Short and sweet

Hello February!

January brought us only 4″ of snow while you are about to dump a foot plus today. It’s okay because no matter what happens in the next couple of weeks, it’s still only 47 days until spring. 😎

It’s also been cold. How cold you might ask, well, single digits and a couple of below zero days.

The heating oil and propane companies must be rubbing their hands together as everyone’s meters drop like a rock.

Those that like ice fishing are happy, happy.

I saw the first one out on the ice last week. Brave folks. Hope the fishing is good.

I’ve been inside reading and sewing, and I finished a landscape wall hanging.

Short is 137 words, and sweet is a whoopie pie I just pulled out of the freezer to go with afternoon coffee. πŸ™‚

Stay well.

About Judy@NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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65 Responses to Short and sweet

  1. I love, love, love your landscape wall hangings! Love those cows! Brrr. You made me cold just thinking about those temperatures.

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  2. Great post, Judy! Cold and snowy here too. 47 more days until Spring! Oh yeah! Your landscape hanging is adorable—though I must say, you have the wrong colored (aka breed) of cow. It should be a Hereford! Bahaha! πŸ™‚

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  3. Cold is right, and here comes our first blizzard of the season. That wall hanging is so pretty. As for whoopie pies…love ’em!

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  4. Oh, my gosh that’s cold! The wall hanging looks terrific!

    Stay warm, and I’d love some whoopie pie with my tea!

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  5. I love the wall hanging! We have gone from a foot to a few inches forecast, as happened too many times this year. The weekend was indeed brutal.

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  6. The wallhanging is beautiful!

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  7. Lorilin says:

    We just got about a foot and a half of snow in Chicago, but my mind is on spring, too, so it’s all good. πŸ™‚

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  8. Joyce says:

    Your fabric paintings are delightful! This one should bring the promise of summer a little closer in – along with your seed catalogs!
    Our snowfall has been skimpy up until now, too. This weekend brought about five new inches, that’s all. I’m watching the news about the big storm; figured you’d be safe and snug with reading and sewing, and now that you’ve confirmed that, I can rest easier!

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    • Relatively speaking this has been a light winter. I guess Mother Nature needed to remind us who was in charge and there’s a few more weeks of winter left. I have been using up my fabric, but I really need to visit a fabric store pretty soon. I’m picturing you warm under a project laying on your lap that requires your lovely hand stitching. Take care.

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  9. I love the wall hanging, such a nice winter project. Thank you for the reminder that spring is only 47 days away. I did notice last night there was still some light at 5:30, and that made me quite happy. I doubt the ground hog will see his shadow tomorrow!

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  10. Nancy says:

    Stay warm my friend! Keep on making those beautiful wall hangings and eating whoopie pies! Cause in 47 days you will be outside having a ball planting and gardening!
    Happy February!

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  11. Now I want a whoopee pie! Snowing like the dickens here!

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  12. Oddment says:

    My sympathies on the weather, and my cheers for health food! I just came in from another attempt to clear the frozen slush. The feels-like temp here is bad but not like what you’ve had. It’s wonderful to escape into that peaceful country setting, though, and forget about reality. Now about that barn door — is that one of those that slides back and forth that maybe we saw in the Doors gallery so long ago? As always, beautiful work. And I have to admit that that snow photo is beautiful too. Thanks for both beauties.

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  13. Murphy's Law says:

    Wow! I love your wall hanging! One, because it’s gorgeous and is done to perfection! Two, because it looks the total opposite from today’s weather! Lol.

    Same ugly weather system here. Originally they forecasted 12″-18″ for our area. That has since been updated to 18″-24″! Why? Aaaarrrggh! 😀😑😀😑

    I’ve never eaten a Whoopie pie. Never saw one. I’ll have to check that out.

    And may I add, the heating oil companies and propane suppliers aren’t just rubbing their hands together, they’re laughing all the way to the bank!!!
    Ginger

    Think positive. Test negative.

