Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Totally Useless February

It's the New Moon. Calling all you Totally Useless Stitchers! Get out that camera, snap that ORT jar photo and post it now!

Here is mine. Lots of ORTs in my jar this month. I'm really surprised how much stitching I actually accomplished in the last Lunar cycle. Now, I am emptying the little jar into the big jar and starting all over again...

I've been getting quite a few irate comments/emails from people about the comments being closed on the TUSAL post. Some of these have been downright rude! The comments are closed on that post because there was a deadline to enter. I'm very sorry if any of you wanted to officially join but were too late. Any stitcher wanting to "join in" is welcome to post their ORT jar photos on the New Moon but the official SAL list is finished for this year.

I do believe I will have a little surprise to share with you sometime soon. Yes, that was deliberately vague and mysterious...I've always wanted to be a lady of mystery and intrigue. Sadly, the chance rarely presents itself.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

99 comments:

demeter83 said...

Oooh, how interesting, I'm all intrigued!

Sorry you got messages that you didn't like chick, that's horrible :-(

Bonnie Brown said...

Great job this month
Some people are just insane aren't they!

I took my picture last night since I have a meeting tonight
Here is my post for any and all to look at :)
http://bbrown426.blogspot.com/2011/02/tusal-feb-0311.html

Meadows08 said...

That's sad about the rude comments people are leaving! Take care :)

Crystal said...

Thank you for the reminder, I posted mine. Wow you have lots of bits to add to your jar. Ignore the rude people life is way too short.

BubzRugz said...

Oh dear... you snooze you loose hey? I didn't join in but I think of you ..... every time I put a thread in my funny little plastic container... it's amazing how much fun it is to see it grow... never thought of having a larger container...
Hope the angry comments stop.... such silliness
Hugz

Mouse said...

ooooo ... can't believe some folk ...honestly ..... mine is in an ort bag overflowing atm due to lots stitched and that dratted frog someone has left at the mouse house ..lol .... oooo surprises I like nice surprises :) love mouse xxx
www.talesofastitchingmouse.blogspot.com

Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

I'm sorry to hear some ladies are not being very lady-like towards you. You did say you were going to close it!

I posted my TUSAL, sad to see I didn't add much to it though. So disappointed in myself!

Cole said...

I can't believe you're getting rude emails, etc. Grow up people! It's a shame really.

Great ORT progress!!!

Colorado Stitcher said...

I a sorry you have had some rude comments about the TUSL when you so graciously decided to take it on. Thanks for the reminder, hope you survived the storm and hang in there!

Carolyn said...

ohhh! look at all those lovely colors in your jar. A surprise? Don't keep us to long in suspense. You know how we get.

I posted my jar on my blog. Not much to look at but hey I am working on trying to get my stitching mojo back.

Margaret said...

Nice TUSAL pic! Isn't it cool when it starts filling up for the year? I hope it's ok that I post my TUSAL with my regular Monday posts. :D

valerie said...

Great TUSAL progress. Love that little pincushion! Thanks for hosting the SAL...people shouldn't be getting all upset. You snooze, you lose.

Sheila said...

Your jar is colorful, good progress,I love the pincushion!!

Jan said...

I'm sorry people have been rude to you. I don't know what gets into some people. They need to get over themselves.
OhhhAhhh, a surprise?! Can't wait!

Nancy said...

I love looking at everyone's colorful threads in their jars. They really are pretty. Nice pincushion you have there too!

Flossy said...

This came around quickly! Posted my update too :)

Flossy x

Lindsay said...

Mine's up.

Can't wait to see what the surprise is

Dee said...

I can't believe that someone would be rude. You were pretty clear about the guideline and YIKES --- it's not like TUSAL is a matter of life and death.

My TUSAL jar is up for the month. Not much to see, but it's there.

Happy Stitching!

Ziggyeor said...

My long post but my TUSAL update is in there as well.
ttp://ziggyeor.blogspot.com/2011/02/february-crush.html

Silly people, if you're rude she'll take your name and A. not put you on the list next time and B. Get Witch Hazel to visit you with FROGS! Muwahhaha!

VegasJilly said...

Oo I'm gonna go post mine right now!!!

Patty C. said...

I love a surprise :)

Don't worry about the comments - People get fussy sometimes -

Have a great night !!!

Emily said...

Ooooooohh a surprise!! I love surprises!! Can't wait to see what's in store!!

I'm so sorry that people were being so rude to you. That really is uncalled for!!

I've posted my TUSAL on my site!!

