Hello, and happy Saturday, friends! I hope you’ll enjoy today’s Saturday Seven 220: Lifestyle & Inspiration for Quilters post with self-care ideas, recipes, quilting and sewing inspiration, home ideas, and more! It’s been a little busy here behind the scenes: I’ve been sewing with sample yardage for our next fabric collection and having a wonderful time with it. So far, I’ve finished two quilt tops along with a wall hanging and am starting soon on my remaining two quilts. One of the quilts involves a little hand work that I’m hoping to work on this weekend. I hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start!
Saturday Seven 220: Lifestyle & Inspiration for Quilters
I loved this piece on the Benefits of Slowing Down. And “The Minimalism Checklist” was another favorite read from this week. Finally, I loved this post on “The Benefits of Journaling.” I actually write in three different journals on a regular basis (find them below under my Bookshelf category).
these Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies look like a perfect Valentine’s treat. And Lemon Pepper Parmesan Wings look like a great dish for serving during the big game. Perfectly Crispy Coconut Chicken also looks like great game-day fare. What I’m most excited to try soon, though, is this Lemon Poppyseed Loaf with Yogurt Glaze–give me all the lemon cakes!
3. Quilt + Sew
Melissa is sharing her Simple Lattice Quilt Tutorial here. Finally, Bev is doing a wonderful series of tutorials on embroidery stitches–learn how to make a French Knot here.
4. Home Decor + Organization
The “Fresh Start February” Challenge has more tips and ideas for organization here. And if you’re looking to clean out your closet, there are lots of closet-specific ideas here. Here is a list of 20 tasks you can do when you have a few extra minutes or aren’t sure how to spend your time. Finally, this bowl is one of my favorites…it’s on a shelf in my office across from my desk where I look at it every day.
Here are the three journals I write in regularly. I’ve started the gratitude and list journal both within the last few months and absolutely love them. My 5-Year journal is going on past five years, but I still love updating it frequently as well.
Do you choose a word for the year, or quarter, or month? Here are some good ideas if you’re looking for some. Beverly shared this Big Game Commercial Bingo set of free printables...looks like a fun idea for the family!
7. Recently on the Blog
Here are links to posts on the blog this week:
Thanks so much for stopping by to read the Saturday Seven 220: Lifestyle & Inspiration for Quilters post. You can find the previous posts in this series here.
Kim Wright says
I enjoy your blog, podcasts and You Tube channel so much every week. Thank you for all your creativity you share with the world!
Katherine Berkeley says
Run don’t walk to get your long arm. With a business like yours it’s a must. Especially, since your son is interested! I’m not techs, my husband is. He helps me all the time. If you are using it mostly for edge to edge get one over 18” deep so multiple rows can be configured before having to roll the quilt forward. Custom quilting you’ll want one that feels light and glides effortlessly. One thing I thought was so funny is how your brain starts thinking about the quilting before you even make the quilt. It thinks in reverse. So happy for your success and am enjoying watching it happen more and more.