Hello, friends, and happy Saturday! Today I’m sharing the Saturday Seven 183 | Lifestyle + Inspiration post for Quilters. I hope you’ll find some wonderful ideas for your weekend and beyond. It’s going to be hot and sunny here in my part of the world, and I’m hoping to get a lot of little things finished up so I can begin some fun new projects next week. Since Monday we will be observing Memorial Day here in the US, I’ve punctuated this post with some of my favorites in red, white, and blue. Enjoy!
Saturday Seven 183
Sometimes the best form of self-care is “no.” Here is a good article on “The Perfect Way of Saying ‘No.'” And here are some good ideas on creativity (a short, but valuable read). Finally, I loved “Live Looking Forward.” A timely reminder these days.
I can’t wait to try this Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta, and I need to take a meal to a friend, so I’m planning on doubling this one when I try it. I love shrimp tacos, so this one is going on this list this week, too. And this Grilled Chicken Parmesan is really done completely on the grill (perfect for summer when you don’t want to heat up your kitchen). This Egg and Croissant Brunch Bake looks amazing! And for dessert…how about a Triple Berry Sheet Cake with Cream Frosting!
3. Quilt + Sew
Here is a fast and fun Economy Block tutorial. I also have a tutorial for this block here that is sized for Layer Cake squares. And this Vintage Inspired Hexagon quilt has me wanting to start one as soon as possible. I love that it’s so scrappy that I can just start making hexagons without thinking too much about fabric choices. Perhaps this might be one of my summer projects!
I love the ideas on cleaning and organizing from Clean Mama. So I’m going to mix up a jar of this sink scrub and try it out…I’ve been curious about it for a while now. And there are so many tips in this round up cleaning routine idea post.
5. Bookshelf + Good Reads
The Modern Mrs. Darcy recently published her 2021 Summer Reading Guide. I love that she has separated her picks by category and even included a short list of her absolute favorites. And this article on the future of travel after our experience over the past year+ is quite interesting. I’m also getting ready to start this book this week…perfect for the first week of summer!
6. Summer Fun
Here are Ten Screen-Free Activities for Summer. While they are great for the kids in your life, I think they’re just as applicable to adults. Have you set your Summer Sewing Goals or plans yet? Here is a fun post from a couple of years ago to get you thinking about it. I’m going to follow the formula over the weekend and put my plans in writing (I’ll share them with you soon)!
7. Last Week on the Blog
Here are links to last week’s posts you might have missed here on the blog:
- Sewing Room Organization: 5 Tips for Spring Cleaning
- Top 5 Hand Stitched Binding Tips
- Sewcialites Block 33 (and More)
Thanks so much for stopping by to read this week’s Saturday Seven 183 post. If you’re looking for more inspiration, you can find all of the previous posts in this series here.
Maria Jose Cuartero Guerra says
Thank you very much for your blog.
Diane VAN CLEEF says
Love, love your blog. Thank you
Kathryn Trask says
Always enjoy your blog posts. i find a square in a square a difficult block. (Well I haven’t made it that often but still find it tricky.) Can you make the squares that turn into the triangles slightly bigger and then cut down? Does that work? Maybe a question for the podcast! It’s winter here in New Zealand but I was just looking at my goals for this coming month and decided I need to clear out the top shelf of quilt tops and quilt them. I like to quilt my own as its a hobby and I like to do everything! I am disgusted though by all the tops piling up.