Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Totally Useless Welcome!

It's that time, Stitchers! Today kicks off the Totally Useless Stitch A Long! January 4th is the first New Moon of 2011 so it's time for everyone to start making those Totally Useless Posts!

Here is mine, pictured on the kitchen counter because the sunlight is so pretty today.

The jar to the right is my regular ORT jar. The left-hand frog jar is what I put all those curly bits that get frogged. Thankfully, that one doesn't get used often!


After my Totally Useless photo has been taken my ORT jar gets dumped into the big jar on the left. The right-hand jar is just for DMC bands...I keep the numbered bands to make shopping lists with, then...those just get thrown out.


Some might wonder if they can keep the same jar and just keep adding to it or do they have to do it my way and dump it? You do it however you want to...as long as there is a photo near the New Moon, it's all good!

Do you have to comment on my blog when you have made your TUSAL post? No...but if you do comment on any TU updates you see ~saying you have posted yours, you will get more visitors! Believe me, comments = visitors!


I am keeping the SAL open to new stitchers for a couple of days. When I do decide to close it I will edit that post to say so. If you would like to join the stitch-a-long you must make a comment on the TUSAL post! There is also a link in my side bar.

A reminder to label your TUSAL posts! I must be able to easily find your 13 posts if you get drawn in the giveaway! What if I miss seeing one and someone else gets drawn instead?

A link to my blog when you update would be very nice!




Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

102 comments:

Parsley said...

I'm doing a happy dance because you said if I leave a comment I'll get visitors. So...this means it's not a totally useless SAL!

I posted today. I had threads from holiday break stitching. This is FUN!

Villa-loredana said...

Hello dear, I have posted a pic, and so you are welcome to visit me. Have a nice time. Loredana.

Bonnie Brown said...

My Picture is up
http://bbrown426.blogspot.com/2011/01/tusal-january-411.html
I don't have very many treads as I start fresh every January 1st.

Erica said...

I was a good girl and remembered to put my first TUSAL post on my blog today. There's not much to show, but what's there is there!

Thanks again for hosting the TUSAL!

Dee said...

Mine is up!

sheri said...

HA HA, I love the Frog Jar!!! :O)

SoCal Debbie said...

My ORT jar pic is up now, too! Happy Stitching!

Lesleyanne said...

I posted mine and mentioned you - although no link - will remember next time, hopefully. My started a fresh from 1st January. Looking forward to this. Fingers crossed I can remember to add labels lol. Love your ort jars.

Erica said...

Hi Sharon!
Have posted my TUSAL!
Having a good year so far!

Crystal said...

I love your idea of having a frog jar as well might have to try that. I posted and actually remebered to label my post as well. Thank you for hosting the TUSAL this year.

Lindsay said...

Mine went up this afternoon but like Bonnie there's not alot in there with starting fresh. And your quite right comments do get visitors, I'm just about to go and check out those above me that I don't recognise :)

Amy said...

I posted my pic today too! It contains yarns from knitted socks I have made this year. Fun!

Clare - Aimetu said...

I've blogged mine but it's a very feeble effort compared to yours LOL

I will be adding (they'll be nothinghtere otherwise hee hee)

Kttycat said...

Lol Mine got posted. Not too much in it yet but i'm sure there will be soon!

Patty C. said...

Hang on everyone - I need to go buy a jar - lol
I will try to post mine tomorrow

Happy 2011

Nicola said...

Mine's posted but I have to say it's a little shabby! More next new moon!

http://allandale-cross-stitching.blogspot.com/

Kathy A. said...

I posted my sad start - in a shot glass - that's how few they are lol.
and I did put a link!!

Bev said...

i cant believe i actually remembered!!

Deanne J said...

I'm excited to join the SAL this year, probably the only SAL I'll ever be able to stick to. I just posted my very first pic.

LyndaB said...

:) I crawled out of my death bed to post mine - and then I felt so much better! lol
http://auldgreymare.blogspot.com/2011/01/new-moon-tusal.html

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi ,
I posted mine too. Just a picture for now but next time I will write something with the picture. :)
Come and visit.
Norma S.

