For my father’s birthday we went up to Gravenhurst to take a luncheon cruise on the Segwyn. It was cold and blustery (which was unfortunate), but the lunch was lovely and it was a nice thing to be able to do as a family… seeing as it is not often these days that we can all be together at once owing to my current work/living situation.
As part of our cruise ticket, we were also given admission to the Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre… and Little Hiddles came along for the tour.
Together we saw a lot of beautifully restored wooden speedboats and pleasurecraft. LH was so impressed he wanted to take them all for a ride.
"BrrrrRRrrrr…VrooooOOOOomm! BrrrrR…BrRrrrr….OoooommM!" buzzed Little Hiddles while steering himself about the exhibit hall.
"What are you up to LH?"
"I’m being a motor boat! Brrrrrr…..BrrRrrrrr…."
"Can I sit in a boat?"
"I don’t think you’re supposed to… there are signs everywhere telling people not to caress the boats… I would be a very poor museum employee if I ignored the signs."
"Awwww…" whined LH.
A little while later he piped up again…
"Why’s this one so small? It looks like its almost the right size for me!"
"The sign says that this one was made in the 1930s by British Motor Manufacturing Limited and it was built to be a ride at an amusement park on the Thames… you know where that is don’t you?"
"Yes, that’s in London! Please, please, please can I ride the boat??? I’ll be good for the rest of the day and I’ll not tell anyone. Even Mary Poppins caved to Jane and Michael now and then!…"
"Oh, all right. But really you mustn’t tell anyone or I’ll burn for this you know."
Somehow I think that the little man had his fingers crossed behind his back when he made that promise.
As a footnote to this entry, I sincerely apologize for disobeying a museum sign. I am ashamed of myself for doing it, but the temptation was so great. I left no fingerprints of my own and LH is very clean & made of pure wool (corridale & merino) and left no marks of his own having barely touched the metal of the wheel with his feet and the wood of the wheel with the tiniest part of his wrists. I will gladly return to buff the boat if penance is required.
No one ever said that traveling economy was glamourous, but on this trip Little Hiddles had a better seat than I did! #LittleHiddles #TomHiddleston #vacation
Sewluvli is home from Calgary for a few weeks and brought Little Hiddles along for the ride. We’ve had a few outings and hope to squeeze in a couple more before they have to return.
Dad’s #birthday #cake in progress. #Superman! Using @wiltoncakes’ #vintage super heroes pan
Movin’ Hiddles #8
After some time I heard the rustling and a whimper coming from the living room and I came out to see what was wrong. LH was hanging from the window of his box with his little feet peddling in the air.
"I’m stuck," he cried, "and I really, really want out!"
"Alright Little Hiddles. I’m sorry you’ve waited so long. Please let me help you."
With that being said, I lifted his behind and pushed him back through the window of his box & he landed inside with a little squeak. Being very careful not to disturb the contents of the box, I cut gently along the tape. I opened the box to find that LH had landed head over heels with his legs splayed akimbo. Little Hiddles righted himself and climbed out of the box all on his own.
"Ouch, my Noggin!" said LH giving his head a rub.
I brushed him off, straightened his cardigan and gave him a kiss on the head and he was his usual self in no time. To assuage his hurt feelings I gave him control of the remote and we watched his movies for the rest of the night.
Movin’ Hiddles #7
Apparently movies and snacks weren’t enough to keep LH happy in the box. While I busied myself with unpacking boxes in the bedroom, Little Hiddles tried to escape.
When his head got stuck in the box he tried to free himself by first kicking one leg and then the other… when that plan failed he tried to push with both legs, but alas his head was firmly stuck in the box!
Movin’ Hiddles #6
Following the move it was determined that Little Hiddles should remain in his box until all of the other boxes were unpacked so that he would not be in the way or under foot.
To keep him occupied I fed him Cheerios and played his dinosaur movies.
When it got warm in the apartment I stopped unpacking long enough to have a popsicle… LH was jealous and asked me to share.
Sewluvli and Little Hiddles have now settled into their new abode. Here’s how it went with LH. Someone suggested Sewluvli has too much time on her hands!
I got sidetracked and just had to make this little quilted Pillow Slip … I found a Cotton Heirloom Insert in my Lace/Trim Stash that was just long enough to go round. I have some black/red and white strips that I think I’ll use for my next one … another great way to use up leftovers!
I’ve been working on these Mittens what seems to be forever … have 10 pairs completed and two more to go!
I had some ‘felted sweater pockets’ to make use of and came up with these little bags … All have a top opening and are fully cotton lined with little pockets … the smaller ones are perfect for IPods and Ear Buds! I’m rather happy with the results and may just have to keep one for myself! The green ones have zipper openings, the brown ones have a dome fastener.