Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fall Adventures

Since the old log cabin is still under construction, Jenny and Merilin decided to turn it into a neighborhood haunted house for the kids. Lester pulled the boxes of decorations out of storage and let the girls decorate. They put on thier costumes to get into the spirit.


"Oh my!" Merilin cried as a mototcycle pulled up in front of the cabin.

Jenny laughed and said, "Don't worry, they are some old friends of ours! They come for a visit every year to help out with our Fall Festival and Halloween party."

"Hello guys, you are just in time to help us decorate the old cabin." Jenny said as she went out to greet the three fellows.

Merilin snickered because she felt Gnome William hiding behind her.

Of course, the Momma cat and kittens some person dumped at the cabin came out to greet the group too. The kittens were a bit frightened, but the Momma cat said, "It's ok."

"Come on boys and you can help us decorate." Jenny said.

Of course, they wanted to set up the old cemetary first.  Jenny had cut the thick stryofoam into rugged shapes and coated it with medium with grit and then added coffee grounds and moss all around. She used some old ceramic hands to come out of the mounds of moss.

With the boney pair helping and the cemetary going in, the Gnome twins, Harry and Larry decided to check out the roof. 

"Where did Harry and Larry go?" Merilin asked.

"Oh they went up on the roof to check the weather for us!" Jenny laughed then whispered, "They are afraid."

Merilin climbed up in the tree near the cabin and stood on one of the branches.

"Why don't you come on down?" she asked.

"We are fine here. Larry said.

" We can watch for intruders up here." Harry said.

"Okay, suit yourself." Merilin said as she climbed down.

"Oh man, this is one heavy jackolantern!" The boney brothers,Bill and Phil grunted as they lifted in tnto place on the mossy stand.

"Put some muscle into it!" Bill giggled.

"I would if I could." Phil grunted back while lifting the heavy pumpkin.

Just then the two burst out laughing and lost their grips. The pumpkin landed with a thud and the two brothers fell down and rolled with laughter.

They laughed and pointed at each other and Jenny and Merilin laughed at them too.

They picked themselves up and got back to work.

Jenny began placing the clay pumpkins and clay Jack O Lanterns her person had made for the fruit stand. Her person sells them and gives them to haunted houses set up for the kids.

Jenny likes the real ones but oh the mess! The clay ones last forever if taken care of and packed away for season after season.

Jenny always decorates the last week of September because her person and her hubby celebrate their Anniversary the first week of October as they have for 36 years.

Their ghostly friend found his spot for the decorations next to the giant carved wooden pumpkin. Phil started sweeping up the packing peanuts from the boxes. William continued supervising.

Merilin got out her favoirite clay Jack  O Lanterns that her person made. She sat the Vampire Jack and the scared Jack on the porch edge. " I love these."


Then the box will all the hats in it was opened. Jenny and Merilin tried on a hat.
Even William got in on the fun. He chose the Wisard's hat. If you look close, you can see him smile.

Even the ghost tried one on.

"Aww how could someone just dump these little kitties?" Bill asked.                                                "I don't know replied Phil. They get them when they are this little girls size and so cute and funny then when they get pregnant, they drop them off in the country to fend for themselves."                               "I just don't get it how some people get the idea that these house cats can feed themselves when suddenly dropped off in the wild." Jenny said.          "Lucky for them Lester found the Momma and fed her and the kittens. But now, they are old enough to find a home of their own with someone to love them." Bill said as the kitty purred.

A couple of the bone brothers friends showed up to keep watch over the haunted house. One decided to sit on the steps to greet the kids. They were late becasue they just got back from a Dead Head concert. Imagine that!

Just remember, we all got to go sometime, LOL and it is my time to go!

Live long, laugh hard and love to all, Wanda and the Wildhare Hittys

Friday, September 17, 2010

Ronald McDonald House Gift Away

I am re cooperating from a bump on the noggin and thought I would take the time to talk a little about the 4 new suites being built inside Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith for the Ronald McDonald House. This is the first one in Arkansas. These suites will house the parents and family of critically ill children from newborn to age 18. This on site suites allow parents to stay close to their children.

We are gathering dolls and toys to give to all the children of those families to help Christmas be a bit merrier. Any extra's will be taken to the pediatric ward for kids stuck in the hospital on Christmas.

When I started this project, everyone was excited. I only had one person try to stop my project for reasons I still don't understand. I am very happy to say, I decided to put out my call for help to several groups, doll groups, carving groups, boy scouts and anyone that I thought would see the joy this project
 would bring to those families. I am going to show the
 pictures of the donations to date and will add to them
 as more come in. We can use dolls, both Hitty and
others, dresses, pj's , Hitty books, cars and boy
 dolls too.

So please go through your Hitty closets and see if perhaps there is an unloved doll or dress that you can give to a child or their siblings stuck in the hospital for Christmas. 

The Hitty modeling this ladybug nightie is donated too. 

We are going to try to put a book, a doll and an outfit or two in a gift bag for the girls. Imagine the group of young Hitty lovers we are creating! These youngsters may be our future Hitty girls! 

I really shouldn't be amazed at the generosity of you girls and guys too, but it has really touched me. I had a few doubts early on. I wasn't sure if multiple groups could work together.

Well folks, you sure have put those doubts to rest!

I sold the fairy house and fairy and will be buying some toys for the boys and some packaging for the gifts.

Even the son of a friend donated the cars he built and decorated in Boy Scouts.

We may have to find a book or two for the boys too.  I hope someone has some ideas of boy books.

I donated a Hitty dolls and sent two shoulder heads off to someone else to make bodies for and she will send them back clothed too!

So if you have any dresses, pantlets, coral necklaces, coats, books, dolls or a toy for a boy, we can use them.

To all of you that have donated so far, I thank you!
I got excited just opening the boxes of donations. I can't imagine the excitment of the kids getting these toys for Christmas.

The donations are tax deductable so let me know the value so I can get you receipts.

This little kitty was in a resale shop for a whole quarter. I figured the dress could be adjusted to fit a Hitty with a snap or two. She even had a hat.  I removed the dress, can can and hat and decided to use the kitty as a traveling pin cushion. Her name is now Kitty Ow Ow.  I hate to use her for  a pincushion but I don't have one in my travel bag for those long waits at the doctors office. 

 If anyone wants to adopt a kitty, just send me a
pincushion and I will send this sweet kitty .  She says she would like a new dress anyway! Ha ha.

Watch for ourcoming post of all of Hitty Jenny's preparations for Halloween.

The chill is in the morning air and it makes me think
 of  the coming holidays.
 Hitty Jenny is busy turning the log house into
 a haunted house for the neighbor kids, and her too.
She loves decorating. So watch for the post of all of  her goulish  decor.

Have a good day, Wanda and the Wildhare Hittys