Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Sunday, April 3, 2011

April ORT Report

I think this must be the most pitiful TUSAL post I have ever made! And I thought last month's ORT report was a bit meager. The only ORTs in my jar are from the bunny fob which is still not finished. This month hasn't been a complete wreck as the one reported in my last update but life has conspired against my stitching time in a big way. I'm holding out high hopes for a better one next month.

My sad little pile is pictured with one of Mama Joan's treasured chickens.


Since we are on the subject of the Totally Useless Stitch-A-Long I must share with you another donation to the giveaway. All of these wonderful items came from Sheila of Sheila's Stitches & Stuff. There are some that are just charts but most are full kits, including the fabric & floss. Thank you so much Sheila!

Did you know you can click the links at the bottom of my posts to read other posts related to that one? For example, this post is labeled TU SAL. If you click that link it will take you to all of my Totally Useless posts! You can compare my monthly ORTs or look at all the giveaway donations that have been made. How handy is that? There are also many other labels listed in my left sidebar, look for Quick Find. The bigger the font in my label cloud, the more posts have been made on that subject. I notice my Crabby All Year had lots & lots of posts. I loved that project!

You can label your posts as you make them. While you are composing your post, look for a box that says "Labels for this post" and type your subject in. Once you have made a label it will always appear underneath so you can use it again. If you haven't been labeling and would like to start you can go to the edit posts option and apply labels to your older posts. When I first began blogging I didn't understand any need to label but once I had blogged for some time I realized how easy it was to find a specific old post with it. I find it invaluable nowadays!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!

xox

52 comments:

stitchin' girl said...

Your TUSAL will fill up soon :o) You do such great stitching, I can't wait to see what is next.

I joined the TUSAL postings last week and have just posted my April 1st TUSAL picture today. I love filling up that jar with thread ends!!

MarchAnn58 said...

Wow more stash for the Tusal that is great.
Thanks for the reminder I always forget to label my posts so I went right back and labeled this months Tusal.
Thanks for running this fun 2011 sal, at least I am keeping up with this one.

Margaret said...

Ok, am I doing the TUSAL wrong? I never empty my jar every month -- am I supposed to? I started with an empty jar at the beginning of the year and am filling it as the year goes on. Hope that's ok! I'm sure your ORT jar will fill up next time. :D

Daffycat said...

No, Margaret...you aren't doing it wrong! It doesn't matter if you dump your ORTs every month OR fill up one jar OR add to your "old" ORT jar from ages ago.

The only thing that matters is posting a picture of your ORTs on (or near) the New Moon!

Marlene said...

I think I must be stitching for both of us, my jar was full again. Love the stash!

Lesleyanne said...

I hope you get to stitch more in April. More lovely donations. Whoever wins is going to be very lucky.

Donna said...

Great donations. And at least you have a few orts. I think I have one measly little thread!

Deb said...

Even though there aren't a lot of ORTs, at least you were able to get some stitching in. I hope that you get a lot more stitching time in April.

Annemarie said...

Phew, I'm so glad I'm not the only one with an empty orts jar. I thought of just giving up on this SAL, but no... we've come so far! Keeping my fingers crossed that this next month will render some more orts for us!

Emily said...

WOW!! Thats some great additions to the giveaway!!! I Love all the charts!!!

Erica said...

Ha! Don't worry about your TUSAL! It will come along. Things could be worse. Pop on over and take a look at mine. Liiks good from the picture, until you come to realize that is mostly from FROGGING! (LOL)!

Erica said...

My ORTs are all photographed and posted. My ORTs increased by about the same amount as yours did... Hopefully there will be more time to stitch for both of us soon!

The addition to the TUSAL giveaway is phenomenal! There is going to be one very lucky winner at the end. It's lovely to contemplate....

Parsley said...

I think I would have forgotten to post if I hadn't seen this. Whew!

Measi said...

Mine's up!

http://measi.net/measiblog/2011/04/03/tusal-update-april/

I cannot believe how insane this giveaway is becoming. Whomever gets it at the end of the year is going to be smothered to death by stash (in a glorious way)!

And Margaret - I'm one of those folks just adding to a TUSAL jar I've had for ages. You're not alone!

Rhona said...

What a wonderful donation for the TUSAL prize....hope you have a big enough box for it all! Aren't stitchers wonderful!

KaLu - Claudia said...

Sometimes those ORT's can be deceiving ... i feel like i stitch so much and the jar looks the same xD

I posted my update =D

Angela P said...

My ORT report is coming up later on tonight but it's not much either! Wow, that is a lot of charts for the giveaway! You are definitely going to need help with the postage :) Just let me know if I can help.

Bonnie Brown said...

