Friday, June 6, 2014

Day 5 of Picture Perfect Picnics....

WELCOME welcome welcome...
To day 5 of more PICNICS
( and check back with us on Monday..we still have another day
of picnickers)

what a wow of a week.....

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...

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 .....

It has been a tender week...
a lovely way to end today with more picnics
who opened their hearts and welcomed us all in 
to their lives...a scrumptious delight to all those
who shared a moment or two with us and cheered them all on...


First I was wowed by this unique but delightful package......mmmmm what
could it be....?

can you believe how delightful it all looks...the grass is soooo green..perfect for her
hound tooth quilt against the landscape....

This quilt is soooooooo delightful...a perfect WOW picnic! Wait till you see more of her photos
and story....


Muffins on a picnic, sooooo CREATIVITE for our palate...
This lady's quilt is patritrotic, colourful and ohhhhh so creative..
Her picnic photos very professional, very inviting...

Can you see yourself and your touché enjoying the moment?
I can....what a delight all of YOU have been to our week
of PICNICS....we still have one more day on MONDAY..
and thank goodness for the extra couple days..
I am on the wire....literally..wink...


  1. What a fabulous week of picnics. Everyone is having the best time! I'm off to finish mine and cook for my picnic on Monday! Have a blessed weekend!

  2. Thanks to everyone again today for all the fabulous picnics! Only one more day? Really? The picnic season is just starting here and all these fun picnics makes me want to picnic eveyday ... :) Pat

  3. I've seen inspiration in every post in the hop. When I was eating in front of the tv late last night, I started feeling silly. Why waste a meal in front of the tv when we could be outside enjoying natures sounds and each other. I've seen picnics for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and midnight snacks and each one has been beautiful and full of memories. LOVE!

  4. What a Fun and Inspiring week this has been!! Thank~You to all the Quilters this week that their Perfect Picnic Quilts with us!! Looking forward to Monday~

    Have a Wonderful Week end!!

    Huggs, Nancy

  5. I agree with your choices today. What a wonderful week we have had. I am loving all the quilts, and food, and the pictures are gorgeous. A lot of thought went into this hop by all of our participants. A lot of WOW's.

  6. Fun, fun, fun! I loved how Deonn wrapped up that quilt. That was really clever.

  7. Great picnic quilts by everyone! Love the stories that go with the picnics and the pictures have been fabulous!

  8. Wonderful quilts and the food has put on at least 15 pounds, lol!

  9. I have totally enjoyed every day of this hop and all the variety of each hopper. It is safe to say that most of us enjoy our pie. ;)

  10. (I'm late to the party. No internet yesterday.) What wonderful quilts and settings! I have my post set to publish for Monday, but I hope we get home in time to get a few more better photos tomorrow night. Mine are certainly not up to the standards set on Friday! Wow!

  11. Some friends and I were off to the Alabama Quilt Symposium yesterday and came through and home to stormy weather so I barely had the computer on yesterday. Today was mostly outside work but I finally finished the Friday stops and could pop over to see your picks. This has been such a fun hop! Perfect way to wrap up the summer season before we take a bit of time off. Wonder what you have up your sleeve for the first hop after break?? HMMMMM

  12. I am being in comments but had to pop in to say what a fun Hop this has been! I've gotten so many new ideas! :)

  13. I am so totally amazed at the wonderful picnic quilts, but also the gorgeous photography in this blog hop...holy cow!

  14. It has been fun and a welcome respite from my rather " blah " feeling week or two. I am finally catching up with all the wonderful picnic projects that you creative & talented ladies made. Kudos to all and thanks for all the eye candy and inspiration you have provided. Picnics are so much fun,loved them as a girl and still do.
    And of course, thanks to Madame Samm for always coming up with such great blog hops for us to enjoy. Can hardly wait to see what she has up her cute sleeve for the Fall.

    Cheers and happy summer to each one of you.


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