Monday, June 2, 2014

Come along on a picnic!



Hello Everybody,

Welcome to my picnic. We are a simple folk, who live a peaceful life in the Sierra mtns of beautiful California. There's nothing fancy about us. Just down home cooking, playing in the dirt, and enjoying the beautiful wildlife around us. If that sounds like a good place to picnic, then come along.

This beautiful Black oak is one of many around the ridge. It's a favorite spot, the kids enjoy climbing it and it puts off good shade.


We had a nice little picnic here today. Sandwhichs, carrot sticks, apples, raisins, lemonade and home made cookies. Simply good food :)


I made an I spy type of quilt for us. (You can read a bit more about it here.)



The two middle kids especially, love going on a picnic. And playing I spy is always a fun game. 


Educational too ;)


 We play various word games or maybe bring a frisbee or ball with us. Unless we are picnicing at one of the various creeks or rivers around the area. Then it's all about the sand and the water. Which is one of our favorite Summer time things to do.

But today, here is another view of the beautiful little spot we are in.


My daughter enjoys making baskets, and she made us this picnic one (which needs a bit of a repair after today :)





Thank you Samm for a fun blog hop.

Thank you Mary, for being a great hostess.

And thank you all for coming along on our picnic. Don't forget to stop by and see the rest the picnic's on the hop today.


55 comments:

  1. A great looking quilt, so colorful! I can see you had a wonderful picnic with the kids!

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  2. I love the idea of your I Spy quilt for a picnic! The little ones seem to enjoy it. Thank you for sharing your wonderful picnic.

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  3. You have such a colorful quilt, it makes your picnic look so lively and fun. I also love the I spy idea. It keeps the little ones busy as you are making them a plate. You chose a beautiful spot! Thank you for sharing your hard work.

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  4. Thanks, Dorian ... I really enjoyed picnicing on your beautiful ridge with your sweet family. The kiddos look like they are having a great time in the great outdoors. I cannot believe how big your Baby Boy has gotten! Your daughter's basket looks lovely and well loved. I love your quilt! ... <3 Pat

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  5. Great quilt. A nice idea to make an I spy for the kids. I know they love that. Thanks for taking us along!

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  6. Such a fun and lively quilt. That basket is a beauty as well! Looks like you had a perfect picnic!

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  7. Nothing simple about you my sweet...thanks for bringing us along ...a delightful picnic quilt and love in this post...

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  8. Great photos, Dorian! The quilt sure does add color to Nature's beauty! I also enjoyed seeing all the kids! Baby is no longer a baby, I fear. :-( lol

    HUGS!

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  9. Your picnic looks like so much fun! Great quilt for the day!

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  10. I love I Spy quilts - they're just so fun! And to think your daughter made your basket, well that's just perfect. :) blessings, marlene

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  11. such a nice day for your family...love your pictures!!

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  12. Looks like a lovely day and a wonderful quilt.

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  13. What a wonderful picnic. Your quilt is terrific. I love that it does double duty by providing entertainment as well as comfort.

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  14. I think an I Spy quilt is a great idea for a picnic quilt...so fun! Your quilt and photos are beautiful and I'd love to go on a picnic with you. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. What a wonderful day for making memories! Our children are grown and we're not grandparents yet, but I'm collecting fabrics for an I Spy quilt anyway - yours is charming and makes the perfect picnic quilt!

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  16. Looking good! Cute I Spy quilt, great idea for the kids.

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  17. What a beautiful and fun picnic quilt! The setting for your picnic is equally beautiful. I also love the fact that your daughter made your basket!

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  18. A perfect picnic quilt I spy! and a beautiful place to picnic too!

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  19. A perfect picnic quilt I spy! and a beautiful place to picnic too!

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  20. Beautiful setting, my kiddies would have loved to join the fun! They love climbing in the trees, these little monkeys! Love your post!
    xxx

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  21. An I Spy is a great idea for a picnic quilt.

    It looks like a lovely picnic.

