Thank you to two very special ladies, without which this hop just would not have been the hop that it is....Mdm Samm and Mary...y'all are awesome for putting this this together!
And of course to our very generous sponsors....Riley Blake Designs and Peterboro Baskets.
#1 create a picnic quilt#2 obtain some kind of picnic basket#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
Today's line up of creatively perfect picnics include:
Friday June 6
Living with Purpose (you are here)
Let's begin =)
We usually tend to do drive thru picnics, or stop at the grocery store before going to the park for submarine buns, sliced deli meats, cheese, and pop. Since we love to go for drives we can do this quite often throughout the summer, but, thanks to the encouragement of Samm and Mary, I now have a picnic blanket.
I know, I know, my quilt is white. I love the green and white gingham I have or rather had in my stash (I even have a dress in this same fabric LOL), and it just called for white fabric to go with it, also from my stash.
This is one of my favourite verses. I really do try to live this. The leaf wreath was designed and drawn by my son. I then used fabric paint (setacolor) and a paint brush to paint it in. All were done freehand.
This is the backing fabric. It was fabric that originally came from my mom. I was going to use it as pillowcases in her room, but as she passed away in February, I've decided to use it for my own purposes, and a little bit of her can picnic with us when we go =)
This picnic basket was given to me several years ago from my sister. It may not hold a lot, but it keeps our dishes and napkins all together!
#3. Our menu was very simple. Being about 11 p.m. we just had a before bed snack, nothing fancy.
|Organic, coconut milk, raw almonds, and raw honey.|
As once recommended by Mdm Samm, we enjoyed almonds and honey. Yum, yum. We washed it down with coconut milk.
#4. While we had planned a real picnic. It was supposed to be this past Sunday, at the request of our granddaughter, but I became ill, you really don't want any details!, and since then each one of us has taken our turn at being ill, also, the weather did not cooperate. Not to mention we live in mosquitoville for now. Give it a couple weeks, and we will try again.
#5. What games and books?
Chicken scratch embroidery. Green for the green squares, and white DMC for the white squares. The game pieces are "slices" of a wooden dowel. Thank you dh for cutting them for me. Especially when you found out I wanted at least 60 pieces.
You see, this game board is 12 x 12, and requires 30 pieces each player. I remember playing checkers for the first time at my parents summer cabin. Flash ahead several years when I played at a friends, and there seemed to be so many fewer pieces than I remembered.
When I decided to make my own board for this hop, I had to look up the board an lo and behold found out that there really are different boards. There is an association of checker players here in Quebec...see here...this is where I learned that as a child I must have first played on a Canadian board (played mainly here in Quebec). Pardon the blunder, someone must have caught this...pieces for both opponents should be placed on the dark (ie green squares); forgive me, I must be more tired than I realized LOL.
Also, on a real picnic I would bring a puzzle book, and my well-traveled, worn, and stained Bible. I don't often go far without it!
Well that is it for us here. Looking forward to making this our summer habit of 2014! Thanks for visiting. I am last in today's linky lineup, but be sure to visit the other's if you haven't already (links at top of post).
Have an awesome weekend and see you again on Monday to finish up a perfect hop!