Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Rejar Block Finished

Pictured above is Jackie S completed block. It is really lovely and all the stitchers used a lot of thought in presenting a visual guide to some portion of the book. Great work everyone.

I hope in the next 2 weeks to get caught up with this blog. We had a very sick dog for a long time, and yesterday she went to doggie Heaven. It will take me a while to adjust -- never really completely -- but I will get caught up here. Thanks for your patience.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Narnia Block Finished !!!!!

An email tonight from Hideko brought two wonderful photos.
The above photo is of Rendi's block finished and all set to be winging it's way from Japan to California. Beautiful work everyone -- this is one gorgeous block.

Above is the lovely work done by Hideko -- so much time and thought was put into this block by all the stitchers.

Rendi's "Narnia" block is the first one finished and it is a beauty. We are all looking forward to seeing the rest of them completed and safely home.
The Hitty girls were fast asleep when the pictures came in (after 1:00 AM here) so they will be thrilled to see the photos in the morning.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

We've hit a road block of sorts. The blocks haven't moved any in the last few weeks. I think everyone is busy with the "end of summer" activities. Soon we will have more photos to share. This is a great round robin and I think everyone is anxiously awaiting seeing the finished blocks -- I know I am.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


Today's mail brought a wonderful surprise.
Look who came for an extended visit

Meet Bettina --- along with Bettina, sister of Beaker, came this note from Lynn:

"As I told you, Professor Pennypickle's assistant, Beaker, was unhappy to hear that Hitty had had an uncomfortable experience with mice. After a meeting with his numerous relatives (mouse moot, you know), Beaker's adventurous sister, Bettina, has decided to come for an indefinate visit to the Hitty Girls to assure them that not all mice are annoying!
She's dressed up in her best bow and button.
Love from Temecula, Lynn & Beaker"

Bettina took the Hitty's aside and opened the book, Hitty Her First Hundred Years and found the picture she wanted to show them --- "See", said Bettina, "the mice were only washing your face -- they meant you no harm".

Well, as you can see, Bettina is a hit with the girls. (below) They have become instant best friends. The girls asked about the "Hitty Block" that was in Temecula and Bettina told them all about it and how wonderful it is -- Beaker told her -- and Bettina was thrilled to get to see a block first hand herself (she was glad Jackie hadn't made it to the post office yet and she was able to admire the block with the Hitty girls).
Thank you, Lynn, for adding another wonderful story to the favorite book round robin blocks. I hope all of you have had fun reading about them too.
That's it for today, August 8, 2006.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

New photos of Lynn's addition to Hideko's block, Hideko's addition to Jackie S's block & Jackie Y's addition to Rendi's Block

Lynn's addition to Hideko's block

Jackie Y's addition to Rendi's block

Hideko's addition to Jackie Y's block

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Hitty in Temecula, CA

(Don't forget to click on the photo for a larger image -- Beaker is so small you might miss him otherwise)

Is she here yet???
Is she here yet???
Poor Beaker, Assistant to Professor Pennypickle at the Imaginarium Museum in Temecula, CA, is racing around the museum looking for Hitty. Beaker even left his cookie jar in search of Hitty.

In Professor Pennypickle's absence, Beaker is to present the Key to the City of Temecula to Hitty. Beaker climbed to the book shelves and asked Mr. Monkey if he had seen Hitty. The monkey was unable to help Beaker so Beaker climbed back down the shelves and sat on a pile of books that Professor Pennypickle was using for research. He carefully sat there and looked about the room in search of Hitty -- the Key to the City still in his hands (paws? feet?).

Finally Beaker climbed to rthe radio unit at the museum and broadcast an appeal for anyone who has seen Hitty to please contact him.

You can imagine Beaker's surprise when he learned that the "real" Hitty would not be there -- but the traveling round robin block from CQI. Lynn saw the dissapointment in Beaker's eyes and allowed him to closely inspect the Hitty block -- he thanked Lynn and asked that she forward the Key to the City along with the block. Lynn assured Beaker that she would do this and added a lovely boquet of Temecula flowers to the block and what a wonderful block it is. Hitty, via her RR block has traveled to Japan (Hideko) and twice to California where she visited Disneyland (Rendi) and Lynn (Temecula). Next the block travels to New York state for a visit with Jackie S and then back to Illinois and home with the Hitty girls.

At last the girls were able to see a photo of their wonderful block -- they are so excited and want to thank Hideko, Rendi and Lynn so very much --- and Jackie S even though the block hasn't made it to New York yet -- we all just know it will be fabulous.

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  • Wednesday, July 26, 2006

    Hitty in CQMagOnline and CQI

    Hitty and the "girls" have made it big time.
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