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  22. It looks like a perfect day, Dorian. Love the I Spy fun quilt, and your daughter made a terrific basket! Lovely surroundings for a perfect picnic with the family.

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  23. Dorian, your pretty scrappy quilt is perfect for picnic....it's a wow for sure !

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  24. What a great idea for a picnic quilt. Looks like a fun afternoon.

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  25. What a beautiful quilt! I love it. The basket is amazing too! How clever! Thank you for taking us on your picnic!

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  26. Dorian, An I Spy Quilt has to be one of the greatest ideas I have heard for kids and keeping them busy! Not only a great idea but so adorable too!!
    Thanks for sharing your great idea with us!!
    Huggs, Nancy

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  27. Such a beautiful day, so glad you shared with us :)

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  28. Great idea for a pic nice quilt for any age..nice job

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  29. Oh you don't have to be little to love a good I Spy quilt. ;-) I love it!

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  30. I always have wanted to make an 'I Spy'; older kids as well as little ones enjoy the game. Beautifully done and what an enjoyable picnic area.

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  31. Great place for an I spy quilt. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  32. Very colorful and fun quilt. Beautiful!

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  33. I Spy is perfect for a picnic. You have your activity right there. Beautiful area to picnic in.

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  34. Now that's a picnic quilt. Great colors and fun!

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  35. Never a more perfect basket than one made by a loved one. :)
    Nice quilt and lovely spot!

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  36. Eye spied a fun picnic and cutie kwilt!

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  37. I spy picnic quilt is a really great idea. (Cute kids!)

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  38. Perfect for little ones. It will be a treasure for many years to come. Thanks for sharing your inspiration. Janita

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  39. I think it's really amazing that your daughter made your basket, she did a wonderful job. And I enjoy your I Spy quilt, it's fun. I shall have to convince my husband we need to take a jaunt up to the wooded areas around our valley so we can enjoy a picnic up there next, great idea!
    ~Brandy

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  40. What a fun and cheery picnic quilt.

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  41. This looks like such a wonderful time was had by all! I love I Spy quilts. They are so interactive that children and adults get involved. Thanks for sharing your creation with us.

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  42. It looks like a beautiful day to spend with your kiddos. Love your I-spy blanket. We enjoy playing that game just about anywhere we go. Thanks for sharing your picnic with us. :)

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  43. Hi Dorian lovely colours on your quilt. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  44. Love it, an eye spy quilt is always fun. x

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  45. The eye spy quilt is perfect to keep little ones entertained during a picnic. How creative! I think it is great to use every possible opportunity for learning. And when you make it fun, they thrive. Your daughter's basket is gorgeous. I can see that creativity runs in the family. Thank you for participating, creating a wonderful quilt, and being and inspiration.

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  46. A wonderful, colorful quilt used in a beautiful location. Making memories with the family is what is most important.

    Simple food? You got to serve something that they will eat or family favorites, right?

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  47. A lifetime of memories , that's what days like this inspire. I love your I spy quilt, and your down home menu. I bet you will cherish daughters basket for many years to come.

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  48. Love your I Spy quilt. It's the perfect quilt to take on a picnic with kids. Loved seeing all your pictures. Looks like you had a great time!

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  49. The quilt is beautiful! And the basket your daughter made is amazing! What a talented family. :)

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  50. That is adorable and such a great idea. I love how your children can play games on it.

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  51. Awesome picnic quilt with all the bright, happy colors. Perfect for kids of all ages.

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  52. Your picnic quilt is lovely and colourful! A game built right into it is a great idea.

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  53. Hi Dorian! I am so sorry to be late in commenting. This was our last week of school and it was crazy busy. Now that everything is packed up and put away, my life is quiet. I am spending the day reading what everyone wrote and taking time with the comments. I just love your I spy idea! I have the sweetest niece and two nephews who would love that idea too! I am thinking Christmas!! I also liked the spiral quilting in each block. The colors were super and it looked like everyone was having fun at the picnic. Thanks for the great idea and thanks for joining in the hop :) mp

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  54. So fun! I Spy is perfect for a picnic quilt!

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