Friday, August 14, 2009

The Fat's in the Fire......

That's Texas talk for when things are really busy....hoppin' and jumping at your place! Even though it's busy and crazy here.....this picture represents my dreamy thoughts of sitting out under the shade tree in a lovely white wicker chair sipping lemonade being lazy and just enjoying life......
But instead....here's my reality.......I've got to pick and shell a TON of these......oh, but YUM!!
I'll be sooo glad I did when the dead of winter is here and I can pull some of these out of the freezer!!!! ( In case you don't recognise what these are.....they are blackeyed peas.)

Clapping...Clapping....I have been busy opening up another 'care' package my friend Gail sent me(no blog)she lives in Michigan! Tons and Tons of fabric and a great Thimbleberries quilt book and a wonderful array of quilting magazines!! Thanks so much Gail. I haven't had much time to play with and examine the fabric and books......the picture below explains why.....
It's ALL Janes fault my work area looks like this!!! My swap deadline is breathing down my neck and I've been ripping...uh I mean sewing day and night trying to get my blocks finished!!!
I was busy 'digging' around in a drawer one day and found this......OOOuuuuu....I.LIKE.....
And.......I'm feeling 'green' this week. These are the fabrics that have been speaking to me lately!
So see....with father-in-law in the hospital....the garden in full swing....halloween block swap AND my house being soooo dirty......THE FAT HAS BEEN IN THE FIRE and I'm just trying to keep from getting 'splattered'!!
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38 comments:

  1. Sorry I am not closer, I could help shuck those peas!! Aren't you the clever on getting ready for winter?! I suppose we all should be thinking along those lines too. Your blocks are looking good--ripping aside! Green fabrics are yummy....now what will they be? Gail

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  2. Like the greens... hmmm wonder what you are up too????

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  3. That gorgeous doily is certainly a thing of beauty. Love your "green" feeling. Ooo...my father is from Texas and he LOVES blackeyed peas!!!

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  4. Well, I wonder if maybe we shop at the same fabric store. I have that exact fabric you have listed, Sweet Pea Dancing Flowers! I cut into my fabric last night for making into doll dresses; the skirt of each dress will be bordered in Sweet Pea Gingham.

    Looking forward to seeing which fabric, or fabrics, was chosen for the Boo blocks.

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  5. I've never seen black eyed peas in the pods before. They almost look like green beans.

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  6. Maybe all the "frogging" you have been doing on your block swap has got you feeling green LOL!
    Yum, I like black eyed peas. Texas Caviar anyone?

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  7. Love that gorgeous doily...
    I've never seen black eyed peas in the pods before either, I thought they were butter beans..
    Julia ♥

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  8. Lovely crocheting. Sounds like you are plenty busy - enjoy.

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  9. LOVE that saying; I might need to use that someday. Boy am I loving the green fabrics, wow!
    I am also getting ready for winter I am stocking up on Dark Chocolate!!

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  10. Isn't it funny how in different parts of the country the same saying can mean different things? Here "the fat's in the fire" means there is terrible trouble (or in my youth it meant a probable spanking and/or grounding). Anyway, lovely fabrics. Hope your FIL is doing better.

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  11. Ohhh I love blackeye pea's.. I'd love to sit on the porch and help shuck them.

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  12. Just don't get burned while you are in the kitchen! Enjoy your time while you are sitting on the porch! Soon things will cool down in the kitchen!

    Oh yeah...those fabrics are speaking to me also!

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  13. Oh, those blackeye peas bring back memories of Mom sitting us down with bushels of peas to shell that we would go pick early in the morning. But so tasty...
    Looks like you've been busy and I love the greens.
    Keep Stitchen'
    Bonnie

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  14. Gorgeous doily and green fabrics. You are right.. they call. Hurry up and get that Halloween stuff done. :-D
    What a nice haul from your non-blogging friend. Love to see your fabric stacks.. up close and the little peeks of the rest in the background. One day I will have a white shelf like that.

