Friday, January 15, 2021

Saturday Sparks Link Party 409

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 409!

Starting off today's party with the story behind this picture!

Icy Driveway Accident at Pieced Pastimes

This photo popped up in my feed the other day and immediately took me back to that day.

While our winters are beautiful here, they can also be challenging at times.

In February of 2019, a combination of snow, cold temperatures and freezing rain left our part of the state covered in a heavy glaze of ice.

Darling hubby was plowing the driveway when in the blink of an eye, the blade caught a mound of ice, which abruptly spun the truck around and down the banking.

By the grace of God, the edge of the truck body caught the only tree standing between it and the icy pond below by a mere inch!

This truly was a 'count your blessings' moment.

"He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity."

~ William Samuel Johnson

Now, let's get this party started.

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 408.




Crochet Pouf Pattern at Annemarie's Haakblog





Lemon, Chickpea and Rice Casserole at Strength and Sunshine




And finally, a recap of my share from the party - 2020 Reflections

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:

Crafts
DIY
Gardening
Home Decor
Photography
Recipes
Repurposing
Sewing/Quilting

Links are open through Thursday morning.

Features will be posted at next weeks party at Pieced Pastimes and may also be featured at Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and/or 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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23 comments:

  1. Truly a disaster was averted !! Many wishes for good health and happiness in your life, this year.
    Much love
    Naush

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    1. Thanks Naush, it really was! You never know what challenges are going to cross your path until you're in the thick of it. New Year blessings to you and yours, Suzanne.

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  2. Wow, that truck picture is frightening! So glad it wasn't worse! Thanks for hosting and enjoy your weekend!
    Shelley

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    1. Thanks Shelley and yes, it was! Of course, my husband made out like it was no big deal, but I think it bothered it him much more than he let on. Life sure is an adventure! All my best, Suzanne.

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  3. Oh boy, that memory is the kind that makes it really hard for me to like winter! So glad your hubby was spared.We are surrounded by hills here in WV, and that kind of winter scene is all too familiar. I am chasing winter blues this week and rest of this month. January is a tough one to weather. Thanks for sharing much needed inspiration through your party, Suzanne.

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    1. Yes, Rita winter's are not for the faint of heart. As much as I love our winters, I too get the winter blues from time to time but force myself out into the fresh air and sunshine, limited though it may be. It does a world of good to boost my spirt and move past that feeling of unease. May January be kind to you. Your friend, Suzanne.

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  4. I had chills reading this truck story.
    Coming that close to disaster is something you never forget!
    Glad it ended well.

    Thank you for featuring my top 15 posts 2020. This post was me looking on the bright side of that year :)

    hugs,
    RR

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    1. Thanks RR! Some things happen in a split second with no warning. It's in those moments that you pause and give thanks and yes, never forget! I loved all the posts you shared in your 2020 roundup and throughout the year. Your home decor is always lovely and inviting, your craft projects are inspiring and your tablescapes just say home. Keep smiling, Suzanne.

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  5. Thanks so much for hosting this lovely party! It is greatly appreciated!!
    Please stay safe, healthy and most of all, happy!!\
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Thanks Debbie! Love how you ended with "most of all, happy"! What more could anyone ask for. Peace and blessings, Suzanne.

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  6. Oh my goodness, talk about a close call! I bet that's now hubby's favorite tree on the lot. Thanks for hosting, Suzanne, and have a good weekend.

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    1. Yes, it was a close call Marie. The tree has a small battle scar that serves as a reminder of the day and hopefully that will be the last time hubby needs its assistance. My best to you, Suzanne.

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  7. Wow! That incident with the truck looks like it was scary. Glad everything was ok. Thank you for hosting the party. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Virginia! Looking back on the day reminds me of just how close a call it was! You never know what the future holds, but we must keep on keeping on. Kindest thoughts, Suzanne.

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  8. Happy weekend, Suzanne! Living in the Pacific NW we don't see that kind of snow - just rain - I marvel at all you do come snow season. So thankfful for a safe outcome after the plow incident. Stay safe and cozy! Thank you, too, for featuring my pine cone bird feeders - another winter tradition. :) Best, Jen

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    1. Thanks, Jen! It's funny how different the weather is from one part of the country to the other. Winter's here in New Hampshire are plenty fun, but there are some drawbacks. We adjust our sails as needed and move on. Once our snow melts, I may have to start gathering pine cones for your bird feeder idea! Take care, Suzanne.

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  9. Thank you so much for the beautiful feature this week. Hope you’re having a nice weekend!

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    1. Happy to feature your inspiring decor, Ann. Love how you display your vintage treasures against the beadboard bookshelves - so pretty. Winter blessings, Suzanne.

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  10. Truly disaster averted! Thanks for hosting us again. :) I brought by some Cheddar Bacon Swirl Biscuits. Hope you enjoy!

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    1. Yes, thankfully it was just an inconvenience instead of something much worse, CJ. Enjoy your week, Suzanne.

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  11. This is what I featured 1-11 to 1-15-2021. On Tuesday was New England Creamy Clam Chowder. Wednesday was Hearty Minestrone Soup. Thursday was Watercress Soup. And Friday was Creamy Ham Chowder. Enjoy!

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  12. Wow, that is crazy. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

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