Mine's Up
http://bbrown426.blogspot.com/2011/04/tusal-april11.html

Myrna said...

What a clever thing.... I never thought to keep track of my Orts...

It's a joy to check your blog!

Nancy said...

Thanks for the tip on labels. I just started blogging and didn't label the first couple of entries, I will take your tip to go back and edit them.

Myra said...

Wow! That is a huge contribution to the prize package. Nice orts too. :o)

Lindsay said...

All orts count no matter how many there are :)

I've just posted mine for this month

Lynn said...

That's just the way it goes. Some months are better stitching months than others. More giveaway donations, woohoo! These kits look great!

Ziggyeor said...

aww sad little TUSAL! I hope April turns out better!

Awesome stash!

After dinner I'll get a picture of 'Jim'.

Vicky said...

Thanks for the reminder to do my monthly post :)

Darla said...

I'm glad I'm not the only whose Ort Port is looking a bit scraggly! Mine's posted at www.sisquoc39167.blogspot.com.

Ziggyeor said...

http://ziggyeor.blogspot.com/2011/04/tusal-new-moon.html

Yeah I updated with my TUSAL and I have a finished stitch piece to show off too!

Loralynn said...

Here's my update: http://loralynnsart.blogspot.com/2011/04/april-tusal.html Not a lot, I've been using my thread up!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sorry to hear that March was a slim stitching month for you I hope April is wayyyy better!

Patty said...

I hardly did any stitching this month but got some embroidery done while stuck in a motel room this past week. My post is up.

Christine said...

I know the feeling, I didn't manage to fit in much stitching last month either :(
Thats a very generous donation from Sheila

Annette said...

Every thread is a thread....maybe next month more threads!!

Pilar said...

I've just posted mine for this month.
Hugs

Hesztia said...

Beautiful additions to the giveaway!!! :) I've just posted my TUsal-jar for this month

Kate said...

Fabulous donation for the giveaway. I hope April brings you more stitching time.

Penny said...

Good Monday to you and all, I have a pic of my ort jar up and several pics of my ongoing projects. I too seem to not be able to fill up my jar as much as i would like to. I wonder if its the size of the jar LOL.
Penny I

Villa-loredana said...

Hello dear, my jar is full in four months, so I started from the empy one from yesterday evening. You are welcome. Have a nice time dear Duffy. Loredana

VegasJilly said...

Wow, the giveaway pot is getting huge!!

i am loving seeing my jar getting more and more full each month! i am so glad i joined up this year!

Villa-loredana said...

Yesterday posted my Jar, and is finally full, so lets go on. Great donation. Have a nice evening. Loredana.

Aury said...

I just posted my jar, I got a good moon this time :)

I would love to donate some charts to the already huge pile, could you please e-mail me your address?

Aury

Julie said...

The TUSAL prize is going to be awesome, enough to open a shop!

stitchenmylifeaway said...

I'd be happy to send you some of mine!!
I'm late but I have a real excuse.

Thanks for the TUSAL
Shay

Carolyn said...

Wow oh wow look at all those goodies.

I have my April TUSAL up on my blog. I don't have much to show but it is something. Have a great week!

Justflo said...

What a lot of goodies.

Hope you manage to get more stitching done this month them your TUSAL will grow like mad.

FIONA said...

I HAVE JUST POSTED MY "WINEGLASS" FULL OF ORTS (NOT WINE)!!! IT IS FUN SEEING WHAT COLOURS EVERYONE IS USING!!

Carol's Stitching said...

Don't worry Daffycat; life gets in the way for all of us at some point or the other. I have really learned a lot about blogging from you and I am so enjoying the TUSAL (I just realized last night I had to update mine so it is out there!) and looking forward to a year of stitching and friendship. Take care and happy stitching!!!

Sara said...

Forgot to stop over after I posted but my offering for the month is up as well. My jar is actually filling up faster than normal this year, surprising since I thought life with a toddler would slow the stitching down.

zoomcity said...

I keep forgetting to report when I post my TUSAL progress! https://zoomcity.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/tusal-040411/

StitchCat said...

I should collect my orts too...what a sorry sight that would be. Love the wee chicken, very cute.

Angela said...

If it's any consolation that is more stitching than I have managed in 3 months.

Colorado Stitcher said...

I may have you beat for the most pitiful TUSAL post. First it was late (posted 4/6 or mayby 4/8 I think); then the post consists of no photo (ort jar was packed) and the verbal report it was empty anyway having done no stitching since the previous new moon. Moving is h-e-double toothpicks!

As soon as I find the chocolate I will start the hunt for the ort jar, priorities you know.

Sue said...

It could be worse you know....The jar could be EMPTY! *shudder* I love the chook. There are always a few of those on the dashboards of our cars....