Saturday, April 5, 2008

Mud Season.......!

Here in my neck of the woods, we have 5 (five) seasons. The extra one is called Mud Season and it comes before spring.

Dh just gave me a scientific explanation for this occurrence. Of course, he suggested that I blog about it. But, I'll spare you the elaborate explanation! ;o) Besides, if I write about it he'll lovingly remind me that I'm off topic! ;o) lol Basically, it has to do with the type of soil we have, very clay like, and the freezing of the ground. There you have it, mud! Great for making pies, wanna play?

So, you can just imagine how difficult it is to keep a house clean. I mean, not only do I have dh running through the house with muddy boots, but our child, and every body else's children! sigh!

Yea, and as you can probably guess, I love to clean. Yes sir, it's my favourite hobby! NOT!

Just when I thought the snow would melt, we had a snow storm yesterday.

You know what that means? Yep, more mud!

Oh well, such is life in Upstate NY.

Miss Libby has finally made it to the tea party! I just love stitching these girls! They are so much fun!

I'm thinking that I'll forgo Leanna's quilter's journey for a bit and stitch out my Polka Dot Girls! Sort of go with the Darlene and Wendy flow! ;o) Besides, it's always more fun when you do a project as a group.

Aside from mud, not much is going on. I'm just busy keeping up with the house cleaning.

Speaking of house cleaning, I spent 3 (three) days cleaning out my sewing room. I had a need to de-clutter and clean the sawdust. That stuff is horrible! Let me tell you, never, never, ever have your dh's wood shop next to your sewing studio? The dust and noise is enough to drive you nuts! .... but I digress...... Anywhoooo, I recycled a pile of quilting magazines and threw useless stuff away.

I'm really pleased with the way my sewing room looks. It's quite inspirational to go into my clean studio! The only problem is that I don't want to mess it up again! lol Well, I think I'll get over that real soon! ;o)

Hope you all have a great weekend. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting!

Happy Mud Season!

17 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Ms. Libby is just as cute as the other gals. Isn't it fun to have a good project?

Would you please come declutter my sewing room now? I get a good project going and have a million fabrics yanked out on the table. As soon as I clean up I cannot remember where I put things. But....it has to be better than dealing with the sawdust. Oh dear. That must be dreadful.

Sorry to hear about more snow for you guys. The late snows are always so muddy too. The clay soils just take forever to drain. Hopefully it will dry up soon.

Screen Door said...

Love the embroidery--- I'm headed out of town this week-- so I've rounded up some projects to take along. Mud --season... it's a mess here... but it's 67 degrees... pretty swesome...

Julia said...

Between the mud and the sawdust, I would banish DH to the cute little shed out back with the red roof. LOL
We have mud season here, but it is about over now, I hope!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Well where is the photo of the clean sewing room??? LOL!!! Love your polka dot girls. ADORABLE they are.

Karrin Hurd said...

Love the Polka Dot Girls! My DH uses the garage for his workshop, so the sawdust comes through the laundry room first and my sewing room is at the opposite end of the house. I do not envy you of the mud though, yuck!
Have fun in your decluttered sewing room. I did that a few weeks back too. It was too much of a mess for me to work in!

Darlene said...

Miss Libby is sooooooooo cute! Those girls are so much fun to stitch - I'm glad you're 'joining' Wendy and I. :-)

I'm coming to make mud pies with you! teehee

Kim said...

Love Miss Libby! Such lovely whimsy, these stitcheries of yours. :)

Mud season - got it here in MN, BIG TIME! Straight from snow to muck. Sigh. Just more time for stitching and quilting before the yard work begins in earnest. I am not complaining!

My house needs spring cleaning and freshening too. I opened a window and freshened things right up. Done! Hee he heeee.

Sweet P said...

Oh yes, mud season. We have it here in NH too. I spent one spring living behind a cow farm. Talk about the joys of driving through mud.

Your stitcheries are looking great.

julieQ said...

Such pretty red work Polka Dot girl! Very nice work. Enjoy your mud! (not)! When I was little I used to make mud pies and loved it!

Greenmare said...

guess what? that's the same mud we get in Wisconsin. And living in the wisconsin outback we have plenty. The year we put in a new well we had to put planks down on the driveway and yard just to get to the house without sinking in up to our ankles. gosh, the good ole days are alive and well!

Libby said...

Oh boy - I always long for the beauty of a snowy winter right outside my door. I should have known there would be a price to pay for all that white wonder. Mud season, huh? I can do without that *s*

Guðrún said...

I don´t envy you of that mud, we don´t have that here.

Wendy said...

Happy Mud Season, spring is just around the corner.

Miss Libby is very busy making yummy bread...so adorable.

Any idea on what you might do with these ladies when your done? I still have mine waiting to become something.

atet said...

Yep, we've been doing the mud thing too -- on the plus side, those little embroidered ladies are adorable! I love your new lightbox (and am seriously jealous of it!) and all your fun projects you've been showing!

Thimbleanna said...

Miss Libby is a cutie! I'm enjoying seeing your "redwork". ;-)

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Your Polka Dot girls are precious, well done! The Mud Season, being the fifth season, made me laugh. I understand... warmer days will dry that up before you know it and this will all be a fleeting moment in history.

Beth said...

I think you got one of our seasons! We seem to have Summer 9-10 months and about 3 weeks of Winter (you call that Fall!), the rest of our year is DUST! I swear I can dust one day, and the next it looks like I have not touched it in YEARS. I'm not sure if I would trade you dust for mud tho. I WOULD give you the scorpions! :::Grin:::

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