but if you look really close you'll see we would have had some uninvited guests!
Can you see the geese hanging out by the lake edge? Trust me, you don't want geese to join you for breakfast - they don't share!
So I decided we'd move our Breakfast! Picnic to the front courtyard. Early mornings out there are wonderful....it's shady and cool and you can hear the birds singing. Plus it's so convenient to run back in to get whatever I might forget. :)
This is my favorite corner....it's the perfect reminder of the best way to start the day. Prayer and meditation, along with breakfast, just make the day go better.
I won't procrastinate any longer; after all you're here to see my picnic quilt. :) I decided to go completely patriotic - one of my grandchildren was born on the fourth of July and every year we have a big family gathering to celebrate both our nation and our family.
I dug through my stash and found a panel I'd forgotten I had. I'm sure that's never happened to you!
I used Riley Blake red and white polka dot laminate for the back since this table often is moist from the morning dew.
The panel had several small (about 13 x 13) squares and I had the hardest time picking just one. The background fabrics are navy and khaki Kona cotton. I had both of those in my stash and also had the navy stars and the red so except for the laminate I shopped in my fabric closet - yea!
I know you're getting hungry so what's on the menu? Well it's breakfast so fresh fruit, obviously! Do you see those plaid seersucker napkins? Love, love, love seersucker napkins! I made about 5 dozen one day, using five different seersuckers, just by cutting squares and serging them. And then I made the most awesome discovery....they are the best dishrags ever! Who knew? They are light weight, the perfect size and dry quickly. I'll never use anything else!
The little counted cross stitch Uncle Sam was made for me one Christmas many, many years ago by one of my daughters.
While fruit is wonderful and healthy it's just not enough for me...how about you? Next up are the most awesome Cranberry Orange Muffins, fat free and the best things you've ever tasted. I'll be getting them out of the oven in just a moment and bringing them out nice and hot. You're going to want this recipe, right? Here it is....
Go right now and buy this....no, seriously. I'll wait. Back yet? These are so wonderful you're not going to believe it! I'll be having an iced chai tea latte (with fat free milk of course) but I have coffee - cream and sugar?
Oh look! The muffins are ready - yum!
And when we're through with our meal we'll move over to the bench to read the paper - well you can read the paper. I'll be reading blogs and Facebook on my IPad. :)
I bought this old bench from a run down and closed up church. They had painted it brown and I left it that way for years. This week my husband power washed the paint off and this is how it turned out. I think I like it!
I hope you enjoyed your breakfast. Before you go let's all thank Mary of I Piece 2-Mary for organizing and coordinating this hop - it's been so much fun! And thanks to Madame Samm for all that she does...too much for me to name!
Please be sure you go to visit the other bloggers today. There are always the most amazing quilts to see!