Wednesday, June 4, 2014

DAY 3 of Perfect Picnics, join us..

WELCOME welcome welcome...
To day 3 of more PICNICS

When was the last time you had a PICNIC...a real one...
taking a quilt/blanket, picnic basket filled with homemade goodies
and went on a picnic...?

WELLLLLLL here is hoping many of you will be soooo inspired, 
YOU will plan some "FAMILY time" this summer...

LOOK who has invited us to theirs today..
BE sure to cheer them on...they went to sooooo much effort
to make it so special for YOU....

This is what soooo inspired me...
Did you see the new one she designed yesterday for any lover of FOOOOODS...?

Cori from Chitter Chatter Designs really is responsible for all of this....From the time I first laid eyes on her designs...I was  in AWE....I know this sounds ridiculous and soooo over used...BUT I AM....really --I am her BIGGEST FAN... 

If ever you wanted to do applique like her...she is finally doing some pretty awesome TUTS here

I convinced her to design a NEW PICNIC quilt ....you can only imagine how magnificent it will be...
so she will be in our HOP...and for the  meantime...here is why I wanted to do this hop...
This is called Ant-titude...and you can still get this pattern....I did!


As a young lady in my pre-teens, I remember Sunday picnics after  mass. My Nanny and I would plan the sandwiches and salads, and of course there was a slice or two of our favourite fruit pie...We did this on Saturdays....We would gather all the necessary tools of a picnic, transistor radio( mine was black and it was a sanyo, no plug ins, just batteries) , books, dishes, blanket and picnic basket. We had our favourite spots we would go to but sometimes my Grand Pere would suggest a new spot he came across while on his frequent fishing trips. So we would get into his boat and he would surprise us with a quiet island off the large lakes we lived near.

Those moments are still as vivid in my memory as my quiet time in my quiet place this morning...

Now doesn't this sound like something you want to do this summer?

So here what was expected of all of our PICNIC ADVENTURERS...

.#1 YOU must create a PICNIC Quilt, some of us are using LAMINATES from RILEY BLAKE DESIGN for our backing...I thought this would make sense...keep our quilts nice and dry....Sooooo our dear friends at RILEY BLAKE Design, provided a few of our top 2 ladies with laminates ( optional for everyone else ) ....There are many rewards to putting your BEST forward...12 ladies will be showcasing their NEW DESIGNS on their day... Thank you RBD and for being our delightful, warm, dependable sponsor....

They needed the following..

#1 create a picnic quilt

#2 obtain some kind of picnic basket ( I recommend taking a peak at Peterboro Baskets, also a sponsor of our hop...

#3 plan a detailed menu and share your basket contents.

#4 take photos of your outing and share how your day went....

#5 what books or games did you bring along

( no phones, no electronic gadgets...must be left in the car or better yet at home) 

OHHHHH if you do purchase a basket from Peterboro Baskets....The President is offering

20% discount for all of you...JUST add QUILT as your coupon and this will expire on September 30 2014....

Wouldn't this be nice to plan at least 1 day a month with your LOVED ones? weather permitted of course....David and I are planning a picnic every two weeks...first I will plan, and then he will plan, menu, location....this is our plans for the entire summer....we do not have that many summers to explore and relish...soooooo we are beginning a new tradition..

Mary -from Ipiece2Mary  also enjoys traditions and picnics, so she is just thrilled to be cheering you all on this one. And for her efforts, Mary is getting a basket to plan her outing...

Mary and I certainly share many passions but you can bet this one is by far our favourite...

Peterboro Baskets has been a delightful new sponsor and sent me a few things to add to our PICNIC blog hop.....

WE always celebrate TALENT here...great PHOTOS, great PROJECTS
and what truly WOWES US today for WOW WOW WOW 
and for CREATIVITY was ......


OH MY WORD, 2 picnic QUILTS and both absolutely WOWED US..
both are soooo summery, and wait till you see what was their family picnic menu...
HER photos also WOWED US, sooo much LOVE went into these delightful


And for those who love checkers....this wowed us for creativity...
and look this lady was fortunate to go to PETERBORO Baskets...
don't you just love her selection...this wee basket is calling for me ....

LOVE her photos...can you not just smell SUMMER?

A delightful setting, a delightful picnic...so nice for all of our picnickers to invite us all...
EVERY ONE CREATED for us all such delightful memories today...


  1. What a fun blog hop! Love the Ant-titude Picnic Quilt!

  2. I am waiting with baited breath to find out when Cori's new quilt is offered as a pattern! Isn't that incredible!

    The quilts and picnics were fantastic today!

  3. Loving the creativity in this hop...each day more perfect than the last =)

  4. I am swooning over all the great quilts and smiling over all the great picnic photo fun. This is my kind of party. Thanks to everyone for a wonderful day of picnics to brighten my gray day in the northeast. Looking forward to every stop in the hop! Can we picnic please all summer? .... :-) Pat

  5. I feel the need to sew more picnic quilts after seeing today's lovely creations...so fun!

  6. Such beauties! Love those ants & checkers!

  7. Looks like I am going to have more picnic quilts in my future! They keep getting better and better. All have been so creative.

  8. Gorgeous, Fun and Inspiring day!! This has been such a fun hop that even after the first day I couldn't wait til this morning to see all the Quilts, I had to see them all last night!! After all this my Picnics next year will have a New Picnic Quilt and that's a promise.

    Huggs, Nancy

  9. Another great day of picnics! So happy to have participated in this hop. It's a great one. We are ready to picnic all summer!

  10. Another beautiful day for a picnic.

  11. Oh gosh - everyone is so creative! This is so fun to see! I love the huge pieced churn dash on the back!

  12. Amazing picnic quilts and food again today!

  13. Another fun day of picnicking. I am pea green with envy that Pat got to the Peterboro outlet. How cool was that!

  14. I love this hop! These picnic quilts are again all so marvelous!! I feel like we've been privileged to join each one and take a glimpse into their lives! What wonderful picnics, sure to hold sweet memories. And did I tell you I love this hop?? It's the best!

  15. I am loving this hop. It is one of my favorites so far. Can't wait for tomorrow.

  16. If I could only get my hands on those star quilts and beat my husband at checkers ! Wonderful quilts today !

  17. Love your picks for today. More importantly I'm loving the great creativity shown by everyone!


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