Sunday, January 10, 2010

In Anticipation of Picnics

While browsing the discount fabric at Hobby Lobby yesterday, I came across this pieced yardage of red and white gingham, cheerful plaid, field flowers. This would make the perfect picnic blanket, I thought as I bought almost four yards.

So last night I began pinning, cutting, and sewing in anticipation of longer days and warmer evenings. I climbed into bed thinking of walking down the pine needle path to the old boat rental shed at the state park. I saw the rainbow-colored sodas in glass bottles... boat paddles hanging from rusted hooks... fishing lures jumbled behind smudged glass. I heard water lapping against bobbing canoes... laughter... the crackle of campfires. I felt cool grass under my feet and warm sun on my back. And suddenly I was asleep....

It was undoubtedly the best rest I've had in weeks.

Here's to picnic lunches before we know it. -Brin

25 comments:

Heidi said...

Beautiful! I think I will see what is in my fabric stash.

Heidi

Patty's Stitches said...

So pretty. Your words make me long for spring.

rachel said...

so pretty! here's to picnics! xx

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Love the fabric and the thought of picnics in the park, hurry spring!

michele said...

L.O.V.E. ! I'm impressed how quickly you pulled this together ... but having sunny thoughts does help move it along!

Have a wonderful week ahead!

LLJ said...

That does sound lovely. Love your fabric - so pretty!

Kathleen Grace said...

From your mouth to God's ear Brin:>) I can't wait for warmer weather up here in frigid Michigan. I wish I had a Hobby Lobby close by because that fabric is beautiful. I'm a lover of all things red. Just can't help myself!

Patricia said...

Love your fabric choices ~ such a cheery blanket! And yes, here's to the anticipation of picnics. I fear we have many more weeks of winter here in Indiana, but the hope of spring keeps me going. Wishing you a wonderful week ~ p.

Tracy said...

The fabric is lovely - so bright and cherrful! I am looking forward to warmer weather and picnics, too. :)

~ Sara ~ said...

Why can't my HL have fabric like that? sigh... I am also longing for warmer days, the softness of dusk and lightening bugs... and the the David Austens in bloom...

Gayle said...

Wonderful! So pretty.

MommaMindy said...

I, too, am having a craving for a HOBBY LOBBY. That fabric is gorgeous, but more than that, I enjoyed the picnic you all brought us on with your blog.

Elenka said...

Gorgeous. You'll be using a picnic blanket months before I will !!! Enjoy.

Samantha said...

Brin...you have beautiful treasure in your heart and I just got to read some of it and it is pure sunshine to me. God bless your heart and fill your days with His light and blessing upon blessing.

patientmom said...

looks like pretty apron material to me...hint...hint :)

Vee said...

You have a wonderful eye for colors and fabric selection and you work fast! So it's the thought of summer picnics that lulls you to sleep...easy enough.

Debi said...

I love it! And you are absolutely right... it is PERFECT for a picnic blanket.

April said...

That fabric is gorgeous!!! I'll have to check my hob lob and see if we have that next time I'm in town. I need that fabric...really, NEED. :)

MJ said...

Love that fabric, Brin! Unfortunately we do not have a Hobby Lobby in CA, but I would love to try to find some of that. Could you tell me the manufacturer? Maybe I can track it down somewhere. :-)

Cooking for One said...

Love the fabric! I never see any pieced fabric that's so pretty. Running down to Hobby Lobby.

Can't wait to see pictures of your first Spring picnic!

Deb said...

now that is a warm thought...a picnic on a sunny day...

The American Homemaker said...

What fun fabric!

Sissy said...

It is FREEEEEZING here and we in NC don't take kindly to the cold. It is just too much. We don't know what to do with ourselves. Not at all.

Brin said...

Awh, thanks y'all!

I didn't notice when I purchased the fabric, so I'll be sure and check on the manufacturer (sp?) next time I'm in the store. Which will be Saturday. For anyone near the store in Texarkana, Texas, it's on the first rack as you walk into the fabric section. ;)

Rebecca said...

Yes, yes, a pic a nic blanket. All you need now is a basket. Hurry Spring!