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    • Oh, that’s a lot of snow and will require that boy with a shovel to visit multiple times. What? You have never eaten a whoopie pie? Picture two chocolate cake like cookies with white frosting in between. They have huge ones here that we split or one store has small ones, and that’s what we had today. If I wake up to over a foot of snow tomorrow, I’ll be wishing I had a big one for breakfast. πŸ™‚

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  14. Your wall hanging is delightful! I had to enlarge your picture of that ice fisherman… that’s nuts! Do many fall through the ice?

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    • Isn’t that a hoot. I wouldn’t walk on that ice let alone drill a hole to fish and then stand there. They love it though. I haven’t read of any individuals falling through the ice, but a couple of weeks back one of the bobhouses or ice shantys did fall through the ice and sink up at Lake Winnipesaukee.

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  15. Eliza Waters says:

    Yes, winter has truly arrived… we’ll see what Punxsutawney Phil has to say tomorrow about how long it will last. πŸ˜‰
    I really like your wall hanging, you’re so good at staying busy and productive during these cold days. The only thing I do is read and walk, drink tea and maybe eat a cookie or two. πŸ˜‰

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  16. Erika T says:

    Love your farm quilt!!! Nice job

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  17. Can’t even imagine! It’s a good thing you have indoor interests to keep you busy. Stay warm.

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  18. Your winter views are beautiful and I love your landscape wall hanging. We are getting the snow today with about 12 inches and counting. We are in winter wonderland mode right now!

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  19. I’ve been sitting here watching our Tuesday morning news on TV and your snowstorm is one of the big stories. The snow looks amazing. I can never begin to imagine what that must be like. Your new sewing project is lovely – well done. I have a recipe for whoopee pie but I’ve never made it. Maybe I should give it a go.

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  20. Ingrid says:

    Brrr! But the landscape does look beautiful.

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  21. Dawn says:

    Oh, Judy! Your wall hanging is just gorgeous!! As I walked through our snowy garden this morning, I was dreaming of Springtime, too. Yay! 47 days! When our snowstorm moved on, I knew it was headed your way. Just keep on reading and stitching, my friend! We will get snow and ice on Thursday, then an Arctic plunge with wind chills of -20Β° for Sunday. Brrrrrrr! Sending hot cocoa hugs!πŸ’—

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  22. Dan Antion says:

    Short and sweet indeed, Judy. That sounds like a good way to spend the afternoon. The wall hanging is beautiful.

    I tried to keep our steps and ramp clear, but otherwise, waiting until tomorrow.

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  23. I really like your wall hanging, Judy. Even though we’re not in that sort of winter, I do remember them well. πŸ™‚ Stay inside, stay warm, and enjoy the beauty.

    janet

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  24. syt says:

    The wall hanging is awesome

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  25. germac4 says:

    I love your wall hanging, and red barns will always remind me of New England and you!

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  26. germac4 says:

    Hi Judy, I posted my comment accidently, but also wanted to remark on the beautiful photo of the snow, beautiful but very very cold …..keep warm and enjoy your sewing projects.

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  27. Tina Schell says:

    Short and sweet indeed Judy 😊. Always glad when January is behind us, especially this year. I think you’re probably being hit by that massive snowstorm as I type – hope it’s beautiful but short-lived. Our families in N.J and N.Y. got hammered yesterday but the little ones are having a ball with snowmen while their parents shovel and then shovel again! Happily February is short and before you know it spring will be here – maybe with good news on the pandemic. We can hope!

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  28. pbmgarden says:

    The snow looks beautiful Judy. You’ve outdone yourself with the hanging–so lovely. Anxious for spring here also.

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  29. Rupali says:

    Amazing work.

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  30. Love the wall hanging… hate the temperatures you’re getting. Stay warm! – Marty

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  31. Ally Bean says:

    You had a whoopie pie in your freezer. You are an amazing woman, prepared for any situation. I haven’t had one of those in years. Our grocery doesn’t sell them, but I wonder if I could make them? Probably can, but probably shouldn’t.

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  32. That landscape wall hanging is terrific! Love all the layers !! Great colors too.

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