Pieced Pastimes: June 2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Let Freedom Ring

This is a beautiful rendition of 'Let Freedom Ring' by 17 year old Abby Anderson. It is available on ITunes and all proceeds go to Mercury One - Active Military and Veterans Fund.


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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Saturday Sparks Link Party 69

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 69!
Another week to show off your latest and greatest projects and ideas. Inspiration was overflowing in the linkups from last weeks party. 
Now, onto the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 68.

30 DIY Projects Under $10 at Elizabeth Joan Designs. Erin shares a roundup of DIY projects that are sure to jumpstart your creativity with the added bonus of being easy on the budget.

Getting to Know Our Family Room at Seeking Lavender Lane. Deb shows us her inviting family room  with a before and after that will amaze you. Neutral shades of grays, creamy whites and browns are combined with an eclectic mix of objects to create this intriguing space.
 4th of July Favors at Designs by Miss Mandee. Mandee shares a tutorial on how to make these fun paper cone favors complete with a free download for the printable tag.

Patriotic Table Runner at My Carolina Home. Carole shows us how to recreate this quilted table runner using the Tri Recs Angle Rulers for the star block (or you could substitute with any other star block) and some simple piecing.

4th of July Photo Wreath at The Life of a Craft Crazed Mom. Mellissa created this adorable 4th of July Wreath including the final addition of a very sweet picture that gave it the wow factor she was searching for.

Mini Cake-Bunting Free Printable at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom. Jamie is sharing a free printable for this mini patriotic banner to adorn your favorite dessert.
17 Perfect Pie Crust Designs at Tip Junkie. Laurie shares a compilation of Pie Crust Recipes and Tutorials. There is sure to be something that tempts your taste buds.
DIY Painted Wooden Plates at Making it in the Mountains. Kristi shares another DIY project for her Outdoor Makeover Challenge with these fun painted wooden chargers.
Hard Rock Cafe Fiesta Burger Recipe at Just Short of Crazy. Are you a fan of the Hard Rock Cafe? In this post, they are sharing grilling tips and the recipe for their popular Fiesta Burger. Hello Summer!
Red, White and Blue Icebox Cake at Hello Little Home. Ginnie shares a delicious and simple recipe for a No-Bake Icebox Cake that is perfect for a Summer dessert.

We are not the houses we live in.... at Simply Vintageous by Suzan. In this heartfelt post, Suzan shares her thoughts about the true measure of a person. We are not defined by the things we have, but instead by the kindness we show to others.
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:

Crafts
DIY
Gardening
Home Decor
Recipes
Repurposing
Sewing

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!

Pieced Pastimes

 Party Guidelines:
- Post the party button (above) or a text link back to the party on your post.
- Share your own projects and ideas - not a roundup of other peoples ideas.
- Follow Pieced Pastimes via one of the social media links located on the upper right sidebar or if you prefer, GFC and Linky are located at the bottom of this page.
- 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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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Saturday Sparks Link Party 68

