Friday, September 13, 2019

Saturday Sparks Link Party 340

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 340!

Starting off todays party with this cute little guy.

I first spotted him walking across our backyard and it reminded me of a night not long ago.

It was a typical summer night;  the air was warm, our windows were open. Suddenly, our peaceful evening was interrupted with the sounds of a commotion coming from the woods next to our front field. A distressed cry from something filled the air.

We grabbed our spot light and wandered over to investigate. We shined the light in the direction of the pitiful cries and saw a large porcupine clinging to the top branch of a small tree - much too small to support her weight. We could still hear something crashing through the woods and turned the light to see a coyote in pursuit of the quilled creature. Darling hubby let out a loud yell and the coyote came to an abrupt stop, turned and ran off in the opposite direction. This was a lucky break for the porcupine, as the tree branch broke right after and she fell to the ground. She sat for a moment, stunned from the fall and then slowly wandered off.

Perhaps this little guy is the offspring of the lucky one - I like to think so.

"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud."

~ Maya Angelou

Now, let's get this party started.

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 339.

Autumn, My Favorite Season at Everyday Living

Cozying up the Condo at Panoply

DIY Fall Centerpiece at Clean and Scentsible

My Summer in the Rearview at Preppy Empty Nester

Pumpkin Nutella Microwave Mug Cake at Home Cooking Memories

Fresh Raspberry Pie at Adventures of a DIY Mom

Garlic Chive Kefir Spread at Kiku Corner

Classic Pumpkin Bread at Little Frugal Homestead

And finally, a recap of my share from the party - Some New Clutches and Making Time to Create

Pieced Pastimes

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

Now, onto the party!

Link up your latest inspiring posts such as:

Home Decor

Links are open through Thursday morning.

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

Pieced Pastimes

 Party Guidelines:
- Post the party button (above) with a link back to this page or just a text link back to the party on your post - Not required, but appreciated!
- Share your own ideas and photos - 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.

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  1. Thank you Suzanne for your 340th Saturday Sparks, always appreciated.

  2. I'm glad you were able to take a photo of the porcupine to share AND that you were able to help the other porcupine out! Thanks for the party!

  3. Suzanne thank you so much for the feature. Those clutches are really adorable with the cute fabrics.

  4. Thank you, Suzanne for hosting! This week I've shared a couple recipes from our home to yours with #65 and #66. Have a great week!

  5. Thank you so much for hosting the party! Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Suzanne, first of all , those clutches of yours are so professionally sewn, functional and beautiful! I wish you sold them. And I have never seen a porcupine, so was glad to get a glimpse by that photo. I would imagine a coyote would at least get poked a time or two had he been successful at his game (glad he wasn't). Last but not least, thank you to you and your readers for taking interest in my cozying up the condo. It is humbling to be among these featured bloggers, and I've acknowledged the feature on my post. Thank you!

    1. Thanks Rita! It's always nice to hear someone likes something you've created. I assumed everyone has seen a porcupine, so you surprised me saying you haven't! I agree that it probably wouldn't have been good for the coyote or the porcupine to have an encounter. One or both of them would have been hurt or worse. You are doing a wonderful job with your condo - it's so warm and inviting. Enjoy!

  7. Thank you so much for featuring my Halloween bottles. I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

  8. Loved the features this week. Will be doing my rounds.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  9. Suzanne, thank you for hosting this party.

  10. Wonderful photo of the young porcupine! Thanks for hosting!

  11. Thanks for hosting this lovely party. I am sharing my Fall Sunflower Wreaths #89.
    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

  12. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

  13. Your handmade clutches are so pretty, Suzanne. Heading over to take a closer look at how you made them next. Thanks for hosting and have a great week!

  14. Suzanne, I have never seen a porcupine in the wild...they don’t live here. I am glad you spared one from the coyote. Thanks for hosting and for featuring Autumn, My Favorite Season. Have a wonderful week!

    1. Porcupines are so fun to watch. Their walk is more of a waddle which just adds to their cute factor. We had one shuffling around our front field yesterday, seemingly without a care in the world. My favorite season is fall and your 'Autumn' pictures capture the season perfectly. Enjoy!

  15. I am late to the party, but I made it! Thanks for hosting!


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