The Week So Far

Here in northern Illinois we’ve had a rather warm week, until today… it’s sooo blustery, which makes it seem sooo COLD.  My cold tolerance is pretty low right now, so I’ve been wearing my knee length down coat today.  We’re expecting our first snowfall late Friday into Saturday.  It seems too soon, but it really isn’t.

Today, even though it was blustery and cold, the sun shone brightly.  I walked outside with my camera to photograph possibly one of our last “green grass” days for awhile.

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mid november 491These leaves were REALLY blowing when I snapped this photo.

mid november 486The pachysandra still looks pretty; it stays green, but is covered with snow most of the winter.

mid november 484Other news, my new Little Darling painted by Helen Skinner arrived on Monday!  Ohhh, happy day!!!  I waited approximately 30 seconds to open her.  Ha ha, such discipline.

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lucy's arrival 373I asked my daughter to name her for me, and she picked Lucy.  I do like the wig she arrived in, but for fun I tried lots of wigs on her and I like her best as a redhead.  Did you ever notice how, even though we can change our dolls wigs, there seems to be a hair color that suits them the best?  For Lucy it is auburn or carrot;  Gina looks best as a brunette.  Lucy is my second Little Darling and is the #3 sculpt.  I love how she always seems so happy.  It sounds silly, but seeing that smiling face makes me happier.  Helen did a phenomenal job bringing her to life.  I also really like the new arms on the Little Darlings; Lucy holds onto things such as dolls and stuffed animals very easily, too cute.

lucy's arrival 376Here is a quick photo of what I was working on today.  Lucy will be modeling this sweater dress for you all very soon.  She can’t wait!

11-19-15 467Thanks for spending some time visiting with me today.  Bye for now!


18 thoughts on “The Week So Far

  1. Joy

    I really do like the wig she came in, but can’t wait to see a red one. Lucy is quite the girl! Just curious, but how long was your wait time for her? Thanks for sharing your latest dolly.
    Your photos make a cold day look warm. They are so sharp that it makes it look like a still day. I think the crab apples (or whatever those are) with the fluffy clouds is my favorite.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Joy,
      I don’t know what Helen’s wait time is. Lucy came from Helen through eBay; I happened to be browsing for a few minutes and there she was in an auction that was almost over. I’d say I got very lucky or that she was waiting for me!
      My photos look sharp because the shutter speed was so fast. It was pretty bright outside and my ISO was at 400. The crap apples are a very pretty and festive red, aren’t they?
      Thanks, Joy! Have a great day.

  2. jeannecrg

    Hi Cindy and congrats on your newest Little Darling. Lucy is just the sweetest looking little girl. I can’t wait to see her in that mint green knitted dress either. You did good getting her!
    It is supposed to be in the low 20’s here on Sunday. I’m not ready for winter. Your pictures are beautiful!!!
    Blessings, Jeanne

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Good morning, Jeanne. It felt like Christmas morning (when I was a little girl) when I opened her. She is beautiful and yes, I got very lucky! I hope she looks cute in mint green.
      I’m not ready for winter either, but it’s coming this weekend for us. We’ve had an easy fall, haven’t we? Thanks, Jeanne.

  3. Sonia

    Your Lucy is so cute! Can’t wait to see her all dressed up! My LD Callie, painted by Joyce Mathews, arrived today. I am thrilled with her! Your Fall photos of your yard, look like your weather is still quite nice. We had a skiff of snow last night. It probably won’t last, though.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Sonia,
      Congrats on Callie’s arrival. What a beauty she is, love her! We’ve had a very mild fall so far, but it is about to change. We are expected to get 5-7 inches, I think.
      Thanks, Sonia.

  4. Marina

    Your holiday colors are always a surprise–the combinations you choose are wonderful. Everyone loves that yummy, minty fresh, delicious aquamarine. That color jumps off the screen and grabs you by the throat. In a good way, of course. 🙂

  5. Catherine

    Your photos are beautiful, I love nature!
    Lucy is adorable and her smile is so sweet!
    I love more and more the mold 3!
    I really love her dress!
    Have a good day! It’s raining here and snow is announced for sunday.
    Warm regards.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Catherine and thank you. I’m glad you enjoy my photos. It’s nice to be able to remember what it looked like outside during a certain month of the year. We are expecting a good amount of snow tomorrow, but will start out as rain too.
      I wasn’t sure about the #3 either, but this one tugged at my heart. That smile on her face really does brighten my day.
      Have a nice weekend, Catherine.

  6. Susan

    I can’t believe you’re expecting snow this weekend. It just seems too soon. I guess I’m not ready for autumn to end quite yet. The face on your new doll is absolutely exquisite and I can’t believe all the detail that goes into the making of their clothing. Exceptional talent.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Susan,
      I love fall and wish it would continue on a bit longer too. Oh well… that’s the way it goes. Thanks so much for the compliment on my work, I appreciate it. Helen did a great job bringing Lucy to life.
      I hope you have a nice weather weekend.

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