Buzzings from a quilter who bumbles her way through life!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

We're Going on a Picnic!

(My great niece and nephew, twins, ready to go on a picnic with Aunt Linda!)
We're going on a picnic!
We're going to have some fun!
We'll find a place to settle
that isn't in the sun!

We'll take a comfy quilt and
we'll spread it on the ground.
We'll look into our basket
to see what can be found!

Oh, look! some yummy veggies!
Let's make a funny face.
Some lips, some hair, some eyebrows - 
and broccoli for some lace!



This game is really funny.
It gives us great big smiles.
The birds can hear us laughing
for miles and miles and miles!









We'll blow some giant bubbles
and chase them through the yard.
We'd like to catch and save them
but that is very hard!


And now our play is over.
It's time to clean and pack,
But one thing you can count on -
we'll soon be coming back!
by Linda Winters


Thank you for joining me for my picnic! My picnic blanket has ants appliqued around the border along with embroidered words to the "Ants are Marching" folk song!   I have chosen to back it with heavy canvas for weight.   









My basket is a $3 thrift store find! (I would love to have one from our sponsor, Peterboro Baskets! I have until September to get one with the discount!)

It has layers of baskets that stack. (It could also be used for sewing supplies.) 


I made a simple carrying case for it out of canvas and lined the basket layers with a vinyl picnic tablecloth, the $2 type, cut to fit.
The laminated snack mats are also canvas with iron-on lamination. The unfinished face in the center was drawn on the canvas with Sharpie marker. 

Your picnickers can use the fresh veggies (carrots, cherry tomatoes, raw broccoli, pepper slices, onion slices, and mushrooms) to make hair and features for the face on their snack mat! The lamination can be simply wiped off when all is finished.
The menu is simple. (These 3 year old twins, my great niece and great nephew, don't eat huge meals!) 
Menu:
Fresh vegetable sticks and pieces 
Ranch dip 
sausage and olive "ants"
Apple Smiles

Be sure to visit my fellow blog hop participants this week! Today, the following blogs are joining me!
  
Monday June 9
Buzzing and Bumbling (You are here!)
Sew We Quilt

Our many thanks to the organizers of this hop, Mdm. Samm of Sew We Quilt, and Mary Winegar of I Piece 2- Mary. What a great idea! 
Thank you for joining me today!




79 comments:

  1. What a fun time for the grands! I just love the idea of the placemats with faces. Your quilt is so fun with the ants and song. Your basket is just so cool - what a find.

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  2. What a wonderful way to get the kiddos to eat their veggies! Love your picnic quilt and of course what picnic is not complete with ants! Thank you for sharing and joining this fun filled hop.

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  3. You guys had a perfect picnic! Everything was great; the quilt, the basket, the menu, the games, and not to mention the adorable twins!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Oh what fun, and the Twins are adorable!! I Love the way you wrote your post too. Thanks for sharing your Charming Picnic Quilt(love the canvas weight idea), your savvy Basket and the Veggie Game idea too~
    Huggs, Nancy

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  5. What a lovely picture story, quilt and poem. You know, that would make an excellent children's book. You are clever ;)!!!

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  6. What fun you all had - a great quilt Linda, I love the ants!

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  7. Wonderful with your cute grandkids. And your quilt is so lovely also your savvy basket. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. What a cute post, Linda! Loved all the pictures of the kids and the poem was adorable. Your picnic quilt is great! I love the colored squares in the center, and of course, the border just makes the quilt sing! Thanks for a great picnic.

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  9. You are so clever! The marching ants border is really special, and the face mats are such a great idea for an activity!

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  10. What fun!! I want to go on a picnic with you. Adorable quilt, and all the other accessories are just perfect.

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  11. Linda you always have the best ideas! I love your faces - both the mats and the children's. And the embroidery, well let's just say I'll be singing all day today! blessings, marlene

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  12. cute, cute!!! THe little ones, the picnic quilt, love the basket. Looks like a great day Linda.

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  13. LOVE this quilt!! You are so talented! Your picnic looked like a lot of fun!

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  14. everything about this post screams delight Linda...I adore your quilt, the twins, the bubbles the food tray all so darn imaginative, creative and delightful...you just cannot help but smile throughout your whole post...

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  15. What a fun idea Linda! Great quilt and the face designs look like such fun!

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  16. Did you make your quilt especially for the children..... I bet they think you did ! Those cute as can be kiddos look like they had the time of their life ! Everything about your quilt is fun and creative.Your the favorite Auntie !

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  17. What fun! Love your quilt, the poem, and the snack mats. Sure makes eating veggies lots of fun.

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  18. This is just the cutest picnic ever! Those snack mats would make any child smile and a ride in that Gator looks too fun. As for you quilt...wow...it is just beautiful and I love the ants! Great job on a perfect picnic!

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  19. Love your poem and pictures. My 3 year old granddaughter loved the whole thing! Thank you!

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  20. When I opened the page and saw those smiles, I knew we were in for a great time. The children are adorable and I can tell they had a wonderful time. The quilt is beautiful and the snack tray is fun personified. I'm leaving Saturday for a little over 2 weeks in Albuquerque, being grandma while my daughter and son-in-law go on vacation. I told my daughter I'm trying to think of things that a 3 year old will enjoy as well as his 8 year-old brother. So, I told her I was thinking of a picnic. Last year we just went to the park and played on the equipment. She doesn't get excited about things. I could hear her excitement when she said they would love that. So, thanks to you and the other blog hoppers, I have some ideas for food and things to do. As I don't have room in my luggage for a quilt, we'll just take an old blankie. I don't think I'll get approval to take a quilt from there. Thanks for participating and being great, great inspiration. Thanks for letting us share your day.