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  15. I'd have guessed some kind of bean and maybe even "peas" but would never have gotten the black-eyed part right. fun to play with all that new fabric.

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  16. You are right, lots going on there. But you really better hurry with the Halloween swap. They look terrific. What a wonderful package from your friend!!

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  17. ohhhhh....thats what that is!....black-eyed peas! I put my nose closer to the moniter on that one. What fun stuff.

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  18. Just found your blog and enjoy reading it.Your greens are so fresh, think I'll go digging my stash in that way

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  19. Wow, you have your hands full! Hope it eases up some soon.

    Thanks for the photo of the blackeyed peas. I'd never seen them in the shell either...I was guessing some kind of bean too. (Can you tell I'm a Mid-western girl??) :)

    What a generous friend you have! Love your BOO blocks...can't wait to see them finished! And yes, those greens are definitely yummy!

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  20. I love doileys and that one is so pretty!
    Micki

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  21. A swirl of dust and pfffff - there goes Belinda!

    Those fabrics look very Halloweenie to me. You lucky thing!

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  22. Hope things get more relaxing!

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  23. I haven't seen blackeyed peas in pods before either. I love the saying, I've heard it before, but you really brought it to life. I hope you can keep getting splattered and get a chance to enjoy that lemonade on the patio.

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  24. OH my! You need about 6 more hands to get everything done.

    I love that expression - the fat's in the fire - I might borrow it myself! Hope things lighten up for you, especially with your father in law, I hope he is doing better.

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  25. Love the feeling green fabric!

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  26. Are those cream peas? um that sounds good for dinner! Our didn't make this year it's just tooo hot here! We haven't had rain worth counting in 2 years and the lakes are 45ft. below full! By the way I finished my scrappy log cabin quilt. I'll email you a picture soon! Thanks for the wonderful scraps you sent they really helped! I'm loving you blog too!!!! enjoy those peas!

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  27. Hope your FIL gets better. I know how you feel. I feel grease splattered here! My garden is putting off stuff I need to take care of and wedding heating up. I feel like a grease bath is coming. Your greens are lovely.

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  28. Am loving the greens, and such a sweet doiley. I'm curious, how do you cook and eat the black eyed peas? Do they taste like a regular pea?

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  29. Oh boy...do I know exactly what you mean!!!....hang in there and I will too.
    BTW, the greens are reaching out to me through blogland...what are you going to do with them?...and you just know I love that doily don't ya?
    x lori

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  30. Summers are always a busy time for everyone. I just love that doily. Can't wait to see how you decided to do your halloween blocks.
    Hope you FIL gets well soon. and take care of yourself.

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  31. Hi Belinda, thanks for stopping by Pieces *VBS* I thought I recognized you despite the no reply email *VBS*
    Busy, busy, busy..that the name of the game lately, for everyone it seems.
    The new fabric and reading looks wonderful and a quieter rainy day will hope...at least I hope so!
    Love the halloween fabrics! have fun, hugs, Finn

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  32. and I thought they were string beans! Thanks for sharing Belinda!!!!

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  33. Darn that Jane, she's got my sewing studio all messy too! ;)

    Good luck stayin away from the spittin pan!

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  34. Well Ive caused a few fires with fat. lolol Oh yes I sure have. Very scary. But I like your saying.
    Love the fabric and the little green doily.

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  35. Hia Belinda, hope things have slowed down a little for you and that your father in law gets better soon.

    Ooo the boo Halloween blocks are looking good.

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  36. Looks good! You've been busy. Love those greens.

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  37. That wocker chair plan sounds very inviting to me as well!! Love the new sewing room, woo hoo! and the Halloween quilt is coming along beautifully, Cheers, tracey

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  38. Hi Belinda, you are doing lot of fun stuff! I still like your BOO blocks. What's a nice friend you have got from Michigan! - Hugs Natima

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