Loralynn said...

I have posted my picture! http://loralynnsart.blogspot.com/2011/01/do-you-have-orts.html

Penny said...

I am looking forward to starting too. I have a glass jar all set to go. Well almost I have to dump the 13 yr olds halloween candy out of it. Yes its the new year and he still has halloween candy go figure.
And I would love to have visitors.
Penny I

Carolyn said...

I posted my ort container and I even put a link. Looking forward to being better this year with my TUSAL!

Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

Posted mine earlier! I noticed the date for this first one was also my mom's bday so that made it easy to remember. :)

I will be visiting some blogs, I won't have to time to visit all of them, but a few is better than none.

jennilynn said...

Just posted a pic of my TUSAL on my blog. I welcome all comments and any new friends.

Margaret said...

I posted my TUSAL on Monday. And yes, I labeled it too. :D I didn't show my ort jar from 2010 -- I should have. I always collect my orts for each year. It's fun!

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

I lost a day somewhere being sick but remembered this evening that today was the start of TUSAL! My photos are up, not much to show as I empty and start again each New Year. Here is where I was at the end of the year last year... http://rebelinontario.blogspot.com/2010/12/i-almost-forgot.html
and then today... http://rebelinontario.blogspot.com/2011/01/tusal-january-4th.html
Cheers everyone!

Vicky said...

I have posted mine and even given it its very own page LOL

VegasJilly said...

Woo hoo! Let the fun begin! I just posted a picture of my jar!

Catherine said...

Posted mine this morning!

valerie said...

I'll post mine tonight after I get home from dinner. I went home at lunch so I could take pictures! lol

Myra said...

Pretty Orts! LOL I still need to post mine.

Ma Teakettle said...

Mine is posted too! :)

XOXO
Ma

Silverlotus said...

I'm very proud of myself for actually posting my picture on the right day. We shall see how long this lasts. :)

Thanks again for organizing this year's TUSAL. You are super!

tinabarbour said...

I posted mine, along with 2 finishes for this week! Yay!

Hi, I'm Carol said...

I have posted my update with a link to Daf's blog. I'm planning to visit the blogs of all who comment here......it just may take a few days lol! Happy Stitching!

Angela said...

I posted my update! Now to go and visit some other blogs :)

Lynn said...

Hello! Happy New Moon! ha! Letting you know I posted my little ORT "glass" on my blog update tonight!
Have a great week!

Astrid said...

Okay, finally posted mine - now to get back to stitching! Thanks for encouraging us all Daffy!

Looking forward to looking at everyone's blog, maybe just a few at time though!

Astrid
http://astridxstitching.blogspot.com/

Erin said...

M-ort-icia has joined the fray! (My posts are labeled, I just used the label from last year. Would it be easier if I made a new one - like TUSAL 2011 - so you don't get the older posts?)

Missy said...

This is by far hands down the most fun SAL I have joined!!

Hugs to you Sharon!!

-missy-

Carol's Stitching said...

Hey Daffycat! The TUSAL seems to be gaining ground and so far so good. My blog is updated with the TUSAL and also some stitching and knitting. Happy Stitching and hope you don't have many additions to that frog jar!

Measi said...

My TUSAL post is up! (dated 1/4/11), with a link back to your blog, Daffycat.

Looking forward to peering at other member blogs. :)

Chars said...

I have just posted my update and for the first time learnt how to label my post :)

See this is not a useless endevour.. not only do we get new friends and followers we also learn something :)

Annette said...

Your jar is is pretty full... great work and all those DMC bands...wow...
I love how all the colors look in that big jar!!

Denise said...

I have posted mine and linked back to your blog.

I also have baby parakeet update picture in there too. Hope it's ok to have more than TUSAL jar pictures in the post.

Patty said...

It's still Jan 4 here in Calif so I just posted a picture of my empty lonely little jar.

Lynn said...

