Thursday, January 1, 2015

Bringing in the new year in style!

So tired at the end of the night, but my collars stayed! Hooray!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

I invited a few friends over for tea and made shiratama zenzai and an sweets as well!

Here we all are, dressed mostly out of my stash!!

This baby is new to me and belonged to my tea teacher's teacher's teacher. $15!!!! What a bargain!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Going to a birthday party! It's too hot in Albuquerque for awase!

A few days ago I also went to an event with my tea ceremony group. It was their tenth anniversary and a Sensei was sent from Kyoto to teach us. It was great. There was a celebratory banquet held in his honor and I was able to wear kimono to that, though the pictures didn't come out very well.

I wish I could wear kimono for my actual tea ceremony events and lessons but unfortunately I'm too thick and therefore my kimono don't fit me in the way that my teacher wants me to wear them. maybe in 40 or 50 lbs!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Kimono Sunday!

Should have used a white obiage. Next time. But overall a nice coordination.

Friday, April 18, 2014

It finally came!

And it's sha, not ro! I'm thrilled. Sha kimono, sha obi. Perfect! I can't wait to start coordinating!

I wonder if it's a Taisho Roman piece like Shinei said. No matter, I love it. Yay kimono Sundays!!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hello, all!
I haven't posted in a bit because I got a new car! New to me, anyway. When I took it in for new tires it turns out there was some other work that needed to be done on the hubs. and of course when I got it home I had to do an oil change. My Honda needed some TLC as well that week so all in all its just been too crazy for kimono. Not to mention going to El Paso for cosplay purposes. Yeah, so busy!

But that doesn't mean I haven't been getting packages...

I start tea ceremony lessons in Santa Fe in May. I've been really excited about it and the instructor said that I can wear kimono! So my new Iromuji finally came in...

It's a really nice shade of blue green. A little darker than I expected, but I actually love it. plus the wingspan is almost right!

I also got a great Nagoya obi to go with it:

I don't have very good light I know and potato but I love the coordination. I've got a blue green obijime and obiage to boot. It's going to be a great coordination. 

I've got several more packages coming from Shinei and one of them is a ro taisho Roman kimono that supposedly fits me... we shall see. but in case it's a good one, here is the obi to go with it:

It's a polyester sha hakata obi from Ichiroya. I Was really thinking about not buying it because polyester but whatever. It's pretty, I think it's versatile and I like it. Bought!

And lastly, I do need more around town kimono for kimono Sunday so here is my hitoe polyester piece (I know, I know) with flowers:

I need at least one kimono that I can eat barbecue in! Haha!

Lastly here is the hanhaba I ordered to go with the two yukata I'm making:

Have a good weekend!

Monday, April 7, 2014

No big thing just another kimono Sunday...

Tried the asanoha obi with the mint kimono this time; white obiage and green obijime. It was nice, a different coordination.

Pictures didn't really come out. I'm having a kimono day with my sister this week though and I've got a bunch of stuff on the way for next week's post.

Also, three weeks to tea ceremony classes! :)