Hello, friends, and happy Saturday! In today’s Saturday Seven 276: Lifestyle & More for Quilters I share fun things from around the web this week in the categories of self-care, recipes, quilting, sewing (and cross-stitch), productivity, home organizing and decorating and more! I’ve also got all of the posts from earlier this week linked at the end in case you missed anything (including the March Block of the Month). I hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start!
Saturday Seven 276: Lifestyle & More for Quilters
I needed this post on “How We Make Everything Harder.” There were lots of helpful tips and ideas for doing things with greater ease. And these “7 Micro-Habits that Changed My Life” were also very helpful this week. Finally, these thoughts on dealing with Time Anxiety really resonated with me.
2. Recipes to Try
I can’t wait to mix up a batch (or two) of these Easy Freezer Waffles to have on hand! Also, this Steak Bites and Potatoes dish looks like a perfect comfort food! And finally, these recipes all use leftover rotisserie chicken.
3. Quilt + Sew + Cross-Stitch!
The APQ Sew Along is now in full swing (but it’s not too late to join in). See the most recent post with a free bonus block here. I am seriously considering making a quilt with these darling ladies! Also, here is a great article on Sewing Machine Needles with a printable. And finally, I had to share the beautiful cross-stitch mini projects that coordinate with our Bountiful Blooms fabrics and projects pictured above. Click on the pattern name above for patterns in paper or PDF or on the special group bundle discount link.
I loved this article about setting a decision budget–and there are a lot of great ideas included as well. Finally, this post has twenty-one different challenges to help simplify your life. (While I won’t be doing all of them, there were at least a dozen I’m going to try)!
5. Home Organization & Decor
Here are four tried-and-true formulas (with lots of eye-candy) for styling bookshelves. And since I’m currently on a closet organizing kick, I loved this article with “4 Ways to Simplify Your Wardrobe.” Finally, here is a great article on “Dealing with One of the Most Challenging Forms of Clutter.”
First, let me say that I truly believe that as quilters and sewists we are growing our creativity each day, each stitch, and each project at a time. But I wanted to share more ideas from this post with “30 Ways to Boost Creativity Using the Five Senses.”
7. Recently on the Blog
Below you’ll find links to the posts from earlier this week on the blog:
- Quilt Block of the Month March 2023
- Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns from A Quilting Life
- Happy Spools Quilt + Mini Quilt
- Sewcialites 2 Quilt Block 19 (and 18)
Thanks so much for stopping by for the Saturday Seven 276: Lifestyle & More for Quilters post. If you are looking for similar inspiration, you can find all of the previous posts in this series here.
Laura Carroll says
I love your blog, your podcast with your daughter and son(lol) and mostly your fabrics + talent. I always come away with something to file away and take to my sewing room for today or future use. Fat Quarter Shop has been a favorite go to for fabric and right now I’m loving my monthly sampler box but it’s where I came to know about you! Keep sharing please and making at least one lady smile most everyday💕
Susan Finn says
Sherri, I always look forward to Saturday Seven, your posts always contain several nuggets of knowledge this inching to 60 year old lady appreciates.
Thank you for sharing the link to the article about sewing machine needles. This is so timely! I had planned to research this topic today.
Judy Pyper says
I’ve learned so much from your videos and the podcast you and Chelsi do together! Thanks to you both, and to Billy for doing such a great job keeping fresh and creative content available to all of us!
Good morning Sherri! I always look forward to your Saturday Seven post! Your content has a wonderful variety of topics and it always seems there is something written specifically with me in mind!!!!!!
The post on sewing machine needles is WONDERFUL. Very helpful.
Thanks so much Sherri and have a great weekend!
Thanks for linking my Ladies — thy would look great in your fabrics! As always, this Saturday Seven was a great round-up of creativity posts, down-to-earth advice, and fun links. I really like your cross-stitch minis…they are really cute!
Vicky Rechkemmer says
Good morning – I just came across this post. I love the moda fabric you used in your pictures! Please let me know the name of the line – especially for the bag and table runner.
Thank you so much for your post! Have a blessed day 🙏
sherri McConnell says
These fabrics are from my Bountiful Blooms collection which will be in stores in September. Thank you!
Kay Welch says
I love your Saturday Seven posts every week. This week there are so many links that speak to me, so i will be spending time checking them out. Thank You
Lynda from Ontario says
Sherri. Thanks again for the wonderful post. I do look forward to every saturday and enjoy the reading with my cup of tea. I have even taken notes in my journal at times to remember the point. Thanks again.
Thanks for another great Saturday Seven.
If you are looking for video ideas, I would love to see your process for trimming and squaring up a quilt after it comes back from the quilter.