Got mine up!!! Had it all set to go, but never got on until AFTER midnite! I have to say, your ort jar is pretty full!!!! Impressive!

KaLu - Claudia said...

lol Mines up too!!!

Threeundertwo said...

I love your jar of frogged bits! I might have to start a separate jar for mine, painful as they are.

Have you considered setting up a link party on New Moons? Makes it really easy to visit all the blogs and see who's kept up. http://www.mcklinky.com/ is very simple to use. People can even leave a little picture. See examples on my Friday posts.

Eva said...

I posted a picture of my empty ort jar today! Thanks for hosting this TUSAL!

Nina said...

I have posted my ORT jar yesterday, and didn't forget tu use the label :) I always use labels for everything :)) LOL
Happy stitching!

Annemarie said...

Must label posts... must label posts... good thing I dropped by :o)
You're so organised! Even in the orts department. I'm impressed!

Bronny said...

Mine was up and running - surrounded by sheep. A recurring theme this year.
I linked to your page through my blog and an explanation of TUSAL on the 123 stitch message board.

Hugs!!
bronny

Shelley said...

I had visited Bec's blog last night and her post reminded me to post my piccie! All done :)

Stitching Noni said...

I have posted my first TUSAL pic. What a hoot this is going to be! At least this is one SAL that I can actually do - all the dates are in the diary so fingers crossed I will remember to upload each month! I do like the idea of a separate TUSAL page....

Come on over for a visit - would love to see you all.
http://firefliescatsinthegarden.blogspot.com/

PS: my hubby has also joined the TUSAL as he is a quilter. So why not pop on over and visit his quilting blog and say hi as well :-) http://gardeningquiltsandtheuniverse.blogspot.com/

Julie said...

I like the froggin jar, very pretty

Hesztia said...

Hi, Sharon! :) Thank you for hosting the TUSAL!! My pic is up! Have a good day!!! :D

geeky Heather said...

Whoah, that is one big ort jar! What happens when THAT one gets full?? I can hear the beeping truck backing up to dump it, LOL!

I went ahead and scheduled posts for the whole year on each new moon (thanks to your helpfully posting the dates). Now I have pressure to update them, since I don't want the embarrassment of a blank post!

Aury said...

I posted today my jar. This will be my stress-free SAL of the year!
Thanks for hosting it!

Aury

Chrizette said...

My pic is also up :)

Chriz’ stitchy spot

Marlene said...

I have done my TUSAL post, I hope I remember each time,

Joysze said...

It always makes me smile to check out the different jars used for the TUSAL... and some of them are soooo glamorous and pretty. Mine is a sauce jar that my mom brought the last time she visited. It's just something really ordinary but I think of her every time I toss a length of floss in there.

zoomcity said...

I posted mine! http://zoomcity.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/tusal/

Colorado Stitcher said...

Thanks for taking this on Sharon I look forward to posting each new moon and got my post in yesterday.

mollycaff said...

I remembered to post my pic yesterday, not much to show yet but that will definitely change!

Midge said...

Off to post my blog update. Not too much to show with only 4 days of the new year to stitch in. LOL
H x

LAndi72 said...

Hello!
I'v posted my jar yesterday.

Violet said...

I updated my first post!
I'm hoping it falls into the 'reasonably late" category still?
:)

FIONA said...

Hi! I have posted my jar (wineglass) today! I promise to empty the wineglass when I find a suitable jar and will then fill with wine and drink!! Thanks for having this fun TUSAL!! Fiona xx

Kay said...

I'm joining y'all this year, although I'm still working on getting a blog started. I took the picture on the fourth and will post it to my blog as soon as I figure it out.

Edy said...

Got mine posted yesterday (1-4).

LOVE the idea of the wrapper jar so you know what you need to refill. That probably saves all that last minute angst when you're missing that key color!

Kay said...

I posted my photo, on the 4th in this neck of the woods, a tad earlier than other parts.

katica said...

I've posted mine as well :O)

bunnystuff said...

