Hello, friends. Happy Saturday! Welcome to the Saturday Seven 167 Lifestyle & Inspiration post for quilters. On Saturdays I share a variety of things I’ve found from around the web to inspire and to hopefully make your life just a little bit easier. I’m planning to get a walk in while we’re having beautiful weather, add borders to a quilt that I’ll be sharing next month, and to get a jump-start on spring cleaning by beginning a kitchen deep-clean.
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If you journal for self-care, then you’ll find this article by the Modern Mrs. Darcy interesting. I appreciated all of these ideas for making life more simple every day. Finally, here’s a great list of 45 terrific Self-Care ideas you can do at home.
2. A Mix of Fun Things
If you’re watching the big game tomorrow…Bev at Flamingo Toes has put together a fun 2021 Big Game Commercial Bingo Game. Get it free here. And the Elfa 30% off sale is still going on at Container Store…this piece is perfect for fabric/works in progress storage. Finally, I’ve been looking for a small binder to organize household projects for quite some time–this one was recommended by a friend and arrived this week. And find filler paper and pocket sheets for it here. (This binder would also be a wonderful companion to your Quilting Life Planner for additional notes–).
Since it’s been cold in so many areas lately, these Cold Weather Recipes looked like the perfect round-up to share today. And I can’t wait to try this 30 Minute Chicken Gnocchi Soup, too. And I’m thinking about this Top Secret Chocolate Cake Recipe for dessert one night this week.
Find “19 Tips for Reading More This Year” in this article with lots of insights from people who read a lot. I loved the ideas and hope they will help me get back on track with reading. I’m still not finished compiling the list I mentioned last week…but I hope to get it finished up to share soon. The book on the top of my stack right now is this one.
5. Organize + Clean
If you’re looking to get a jump on spring cleaning, here is a great list of chores for a kitchen cleaning deep dive–printable checklist included. And there are so many beautiful Linen Closet Organization Ideas on this post. Finally, you’ll find terrific organizing ideas for every room in your home here.
6. Quilt + Sew
Yesterday’s Sewcialite block by Corey Yoder is absolutely adorable. Find the pattern here. And here is a free pattern (printable) for a quick and easy Jelly Roll Rail Fence quilt. My friend Alison is sharing an adorable heart block with an arrow pattern here. And you can find this month’s $5 pattern from my shop here (pictured above).
7. Last Week on the Blog…
So much on the blog last week…here are the links to the posts:
- A Quilting Life Podcast Episode 20 Show Notes
- Nine-Patch Square Dance Quilt in American Patchwork & Quilting
- Moda Block Heads 3 Block 56 (the final block PDF + my finished quilt)
- Quilting Life Block of the Month for February
- And find all of the previous posts in the Saturday Seven Series here
I hope your weekend is off to a terrific start. Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!