Saturday, July 25, 2015

Saturday Sparks Link Party 125

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 125!

No matter the season of our lives, we all share a common thread.

Each one of us has a desire to create, a yearning to challenge ourselves and a spirit that gives us the confidence to try.

It occurs to me that only good things can come about from this fine mix of qualities.

 "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."
~ Henry Ford
 Now, lets get this weeks party started.

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 124.

DIY No Sew Greek Key Curtains at {R&R} at home. Rebecca shows us how she made these fabulous 'Greek Key' curtains for her master bedroom. So pretty!

Our Garden is Growing! at Everyday Living. Pam took her pinterest inspiration into the back yard and shows us the results with a tour of her lovely gardens.

DIY Adirondack Chair Cake Topper at A Bride On A Budget. Lisa had a vision for her wedding cake but was unable to find the adirondack chairs she wanted, so she took matters into her own hands and made them herself.

Tidal Pool at Run'n Stitch. Kathy shows us her 'Tidal Pool' table runner she created using a raw edge appliqué method.

French Grain Sack Dog Bed Tutorial at Old Things New. After having a mishap with a purchased dog bed cover, Patti created her own and is showing us just how she did it.

How to Fold Book Pages into Letters - Recycle Book Art Ideas at Fine Craft Guild. Rose shows us how to make these 'Folded Book Pages'. This is such a unique idea for a personalized gift.

Frosty Paws at Best of Long Island and Central Florida. Linda shares a simple 4 ingredient recipe for a frozen dog treat. Her dog Max loves them.

Rum Punch at Olives-n-Okra. Sherry is sharing a recipe for a refreshing summer cocktail that would be great served at your next back yard barbecue.

Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies at Something Sweet. Winnie is tempting us with this sweet treat combining chocolate and peanut butter - need I say more!

Turkish Orange and Onion Salad at Analida's Ethnic Spoon. Analida is sharing a light and refreshing salad with a simple dressing.

Grilled Corn Soup at Honey and Birch. An unseasonably cool summer day found Jenny making this 'Grilled Corn Soup' recipe.

Peppercorn Steak Salad with Maple Roasted Carrots and Golden Beets at Simply Fresh Dinners. Robyn is sharing a fabulous salad recipe that she describes as "healthy deliciousness all on one plate".

Chicken Fajita Quesadillas at My Sweet Mission. Heather is sharing a delicious, healthy and satisfying recipe for quesadillas that is sure to be a hit with the family.

Pieced Pastimes

 Thanks to everyone for linking up to last weeks party.
If you were featured, please grab the featured button to add to your blog.

Now, onto the party!

Link up your latest inspiring posts such as:

Home Decor

Links are open through Friday morning.

Features will be posted at next weeks party at Pieced Pastimes, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

I can't wait to see what you have been working on!

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 Party Guidelines:
- Post the party button (above) or a text link back to the party on your post.
- Share your own ideas - not a roundup of other peoples ideas.
- Follow Pieced Pastimes via one of the social media links located on the upper right sidebar. 
- No advertising, Etsy shops or giveaways.
- Pin feature photos to Pinterest from the original source and not from this blog.
- Visit other links and leave a kind comment.


  1. Hi Suzanne! Thank you SO much for featuring my DIY curtains! Last week's Saturday Sparks was my first link-up party and I am smiling ear to ear! You have made my week!! Have a great weekend :)

  2. Thanks so much for the party - hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Beautiful features - some delicious looking treats there! Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

  4. Good morning, Suzanne!
    Thank you so much for including my salad in your features today. I'll confess this is my very favourite dish so far this year. The flavours blew my mind, lol. Having all the beautiful farm produce available at this time of year is such a treat!
    Enjoy your weekend and thanks so much for hosting :)

  5. Whow. Thank you so much for featuring me. I had no idea. Love all the other ideas also. And yes, just added a few more creative pursuits.... ~ Rose,

  6. Nice features today.
    Thank you so much for hosting yet again, Suzanne.
    Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

  7. Thank you so VERY much Suzanne for featuring Max's frosty paws! He does love them and hope there are other pups that will be enjoying it also!

    Have a great weekend and thanks again for the feature and for hosting.


  8. Thank you!!! for featuring my table runner. I am on a little raw edge marathon. Summer-time seems to be a great time for tracing, cutting and ironing. I love your party. Have a great weekend.

  9. Thanks for hosting, Suzanne! Love your features...that wedding cake is the cutest thing, and I'll definitely be trying out the fajita quesadillas this weekend. Enjoy!

  10. Oh that garden feature is sublime.... thanks for hosting cant wait to check out all of this weeks links, have a great weekend!

  11. Wonderful features! That book pages project looks very interesting. Thanks for the party!

  12. Thank you so very much Suzanne for featuring my Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies
    Enjoy your weekend and thanks for hosting another great party

  13. Thank you for hosting. So many great features - love the book page art. Have a wonderful weekend. Cathy

  14. Thank you so much Suzanne for featuring my Chicken Fajita Quesadillas and for hosting another wonderful party! Hope your weekend has been great so far.


  15. Thanks for featuring my recipe for rum punch. Great party!

  16. Thank you so much for featuring my cake toppers this week! I'm so glad you enjoyed the project and my wedding cake as much as I did =]

  17. Thank you, Suzanne for featuring my backyard progress! Look forward to your party each Saturday!

    Many blessings,
    Pam (


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