Monday, January 27, 2014

The Weekend...Short and Sweet

~Yesterday's sunset~
 
Did you have a nice weekend?  Ours was good, as our son came home for a weekend visit.  I did a lot bit of cooking and when we weren't visiting or playing card games, I was partying...online.  The Grow Your Blog party was a lot of fun and I want to welcome my new followers.  I'd like to follow everyone back, but a few didn't leave a comment and I can't find a link back for some of you from your GFC photo.  

There were around 600 who signed up for this party and I still have many to visit yet.  Many of the bloggers that participated in this party are mainly into needlework, quilting, etc., as well as other interests.  My hope is to gather enough inspiration from talented bloggers to get back into a little crafting.  And, I am planning on dusting off my sewing machine which has been sitting unused for too long and make a few pillow covers and valances for starters.  Surely I can still sew a straight line!

I made a quick and easy sweet treat yesterday that was a hit.  I'll share the recipe with you in my next post.  Happy Monday to you!

Until next time... 

40 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We had a beautiful weekend and even got out for a long hike. I would have been happier to have a son visit though! I sure miss my boys! Happy Monday my friend!

TexWisGirl said...

what a FABULOUS sky!!!

Sandra said...

MAGNIFICENT!!!! glad you had a good time at the party

Poppy said...

GLORIOUS, and intense, a sunset meant for weary, winter eyes!

Poppy

augcott said...

Happy Monday to you, too!
What an awesome shot ... absolutely beautiful!

diane @ thoughts and shots

Ela said...

What an amazing view at the sky
Greetings

Nancy said...

What a beautiful way to end the day watching a sky such as this....
I like your new header....And I am sure sewing will be like riding a bike...it will come back to you...I want to get back to sewing some myself...With a new grandbaby due in April, I want to make him a couple of quilts...

Jen Ham said...

Happy Monday lovely! Gorgeous sky! xoxo Jen

Primitive Stars said...

Oh such a beautiful sky, love it, Blessings Francine.

mail4rosey said...

It does sound like you were partying it up!! That's a nice link up. :)

I was partying with the snow. :/ Not as fun, unless you're six...my son thought it was great fun. :)

Happy Monday to you!

mail4rosey said...

It does sound like you were partying it up!! That's a nice link up. :)

I was partying with the snow. :/ Not as fun, unless you're six...my son thought it was great fun. :)

Happy Monday to you!

LeAnn said...

Happy Monday back to you too.
I need to dust my sewing machine off and do a few clothes repairs. I gave my newer machine to my daughter who sews more and I use my mothers very old Singer sewing machine that still works great.
I loved your post and your weekend thoughts.
Blessings for all your great thoughts and photo's. I love following your blog.

Nancy Claeys said...

A visit from the child or children is always good.

I was hoping for more rural bloggers this time around on the blog hop -- I don't do crafts much anymore.

Glad you are finding some inspiration from the hop. xo

Debbie said...

awesome sky, just amazing!!

Joani said...

Beautiful!

camp and cottage living said...

Now that is one big party! It will take a while to catch up.
Glad you got to spend time with your son. I miss all of mine. I'm thinking I'm going to wait until it's warmer before I go visiting any of them though!

kathyinozarks said...

Happy Monday your sky photo is too awesome! I painted a sky on fabric this past summer-first attempt at trying that-so now I really enjoy viewing the colors in sky more; it changes all the time
Have a great week Kathy

NanaDiana said...

I am so happy your son was home! How nice is that! Sounds like the party was/is a really good one. Good for you! xo Diana

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I had a good weekend,although quiet.This is a lovely picture.

Vee said...

I was visiting many of the Grow Your Blog participants. I decided not to comment or participate so that the outreach would remain clear. After all, I'm here nearly all the time. I'm glad that it was a success! It was an interesting post to read.

Now I thought we had a lovely sunset until I saw this one! Wowzer!

Shug said...

