Hello, friends! Today I’m sharing the Saturday Seven 260: Lifestyle & More for Quilters post. I have a lot of things to share today that might be helpful if you are gathering this week to celebrate with friends and family. As for me, I’ll be finishing up my menu and planning, trying to squeeze in some sewing time to finish one of Chelsi’s new quilts, and continuing with decorating for the season ahead. I hope your weekend and the following week is off to a terrific start!
Saturday Seven 260: Lifestyle & More for Quilters
I loved this week’s episode of The Productive Woman podcast on “Productive Conversation.” And I loved this article on “How to Focus Better in a Busy Season.” Finally, this post from The Empty Nest Chronicles on “Pruning Season” really resonated with me this morning. I think I have some of my own pruning to do here soon!
I can’t wait to try this Holiday Salad with Balsamic Dressing next week. And this is the Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Onions I’m making for Thanksgiving. I’m also going to attempt this Apple Cranberry Crumble Pie. And this Egg and Croissant Brunch Bake looks amazing as does this Overnight Pumpkin French Toast. Finally, does anyone have a fabulous recipe for Key Lime Pie? I really want to make one and just haven’t yet found the perfect recipe 🙂
3. Quilt + Sew
I love this Tree Block Christmas Ornament Tutorial with a free downloadable PDF–thinking of making some soon! These Scrappy Improv Christmas Tree Ornaments are also very cute. These Flannel and Felt Last-Minute Hand Warmers make a terrific gift!
4. 2022 Fat Quarter Shop Jolly Box Reveal
Today is the day I can finally share the brand-new Jolly Box from Fat Quarter Shop. Chelsi and I filmed an unboxing video you can watch above (or go here to watch it on our YouTube channel). Find a link to purchase the Jolly Box or the available included products below:
- Purchase the 2022 Jolly Box here.
- Find Cup of Cheer Charm Packs here.
- Get the full Cup of Cheer Panel here.
- Find the Lori Holt Red Rotary Cutter here.
- And find the Mini Omni Rack (Ruler Holder) here.
Many readers will be gathering with family and friends over the next weekend to celebrate American Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite celebrations, plus, I’m a direct descendant of William Bradford on my mom’s side 🙂 So I loved this post on “Conversation Starters for Holiday Gatherings.” This game is also a terrific idea for having fun conversations–and you might even be able to get it delivered before you gather.
6. Works in Progress “Premiere”
On Monday at noon PST (3 p.m. EST) I’ll be sharing my November Works in Progress video and post. I’ll be in the chat section of YouTube while the video airs for any quick questions or comments. We thought we would give this a try and see how this feature works. Stop by if you are available 🙂 Also, mark your calendars for our YouTube Livestream on Wednesday, December 14th at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST) where we will be sharing our next fabric collection and new patterns!
7. Recently on the Blog
Here are links to posts from earlier this week on the blog:
- Quilting Life Podcast Episode 70 Show Notes
- Free Quilt Block Tutorials
- Home for the Holidays Sampler Block 6
- Patchwork Tree Mug Rug + Pillow
- Sewcialites 2 Quilt Block 5
Thanks so much for stopping by for today’s Saturday Seven 260: Lifestyle & More for Quilters. If you are looking for more similar inspiration, you can find all of the previous posts in this series here.
Brenda Hedden says
The Key Lime Pie Recipe on the back of the bottle of Nellie Joe’s Key Lime Juice is the best Key Lime Pie recipe I have ever tried.
sherri McConnell says
Thank you! I will look for this!
Sherry G says
How interesting that you are a direct descendant of William Bradford! Genealogy is a fascinating hobby and I’ve been researching my family tree for several years now also and found multiple Revolutionary War patriots that I’m a direct descendant of. It all makes history so much more interesting when you feel a connection to it. Happy Thanksgiving to you and the entire family and enjoy all the delicious dishes you shared recipes for!
Our family really likes Emeril Lagasse’s Key Lime Pie recipe. You can find it on Epicurious.com.
sherri McConnell says
Thank you! I have a few to try now!
Thanks for sharing your Saturday Seven. I always learn something. I think I am going to have to try the cranberry dessert.
Have a wonderful holiday with your seeet family.
sherri McConnell says
I’m making that one for sure!
Julie Stafford says
Sherri, here’s my go-to Key Lime Pie recipe:
Key Lime Pie
Recipe courtesy Joe’s Stone Crab
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 1 (9-inch) pie
Graham Cracker Crust:
1 paper-wrapped package graham crackers (1/3 of a 1 pound box) or 1 cup plus 2 1/2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs
5 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
1/3 cup sugar
3 egg yolks
2 limes, zest grated (about 1 1/2 teaspoons)
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup freshly squeezed key lime juice (2 lbs. of key limes)
1 cup heavy or whipping cream, chilled
3 tablespoons of confectioners’ sugar
For the graham cracker crust: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-inch pie pan. Break up the graham crackers: place in a food processor and process to crumbs. (If you don’t have a food processor, place the crackers in a large plastic bag: seal and then crush the crackers with a rolling pin.) Add the melted butter and sugar and pulse or stir until combined. Press the mixture into the bottom and sides of the pan, forming a neat border around the edge. Bake the crust until set and golden, 8 minutes. Set aside on a wire rack. Leave the oven on.
For the filling: Meanwhile, in an electric mixer with the wire whisk attachment, beat the egg yolks and lime zest at a high speed until very fluffy, about 5 minutes. Gradually add the condensed milk and continue to beat until thick, 3 or 4 minutes longer. Lower the mixer speed and slowly add the lime juice, mixing just until combined, no longer. Pour mixture into the pie crust. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the filling has set. Cool on a wire rack, then refrigerate. Freeze for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.
For the topping: Whip the cream and the confectioners’ sugar until nearly stiff. Cut the pie in wedges and serve very cold, topping each wedge with a large dollop of whipped cream.
sherri McConnell says
Thank you so much for this!
Great link to the Productive Woman podcast. Truly something I needed to listen to and remind myself of… again.
Love your quilting inspiration!