Project Hitty Nanny Hope
Carved by Judy McPherson
Donated by Anita & Hitty Gilliflower
Anita in Denmark has donated this Hitty, carved by Judy McPherson, and invites you to join this project the purpose of which is, that representing Hitty Girls, we donate this Hitty Nanny Hope to a foster child through the american private organisation Kids Peace (www.kidspeace.org). Some of the children they help are orphans or children that had to be removed from their homes for various reasons.
We won't know the name of the child because of privacy reasons but she will be around 8 to 10 years old with an interest in dolls, travel dolls and reading. Hitty Nanny Hope is to live with the girl and hopefully she will be of much consolation to the child. Hitty Nanny Hope will arrive with many belongings and also the book about Hitty and her first hundred years.
This project has been quite some time on the way.
Nanny went astray (via US Postal Services!) in South Dakota for
many months. Also, sadly our group has lost Bobbie Bates who passed due
to illness - Bobbie Bates was quick when Anita had the idea of donating
Nanny Hope and kindly offer to be "the American in charge" and
collect everything as well as being the coordinator of sending Hitty
Nanny Hope traveling to the Hittygirls who would like a visit.
Pauline will send Nanny Hope to you - IF YOU WANT a visit, but you can donate to Nanny Hope WITHOUT having her sent to you ( just send items to Pauline). You can make something for Nanny Hope - sew, knit, crochet, whatever. Nanny has been staying with Happy at Camp Wannado last year and Nanny Hope has just visited with Kjerstin and the Quimper Street Hittys in Canada and she is now on her way to ??? - .
You can JUMP INTO THIS PROJECT whenever you like -
just let Pauline know (or me). This turned out to be a long term thing
as I originally predicted but that doesn't diminish the value and the
goal of the project.
So far, we are 14 Hittygirls in the project - we have room for many more so please come and join us.
Hitty Nanny Hope & Hitty Gilliflower
Hitty Nanny Hope
Here are the McPherson Hitty's measurements. It is best to make clothes that open all the way in the back cause she is pegged close to her body and has limited arm movement.
neck circ.: 3 1/2.
Nancy H.'s Outfit
Sandy E's Outfit
Gilliflower in Yellow Pinny
Nanny Hope celebrating.
Time to say Goodbye!
Happy Birthday, Real Hitty!