Summer’s winding down, and I’m just not ready to change our website banner over to a fall theme yet. I love the summer banner with its hummingbird, flowers, and butterflies too much! So here are a few extra close-ups to enjoy before the season is officially over.
One fine summer day, two little squirrels named Hodge and Podge go on a picnic.
They love to picnic in a garden surrounded by yellow daffodils, red and orange geraniums, and bright white daisies.
Podge particularly enjoys watching the butterflies play among the flowers.
“Wait, is that a hummingbird I see?” Hodge asks Podge. “Look! I do believe she’s sitting on her nest. What a rare sight!”
“Can it be?” the hummingbird wonders. “Is that really two squirrels having a picnic? What a rare sight indeed.”
The squirrels invite the hummingbird to join them, and they all enjoy some cake.
September 6, 2013 at 3:14 pm
Completely adorable! Love your little crochet creatures and stories. Blessings from Alaska, Jackie
September 6, 2013 at 3:43 pm
Thanks so much, Jackie!
September 6, 2013 at 11:54 pm
My pleasure. 🙂
September 6, 2013 at 3:57 pm
I’ve only just found your blog, but I wish that I’d have found it earlier. It’s so cute!
September 6, 2013 at 4:39 pm
Thanks and welcome to the picnic! Love the name of your blog. The Giraffe’s Moustache. That just makes me smile!
September 6, 2013 at 4:49 pm
Thank you 🙂 It came to me at a very random moment!
September 7, 2013 at 5:48 am
What a lovely place to visit. The bird is so sweet and the cake looks delicious! 🙂
September 7, 2013 at 12:48 pm
It looks so relaxing, doesn’t it? What I wouldn’t give to have a crocheted garden large enough for humans to picnic in. 🙂
September 8, 2013 at 12:17 am
HeeHee, what a fun thought!
September 19, 2013 at 7:54 am
Love the new Fall header!!! 🙂
September 19, 2013 at 11:12 am
Thanks! It’s my favorite time of year!
March 4, 2015 at 8:06 am
I would live to have all the patterns for end of summer puck nick! My 3 yr. Ike grandson lives squirrels, and I want to make this while set for his birthday on Oct 31, this summers crochet project! Thank you would so appreciate it! Friend of the little creatures Pamela Cain!
March 4, 2015 at 12:54 pm
Hi, Pamela! I’m so excited that you would like to make a summer picnic set for your grandson. I know he will love it. It’s a big coincidence that you asked me for these patterns, because I was just thinking about blogging about the banner for the first day of spring. On Friday, March 20, I will share on the blog where you can find all the patterns to make the items in my colorful summer picnic. Be sure to sign up to receive email notifications of the happenings here at the picnic, so you won’t miss out on the post. Thanks again, Pamela!