Sunday 16 October 2016

The Not List

I am horrible with lists. I can make a list with all the best intentions, but and that is a big BUT I never seem to follow them. I start out good, stroke number one off the list and that is as far as it gets. That's not to say I don't like things organized, because I most certainly do, just not lists.

I have a few things I'm working on and in no particular order and NOT on any list, they are as follows.

For my guild meeting tomorrow, we are doing an applique demo. I will be bringing my sewing machine and demoing machine applique. I usually do a blanket stitch with invisible thread. Unless I am using the 'Crafted Applique' method by Lara of Buzzin Bumble, then I sometimes do a straight stitch.

I designed a sunflower pattern in EQ7 for my guild members, and then touched it up in my graphics program. I am going to get better at using EQ, can't learn the program if I don't use it. Right?

Next up on my not list is to finish writing up the pattern for this quilt. I have 3 blocks left to make. More on this one later.

Pattern writing in progress rather slowly I might add

I have been trying to decide how to quilt my round robin mini. Not a single idea, I haven't even sandwiched it yet. I think that may be up next. You can read more about it hear.

round robin mini

Mother nature continues to play games with us in South western Ontario, it is October 16th and I am wearing my shorts, we continue to have humidity. It is going to feel like 26 Celsius today. Although I do enjoy being able to see the beauty of nature that surrounds me, especially when my world has been turned upside down. My roses are still blooming but I do have a glimpse of fall in my tulip tree.

rose just starting to open

white rose bud wish you could smell the lovely fragance
Tulip tree leaves starting to change colour

 If you want the pattern for the Sunflower Applique it is available for free in my Craftsy store.

Speaking of Craftsy they are holding a fall sale on supplies. This post contains affiliate links.

Hope you are able to enjoy a glimpse of nature around you.


  1. Your roses are beautiful. I appreciate your not list and hope that the demo tomorrow with your guild goes smoothly. It will be a delight to see how you finish your round robin mini quilt. :)

  2. Beautiful photos! Hope your applique goes well and good luck with your NOT list!

  3. We've been having decent weather in Nova Scotia as well, although it cools quickly in the evening. Good luck with your not-on-a-list projects.

  4. Your Round Robin mini is so beautiful Cyndy.

  5. Lovely roses . They always stand the test of time . Good luck with your list cyndy

  6. I haven't started my Round Robin quilt either, I keep waiting for it to speak to me, but so far it's keeping it's mouth shut. I did make a list for the next three months, but I'm like you, not a list maker, so it should be interesting to see how it goes. The second project in your "not list" looks awfully familiar...well maybe parts of it :)

  7. I like the "not list". Many times list can stifle the creative energy. :)


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