Hello and happy Saturday, friends. First, for any readers facing the devastating wildfires out west, please know I am thinking of you and praying for you. I have a friend who lost her home this past week in Oregon, and I feel absolutely devastated for her. On a brighter note, I hope your week was a good one and that you have some fun plans for the weekend that include time with your sewing machine or hand work projects. I’m hoping to get quite a bit of sewing accomplished today. And it did finally cool down a little bit here…just enough to finally get outdoors a little. Please enjoy this week’s Saturday Seven 146 post with inspiration for your weekend and week to come.
Saturday Seven 146
1. Feed Your Spirit
As I mentioned last week, I’ve been trying to journal regularly and also take time just to relax in order to keep my spirits up during this crazy time. I loved this article: “A Blueprint for Believing You Are Enough.” This article contains helpful ideas for when our to-do lists are, in fact, too long. And this article, while very short, has some terrific tips for taking time to clear things out regularly.
2. Quilt and Sew
My friend Lissa shared this fun Schoolhouse Quilt pattern in honor of back to school season.
3. Favorite Quilt Books + Video
I filmed a video sharing my favorite quilt books. You can watch it above or go here to watch it on YouTube. And you can find the list of books I shared here.
4. More Books: Productivity & Organization
Also, I have been asked a couple of times recently about my favorite books on organization and productivity. I’ve posted about them in several different places and should probably devote an entire post to the topic. Find my complete list of Productivity and Inspiration favorites here and my complete list of home organization favorites here. My “best of” from both categories are below:
- Essentialism by Grey McEown
- Getting Things Done by David Allen
- The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
- Free to Focus by Michael Hyatt
- Atomic Habits by James Clear
- Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport
- The Home Edit by Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin
- The Complete Book of Home Organization by Toni Hammersley
5. Recipes to Try
These Grilled Garlic Sirloin Skewers look delicious and also quick to make. This is the simple Pico de Gallo recipe we use all the time (tip: add a squeeze of honey for extra goodness). And I’m also going to try this The Best Sloppy Joes Recipe soon. For dessert, how about this Most Amazing Chocolate Bundt Cake?
6. Best of July & August
I keep meaning to write a summary post each month with the most popular posts of the month. Needless to say, I haven’t been able to get these written for the past two months. Here are the most-read posts from July and August (and hopefully I can do better with this in the fall 🙂
- The Timeless Quilt
- Quilted Patchwork Bag Tutorial
- How to Sort Fabric Scraps (with video)
- Quilt Ruler Organization & Storage ideas (with video)
- Seaside Layer Cake Quilt
- Honeybun Quilts & Tips
- Summer Stroll Quilt
- Sweet Quilt
- Beach House Quilt
- Simple Charm Pack Quilts & Projects
- Quilting Life Planner Sneak Peaks
7. Last Week on the Blog
- A Quilting Life Podcast Episode 9 Show Notes
- Block Heads 3 Block 35
- Balboa Collection Coordinating Bella Solids
I hope you enjoyed this week’s Saturday Seven 146 Inspiration for Quilters post. You can find all of the previous posts in this series here.
Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!
I love your blog and especially enjoy reading your Saturday Seven. So much great information. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers for Oregon. It’s my home state and it’s devastating to watch it burning. Your blog is a bit of sunshine during a rather dismal time. Thank you, again, and take care.
Kat Walker says
Love your work and patterns! I am looking for your mini houses pattern and the mini tulip pattern. Please tell me where I can find these? You mentioned on one of your videos that the mini house pattern was now a free pattern! Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
thank you for your inspiration and your blog. Love reading and getting tips and trick from you !
kathy sipe says
Sherri I love to watch your podcast on Youtube and reading your blogs! I have learned a lot to the shortcuts and tips you offer. Keep up the great work!