Did I miss this....I think I did. sounds fun!! Oh my...this is a gorgeous of the sky... outstanding!
hugs
shug

Shirley said...

Happy Monday Cheryl, I did have a busy weekend with going to see hubby and then Sunday warmed up to 56, but when the front came through it was something else. I thought about your other half with the outages they had because of the high wind. I prayed that he didn't have to get out. I hope your son made it back to the city. I was glad to be home when the front came through. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Mary Ann Potter said...

A truly heavenly sunset! It was a good weekend here --- they all are. I have this saying about our lives now - "When you're retired, every day is Saturday unless it's Sunday!"

Gert said...

What a beautiful photo! Glad you had a visitor this weekend...love having those kids come home don't we?? I visited some of the participants on Grow Your Blog!

Blessings,
Gert

Arkansas Patti said...

Skies like that give me hope that maybe humans won't mess this world up after all.
Glad your "Grow" was successful. I have grown as much as I can handle.

Rose said...

Your saying it was a lot of quilters and crafters makes me wish I could have had time to participate!

Get out your sewing machine...you will have fun!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Parties where you don't have to dress up and go anywhere or even bring any food are a great idea, Cheryl. Glad you had such a great time and a good family get-together weekend as well. The sunset shot is beautiful too.

Bird said...

What a gorgeous sky. I call those great grandpa bunny bunny skies. Have you ever seen that book?

It's wonderful that your son was in to visit. I hope you got a good amount of time to spend with him. This blog party has us all so busy. So many people. I have been inspired by everyone's creations too. Such talented people out there.

Blessings for a wonderful week,
Bird

Susan said...

Oh Cheryl, was a beautiful catch! That sky is awesome!

Cheryl said...

Oh, the weekends are soooo short...but whenever I say that my husband says, "Yes, and so are the weeks." He's right. Time flies.

I'm glad your weekend was sweet as well as short. Ours was too...although I'd love to have seen my son and his family. Thankfully, the rest of my family is nearby!

TARYTERRE said...

BEAUTIFUL sunset. Good luck with your sewing machine projects. Looking forward to the recipe.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful sunset! We had a blizzard with white out conditions yesterday. I read and slept and read some blogs.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Cheryl. fantastic sunset shot. Glad you had a great weekend with your son. I am back from Scotland and now thankfully back to blogging. Was nearly caught in a snow blizzard and road was closed just after we past through and then we heard that the boat we used, broke down after the very rough crossing!!

Joluise said...

The weather was gorgeous this weekend and Monday was a public holiday so I enjoyed 3 days at home.

I had to laugh at the "sewing in a straight line", it is one of the things I stuff up on, for some reason (and I can't blame the new machine) I sew all wonky!!

Have a fab week.

Betty Manousos said...

aw, what an amazing sky/sunset!

terrific shot, cheryl. i am glad you had a wonderful weekend with your son.
have a great day!
xo

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Beautiful Missouri sky!!!
Good Morning Cheryl!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

yeah, that is great news. gorgeous view. look forward to your recipe next time ... i was looking to see that today is National Blueberry Pancake day ... but i don't have any blueberries ... looking for a cool recipe for some pancakes with no blueberries... we will see?! happy week. ( :

Judy said...

Wow, 600 participants, that is amazing! Also amazing is your photo!

BECKY said...

Hi Cheryl! What a beautiful sunset! Isn't it wonderful when you happen to see one at just the right times? I didn't hear about the Grow Your Blog thingy until too late. Will there be another one any time soon? I'm crazy to think about finding new blogs, since I can't even keep up with commenting on the ones I'm currently following!...such as yours! I'm so sorry I haven't been by in such a long time. Hope your week continues to be lovely!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your sunset was Broncos colors, Cheryl! :) You can see I have Superbowl Sunday on my mind..lol!

It is incredible that 600 blogger joined this blog party! What a wonderful turn out. I have also not crafted in a long time and miss it. ...someday hope to get back to it!