Leave it to Madame Samm to throw a picnic that includes people from all over the world! A Perfect Picnic is hosted by Mary at I Piece 2-Mary and you can find the whole schedule HERE. Thanks to both of you for making this such a fun hop and to Peterboro Basket Company and Riley Blake Designs for sponsoring our big picnic!
My picnic started out in the park, but ended up inside and outside my daughter's house due to some stormy weather. We managed to get some hot dogs barbecued before the storm hit and it didn't dampen our fun at all!
Lots of pictures ahead!
I love my little Cuisinart barbecue with a red lid...it matched my picnic quilt perfectly!
Off to Costco we went for potato salad, fruit, and the makings for hot dogs.
No complaints from the Monkey Boys!
I like my hot dogs very blackened and with mustard only.
Dessert was a red velvet cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes...yum!
As for the picnic quilts...
I used Riley Blake Design's laminated fabric because it was perfect for
a picnic quilt that will be sitting on top of moist grass. It stays dry and wipes up so nice!
The Ants Attack!
For my first picnic blanket I used RBD's red polka dot cotton fabric for the front and
RBD's red polka dot laminated fabric for the back. I loved sewing with the laminate fabric!
With an added strap to tie it all up, this quilt can be rolled up and thrown in the
back of the car to be ready for an impromptu "PICNIC EMERGENCY."
The Little Kid Play Mat
This quilt-as-you go blanket was made with RBD laminated fabric on the front and back. It's the
perfect size for a baby or toddler and the zipper pocket in the corner can hold a diaper and wet wipes.
The smaller picnic quilt worked out for my "grandson", RJ, who needed a dry spot to lay down.
This old guy loved rolling around on it! He's 14 years old, but still thinks he's a puppy.
Thankfully, RBD's laminated fabric is water resistant, too!
Rain and wind are coming...time to move the picnic inside!
Did "That Other Lady" say no electronics during our picnic?
Monkey Baby thinks otherwise!
Off and running with my phone...yes, it is purple.
Catch me if you can!
Who said "no running or jumping in the house?" Not grandma!
Is it time for the Monkey Boys to go home, yet? I'm exhausted!
My Peterboro picnic basket came after I'd already had my family picnic, so I guess I'll just have to plan another "perfect picnic" so I can use it and my Riley Blake laminated quilts. The basket is lined with Styrofoam so I will be able to keep my Diet Dr. Pepper and the hubby's REAL Coca Cola perfectly icy cold.
Thanks for scrolling through all the photos from my picnic...it was a great day!
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There are some really cool picnics happening during this hop!
Check out who's having a picnic today:
Thanks again for stopping by to visit my picnic!
Don't forget to check out this, too:
June 3 - Riley Blake Designs