19 October 2015

Rainy Days and Whatsis

It rained two days in a row, which is merriment (especially for my daughter), because it doesn't rain much here. And when it storms, this is the spot, because one can listen to the rain patter on the wood ceiling and look outdoors at the same time. 












My mother knitted this blanket years ago, and several shams are handmade by someone local.
As you can see, this spot gets used often as you can see by the wrinkles by us and our toy poodle. 








I've been occupied: painting a painting, painting a piece of furniture, looking at photos from our summer, and also, imagining what to prepare for Vanessa's Fanciful Twist's Witches Tea Party using whatsis around the home. And though the weather is still warm, we cooked a pot of pumpkin soup. Outdoors, my husband and I have sowed our winter kitchen garden, so maybe photos soon.



What are you working on?
 Thank you for visiting.
Su

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71 comments:

  1. I wish it would rain for 2 days here - I would accomplish so much.

    What I am up to is sewing - a drop cloth bag for a friend, pillows from IKEA tea towels and a few Christmas items.

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    1. How neat. Ikea has nice towel and that's a great way to use them. I picked up their blue gray plaid one for the kitchen recently. We are hard on towels, because I don't buy paper towels. xoxo Su

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    2. Wow, and the rain missed you. It sure hit the Tahachapi! We are getting more rain than usual this year. It may be a wet "winter" here, and we could use it. Hopefully there will be some rain for Northern California this winter that will fill up the reservoirs and wet the southern part of the states forests and hills. xoxo Su

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  2. Oh Su I love your daybed. I have the same one but it is out in the garden. I can't wait to be able to bring it back in the house so that I can cover it with blankets and pillows like you have done with yours.

    We had two days of rain too which is like a gift since we are in a drought. It used to rain a lot in Autumn, Winter and Spring here in Northern California. But for the past three years it has not. And it is strange not to have rain.

    I planted my Winter garden too. The snow peas have taken off but my lettuce is not doing too well. I may have to re-plant romaine. We still have peppers and herbs from the Summer garden and our lemons are turning yellow.

    Thank you for visiting me today and your kind words xo
    Kerrie

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    1. Hi, Kerrie. The daybed must be aging nicely outdoors. Yes, the rain is a gift, and I know how California needs it. We love it, because we have over 300 days of sunshine yet, I doubt 65 days of rain. Maybe clouds... :) I've never tried growing snow peas. xoxo Su

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  3. Beautiful. Love this space
    Hugs from here

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    1. Thank you, Bente, for your sweet thought. xoxo Su

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  4. Dear Su,
    even reading your text makes me feel cosy: The daybed is so lovely! I would never leave...
    Hugs from Sarah

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. The feeling is mutual. xoox Su

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  5. What an artfully wrinkled daybed! Perfect for a rainy day. No winter garden here and we just finished bringing all the houseplants back inside and have been covering the herbs up for 3 nights, just letting all the big ferns everywhere fend for themselves, having learned my lesson years ago about trying to overwinter them and their shedding messes.

    Pumpkin soup sounds comforting!

    Dewena

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    1. Thank you, Dewena, for your sweet visit. I guess you are getting ready for winter, while we are waiting for fall. But today was under 100 quite a bit, so I guess we are moving in the right direction! Have a wonderful day. xoxo Su

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  6. Your day bed looks so seducing! The blanket and ruffled pillows give it that special, ethereal feel.

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    1. Thank you, Maya. I sure wish I learned how to knit and crochet like my mom. xoxo Su

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  7. love love love - so pretty and cozy. I want to hang out there!

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    1. Thank you, Anne. My house is small like yours, so if we have a guest, one guest, this is the spot. xoxo Su

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  8. Love your sleeping porch Su. I bet it is awesome to curl up there when there is a storm and listen to nature at it's best. Have a great rest of the week.
    Kris

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  9. That is such an amazing place to dream ~ love the mix of pillows on the bed.

    I am working on gathering ideas for Christmas. Crafting a little tree and new decorations for it.

    Have a lovely one, Su.
    Hugs,
    Lin

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    1. Thank you, Lin. I love the word "gathering" of ideas. You create such beauty. Hugs and prayers. xoxo Su

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  10. Su oh how I adore your sleeping porch and the daybed all adorned with pretty softness. I can see how perfect that spot would be to idle the hours always and enjoy the rain. Me too painting - great minds think alike! I'm faux painting a laundry folding table and making it wonderland like. Plus I am painting a canvas too. 15x15 a thick gallery wrapped one. Both will be revealed on a future post of the laundry room.
    I always love a visit to your amazing bungalow that oozes creative genius and fun.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you, Vera. How exciting! Wonderland like! I look forward to it. xoxo Su

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  11. Hi Su, Love your sleeping porch. Such a cozy spot to spend time. I love it when it rains and being in my studio. I am currently working on holiday and more for my etsy shop. This is the busy season.
    Enjoy the day and thanks for sharing and always inspiring.
    Hugs, cm

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    1. Thank you, cm. It's good to be busy creating. xoxo Su

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  12. What a lovely post. Your porch is very cozy. I love that you are painting. I am painting too but it is the walls and trim of the garage, taking advantage of our Indian summer.

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    1. Thank you, Lorri. The paint will dry nicely with the dryness and warmth. xoxo Su

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  13. It certainly looks like a comforting, cozy spot! A great place to read a book and listen to the music of rain pattering.

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    1. Thank you, Vee. We also use it for the occasional guest, usually my nieces. xoxo Su

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  14. Such a cozy spot to sit and listen to the rain. I've been working on some Halloween cards for the kids.
    Your soup sounds delish!
    Enjoy your week.
    Debbie
    xo

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. I'm sure your cards will be magical, after looking at your fall decor several times. Have a wonderful creative tomorrow. xoxo Su

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  15. Su, I just love this space in your house....it is so beautiful and seems the perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying the rain or the sunshine! Hugs!

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  16. Rain can be enjoyed from a cozy little nesting spot. Love it. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  17. This is a charming corner. I love this daybed. I'll be at The Witches Tea party this year too. I love going to Vanessa's parties! Thanks for stopping by.
    Sherry

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    1. I'm looking forward to it too. My daughter use to be so into Harry Potter. I did get her the new illustrated edition. It is gorgeously illustrated. xoxo Su

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  18. Su, What beautiful pictures...romantic and soft and inviting. Just love them and can almost hear the rain on the roof. Looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with at The Witches Tea Party. xo Diana

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    1. Thank you, Nana. It's always so much fun! xoxo Su

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  19. Love your spot there. Sounds like you are a busy lady.
    What have I been up to - well I sorted out my fabric and have hand quilted three baby quilts and a front door hanging Christmas banner. I have also been cleaning out cubbards, throwing junk away.

    I sure wish we would get 2 days of rain. We only got enough to just wet the ground, Not even enough to measure..
    Mary

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    1. It is unusual for us to have this much rain. I wish California would get rain too. That's so nice that you are making baby quilts. xoxo Su

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  20. Hello,
    I love the photos today.
    We are busy putting our gardens to bed for winter. :-) I still have four to go.
    We are still having lovely days here in Wisconsin.
    Carla

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    1. How interesting. What do you do to protect them for the winter? I can grow things here in our "winter", I will need to cover them if we get a night or two of freezing temps. This year I will have some plastic on hand, because I read that is better. Sheets did not work last year. xoxo Su

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  21. Su, I love your iron bed nested in The corner, it looks like a cozy place to snuggle up and take a break from all the business and just read a book or relax in the beauty you have created.

    Love all your photos, you have a space to love.

    Xx
    Dore

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  22. I love rainy days, too, and even though it rains here quite often, there's something magical about those falling drops. We like to watch it at the beach or driving over the bridge, peeking at all the wildlife and watching how completely unaffected they are by a little drizzle. I guess they don't have to worry about their hair! ;)

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  23. Such a pretty bed! It hasn't rained here since May. I'd love to listen to it for a little while.

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  24. What a beautiful place to listen to raindrops! I'll be right over! Hehehe... How beautiful the blankie is. Your mama creates/created some beautiful pieces. I would absolutely be jumping for joy with your daughter while it rains. Send some my way! ;) I'll be catching up on your posts I've missed in piece meal. Crazy crazy busy I can hardly breath. xoxoxoxo Jen

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    1. Thank you, Jen. I can't believe how much rain we have had this year in the desert. xoxo Su

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  25. I can picture you and your daughter reading a good book, listening to the patter of the rain and every now and then looking at the drops dripping on the window.

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    1. Thank you, Magali. It's a really nice spot. xoxo Su

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  26. I can see why your daughter loves that spot. I'm wanting to crawl through the screen and curl right up. I'm working on a party for part of Vanessa's tea party hop. Can't wait to see what you do.
    blessings
    ~*~

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  27. A lovely spot for rain dreaming - so soft and cuddly with your Mother's beautiful throw and your luscious pillows. xo Karen

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  28. I would be so happy curling up there with a good book!

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  29. Oh my, that spot is so lovely!
    If I had that comfy beautiful daybed I'd never want to leave it.
    :D
    I need to make sure to check out Vanessa's Witches tea party hop and see what everyone does!
    Some day I'd like to take part but right now I'm just busy trying to get a few paintings done.
    It does sound like great fun though!
    xo

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  30. I so envy your sleeping porch...I've wanted one most of my life.
    I join Vanessa's summer party...is she having another? I'll ck it out.
    We are having rains here, too, and I love every single drop....:)
    xoxo

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  31. What a cosy, lovely nook. A perfect place to spend a rainy afternoon, with a good book and a cup of tea.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you, Amalia. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  32. It has been a rainy day here, and I've hardly moved from my perch on the love seat by the bay window. Reading a good book, glancing out to see the grey skies and gentle rain. It's been a perfect day!
    I can see why that daybed would call your daughter's name on a rainy day. '-)
    Looking forward to your Witches Tea Party. My plans had to do a quick change when the rainy weather moved in. I wasn't expecting it and had planned on an alfresco tea time. Oh, well. '-)
    See you Saturday!

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. Your place looks beautiful for Halloween. So festive from the front door in. xoxo Su

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  33. It has been a JOY to have the doors open for the past couple of days. The AC is off, at least until Saturday when it's suppose to be in the 90's, but I've enjoyed this week. Love your sitting place, so sweet and comfy looking. Beautiful afghan your mother knitted. Enjoy this season! Blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. Have a great weekend. I hope this is the last of the 90s! xoxo Su

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  34. oh my goodness, i am happy that i found you. looooove your style. nice greetings from austria,
    i am your new follower
    hugs kuni

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  35. So cozy and inviting ~ what a charming little getaway! Blessings, Cecilia

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  36. So cozy and inviting ~ what a charming little getaway! Blessings, Cecilia

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  37. Su, I can just see myself sinking into the coziness of your gorgeous daybed. I love listening to rain on the roof and this looks like the perfect spot to do so. Thank you for sharing .
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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  38. What a cozy spot for daydreaming or reading on a rainy day!

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Thank you for taking time to visit and leave a kind message today. I love to visit your blogs too, and I do when I can link back. xoxo Su