Monday, June 2, 2014

PICNIC hop begins today...now ...


WELCOME welcome welcome...
my apologies for being late....it could not be avoided
I was in delayed on business! 
I was to return on Saturday and I could not access my blog post on iPad..

I could share with you I was on a picnic but that would be such a lie...
but how I wish I was....but in the meantime...I see of my delicious
friends are just waiting for me and YOU to join them...

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!





PICNICS of YESTERDAY.....




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 ......

WOWED us




That pie and quilt and accessories and WOW
I could smell the pie from here and everything looked sooooo 
delicious...YES Wow...
This lady knows how to create some excitement....the fabric choices
absolutely divine....

She has some great photos ....go check all of our superior
out of this world creative PICNIC doers...





This one soooooo WOWED me too...look at all the watermelon theme...
I am coming MARY.......


Tops for CREATIVITY

WELLLLLL seriously YOU all could have been here today....
but for most welcomed LOVE TO BE THERE picnics...
WE have 2 who were TOPS.....



The colours, the setting, the glasses of fine bubbly...
I am coming over....love your very summery quilt...
your picnic basket...ohhh I see you are getting low on bubbly..
should I bring an extra bottle or two...?




This lady's setting was solo inviting...well done by dear ...






And this lady .....always knows how to bring some smiles...look
she has PIGS on her quilt....those must be pig wings right? on her plates?
so inviting....so delicious in fact..




There is something about all of this that just makes you smile and smile and smile...
welllll done ladies....YOU all were WINNERS today..
I would love to join you all for an afternoon! 







18 comments:

  1. So you glad you are finally home. We were missing you.

    The picnic quilts were fabulous today and now I am excited for the other days! Thank you for choosing my pick-nicking piglets for one of the top honors today. :)

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  2. These are great picnic Kwilts and I am ready for a picnic! Thsnks !

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  3. What fabulous picnics we had today. They didn't disappoint and I knew they wouldn't!!! Can't wait for a picnic tomorrow! Glad you're back!

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  4. what an AWESOME hop!!!!! today's picks are perfect! can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.....

    hugs Madame Samm!

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  5. I am loving this blog hop. All the picnics are so inviting and the quilts are fabulous. Thanks, everyone! ... :) Pat

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  6. It seems like a good time was had by all today. :)

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  7. Careful ladies, Yogi Bear and Boo Boo are going to steal your pic-a-nic baskets. ;)

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  8. Fantastic picnics today! Sew much food I will have to skip dinner tonight!

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  9. Oh so much fun today! I'd love to join them all for a picnic!

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  10. This was just a fabulous idea!! We are planning little mini picnics in the backyard throughout the summer. You're welcome to come anytime. :)

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  11. This is such a fun hop, have enjoyed visiting the blogs and seeing all of the wonderful quilts and picnic posts.

    Debbie

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  12. What a great idea for a hop! I love seeing all of the creativity.

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  13. What a great start to the hop! Thanks again for putting this together! Beth @ Words & Stitches. pbstrand@msn.com

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  14. What a great way to take a break from painting. The quilts are amazing and the posts about their picnics entertaining. What a great idea for a hop!

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  15. Playing catch up as usual but what a fun way to start off the week with picnics and quilts? I could look on Monday but never was on the preferred computer long enough to comment.

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  16. Oh my gosh ! Corrie, our star Amy and Thearica ....well everyone did such an outstanding job.....WOW

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  17. Wonderful creative quilts. We use to go on picnics all the time and even had a basket I wonder what happened I do t know maybe I need a quilt.

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