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 68!
It's always such a treat to visit the links that everyone so graciously shares. There is always something that finds its way into my heart and makes me smile. Last weeks party was a goldmine of ideas and inspiration.
Now, onto the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 67.
Bookcase Refinished and Styled at Seeking Lavender Lane. Deborah found a pair of bookcases on Craigslist and gave them a fresh update with paint, new hardware and some wonderful styling details.
Show Off & Inspire - Southern State of Mind at A Stroll Thru Life. Marty continues her Show Off Series featuring Heather from Southern State of Mind and her gorgeous home. Her ever changing design includes a wonderful mix of patterns and colors.
DIY Headboard Tutorial at A Mom's Take. Janel shares a tutorial to recreate this rustic headboard that her husband made. Love the white bedding set against the stained wood.
July Fourth Banner at Artsy Vava. Virginia shows us how to recreate this fun patriotic banner just in time for the upcoming holiday. She also says you can adapt this idea to fit any other special day.
Hand-Dyed Paper Beads-An Upcycle Project at Crafts on Squidoo. KampSeagull was inspired to create this lovely paper bead necklace to showcase the oak leaf pendant she received as a gift. She shares a full tutorial explaining how to make the paper beads up through completing the necklace.
She's A Grand Old Flag at Priscilla's. Priscilla gives her seasonal chalkboard a new look to show off her patriotic pride.
No Sew Swim Suit Cover Up at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom. Jamie shares her no sew idea for a Sarong-style Swim Suit Cover Up that she says takes all of 2 minutes to make.
Spicy Shrimp with Roasted Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes at Simply Fresh Dinners. Fresh asparagus inspired Robyn to create this savory and tempting dish.
Red White and Blueberry Pie Bars at Kleinworth & Co. - Gina  joined 110 other bloggers in the Ultimate Red, White and Blue Roundup party. Taking her sons suggestion, she adapted one of her most popular recipes into this tempting treat.
Grape and Banana Dolphin Parfait at Roxy's Kitchen. How cute are these! Roxy shares how to make this healthy and delicious parfait. The banana dolphin topper really steals the show!
And finally, a recap of my share from the party - The Final Surrender. In this post, I take a moment to reflect on the gifts that God has blessed us with and the similarities between nature and our own lives.

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 including:

Home Decor
Crafts
Sewing
Gardening
Recipes
DIY
Repurposing

Links are open through Friday morning.

I will post features next week to Pieced Pastimes, Facebook and Pinterest.

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

Pieced Pastimes

 Party Guidelines:
- Post the party button (above) or a text link back  to the party or on your post.
- Share your own projects - something that is made by you.
- Follow Pieced Pastimes via one of the social media links located on the upper right sidebar or if you prefer, GFC and Linky are located at the bottom of this page.
- 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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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Saturday Sparks Link Party 67

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 67!
Another week to share your creative side and be inspired by the creativity of others. I can't wait to see what you everyone has been working on!
Now, onto the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 66.

Fabulous DIY High Heel Planter at DIY Fun Ideas. Jenise shares round two of her fun High Heel Planters and explains how to recreate them with platform shoes and some succulents - such a fun idea!
The Scoop on the Guest Bedroom Makeover at Chateau Chic. Mary Alice explains how there is no such thing as just painting a room. One thing leads to another and soon the entire room is refreshed.
DIY Monogram Letters at Making it in the Mountains. Kristi shares the steps involved to recreate these vintage feel monogrammed letters she created for her little boys room. Such a fun way to add some personalized decor!
Outdoor Serving Station at Little Brags. Blogland inspired Christina to create a beverage station. She repurposed her potting bench into this pretty outdoor drink server.
Crayon Roll Tutorial at Almost Supermom. Jordyn shares a tutorial for making this cute Crayon Roll. This is such a smart idea for on the go storage.
DIY Overhead Camera Mount at The Crafty Blog Stalker. Katie gives a detailed tutorial on how she created this Overhead Camera Mount. This is such a clever way to secure your camera for overhead videos and still photos.
White Clam Pizza at Upstate Ramblings. Annie shares a quick and easy recipe for a White Clam Pizza that sounds like a nice change of pace and a great idea for a Summer meal.
Ricotta Cheesecake at Something Sweet. Winnie shares a recipe for a baked Ricotta Cheesecake that she says is not too heavy, but somewhere in the middle. It looks and sounds like a decadent dessert that's hard to pass up.
And finally, a recap of my share from the party - Oatmeal Raisin Cookies - A Healthier Version. In this post, I confess to my sweet addiction and share a healthier option for one of my favorite cookies.
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 including:

Home Decor
Crafts
Sewing
Gardening
Recipes
DIY
Repurposing

Links are open through Friday morning.

I will post features next week to Pieced Pastimes, Facebook and Pinterest.

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

Pieced Pastimes

 Party Guidelines:
- Post the party button (above) or a text link back  to the party or on your post.
- Share your own projects - something that is made by you.
- Follow Pieced Pastimes via one of the social media links located on the upper right sidebar or if you prefer, GFC and Linky are located at the bottom of this page.
- 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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