Saturday, February 4, 2023

Saturday Sparks Link Party 551

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 551! 

 Starting off today's party with our wintry world!

You may have seen on the news that we hit a little record here in NH yesterday.

The coldest wind chill ever recorded of 108° below zero happened on our beloved Mt.Washington.

All of New England was hit with that same arctic blast.

We had temps of 18° below with wind gusts of 20-30 mph last night that amped up the 'feels like' temperature dramatically.

We were concerned for the large group of wild turkeys that come around, but they showed up this morning per usual, seemingly unscathed by the bitterly cold weather.

"That's what winter is: An exercise in remembering how to still yourself then how to come pliantly back to life again."

~ Ali Smith

Now, let's get this party started!

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 550.

Macrame Heart Bunting at My French Twist

DIY Earrings/'Goldcrest' at Moois van M(i)e

Recycled Heart Art Canvas at Sum of their Stories
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 creative posts such as:

Home Decor

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.

  Party Guidelines:
- Link to a specific post, not your homepage.
- 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.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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  1. I can't imagine the brutal cold you are experiencing! The lowest temps I lived through for several days in Ohio was a "feels like" minus 35. Though I don't envy you the cold, I do envy the beautiful blanket of snow you have. Keep warm this weekend! Thanks for hosting the party!

    1. Thanks, Sandra! As cold as it is, they say things are going to warm up into the low 40's by Monday. That's typical New England weather for you. Have a great week ~ Suzanne.

  2. Thanks again for hosting this charming party every week! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that it I truly appreciate it!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  3. Thank you!
    And sending you a bit of warmth ;) !

    1. Your earrings are so pretty, Moois van mie! They remind me of spring, which was a welcome change. All my best ~ Suzanne.

  4. Wow, what a relevant quote! And what resilience the Northeast shows us each winter, that arctic freeze was going above and beyond! The artisans' features this week are simply outstanding. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thanks, Rita! The weather lately has been a bit much even for us seasoned New Englander's, but the good news is that warmer temperatures (high 30's and low 40's) are on the menu for this coming week. Wishing you a beautiful week ~ Suzanne.

  5. Hi Suzanne, I am attending your party for the first time today and it looks like it will be so much fun. Hope you have a wonderful week and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

    1. Welcome, Miz Helen! It's always nice to see a new face at the party. Many smiles ~ Suzanne.

  6. Thank you for featuring my heart canvas, I had a lot of fun making it. I hope this super cold spell passes for you all soon, temperatures that low are no fun at all.

    1. Happy to feature you! Love the fun look of the finished canvas and it's such a great way to use up scraps. Have a wonderful week ~ Suzanne.

  7. Wow, that is cold! So glad you (and the turkeys) made it through the "arctic blast". Spring ahead, right?

    1. Yes, it is Niky! The bitterly cold days makes us appreciate the warmer days that much more and yes, spring will be here before we know it. Winter Blessings ~ Suzanne.

  8. Such a beautiful pic. Very nice

  9. Wow, that is an unbelievable record of cold! So glad you are safe and warm. Thanks so much for hosting and for sharing my Simple + Southern Sunday! Have a wonderful week, Suzanne!

    1. Yes, it was Pam! There is a weather observatory on the peak of the mountain that is staffed 24/7 year round. I can only imagine what it must be like to be witness the different weather conditions from up there live and in person. Grace and Peace ~ Suzanne.

  10. Wow what weather you are having stay warm and safe! Thank you so much for hosting :) Hugs- Tanya

    1. Thanks, Tanya! Luckily for us, the weather changes on a dime here in New Hampshire. They are predicting temps in the 40's and 50's for this week. Of course, next week it could be back down to the teens. It keeps life interesting! Many smiles ~ Suzanne.


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