I hope you've had a great day!!
Hugs
Emily

Heather said...

Your pincushion is beautiful! I'm on pins (AND needles) waiting for the surprise...harharhar. =)

Ignore the rude comments. Your SAL, your rules. And you're awesome. =)

My TUSAL auto-posted today since I'm out of town for a class...and I already noticed a typo! =O

Kate said...

I'm one of the "too late brigade" and I am choosing to follow this unofficially. I'm disappointed that I couldn't join but fully understand the deadline rules - I'll just have to try harder next time! Don't understand why people would feel they need to be rude or disrespectful.

Silverlotus said...

Great progress this much! And Happy Lunar New Year!

Erica said...

Oh my! Now I'm all a-flutter wondering what you're up to.

Sorry folks were so unkind about the TUSAL. You didn't deserve to be treated that way.

I posted my TUSAL this morning. I kept them safe from my marauding DH this month! :-)

Roberta said...

Good evening, sorry that people are misusing the WWW. If you do not like what you are reading or looking at --MOVE ON!!

OK, I did post my TUSAL on my blog, so pop over and have a lookie loo.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Deanne J said...

Great job

I'm sorry you've got some nasty comments, some people just don't understand the concept of a deadline.

My picture is up on my blog

Kathy A. said...

Mines up! Had a very successful stitchy time!
I know, lets send those nasty people a serious case of the frogs. That should teach them LOL.

Denise said...

I'll be posting my TUSAL tomorrow morning as I posted a birdie naming contest today.

I'll actually have floss in my jar this month.

That's just awful people being nasty like that, serves no purpose, really.

Bec said...

I have already posted my ORT jar for this month :)

Gosh I can't believe people would actually do that!! Shame on them!

Good to see you got a of stitching done, when are we going to see the projects that left all these little ORT's LOL. :)

I hope you don't get any rude messages. Happy Stitching.

Quilts and other things said...

Grrrr to the rude ones!

Love your pin cushion.

My TU SAL went on a small adventure this month!!!

Sara said...

So sorry that you've gotten nasty comments but I agree- your SAL, your rules. No need to be mean.

My TUSAL will be up soon too.

Darla said...

Mine's posted!

Myra said...

Good grief! Sometimes you just have to wonder about people. I will get my photo snapped and up tonight.

Blu Stitcher said...

I agree, it's really sad when people get nasty.

I just posted my TUSAL also and I just want to thank you for hosting this SAL and all the hard work you are putting into this for all of us.

Linda

Vicky said...

Arghhh, forgot to take my picture thought is was the 4th LOL, will do it tonight and post over the weekend.

diamondc said...

Daffycat: I Enjoy reading your blog I was late in signing up but I can still enjoy everyones post of their Tusal.
It saddens me that some people are so rude.
Peace
Catherine

Blu said...

Cute pincushion! Your jar looks very pretty.

Can't believe the nerve of some people!

Catherine said...

Posted mine earlier today! Love your little jar and your cushion!

Sorry to hear you received inappropriate messages!

I love a good mystery!

Rhona said...

I remembered! Yayyy for me, I'm not normally as organized as this.

Measi said...

Mine's up for this month!

http://measi.net/measiblog/2011/02/03/tusal-jar-february-goals/

I wish I could say I'm surprised about rude comments, but unfortunately I'm not. We sadly live in one of those societies where politeness no longer seems to apply, and the rules of an activity never, EVER should apply to them. It wouldn't just occur to them to participate "in spirit" with the official one by just posting their TUSAL jars anyway?

*sigh* In any case, thank you for kicking up the SAL again. I'm glad that it's going. :)

Delusional Knitter said...

Sorry to hear you've got some weridos commenting. I posted my update!

Jan said...

LOL LOL You are too cute, Sharon. I can't wait to hear or see your surprise.:)

KaLu - Claudia said...

i posted mine! =]

cant believe theres people giving you a hard time, ignore delete forget! not worth stressing over it

Sherri said...

That's too bad about the comments. Hope they dry up soon. It's a miracle that I remembered to post my photo. It can be found here. http://sherris-sundries.blogspot.com/2011/02/tusal-february.html

Midge said...

So many people with such bad manners! Sorry you are having to put up with it. My TUSAL update is on my blog. I am looking forwards to the "mystery".

Lesleyanne said...

Great picture of your TUSAL - mines in my camera waiting to be posted. I cant wait to hear your surprised. I am shocked that people have been rude I always thought that stitchers are the best obviously a minority are not.

Smily said...

