FYI, Miss Hattie runs the Orphanage in the cartoon movie Despicable Me. She keeps the Box of Shame in her office and any child that upsets her in any way gets sent into the box as punishment. The boxes really are quite similar … poor Little Hiddles … hope he doesn’t find out.
Movin’ Hiddles #5…
"Okay, now it’s my turn to get in!"
Before I knew it, Little Hiddles had climbed into the box and sat on his book and films. I explained that he didn’t need to go in a box, but he insisted on it because he didn’t want to be forgotten.
"Kiiim, its gonna be dark in here when you close the box… I don’t like the dark."
"I can cut a window for you if that will make you feel better."
With the blade I cut a window for LH… which also gave him some badly needed ventilation.
"Is that better, Little Hiddles?"
"Much better, thank you."
In the end he seemed quite pleased with himself and confident in knowing that he was going to be joining the rest of us in the new home. I probably shouldn’t tell him that his packing box looks a lot like Miss Hattie’s box of shame… whatever keeps the little guy happy is a good thing for the time being ;)
Movin’ Hiddles #4…
"Okay… Everything is in the box! Now what do I do?" asked Little Hiddles.
"You have to write on the box… make sure that you put down what is in the box, and where you want it to go. You should also mark if it is fragile and which side of the box points up."
"What colour sharpie should I use?
"Whatever colour makes you happy, Little Hiddles."
"I like pink! Will you help me write?"
"Sure I will. Just tell me what you want to put where."
Movin’ Hiddles #3…
"Kiiiim,… there’s one more thing in the bedroom. Can you help me?"
"Sure, what is it LH?"
"Can you get my book?"
"Your book is already in a box. It will make it to the new home."
"But I would feel much better if I could pack it in my box! Please, pass it down to me."
"Since you asked nicely I will, but really this isn’t nescessary. I do have the whole packing thing under control."
Movin’ Hiddles #2…
"First we get my movies!" said Little Hiddles as he scurried to the shelf.
Before I knew it he had scaled most of the book shelf.
"Little Hiddles, that isn’t safe! That shelf isn’t bolted to the wall! Let me help."
"I’m a big boy, I can do it myself! See, here are the movies I want… I’ll pass them down to you"
Little Hiddles passed the discs one at a time, until he reached the last one…
"This box is heavy… can you take it please?"
"Sure, Little Hiddles."
"Just put them down on the floor! & perhaps you can help me down. I can manage the rest on my own!"
I placed LH down on the ground and sat back for the next half hour and watched him slide the discs across the floor… it seems that the dvds were heavier than he thought… or the box was further away than he recalled. He gave the odd little grunt, but would not let on that he was having any difficulty…. even Little Men have their pride ;)
Movin’ Hiddles #1…
"What have you got there, Little Hiddles?"
"It’s a box… Charlie Horse, Little Puppy and Etess say we’re moving."
"Did they really say that? It was supposed to be a surprise for this weekend."
"Kim, why did you tell them and not me???"
"Because you get impatient… They drove with me all the way across the country… they know better than to ask ‘Are we there yet?’ or ‘How many more sleeps?’ But since they already told you… its true, on Friday we go to our new home."
"In that case I have a lot of work to do!"
"Alright, Little Hiddles, just let me know if I can help."
Sewluvli is moving from her apartment into her own Condo when she takes possession on Friday. Her buddy, Little Hiddles, is helping her with the move. I really thought this was quite hillarious and wanted to share … she really is so talented and creative in so many ways. Hope you can enjoy as much as I did.
Almost finished, Flower Broaches … just need to find the appropriate Bar Pins to sew on the back side … made using Wool Flannel Material, Wool Felt and each leaf or petal is backed with Felted Wool Sweater Material. The petals on the top flowers are stuffed with a wee piece of batting for a more three dimensional effect.
Two pair of fingerless gloves for hands/arms a little bit larger than mine … made from recycled felted sweaters … embellished with machine embroidery and felted yarns.
I’ve had a lot of things on the go recent and am finally getting around to finishing some of these things. The binding is finally on my I SPY QUILT … this one I’m keeping for myself! I found a little plaid for the binding and used a variegated thread for my free motion quilting around the sashing … I really do love variegated threads. It was fun collecting the various fabrics … now what to do with the leftovers?
I can’t believe it’s been a month since our return from cycling in Ireland. Here’s a sampling of my photos … the scenery was fantastic, the food and B&Bs were great, and the hospitality wonderful. Ireland is green because it rains almost every day! We cycled 850 km from Galway to Cork. I even got to kiss the Blarney Stone! There will definitely be a return visit in the future.
It seems as though we just left for Ireland and yet we are back already after 18 days. Our cycle trip was challenging but exhilarating …beginning with 3 days in Dublin … taking the train to Galway and cycling 850 km along the coast to Cork (taking in the Dingle Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry). When finished in Cork we travelled by train back to Dublin.
The road came up to meet us … quite often not where we intended (road signs are often not there or are very well concealed), the sun shone occasionally on our faces (through the openings in the clouds interspersed with Irish Mist, showers and/or medium to heavy rains each day) and the wind blew mainly at our faces (not our backs as we would have preferred) … I guess there’s a reason they call it the Wild Atlantic Way … what was I thinking!!! Regardless of the weather we enjoyed every single day … around most corners was another cow, sheep, horse or donkey. The scenery was breathtaking; the people most genuine and friendly and the food was wonderful. I would not have changed a thing … well perhaps a little more sunshine and a little less rain would have been nicer.
In each city/town we travelled through I asked about a Quilting Store … they are almost non existent; however, I persevered and finally sourced The Sewing Shed between Dingle and Castlemaine on the R561 in the middle of nowhere, above a small convenience store with gas pumps, Benson’s, … take the stairs up the side of the building to this lovely little shop. Pictured are the Irish fat quarters I scooped up for a ‘to be determined’ project and some lovely little sheep buttons.