I posted mine. I'm using a vase and it's harder to see in the photos then in person. I may have to change it.
Jaimie

Ziggyeor said...

http://ziggyeor.blogspot.com/2011/01/tusal-2011.html

The start of my TUSAL it's kind of bare right now :p But I have a new 'friend'!

I love your idea of keeping the old bands and using them to shop from. I'm stealing it!

CJ said...

Hey Girl -

I am a little late--read my blog you will understand. Anyway, it is there and I am so happy to do this with you. Thanks for the opportunity--this is crazy fun.

CJ

Lynn said...

I'm definitely digging out my smaller ort bottle and then dumping when it's full. Lugging that bigger container around is just a PITA!

rain said...

Is there any way to get the adorable pattern of the pussycat with the cross stitch-my friend-who cross stitches FOR everyone else would love it-and so I would so love to make it for her. Peace, Rain

Lizy said...

Hi,
Thank you for sending me my prize I will eagerly wait for thank you!!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

pretty, pretty orts!

stitchenmylifeaway said...

I was tardy but I have an excuse..
Thanks for letting me join
Shay

Cindy said...

I posted a pic. Not much to see yet, but at least there are a few orts in there :)

tangledthreadsstitching said...

Oooo, I love the idea of keeping the DMC bands to make a shopping list! I'll have to remember to keep mine. Thanks for a great idea.

Rhona

Phoenix Needlepoint News said...

Posted a photo of "the Jar" and would like to be included. Sounds like fun! The blog is phoenixneedlepointnews.blogspot.com

WelshHelen said...

Just remembered to post the photo - oops!! http://welshhelen.blogspot.com/

Lizy said...

Hi,
Thanks for the package it was so nice of you!!!! I will always rember you. As soon as I'm done with my projects I will try your piece of fabric. The little sheep is so cute!!!! Thanks again

Carissa said...

That's a lot of orts! I've also posted my Tusal. A couple days late as my camera batteries were dead, we were out of batteries AND it was right before payday. :)

Sara said...

I just posted mine. Thanks so much for reviving this SAL!

Alanda Jacobs said...

*cough*... Mine was a tad bit late...

Sharon said...

I put my ort jar pic up today! It's not real pretty right now, because I start fresh every New Year's Day, but I love my orts! Thanks for starting such a fun SAL. :)

Lisa said...

I've just posted mine... better late than never :-)

Roberta said...

Hi I posted my TUSAL on my blog last weekend. Have had to work college registration this past week - 12 hour days!!! Way behind in blogging and messages.

Beth said...

I posted my TUSAL, and put a link on my post. At least, you can hit it and it gets here. I don't know how to do it that you just have your name and it goes here yet, but I will learn that sometime!

MarchAnn58 said...

Got mine posted last night, better late than never. I will do better next month so the TUSAL police don't come get me.
Happy stitching everyone.

Thijk said...

Hi! I just heard about the TUSAL yesterday, but I would also like to join.

I bought a glass jar today, and I'll post a picture on my blog today.

My blog is spritemon.blogspot.com

Genny Garcia said...

Llegué tarde, llegue tarde...no había visto tu blog....aún así, me puedes incluir en el grupo?.

I was late, late ... had not seen your blog .... still, I can include in the group

Karin said...

I've posted mine for January - I love your glass jars - so beautiful

Jodie said...

Hey Daffycat! I'm in your TUSAL...just letting you know that I've changed my address to www.jodiescraftyblog.blogspot.com just so you can stay up to date there! Thanks :-)

Yliander said...

have recently found about your TUSAL - via another blog on a day of random blog reading and while I know you have closed it have decided to tag along just for the hell of it :)

posted my first TUSAL - the other day - yliander.blogspot.com

have really been enjoying your blog

cheers

Yli

xinef said...

I started collecting orts in late Nv or early Dec. Finally got around to taking a photo! I have more of these plain glass balls, and will use them until I have them all filled up!
http://xinef.livejournal.com/509109.html