.
What a work of art this is!

What a work of art this is!

The next day, we went to the carving school down the road where Janet began the instruction.

The cabin where magic happens.

The cabin where magic happens.


It is here where we wish to show a picture of our Person (photo by Billie Aye) and, more importantly, the actual wood in which our newest family member was trapped.
In our Person's left hand is the very block of wood from which she helped Lilly Emiline emerge

In our Person's left hand is the very block of wood from which she helped Lilly Emiline emerge


ASIDE: Naturally, our Person (clumsy thing that she is) attempted to slice off two of her own fingers on that same left hand in a not so graceful sequence of moves which she performed on the first day. We will not show the blood. Suffice it to say she learned her lesson and survived to tell the tale.

We got a bit bored with all the carving talk, so set out to explore the territory.

There were some great views from up here...

There were some great views from up here...


... and from down here.

... and from down here.


Eventually, we located what appeared to be another little house, which we decided to check out up close. It was unoccupied, so we looked inside.
Wow - look up there.  Lets check it out.

Wow - look up there. Lets check it out.


Swinging from the chandelier ...

Swinging from the chandelier ...


Don't you just know, our Person made us come back down, claiming there was a Black Hole nearby, or something to that effect.

Don't you just know, our Person made us come back down, claiming there was a Black Hole nearby, or something to that effect.


After that, she made us sit in this hollow tree and think about the potential consequences of our actions.

After that, she made us sit in this hollow tree and think about the potential consequences of our actions.

On Wednesday, our new family member was showing signs of life and came back to Sky Vue with us to spend the night.

Here we all are.  Thankfully, the weather had turned warm, but our Person did provide us with a blanket.

Here we all are. Thankfully, the weather had turned warm, but our Person did provide us with a blanket.


Our week was flying by. Before we show you the family portrait, we wanted to share this extraordinary view of Janet sharpening a gouge. Check out the sparks.
All Hittys are cautious of fire and sharp impliments.  This set our little wooden pegs on edge.

All Hittys are cautious of fire and sharp impliments. This set our little wooden pegs on edge.


After five seemingly endless days of back and forth between Sky Vue and the cabin, hanging out in odd places, and trying oh so hard not to get into too much trouble, little Lilly Emiline finally came into being. FYI, Emiline is our Person’s grandmother’s name and is pronounced as “Emma Lynn.” She is on the small side, so I loaned her my dress, which was small enough for her, and I put on a different one. Our Person thoughtlessly neglected to provide our newest family member with suitable attire. That needs to be remedied quickly.

Doesn't little she have the cutest little bare feet ever??  And so sweet and petite - we just love her.

Doesn't she have the cutest little bare feet ever?? And so sweet and petite - we just love her.


Welcome to the family, Lilly Emiline.

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3 Responses to “Where we have been”

  1. Valerie Says:

    This was great Happy! WOW-all that wood down to your beautiful Lily Emiline.

  2. Martha Says:

    oh, Happy!!! How wonderful she is! You must be thrilled! What fun to be able to attend Janet’s retreat. I enjoyed your post – how nice of your Hittys to post a photo of you. Now I have a face to go with the name. :o)

  3. Billie Aye Says:

    Happy, it brought all the wonderful fun back! You did a gorgeous job on your Hitty.

    I look forward to seeing more of your work and I bet there’ll be plenty!

    Billie

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