Hello, and Happy Saturday. Happy 2021! I hope your weekend is off to a terrific beginning. Hopefully you are able to relax, read, sew, quilt–or all of the above. Those are my plans for the weekend. I hope you’ll enjoy this week’s edition of the Saturday Seven 162 Lifestyle & Inspiration for Quilters to jumpstart your weekend and the first week of 2021.
Saturday Seven 162
1. Feed Your Spirit
This message from Chip Gaines was truly inspiring. And I enjoyed this post on “My Year of Habit Change.” (I’m focusing on systems and habits this year to achieve my goals, so it was particularly helpful to me). “5 Ways to Invest in Yourself” shared good ideas. And finally, I absolutely loved the ideas in “12 Simple Decisions to Make 2021 Better.“
2. Recipes to Try
This week’s recipes section is full of round-up posts with lots to choose from. Here are the 10 Most Popular Recipes from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. And here are the Top Recipes of 2020 from What’s Gaby Cooking. If you’re looking to eat healthier in 2021–here are 25+ Healthy Recipes from Oh Sweet Basil.
3. Quilt & Sew
Looking for a fast and fun Charm Pack project?! I’m hoping to make something fun using this tutorial from Carrie Nelson at Moda. And these cute Four Patches in a Square would be fun for a simple scrap quilt, too.
One of my favorite books just released in paperback this week. And I’m really enjoying this new release–it’s perfect for helping me get some new systems for homekeeping set up now. And it’s in a workbook format which I’m really loving. I’m not writing on the pages, though, but making notes in a separate journal.
So many good ideas on this post about Kitchen + Pantry Organization. And did you know Container Store has some terrific sales going on right now…if you’ve been wanting to try some Elfa storage units, now is the time.
6. 2021 Reader Survey
I hope you’ll help me out with this one, friends. Here is your chance to request content for blog posts and videos and leave questions for the podcast–all in one place. Find the 2021 Reader Survey here. And thank you in advance 🙂
7. Last Week on the Blog
If you missed any of the posts from earlier this week, you’ll find the links to them below. I shared quite a lot the final week of last year.
- Year in Review: 2020 Quilts & Projects
- Quilting Life Top Posts 2020: Reader Favorites
- Block Heads 3 Block 51
- Happy New Year: Looking Ahead
- Quilting Life January Challenge: Project Scraps
Thanks so much for stopping by to read the Saturday Seven 162 Lifestyle & Inspiration for Quilters Post. Looking for more ideas…find all of the previous posts in this series here.
Sue Kennedy says
Happy 2021 Sherri.
You always inspire me. Your quilt passion is such a deep pool of experience and dreams that you share with us.
I re watch you Quilting Life You Tubes all the time. It is better than a reference book. Please keep up the fantastic work!!
Thank you for all you do for quilters, no matter how experienced !
Happy New Year! You have inspired me also. I look forward to your emails. I’ve gotten more motivation from them than any book I’ve read so far. Most of those books never got finished! I lose interest so fast. But I can pick and choose your categories and hone in on one thing at a time. You have given me hope. I have more of a ‘I think I can do this’ attitude instead of a ‘how am I ever going to get this done’ attitude. Your Saturday Seven is a life saver email. Looking forward to a weekend is one thing but looking forward to the Saturday Sevev is life changing. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for encouraging me!
Alana Costigan says
I’m afraid your quilting is way above my grade but I enjoy your posts anyway. I am wondering about your hexie’s. Are they paper pieced? I must have missed a post because I don’t recall seeing them before yesterday’s post. I can’t tell if they are large or small. I made a wall quilt with small hexie’s once before and am currently doing a small quilt for one of my daughters. She was working on it when we took a family trip to Mexico 3 years ago and I took it on for something to keep my hands busy while we were there. I find it really taxing and she won’t take it back as she is making large hexie quilts on the machine.
Janet Gawbill says
I just received my fabric for the Block of the month 2021 with no information about the block pattern. I have looked through your site and do not see any information about when it starts and where to find the block pattern. Could you tell me where I would look and when it will come available.