Hello, friends, and happy Saturday! If you’re new here, the Saturday Seven posts are a fun mix of inspiration and lifestyle ideas I’ve found over the past week. I’ve been writing this post each Saturday for 193 weeks now, thus the title: Saturday Seven 193. Today I’m hoping to do some home care, a little self-care, and of course, some sewing and time in my studio. I hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start. Enjoy!
Saturday Seven 193
I loved the ideas in this piece on “How to Live in this Modern World.” And if you’re still feeling a little “off” after our experiences over the past year and a half–this article has some helpful ideas. Finally, here are “29 Simple Habits that will make you Healthier and Happier.”
I can’t wait to try this Chicken in Lettuce Wraps recipe (perfect for our hot summer weather right now, too). Another fun summer recipe idea are these Marinated Tomato BLTs. Finally, a round-up post that contains Ice Cream Desserts–yes, please!
3. Quilt + Sew
The American Quilter’s SAL Block 9 is a super cute one–find the free PDF pattern here. I love this super cute Quilt As You Go Scrappy Baby Bib pattern (and it’s free)! And here is a terrific round-up of “Fun Back-to-School Sewing Projects.” Finally, I loved this nostalgic article from Barbara Brackman on Paper Needlebooks. I found a couple of these tucked in among my grandmother’s sewing things!
4. Seashore Drive Project Package Reservation
Twice a year Chelsi and I prepare a fun project package to go along with our fabric collections. These packages include 12 fat quarters (Seashore Drive in this one), two patterns that can be made with the fabrics, and something fun such as a notion or gift item. Seashore Drive packages will ship in January/February 2022, but you’ll need to reserve your package now. We’ll bill you for the balance due about a week before the package ships. Find all of the details here. Also, Chelsi has a few additional Sincerely Yours Project package reservation spots which will ship in September/October this year--find that listing here.
5. The Creative Life
I enjoyed these thoughts from Miss Mustard Seed on “Making Time for Creativity.” All of her ideas definitely apply to creating the time we need for quilting. And here is a quick read on “How to Find Your Passion as an Adult.” While most of us here know our passion, there are still some good ideas for making time for our passions (quilting and sewing).
6. Get Organized
This round-up post has more than 25 Ideas for Bedroom and Closet Organization. And if you’re working on decluttering, this article will help you see the benefits of the Minimalist Mindset. Finally, here is a terrific article with another way of thinking about decluttering and organizing.
7. On the Blog Last Week
Here are links to last week’s blog posts:
- A Quilting Life Home & Hearth (new book coming next month)
- Sampler Spree Week 8
- Quilting Life Block of the Month August 2021
I hope you enjoyed the Saturday Seven 193 post. If you’re looking for more similar inspiration, you can find all of the previous posts in this series here. Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!