I will post on Saturday :)
You have a very pretty jar!

Christine said...

Some people have nothing better to do with their time! Sorry you were on the recieving end of their spite.

Yes, I'm intrigued ;)

Annette said...

Wow what a full jar,great job!!
How can people be rude??? are they a bit stupid... you are doing a great job, Keep up the good work

Stitcher S said...

Love seeing your nicely filled jar!

And I'm sorry folks are so rude----sad to me.

Sue

Marlene said...

It's not nice to hear you have rude comments being left, you set the rules and we followed them.
I've posted my second ORT jar, this is fun, thanks for taking us all on.

Penny said...

My post is up too. ON time lol. Too bad some people are like that. Being rude to others is such a waste of energy.
Have a wonderful day
penny i
http://penny-mindwanderings.blogspot.com/

Jo said...

I'm sorry you've had some rude comments. Maybe it would be possible to open a list for people participating in the TUSAL, but not in your giveaway??? You did make it VERY clear that there was a deadline (which I only just met).

Lovely orts, and I'll grab my camera now and snap my ort jar. I'm still undecided on the leave them in/toss them choice ;)

CathE said...

Sorry you're getting nasty comments from people, it's just ignorant. The deadline was clearly stated.

Your ORT jar is looking very pretty though and love the pincusion.

Pilar said...

I posted my TUSAL.I'm sorry about some rude comments.
Happy stitching!!!
Hugs from Spain

Betti said...

Great job, that's nice!
Hurray TUSALLERS!:)))

Ma Teakettle said...

I posted my jar yesterday and began to worry that I was going to outgrow it way before the end of the year...but I remembered your system so I have decided to add my monthly ORTs into a bigger jar after I click a pic each month. :)
XOXO
Chin (or whiskers) up, dear girl, I think that you are very fair and rules are rules.
Ma

Beth said...

Well, it just amazes me at the rudeness displayed in blogland. You are not the first blog I have read that has mentioned this. I can't comprehend stitchers of all people (who in my experience have all be very nice) being tacky. I guess it does prove that there will always be nasty people in every group. SAD.

I did post my TUSAL, and I am excited to hear about your surprise!!

Pumpkin said...

Oh Sharon, I'm sorry to hear that :o( This was downright rude, especially since you've gone to all this work to organized and take over the TUSAL. People are probably seeing all the generous prizes and want in on that now. Just greedy if you ask me. Glad to hear you're standing your ground :o)

Angela P said...

Sharon, I'm sorry you are getting rude comments about the TUSAL, it is A LOT of work organizing things (I know) and you gave plenty of notice about the deadlines. Ignore them! The majority of us stitchers are "normal" ;) LOL.

Mystery, I can hardly wait to see what you have planned, can you give me a hint??????

MY TUSAL was posted this morning :)

Threeundertwo said...

No good deed goes unpunished. So sorry for the negative comments. My TUSAL is going up tomorrow. Thanks so much for hosting this! http://litandlaundry.blogspot.com

I'm hosting "Finished for Friday" today, if anyone would like to link up something they've finished. Come on over!

Sheilasembroidery said...

So sorry there are some rude people out there. I understand why the list is closed - as one of those who missed, I will still post my TUSAL on my blog Good luck all of you on the official list

Lynn said...

Sorry for the rude people. Makes no sense either. You can still play! Just not be on the list. I guess some people like the title of it all.

LOVE your ort jar. You've been busy!!! Posted mine late last night.

Lynn said...

Sorry about all the negative comments. It's rude and uncalled for. They were given the same details as the rest of us.
I'm pleased to say that my post for the TUSAL went up first thing that morning.

Janet said...

I love the pretty colors in your little jar. Very sorry you've had to deal with some unkind messages.

Julie said...

I'm sorry to read you are getting some unkind comments. xx

Chrizette said...

My picture has been posted - find it here.

I am so sorry to hear about the rude comments you received - it just amazes me but I guess you get all kinds of people . . . and some are even stitchers :)

Villa-loredana said...

Jar is full, and the work is very cute, I love it.
We do not need the rude person, because we just need to have a nice time. When you have time come to see me. Loredana

Joysze said...

NICE, HEFTY TUSAL jar!!! Love all the colors in there. I'm sorry you've been getting rude comments. :(

Micki said...

Sorry about the rude comments...Don't take it to heart.
Micki

Patty said...

Maybe you can let one of the rude people take my place. I missed the update yesterday so I'm officially out but I will still post updates anyway.

Kay said...

