Sounds like a newspaper headline, eh? Only in Maine though!
“Mud Season” is an actual season here in Maine. Truly. It is then followed by “Blackfly Season”, a month of Summer, and then our absolutely stunning Autumn. Though I do get a little grumpy at this time of year (muddy dogs on the couch, muddy shoe tracks through the house, muddy pant legs on my way to the car, etc), I have to admit that I absolutely LOVE the smell of the air at this time of year. The earth just exudes such a rich, earthy scent of spring. It is delicious in its way. It is a foretelling of spring blossoms, green grass, bird songs, late evening sunsets, etc. Yum!
With all this new life, new hope and delicious spring mud … I am feeling rather creative. I came in from our morning walk with the want to dive into a new creative project. It has been a while since I made a quilt (perhaps 8 months or so) and I felt the want to try a new pattern altogether. But my problem is that I find it so hard to settle on one particular project/pattern. There are so many to choose from! So, I did the only thing I could do to narrow my choices down…
I picked up a quilt magazine (out of an enormous pile of them) and told myself that I had to pick out a project from that issue. No looking at any other magazines or quilt books. Not only did that turn out to be a great exercise for me .. but I think fate played a key role as that issue contained a pattern that completely appeals to me right now. And here it is:
… though Halis has had trouble sticking with his desire to learn the guitar … there is always hope 🙂