Monday, April 28, 2008

INSPIRATION
for
Outdoor Fun
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When the new catalogs arrive, I always
curl up with...
and
Land of Nod... first.
They inspire and motivate me more than any others.
~~~
My head is thinking Spring and Summer
but we woke to snow this morning.
That was hard to take!!
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Onward...
I love, love, love this simple patchwork
blanket for picnics, reading, watching fireworks,
or whatever you can think of.
It's 100% cotton and backed with a striped fabric.
Quick and simple to make!!
This picture made me feel sand between my toes
and think of
the fun of appliqueing on a beach towel,
sewing on bright striped ribbons,
or adding a name, monogram, or fun word.

This octopus is available through the catalog
and makes me smile.


I think the simple fish applique on this table runner
is fun and easy to make!
I sense a table runner collection beginning at our
house as I'm just not ready to make a king-sized
quilt.


This is an octopus napkin... satin stitched
and then cut close to the stitching. Love the whimsical!!
Spray paint lanterns a variety of colors.
Some operate on batteries or votive candles.
Good for indoors or out... a great
centerpiece for a summer dinner.
And for those softie lovers... barnyard
animals!
So adorable!!
However... I'm thinking stuffed fish at
the moment.
Click on the catalog names to browse
other goodies.
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Make this a great day!
Joni
PS I'm off to make a table runner to brighten up the breakfast nook.
I didn't know what I was going to do until I wrote my post for today.
See how inspiration works!!

10 comments:

artisbliss said...

Love these bright, summery colors. Hope they can hold you through your latest snow event, and I hope it is the last one for awhile!

nicolette said...

Snow...? I hope Spring is aroung the corner!
It’s time for a Pottery Barn store overhere! Their collections are so wonderful! Love the softies and the table runner. Thanks for so much inspiration!

Helen Hancock said...

Heheheheh - inspired yourself. Love the lanterns and the octopus napkins are gorgeous!

Junie Moon said...

I love all the ideas you shared. It will be fun to see the tablerunner you create. I'm thinking about that picnic blanket, will have to make one soon.

Jacquie said...

Joni, I do so love coming to your blog. So full of inspiration. Love that striped quilt. Simple, but beautiful. Here's Webster's new dictionary entry for CHEERFUL...Joni's blog!

Thimbleanna said...

Great pics Joni -- I love those catalogs! Can't wait to see your tablerunner!

Angie said...

I'm loving the picnic blanket, myself. Hmmmmmmmmmm.

Now if I just had TIME to create all these wonderful things?!?!

Happy Zombie said...

Oh those lanterns are so yummy!

syko kajsa said...

I love everything you've picked out from the catalogue! Now I understand why all US bloggers talk so much about Pottery Barn! Very inspiring indeed!

Wanda said...

One of our retirement gifts was a picnic basket....

Love all you pics ~~ so colorful, so happy so much fun.