We're going on a picnic today as part of
The Perfect Picnic Blog Hop hosted by
Every great picnic begins with the food.
The mason jar salads were a hit,
easy to transport and
We grabbed our picnic basket.
Played some games.
The boys brought
Apples to Apples and
teeny tiny Uno cards
Which card do you think best describes "Juicy".
Hmmm, grapes definitely the winner for me,
although beets are pretty juicy, ick.
It was a beautiful day at
Played in the sand.
Even stumbled upon a Civil War reenactment.
And a picnic is all about
the picnic blanket(s)!
I was so excited about this blog hop.
Because I have wanted to finish
this picnic Swoon quilt
for ~THREE years.
Nothing like a deadline to make it happen.
And of course,
2 picnic quilts are better than one.
We definitely need 2.
I have a thing for churn dashes and red.
So I worked this up out of
2.5" red and white squares.
I used Riley Blake's
laminated cotton for backing
This quilt is smaller - the perfect size to have in the car.
I love the laminate, because
I don't worry about the wet grass or
It wipes off.
My picnic basket also got a laminate make-over,
but I'll save that for another day.
Let's finish with dessert.
We had warm peach cobbler and ice cream.
We had plenty and shared
with our fellow park people.
Thank you Madame Samm for dreaming it up!
And to Mary for coordinating.
Here is the full schedule.
And a big thanks to both Riley Blake Designs
(you have changed my mind about laminates)
and to Peterboro Basket Company
for sponsoring the hop!
Here's the hop schedule for today!
Wednesday, June 4th
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