Spalted Chestnut

Basket of Goodies

Basket of Goodies

The Quimper Hitty human has a very good friend who appeared to be immune to Hittys. However, another friend of that friend acquired a new lathe, and was looking for projects. I gave my friend, and she gave her other friend an approximate profile of an uncarved Hitty blank, and a couple of weeks later a basket of goodies arrived at the Hitty cupboard.

.

.

Salad Bowls

Salad Bowls

We were most astonished and delighted at the sweet and beautiful little salad bowls, a gift from the wood-turner – Thank You!

.

Potential friends

Potential friends

…and Eugenia was overcome at the thought of potential friends arriving in the cupboard.  As soon as the human has a few uninterrupted moments she will begin to search for the dollies in the wood!

The tree that this wood came from is a Horse Chestnut tree, a branch of which was overhanging the garden of our friend. She was happy to have the branch removed before it fell into her asparagus bed. Our friend’s friend is apparently happy to have found a new way to exercise the lathe – and we are happy to have found a person who was willing to venture turning a doll blank!

 

.

 

Advertisements

15 thoughts on “Spalted Chestnut

  1. How exciting for Eugenia to know that a new brother or sister is in the making…so to speak. The wood is beautiful. A very exciting and thoughtful gift. Immune to Hittys? Poppycock! The wee turned bowls are lovely.

  2. It will be fun! My friend has no idea what she has contributed to – the friend of my friend apparently ordered “Hitty” from a bookstore and I fear is on the way to being hooked!

  3. oh goodness what a grand surprise..Happy to hear that your friend of a friend might be a new convert to HIttyism!
    Love those bowls and can’t wait to see the new family members.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: