Johnny One Note

Are you ‘mature’ enough to remember that comment when a person got stuck on one topic? Well, I could be referred to as ‘Judy Two Notes’ – dining out and crafting.

The snowbird ladies in the resort went to lunch on Wednesday, a couple of us went on Friday, and another group went on Saturday. Excellent food, really good service, and great views – golf course, ocean, and marsh.

Snowbirds are pretty popular down here in the winter. We bring money and keep the economy going until the tourists start arriving in April. πŸ™‚

Sewing keeps me occupied, and I made two mug rugs and a key fob for the ladies’ luncheon, a wall hanging that is almost done except for considerable more quilting, and another wall hanging of the Portland ME Head Lighthouse that is quilted but needs a binding.

I’ve also been introduced to paper crafting through our weekly craft classes and the many talented ladies that are down here. More about paper next week.

Gardening has been somewhat limited to the indoor plants I brought or bought and my walks at Brookgreen Gardens. My gardening pulse quickened this weekend though when my Walking Iris bloomed. It always amazes me.

I miss our Master Gardener Spring Symposium in March, but I found that the South Carolina MG Spring Symposium is about four hours north and they have extended an invitation to join them at their Symposium. While we’re up in that area, I’m also hoping to make a short detour to the Botanical Garden.

Have a great week, stay warm and safe. Temperatures have dramatically dropped today, but the sun is shining, I have a winter coat, and I don’t need a snow shovel. 😎

As the news, real and fake, heats up this week, remember Snoopy’s advice.

About NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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56 Responses to Johnny One Note

  1. Oddment says:

    Yesterday I made a deliberate choice — a la Snoopy and you — to step away from the news and allow a true Sabbatical for my week. Your choices are good example: the quilting you love, the plants you love, good food with good company. And cold with no shoveling! My hands are warmer just looking at your photos! All a great lift for starting the week — thanks!

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    • You are welcome. I’ll try to keep you at least thinking warm for the next few weeks. πŸ™‚ In this world of a constant barrage of ‘stuff,’ I have taken the approach that less is good more. I monitor what I watch and read and find that I’m much happier controlling the shots across my bow. πŸ™‚

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  2. Ally Bean says:

    Snoopy is my spirit animal. I take his advice to heart and attempt to emulate his way of being his own person– or beagle, as the case may be.

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  3. Murphy's Law says:

    Snoopy rocks!! Your choices are perfect for you. The Walking Iris never disappoints. All your pieces are beautiful…. I especially like the ME Head Lighthouse.

    Enjoy the SC Symposium and I really hope you get to the Botanical Garden. Bring smelling salts, you’re going to be swooning!!
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    • I’m taking the road less traveled and staying above the unnecessary drama that I can’t control. Head in the sand? I don’t think so because I’m aware and know what days I show up to enter the little booth with the pencil and paper, but I’m not going to allow my day to be sucked dry by their ‘hair on fire’ news. πŸ™‚

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  4. Joyce says:

    Crafting and friendship – what a pleasant combination! They keep your mind off the vicious politics and the nasty weather back home! Your projects are wonderful and much appreciated by the recipients!

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    You are certainly keeping busy down there. Your quilt work is lovely and your dining views are so pleasant! Don’t you love the delicate scent of Walking Iris? The rare one-day-only blooms make them all the more special. 12F this morning with a breeze, doesn’t that make you feel better? πŸ˜‰

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    • I do feel better. πŸ™‚ I took the Walking Iris down to the community room so a friend from MI could see it the day before I thought it would bloom. The next day we were both at a craft class, and I took it down so she could see it. About mid afternoon, it closed up. She got to see the entire process and just marveled at it. One day or one hour, I feel blessed every time I get to see a bloom. πŸ™‚

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  6. Dan Antion says:

    I have to start by saying that, not only do I remember the expression, I remember the song. My mother played record albums on Saturdays and one of her favorite artists was Carol Burnett. I still love her version of that song (it’s one of my YouTube favorites).

    As for your two notes, they seem fine to me, especially when you’re in extended vacation mode. I’m glad to hear that you found an MG Group to hang with. Your creations exceed anything I would pass of as crafting, you do very nice work.

    Enjoy the rest of the week, Judy, I hope it warms up soon.

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  7. The Greenville MG Symposium is February 8, but it sold out weeks ago. Remind me to send you a brochure next year.

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  8. Three beautiful places to have lunch! The photo of the marsh could have been taken around here. Love the egret in the marsh!

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  9. Snoopy and I could not agree more!

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  10. My oh my, that iris! Exquisite. And as someone who is not a crafter, I thoroughly enjoy reading about your projects and seeing pictures of all the lovely things you have created. As for lunch…well…we all eat lunch. πŸ˜‰

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  11. You are having such a satisfying, creative, uplifting time in the sunshine… good for you! I love that Snoopy quote… it’s a mantra all of us should say to ourselves every day.

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    • Several years back, when news became entertainment with fear thrown in, I decided it was taking away from the quality of my day, and I decided to not let them do it. So, I limit how much I watch and read on a daily basis and don’t get all worked up just because they want to increase their ratings. That Snoopy cartoon said it all, and I’m glad you liked it. πŸ™‚

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  12. Marilyn says:

    Always enjoy your blog.

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  13. mitzybricker says:

    Beautiful iris! Yeah for Snoopy. πŸ™‚

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  14. Rose says:

    I love your wall hanging that needs quilting, and love the one that needs binding…and don’t you just love mug rugs? Something that can be made and finished in short order if you feel the need to actually finish something?

    I love that iris.

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    • As a quilter, you’ll appreciate I finished the quilting on the three panel wall hanging, and I did the binding on the octagon shaped one. YES! Both are hanging up. πŸ™‚ The iris is a thing of beauty. Now, I have to finish a paper project I started and then on to tearing a pair of jeans apart and making a couple of things. πŸ™‚

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  15. joey says:

    I don’t mind two-note judy posts πŸ™‚ Paper crafting, like quilling? Or scrapbooking? Or something else? I’ve scrapped, but I can’t quill. My mother quills. Impossible detail. Phew.
    Love Charlie Brown and the quote. Peace to you.

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  16. It’s also cooled down here in Florida, but I’m sure you would still consider our temperatures warm. Love the Snoopy advice. ❀️

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  17. pbmgarden says:

    Good advice. Sounds like you are just as busy as if you were home. Seems you’ve met a great group of friends too. Enjoy every minute.

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  18. germac4 says:

    So glad you are enjoying the warm weather, I just love all your quilting as always…it would take me months to produce one small quilt! I like your Snoopy quote and I feel the same…I have stopped watching all the bush fire stories, just to get some head space. (and we have had rain…hooray!)

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  19. I haven’t heard that expression before. 😊 You’ll enjoy that get together with like-minded gardeners.

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  20. Your Iris is beautiful, and your projects are looking really great. I’m looking forward to hearing about your new paper projects.

    Snoopy has good advice. πŸ˜€

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  21. bikerchick57 says:

    Where you “winter,” Judy, is beautiful! Being in the heart of winter here, I would love to have a few days in the southern sunshine and warmth, when it heats up again. Enjoy your day and your week and thanks for the Peanuts words of wisdom.

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  22. Nancy says:

    Your quilting is quite lovely! That LightHouse… is amazing!

    And retired life is awesome! Enjoy yourself!

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  23. You are making me miss SC, have only been there once. Need to do a return trip.

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