What is the best thing about winter? It makes you appreciate spring so much more. Even going to the grocery store after a long day of work is enjoyable when it is 80 degrees and sunny. Especially when a month ago you were wearing 6 layers and cursing the snow.
So in honor my newly found good mood, I decided to make a spring resolution. And since I am putting it on the blog it makes it all official, we actually have to do it.
When we were organizing the basement I stumbled on this odd shaped object all wrapped up in trash bags. Hmmm what was that?
Our picnic basket!
This was my most favorite wedding present. I was so excited when we opened it and had all these visions of packing it every weekend and lounging in the park together ….eating and drinking wine of course.
Now want to hear the sad and pathetic part?
Ummm that was almost five years ago and it has never been used. Yep never. Told you it was sad. I swear it was because we have been too busy with house projects.
So in the spirit of spring I decided to bust it out of the trash bag and keep it out so we would be more likely to use it.
Because who can resist this picnic-i-ness?
I am not usually a red gingham type of girl, but in this basket, I think it is perfect.
And to up the ante, I also want to make a picnic quilt. I have a couple more baby quilts that are 75% done. And after they are finished, I swore to myself that the next one would be for us. Since we have a big fat zero quilts in our house as I repeatedly give them all away. The picnic one can be incredibly simple since it will be hopefully thrown in the dirt and eaten off of and washed many many times (you know with all the picnics we will be having). But it will be ours. ….and I can save the more difficult patterns for a throw in the family room.
So will you guys hold us to it? Any other fun spring ideas to add to my list?