Hello, friends! I hope you are healthy and doing well at home. It’s sure been a week for us…while I got a lot accomplished I have this nagging feeling that I should have done more. I think it’s just everything that is going on is very good at affecting us emotionally. I’ve been making sure to remember to celebrate the accomplishments no matter how small! If you are here for the first time, The Saturday Seven 125 Inspiration for Quilters is a smorgasbord of fun things for quilters: find patterns, notions, recipes, good reads and more!
Saturday Seven 125
1. Feed Your Spirit
We’ve all got to take special care of ourselves in these crazy times, and I loved the ideas in this article…none of which require spending any money. Read it here. I also loved this short author interview with a discussion on the myth of “busyness” being related to success. Find it here.
2. Recipes to Try
For dinner, I’m looking forward to trying this Classic Chicken Marsala. And this Chocolate Banana Bread recipe is on the top of this week’s list! I also found a Chocolate Swirled Banana Bread recipe I want to try as well. And I also can’t wait to try these Mother’s Day Brunch Muffins with several different add-in options for a variety of flavors.
3. Quilt & Sew
Here is a fun tutorial for a Simple String Bag (perfect if you’re looking for a quick project or small gift)! And I loved this tutorial for a Spa Headband (another fun gift idea). And some quilt humor for today from Barbara Brackman via Sunbonnet Sue (one example is titled “Social Distancing”)! Finally, click the link underneath my Village house blocks above for the free pattern for that quilt.
I feel like I should be reading all of the books with all of this time at home. But I’ve really been enjoying Joy at Work and will finish it before starting something else. When I ordered it I didn’t realize it was a co-authored book. But I’m enjoying the chapters by both authors…and it’s so very timely with so many of us working from home these days. Find it here. This is another timely read…one I finished earlier this year but just might review–Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad.
5. Staying Home
One of my favorite food bloggers just posted a great recipe for Homemade Hand Sanitizer. Find the recipe here. And if you’re looking for organizing and DIY projects for your time at home, there are lots of great ideas in this post.
6. Getting things Done
Are you struggling with procrastination during these crazy times? I feel like I definitely have not been as productive as I should be with so much available time. I enjoyed this article with tips for avoiding procrastination and getting things done. With this being said, and shared, though…I definitely feel like we can’t be hard on ourselves at all during these stressful times.
7. Last Week on the Blog
Below are links to the post from last week…if you missed any, there are some good ones:
- Sewing Room Tour (all of the updates on my new sewing room)
- Moda Block Heads 3 Block 14
- Best Quilting Tools & Notions (with video)
Thanks so much for stopping by to read the Saturday Seven 125. For all of the previous posts in this series, go here.