Thursday, March 31, 2011

I found a kitten!

100_0140 by richila9098
100_0140, a photo by richila9098 on Flickr.

She was shivering outside of the school building this morning. I don't have a name for her yet. Hopefully, she will like being a classroom cat. I think she would be a good companion for the times that Dar'mate is too busy to spend time with me at school.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

New Hat

031 by richila9098
031, a photo by richila9098 on Flickr.

Today Dar'mate took me to a doll meet. It was with DFW Resin Dreams and we had a knit and crochet class for doll clothing in a local library. The members showed off their crochet and knitting work for dolls and gave away yarn, crochet hooks and patterns to library patrons. One member even taught a mini crochet class.

Overnight, the weather had changed from bright, sunny and warm to cool and rainy. Dar'mate had already made the shrug for me, and I was very happy to wear it with my leggings. Today she learned to crochet a hat. I really like it and it kept my hair dry even though it was drizzling when we headed home.

It was a lot of fun chatting with the other dolls while our people worked on beautiful things for us. We all agreed that we were very lucky dolls.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Watching the train

047 by richila9098
047, a photo by richila9098 on Flickr.

Today I learned an important lesson. Whiny dolls get left in the bag until lunch time if there isn't time to change their clothing. Complaining on the blog did get some springtime dresses pulled out, but I only had half a day to show off my pretty dress at school.

After school today, Dar'mate and I took some time to read about her new camera and try it out. At first, I didn't want my picture taken. But, when she offered me new places to pose in the car, I was quite willing. I had never gotten to sit in the open window before and i enjoyed all the things I could see from that position.

This is my favorite picture we took this afternoon. I enjoyed watching the train go by. I think it would be quite exciting to ride one someday. I would really enjoy having my picture taken while riding on the train.

I will get to go to the Dollakon convention in June. Maybe I will have a chance to ride a train then.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dar'mate got a new camera

100_0016 by richila9098
100_0016 a photo by richila9098 on Flickr.

So, of course, I am the subject of most of her pictures. I can't say I mind and at least she didn't shine a flash in my face while writing. Cordette stayed home with Gi yesterday and this morning he asked me to leave her toy where he could find it. Hmm, I guess he will take a kitty play break from his work today.

It seems strange to be wearing the same outfit more than one day in a row, but this dress is so comfortable and cool. Only my wools and velvet suits are unpacked and it is just too hot for them. I think I will unpack my cotton lawn dresses and put away the suits, except for my red suit. It is silk and will always be my favorite suit because of the happy event it brings to mind.
That reminds me, I need to start wearing my pearls. The problem is that they are so very precious to me that i don't want to risk losing them. I was so excited that I didn't realize that there was a matching bracelet in the box. Hmm, maybe I can convince Dar'mate to make me an evening gown to show off my jewelry properly.
But first, I need more Spring dresses. Dar'mate has set aside an entire box of cotton lawns just to make me dresses.The colors are so pretty, if I can just decide what satyle dress that I really want.
Decisions, decisions-I need to look at some more patterns before I decide.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Playing with my cat

Playing with my cat by richila9098
Playing with my cat a photo by richila9098 on Flickr.

Yesterday, Miss Mayra, Dar'mate's friend., gave me a kitty of my very own. She even made her a basket to sleep in and a toy so I could play with her. I know Gi will be happy that she has her own bed and won't have to share ours, after the wedding. (blush)
I brought her to school with me today. I wanted more bonding time with my Cordette. Now, I understand why Dar'mate always gets new pets during the summer, more time to play.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Thinking by richila9098
Thinking a photo by richila9098 on Flickr.

You may not realize it, but i spend a lot of time thinking about my blog. Some days there is so much happening that I can't figure out where to start. Other days, I have plenty to say, but I am not sure if even Gi would find it of interest.

Today I am thinking. Shall write of the past or the future? Shall I write of my dreams or disappointments?

I am looking forward to Spring Break next week. Dar'mate is going to put together an actual room to hold my bedroom furniture. We have been collecting rugs and fabric for curtains and extra pillows. The flooring is ready to be laid as soon as the walls are up. We will take scraps from my bedding to the store to find just the right paper for the walls.

Monday, March 7, 2011


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Doll pictures 017 a photo by richila9098 on Flickr.

I have started collecting lingerie for my trousseau. I feel beautiful in this; Dar'mate did a lovely job. It is so much fun collecting beautiful items to wear for my beloved. As the song says, "I enjoy being a girl!"

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sweet Dreams

New Bedding
Originally uploaded by richila9098
Yesterday evening, Dar'mate and I worked on linens for my bed. It is the next room she is planning to build. I think we will take the comforter with us to pick the wall paper. We ordered a brown chaise lounge last week. I want it to be soft, but not so girly that Girard is uncomfortable in it. Afterall, it will be his room too. (blush)

I think the extra pillows and curtains will be in the green and brown floral. We haven't chosen the floor, but I am leaning toward a soft gold stone floor. I don't want it too dark, but we will have to see if it works with the bedding. I am happy we got that settled so I can make my plans.

My vanity chair will get a floral pillow and I am thinking that a green rug beside the bed would help tie everything together.

There are so many choices to make when creating a room for two.