Our weather has been unseasonably warm and also very rainy. Each day since I have retired has been cloudy and overcast with only very short lived and occasional breaks in the clouds to allow a ray or two of sunshine to cheer us here at Sasha Shangri-La.
Today I jumped up to take outdoor photos when I saw the sunshine, but alas, it had disappeared by the time I grabbed the dolls, the camera and went outside. So I took photos on the front porch and made the best of this non-rainy, limited sunshine, breezy day. 😊
First up is the lovely Sylvia and she is very happy to model her lovely knitted cardigan made by Linda Simpson. I was lucky to snap it up at the Sasha Celebration Weekend last May. Her corduroy slacks are by Sashapotamus and her leather boots are by Ruthsdolls. Sylvia’s ponytail hair style allows you to see her beautiful cardigan. ❤
Sylvia is a very early Sasha NP made in 1966 and she has detailed, hand-painted brown eyes with the palest of blue highlights on her lids. ❤
Sylvia up close. 😊
A very pretty girl. 🌹
Next is Hannah and she is a graphic eyed NP girl with lovely red hair. She is wearing a wonderful knitted sweater made by Christine Durand. I bought it at the Sasha Festival in Rochester last summer. Her black corduroy trousers are made by an unknown seamstress and her black leather slip on shoes were made by Ruthsdolls.
Hannah particularly likes the sweet sheep crossing her tummy. 😉
I arranged her hair to each side so you can see more of the knitted design. 😊
Thank you Hannah. ❤
Last is Jessie and she is a 1967 NP with a nice, longer bobbed hair style. I arranged her hair off of her shoulders to best show her lovely knitted cardigan with adorable ducks and it was made by Rosie Laird. It has a very nice matching hat and gloves too! The maker of her trousers is unknown.
Her leather boots were made by Ruthsdolls. 😊
The pretty Jessie up close. ❤
Jessie loves her new outfit very much. ❤
Hannah, Jessie and Sylvia together as sisters. 😊
They want to thank you for stopping by today and spending time with us. They are sending you hugs and happy wishes for a lovely weekend and week to come. 😊 xxx
Some close up photos of the girls. 🌹
Lastly, a few waterlogue images for you to enjoy. ❤
I smiled a lot to see your beautiful girl wearing one of my knits 🙂 All your girls are so easy on the eye, and gorgeous knits too. I love this post ! Thanks Ginger xx
Wonderful Linda, I am so glad you like the post! Thank you for the lovely comments. I am starting to ” feel” a bit like I have time to take photos and show my treasures, like your cardigan, on my Sasha dolls. I guess it is starting to sink in that the day is mine! Yeah! 😊 xxx
What beautiful girls in gorgeous knits. I particularly like your little Sylvia with her short bobbed hair, what a little sweetie she is! All look so cosy and warm too.
I hope you get some more sunshine soon. I had a similar experience today too, I wanted to take photos of the snow on the mountains but wanted to get closer to them, despite my zoom lens. So I went to get ready and grabbed everything, got in the car and as I drove closer, I watched the clouds gathering on the top of the mountains and by the time I was even remotely close, so the tops and the snow were completely obscured!!! LOL….oh well, tomorrow is another day!
Thank you Sharon. I hope we get some sunshine too. Even just a glimpse really raises my spirits and makes me want to go outdoors and enjoy Mother Nature. I am sorry you missed the snow capped mountain photos today but you get an “A” for effort! I love your outlook too and I am working on my outlook to realize tomorrow is another day and I will have the entire day to enjoy! Thank you for the kind comments for Sylvia too. ❤ XXX
What super looking girls you have there Ginger! Beautiful 🙂
Thank you Ronny! Have a great weekend! 😊 xxx
What gorgeous girls in gorgeous knits! a delight for tired eyes. Not one but two gorgeous red haired np girls to dazzle us in their beautiful knitwear and then a sweet brunette wearing yet another beautiful cardigan with matching hat, so lovely and warm they all look in this cold weather we are having.
Sorry to hear that the weathers been unkind to you since you retired ! I was thinking to retire at the end of a year but maybe I’ll change that to the summer of 2018, having read this ! lol 🙂 xxx
Hi Dee and thank you! I am happy you like the post today. I dressed the girls for cold weather though it was in the 60’s today! I think I would have preferred to retire in the Spring to begin my free days with pretty, sunny weather but it was not a good idea with the retirement money calculations. Unfortunately, it was much better for me to retire at the year’s end. So, I will try to be patient and wait for the beautiful days to come. In the meanwhile, I am focusing on the indoors and getting the house much better suited for Rick and me and Shelby too! 😊 xxx
they all look so pretty and warm! Love the little sheep sweater in particular! so cute!
Hi Marti! It is so nice to hear from you. Thank you for the lovely comment! 😊 xxx
Beautiful! I’m very fond of the early Trendon redheads, and your girls are stunners!
Thank you Steven. I am glad you enjoyed the post. 😊 xxx
They are very beautiful girls and their knitwear is super. I hope you are enjoying your retirement so far even if the weather is disappointing. It is lucky that you have a sheltered outdoor place which you can use for photos in the winter time, it makes a difference getting some natural light on their faces.
Thank you DollMum. I am enjoying the time each day and it is starting to sink in that I am retired. 😊
I love our porches and we have covered them so they are nice to use most of the year. I agree that the natural light makes a big difference in the photos. My favorite spot for photographing is in front of a small nearby barn. 😊 xxx
What lovely knits, I do love my Sashas in knitted outfits most of all and every creation you have shown us is just perfect. I love to see the really intricate knitting and know from experience how difficult it is to weave in different colours and then keep to a pattern! You girls are beautiful models ❤
Thank you very much Janet. I am glad you liked the post of the girls in their special knits. I marvel at the talent of our Sasha knitters and it is great fun to show them looking so lovely in their special outfits. ❤ xxx
Three gorgeous girls wearing three beautiful knits to enhance just one of your future ‘many-to-come’ retirement days…although, take it from me, unfortunately time still seems to fly by even though you don’t have to go out to work. I don’t think that there will never-ever be enough time in the day for us to truly to enjoy our Sasha Dolls.. plus you have the disadvantage of having such a HUGE stunning collection!
Just adoring all their eye paintings! Such wonderful detail and of course in MY favourite colour, brown!
Their sweater and cardigans are delightful. I’m sure that your ‘kids’ must love those little sheep and ducks running across their chests although my favourite possibly has to be the pale pink and purple one on account of its colours and prettily detailed interwoven pattern.
Great Waterlogue pictures to end with.
Thanks girls for your good wishes for this weekend and coming week.
Thank you Kendal. I am happy you enjoyed the girls in their beautiful knits. Time is going by quickly and I am noticing each day that I am getting a lot done but not as much as I thought
I would. I am trying to enjoy my time and so I am spacing out certain tasks and errands to make for a more enjoyable, balanced day. It is so wonderful to have this option! 😊
I do have a lot of Sasha dolls and I want to show more of them in the upcoming year. I love the eye painting too and each of these three girls have their own unique eyes. I love the earlier dolls with such beautiful eye colors and nice hand detailing on each doll. I also love the beautiful knits for the same reason, the lovely colors and hand detailing. We are very fortunate to have such talented Sasha artists, seamstresses, cobblers, and knitters in our lovely Sasha community. ❤ xxx
What lovely girls – all looking so cosy.
Congratulations on your retirement. Spring days are just around the corner now, so we will have lots of Sasha eye candy to look forward to!
Have a great week Ginger.