What fun! I have posted mine here. I'm still working though the list looking at everyones jars. what fun! (Didn't I just say that?)

Francoise said...

Mine is up also. Couldn't tell it was a new moon 2 days ago due to the severe storms! Hope everyone is warm and safe.

Sara said...

Mine is now up too.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your TUSAL jar is looking pretty for sure! Mine is finally up!

Bronny said...

My post is up - rather unimaginative picture, but I've got a fit of the blah's and I can't think of witty things to say right now.
I'm sorry that you've had some horrid emails - makes you wonder where all these people were last year - or the year before!
Hugs sister stitcher - may your orts overflow.
bronny

Clare - Aimetu said...

Daffycat you're doing a lovely job for the benefit of others - nothing in it for you, it's from your kind heart. If other people have missed your deadline they could open their own and pass on your kindness. Please don't take the comments to heart- look at all the positive posts. My TUSAL piccie is up but it's not as full as yours.

Sendings huge hugs and grateful thanks for doing this x x

Anne said...

That's plain absurd for people to be upset over the TUSAL being closed. I wanted to be a part of it but realized a little to late and did not make a fuss. I decided to keep my own little "jar" of orts for fun. It's neat to see all the bits of thread in a beautiful porcelain bowl! Looking forward to seeing the surprise!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I don't even have a blog (yet!) but I'm still doing the TUSAL. Mine is TOTALLY useless as I'm not even able to join in or post piccies but I'm still enjoying the fun :-)

Some people need to lighten up and be more Daffy!!

Marian said...

Okay. Where did the pattern come from? Love fleur de lis!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

My photo is up!
www.creativityhasnolimits.blogspot.com
Sorry that you got those emails. Why can't people live happy lives and not let little things bother them. Relax,take a Deep Breathe and use that negative energy to be creative! You will be much happier!
Love your pincushion, Daffy!
Hugs

Erica said...

Wow! Your jar is really ful! My is still anemic looking. Still stitching with 1 thread, so its a little on the skimpy side.
We're all off to a good start though. Thats what counts! Can't wait to hear the details of your surprise!

Loralynn said...

Here's my update: http://loralynnsart.blogspot.com/2011/02/tusal-ort-update.html

Carolyn NC said...

Very intriguing...you've been busy - look at those orts!

Genny Garcia said...

Sharon que pena, vine a decirte que tengo mis hilos pero la foto no la he publicado y encuentro que has pasado tan mal rato, cuando esto es para divertirse y no para molestar, en mi país te dirían "No le pares", esto quiere decir "no hagas caso", "no te preocupes". Somos muchas las personas que estamos contigo IGNORA las que no saben comportarse, un besote y un fuerte y solidario abrazo.

Jodie said...

I love, love, LOVE your pincushion....soo cute!!

Natalia said...

Sorry about the not so nice comments... no excuse for that !! I am definitely intrigued about your surprise :-)

Parsley said...

I've never understood the need for rudeness in blogging or otherwise. Hang in there.

I have been without internet for 5 days due to a winter storm. I posted my Feb. TUSAL here:

http://seasonsofmymind.blogspot.com/2011/02/tusal-month-2.html

Karin said...

I've posted mine today - better late than never! I'm sorry to hear about your nasty comments - you're being so kind an energetic to organise this that it's a shame that some people are taking advantage of it.

I'm blogging at maverickbeads.blogspot.com

FIONA said...

Hi there Daffy! Cheer up !! Thanks for organising this and hopefully those "nasties" will wake up happy tomorrow! Have a great day - I have posted on my blog! Fiona x

stitchenmylifeaway said...

Hi Daffy, I'm late but I have an excuse.. It's hare to take pictures and post when the heater goes out and it's 12 degress out side. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. LOL
Shay

Ms.Curdy said...

Sorry bout the meanies!
Here's my new moon post :0
http://curdy4rent.blogspot.com/2011/02/tusal-february.html

Carissa said...

Sharon - looks like you've got a lot of stitching done. I'm sorry to hear you've had some who weren't nice about not being able to join after the fact.

You've got me intrigued about your surprise. I've posted my Tusal on my blog.

Miracle said...

I've lost track of time and posted mine only today!
Hope it's still applicable. :-))

http://miracle-nz.blogspot.com/2011/02/tusal-february.html

Ányi said...

I'm a "bit" late to comment here :) But I've blogged about my TuSal on my blog in time :))

Aury said...

I posted sooo late this time :$!!!

Little Rabbit Miniatures said...

Am I too late? Can I join too?
hugs
Michelle