Hello, friends! Today I’m sharing my weekly roundup post: The Saturday Seven 324: Lifestyle & More for Quilters. In this post you’ll find all sorts of ideas for taking care of yourself, cooking, quilting, sewing, reading, learning, home organizing, productivity, and fun! I love putting together these weekly lists and hope they will help you enjoy your weekend along with the week ahead.
Saturday Seven 324: Lifestyle & More for Quilters
There were lots of helpful tips and ideas in this article: “Harder Than It Needs to Be?“. And these “7 Simple Steps to Embrace Slow Living” are just what I needed after the busiest November-January I remember. And finally, this “Jump in the Lake” post really resonated with me. (Sometimes we just need to do the thing)!
2. Recipes to Try
This new recipe for Chicken Gyros looks so good! We do a lot of stir fry here, and this Stir Fry Sauce is a good one (this recipe makes enough for two meals and stores in the refrigerator for a week). And finally–two dessert options today too: Magic Bar Brownies and Cherry Crumble–perfect for Valentine’s Day. Finally…not a recipe but some incredible oven-ware! I just got the sheet pan in this set for myself and love it so much! (Find the sheet pan separately here).
3. Quilt + Sew
I’m busy finishing up a couple of smaller projects with some lovely new fabrics and then plan to set to work on some works in progress. I’m also starting a couple of new projects soon including a new version of this quilt (sew-along begins at the end of the month). The Moonbeams Charity Quilt Along using our Strawberry Lemonade fabrics also begins next month. (Kits and backing sets are still available here).
4. Book & Podcast Recommendations
I’m really loving Stress Resets: How to Soothe Your Body and Mind in Minutes. This one is very easy to read and also shares so many useful tips and ideas. And I also loved this podcast episode on Rethinking Self-Help. Finally, this replay episode with Greg McKeown and David Allen on Getting the Right Things Done is excellent.
5. Home Inspiration + Fun
Spring is just around the corner, and I’m trying to decide when to switch up my decor. How long do you leave the winter quilts out? I’d love to know! These 20 Breakfast Nooks provide delightful inspiration for decorating now. And if, like me, you’re ready for some “almost spring” decorating, you’ll find lots of inspiration in this post. Finally, this free printable 2024 Big Game Commercial Bingo game looks like so much fun if you’re watching the Super Bowl tomorrow!
6. Organization + Productivity
I love these monthly lists of things to do to get organized. Even if I don’t get them all done for the month, I feel like I’m making progress. (I’m loving these new Swedish Dishcloths I got to cut down on paper towel use in the kitchen and bathroom, too). Finally, I recently heard that February is the new January for goal setting (not really, but I do believe it). It’s never too late to set intentions for the new year. I love hearing other people’s goals and intentions, so of course I enjoyed this post.
7. Recently on the Blog
Below you’ll find the links to posts from earlier this week on the blog:
- A Quilting Life Block of the Month February 2024 Block
- Moda Blockheads 5 (Round 2) Block 6
- A Quilting Life Favorites January 2024
Thanks so much for stopping by to read the Saturday Seven 324: Lifestyle & Inspiration for Quilters post. If you’re looking for more similar ideas, you can find all of the previous posts in this series here.