Last week was busy and very negative. Luckily, Saturday started out with a visit from our neighbors. I made a bunch of hors d'oeuvres and we enjoyed good company and several games of pool. It was just what the doctor ordered. A relaxed evening with some wonderful friends.
Sunday was project day. I had no pressing matters, so I began my picnic basket project. I'm a sucker for picnic baskets. I found this one at a garage sale for $8. There hasn't been time, until now, to give it some tender loving care. The inside was caked with hot glue and a piece of elastic stapled to the top. When it was new, I'm sure it had a fabric liner and the elastic held silverware.
The next half of the project will be to find some material to line the inside and matching elastic to hold glasses and utensils. I think I have the right fabric in my stash. I would also like to find some dishes and napkins to match the whole thing. Maybe even a matching blanket.
The middle one has a Danish theme and is perfect for four. I have matching water bottles, napkins, and plates inside. It is great when I take the three nieces on our adventures.
The basket on the bottom is going to be my super deluxe let's feed everyone in the country version. I will keep you updated on it's progress.
Despite a rotten week, the company of good friends and the thought of future fun times with others has lifted my spirits. I hope to find a few more baskets. One day, I will give one to each of my nieces and nephew, so they can remember the fun times and carry on the picnic tradition. Right now, I am excited at the prospect that my baskets will be in the perfect condition when warmer weather comes.
Do you go on picnics? Do you have any picnic baskets? What is your favorite picnic memory?