Saturday, June 16, 2012

Pink Eyed Purple Hull Peas

Now I know a lot of you have no clue what pink eyed purple hull peas are, but this is a nice harvest of them, fresh from our garden and shelled.  We had these cooked for lunch yesterday, and let me tell you - they were good!  I am a country girl, and to me there is just nothing better than fresh vegetables from our garden.

I've got this quilt top finished, just need to get the backing sewn together and then I'll load it on the frame and get it quilted.  I added the western circles, and I like it much better.  Somehow, it just looked a little plain to me.  This one is for our niece.



And these are the beginning of a baby quilt for our niece's daughter.

We recently helped her celebrate her first birthday.

I'm a bit late getting this one made, but I believe she will like it anyway.  I have a lot of different prints in this one.  I really like these from the talented  Melly and Me.

I have been busy, just not documenting it here very well.

We had a very nice 30th birthday celebration for Miss Ru last weekend.  Her brother and his sweet wife hosted it at their house.  There were a lot of people, and a lot of younger children.  The pool was a wonderful help.  I don't think I've ever been around that many children who just had a good time!

God is good, and we are so thankful.  All our children were there and our granddaughter, too, and lots of good friends and family.  Just a good time.

I hope you've had a wonderful weekend, too!

Hugs and kisses,

8 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

you are right I have never heard of those peas. Do they taste like green peas?

Happy birthday, Miss Ru!

Margaret said...

Technicolour peas sounds like fun are they like ordinary green peas and Perhaps Miss Ru might have to have the present this time'round.

Nanette Merrill said...

She's beautiful. We used to make pink eye peas when my kids were little. That was ages ago. I'm a lazy cooker now that I don't have a lot of people to feed. This quilt is going to be awesome.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- you're right -- I've never heard of those peas that look like beans LOL. Looks like you've been busy -- and having fun!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Happy Birthday to Miss Ru. She looks so beautiful and happy. I'm so glad the family could get together. Looks like a lot of fun. Those peas sure look good. We have raised those before, too. Your quilt is so beautiful. I love the fabric for the baby quilt. You are so talented and do such fantatic work.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Miss Ru looks so pretty! Happy birthday to her. The quilt prints are just adorable!

Miri said...

Love the circles-they pop and just make the quilt so much more fun!
Glad you all had a great Ru birthday day!

Melanie said...

I grew up eating those peas...I just love them. Give me a pot full and a pan of cornbread-- I'm set.