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  21. Oh wow Linda. Cute poem and darling quilt. So much detail! How fun for them

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  22. What a great picnic!!! Your quilt is so adorable and those snack mats are fabulous!!! Thank you for sharing your fun day with the twins!!!

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  23. Fabulous idea for the quilt and wonderful, fun photos! Bravo!

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  24. Hi Linda! You are such an inspiration to me. This picnic post has left me speechless....seriously! It is so innovative (the cute food animals, the food mats, the multi-layered basket) and the poem is perfect, light and silly and sweet. Obviously the picnic-ers had a great time with Aunt Linda! Maybe you should think about party planning on the side. The quilt details...the ants with personality, the song stitched into the bordered....made a simple bright quilt into something very special.

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  25. Linda, that was absolutely adorable. What a sweet Auntie you are. Loved it all.

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  26. Linda, that is just adorable! A wonderful quilt - love your little ants a-marching one by one, just darling! And what could be more fun than food games to get the kiddos to eat their veggies? Brilliant! So very fun, and a perfect day with sweet little twins. Great memory-making with Aunt Linda!

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  27. That's a fun menu, I bet the kids had a blast, love the ant applique too, really cute!

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  28. Aunt Linda must be really popular with the kids. Such a fun picnic with a beautiful quilt and great games. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  29. Linda, this gives the term playing with your food a whole new meaning. Love the quilt, the ants are terrific.

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  30. What a great aunt you are. That was a great picnic and your quilt is so cute. Those ants are adorable. Great ideas and inspiration, Liinda. You are quite a poet.

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  31. Great ants with the aunt who made the day sew fun!

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  32. What a fun picnic! And what a great quilt -- love the border idea! :)

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  33. Great post Linda. I just love your quilt. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time.

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  34. Absolutely Brilliant! You are a Great Aunt for sure!!! What fun! MEMORIES FOR EVER !

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  35. Oh my goodness.....I have to make some of those snack mats for my grand kids! I've seen plates like that but didn't want to spend the money to buy. Yours is a perfect solution! I love this hop!
    Your picnic quilt is cute. Those ants....love them! I love the three tiered basket too.

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  36. How cute and what a totally fun picnic for N&N. Love all the special touches to your picnic quilt and adding the canvas to the back was such a great idea. What a crazy bunch of ants on your quilt!!!

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  37. That is just too cute! The poem you wrote to go with your post. You clever lady. The quilt is, of course, just adorable. I love all the little ant personalities. It looks like a great time was had by all. Thanks for sharing your perfect picnic with all of us.

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  38. Amazing! Beautiful quilt and such a fun and creative picnic!

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  39. What a fun quilt and a fun picnic. I bet the kids loved their picnic food heads! That is so darn cute! You're too creative!

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  40. What a fun picnic. The poem was delightful and the g-kids are adorable. The game is a great idea and clever way to get kids to eat their veggies. Neat picnic quilt and I like how you fixed up the basket. Fun day for all.

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  41. You have a wonderful imagination! I forgot about the Ants Go Marching song and it is so perfect to embroider on a picnic quilt. The veggie faces are a great idea.

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  42. So creative and fun! Hope the house is going well.

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  43. Sew wonderful ... sew creative ... and so bright and happy! Thank you for the big smiles this brings to my face ... :) Pat

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  44. Very creative and looks like you had a lot of fun.

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  45. Oh my gosh, if that isn't just the cutest. Your picnic cloth adorned with the delightful little ants is just perfect. The mats for your budding artists is a stroke of genius. What a great way to get kids to eat their veges and have a great time too! Amazing!

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  46. This is so creative! I bet the kids loved every minute!

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  47. What a cute little poem. Love that stackable basket. Now I'll be singing 'the ants go marching...." for the rest of the day.

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  48. What a great picnic you had with such cute children. Your quilt is beautiful, what terrific ideas you had. All those extras were great. Thank you for letting us join you're picnic.

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  49. Love your poem Linda, and the food face, and your quilt, it looks like you all had a wonderful time!
    ~Brandy

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  50. Adorable quilt, adorable song and most adorable children!

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  51. Now I'm gonna have that song stuck in my mind for some unforeseeable future. What a great great idea for little kids. Certainly a lot healthier than the picnics we used to go on. I love the quilt -- the center squares surrounded by large yellow "rick-rack" with more around the border. And the ants! Wish you had time to give us introductions to all of them -- they look like a very interesting bunch of characters. I think I know some of them. And last, I'd like you to answer a question for me. Why is it that some people find the neatest bargains at thrift shops and garage sales and I, I never come home with anything truly interesting.

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  52. Linda looks like it was loads of fun and your table quilt was adorable.....

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  54. What a great picnic and a fun quilt!

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  55. Should have known that you wouldn't simply show us a quilt but would take us on a fun picnic as well!!!! Your quilt is so cute....congratulations!!!

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  56. Linda you did a wonderful job on your quilt. Love your picnic. Thank you for being part of this fun hop.

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  57. Your quilt is so cute with those ants. Those snack mats are such a great idea. How fun for the kids! Looks like a great day.

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