Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

October ORT Report

Man, I loooove me some Halloween fabrics. I thought this one was cute to back my ORT jar for October even though so many of the threads are Christmas colored! Can you believe how many ORTs I've created lately? I think my making a point to stitch during the week has helped. I know my mood has sure improved. Stitching at the library once a week has spilled over into stitching at other times, and that's a plus. Of course, this means I am dreadfully behind on my blog reading. As always. 


Look at all the goodies Tracey of More than just Cross Stitchin' sent me for the Totally Useless giveaway! There is a lovely Santa Claus ornament, pretty threads, bright red fabric, two crocheted dish cloths, some Thread Heaven (you will love that stuff) and some awesome charts. Thank you so much, Tracey! I am getting excited for the year to be over so I can draw a winner for all this awesome stash!


If you would like to join in on the Totally Useless Stitch A Long, feel free! Just grab a jar, save your thread ends (ORTs) and snap a picture on the New Moon and post it to your blog! A no pressure, no cost stitch-a-long, it's easy and fun.

Just so you know ~ I will be creating a new sign-up post for the 2012 TUSAL soon. Until then, feel free to start now. I love seeing how creative some of you are with those ORT jar photos!

If you have entered my blogoversary giveaway don't forget to leave a comment on this post too for another entry!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

61 comments:

Danielle said...

WOW! There is going to be a VERY happy person at the end of this TUSAL year!

Parsley said...

I got mine up and made it fun...

valerie said...

Just how big is this giveaway box going to be?! lol Great treats for the TUSAL prize. Love that halloweeny fabric and it's awesome that you are setting aside time to stitch. It's necessary! If I don't, I go berserk.

Colorado Stitcher said...

Nice orts and I LOVE Halloween stuff!

TinaTx said...

Well, I can see you have been getting more stitching done than I have!
Oh well, tomorrow is another day!

geeky Heather said...

That is very cute Halloween fabric!!

Sarah said...

I'm looking forward to joining in with the 2012 TUSAL!!

Julie said...

The TUSAL parcel is going to be amazing!

cucki said...

lovely halloween material..and lots of yummy goodies..
i am enjoying this tusal jar posting so much..going to sign up for next year for sure..
love xxx

~*Shar*~ said...

I agree with Danielle; and I can only hope I win...lol So glad there will be another TUSLA in 2012

Hugs, Shar

butterfly said...

OK THIS LOOKS FUN I THINK I WILL JOIN IN 2012.

Can you let me know what i have to do.

I have been looking at all these ORT jars wondering what they were. Now i know its fun.

Minnie said...

I would love to join in on the TUSAL 2012 I'm starting one now so I have the hang of sharing by next year. Love your ort jar and your fabric.

Linda said...

I surely do my to join the TUSAL next year.

Linda

P.J. said...

I've been intrigued by this TUSAL thing, even had to do some research, cuz I had no clue what this was all about. Hope I can keep up. Guess I need to set a reminder on the computer. Oh what fun!

Margaret said...

Nice orts! And nice stuff for the prize!

Bonnie Brown said...

nice orts. Love the background :)
Mine is up

Pumpkin said...

Ohhhhh....I LOVE that fabric!!!!

Carolyn said...

Sharon,
I love the fabric. Spooky!

Wow! Someone is going to have so much fun going through all those goodies for the TUSAL!

I joined the 2011 TUSAL and failed as I did last year. I get to a point where I don't have put a few threads to show so I give up. I don't know if I should give it another try. We shall see.

Have a great stitching week!

Myra said...

Lovely orts you have there and the goodies just keep coming.

Catherine said...

Wow! Great goodies for the giveaway!

lesli said...

I finally know what TUSAL stands for now! THANK YOU! :) I kept seeing the acronym pop up on blogs, but I guess I'm just not up to speed on my stitch-isms yet!!

I can't wait to enter in 2012~

Your 12 days ornaments are coming along beautifully.... can't wait to see how you finish them off!

Teresa said...

Cute Halloween fabric behind your Ort jar.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Mary Ann said...

I had never heard of an ORT jar until recently and I don't really understand the concept. Why do people put their bits into a jar and is it only embroidery thread or is it all types? I guess I lead a sheltered life...LOL

Shelley said...

Awesome exchange surprises!!

Cross Stitch Queen said...

That is one awesome TUSAL giveaway package. Person who recieves it will have enough to stitch for 2 years at least. LOL.

Fun, fun stuff,
CSQ
betweenthestitches.blogspot.com

Lesleyanne said...

Your orts are looking great, love the backing fabric. More lovely gifs for the winner of the tusal.

Laura said...

Some one is going to be over the moon , when wining..
Hugs Laura

Laura said...

I would love to join the TUSAL 2012 Plesae let me know what to do to join
Hugs

Rachel said...

I love your Halloween fabric! Too cute!!

Wow, the TUSAL prize box must be huge by now!! (or maybe there are several huge boxes, lol).

Lesley said...

I love your hallowe'en fabric it's great fun:)

Mouse said...

well done on getting more stitching time :) love that Halloween fabric at the back of your orts .. and nice goodies that are being added to the winners pile too ... thread heaven is good isn't it :) t.t.f.n :) love mouse xxxx

Emily said...

Mine's on my blog!! so far so good, I've managed to post all so far!! yay!!

Bekca said...

I love Halloween fabric, I love any kind of fabric really :)
I'm planning on signing up for the TUSAL challenge next year, I've loved seeing all the wonderful prizes come in for this year's lucky winner.
Best wishes.

Bronny said...

Isn't it nice to know how much the TUSAL has grown - I'm sure Yo-Yo would be very pleased to know how we have taken the concept and run with it. Mind you, I still have to explain it to the un-initiated...
I've added my TUSAL post and pic to my blog.
So much fun!
Cheers!

Pilar said...

Too cute!!
I´ve posted mine too.
Hugs

Nancy said...

Love the fabric behind your TUSAL! I love Halloween. The TUSAL winner will have a very nice prize. I was thinking I may have to join next year. But then that means that I have to start a blog. I am still trying to decide if I have the time and the words to have my own blog. It would take time away from reading other witty blogs and from stitching.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Sweetie,

I AM BACK HOME!
I feel so bad that I have fallen off the Bandwagon of posting my ORTS. :(
Can I still participate? You know I did start but Life got in the way. :(
Love that Halloween fabric and your ORT jar looks good.
Hugs

Kate said...

Just how big is this parcel going to end up being! Great ORTS

Stitching Noni said...

Another new moon, another ORT report! My October post is up on my blog!

Wow, that box of TUSAL stuff must be huge! There will be one very lucky person at the end of the year :o)

http://firefliescatsinthegarden.blogspot.com/

Lynn said...

Wow, this is going to be one gigantic giveaway! Tracey has sent some great goodies for the package.
I'm a sucker for Halloween fabric too and that piece is really cute!
Lots of orts, you have been busy! Glad the library stitching is working out for you.

Kajsa said...

Pretty fabric! Looks like there are going to be on lucky winner out there.

lily said...

WWWWWWWOOOOOOHHHHHH......creepy spider fabric, I love it. xx

Edy said...

Posted my photo...it's not very creative, just an erlinmeyer flask with my mostly blue orts.

Happy Blogaversary!

Carolyn NC said...

Nice orts - glad you're able to stitch more doing the week. :)

Rhona said...

Love the halloween fabric!

lynda said...

I'm going to try and find something more fun for my TUSAL for next year...I love seeing all those threads add up! Thanks for doing it again next year!

Christine said...

That's a lot of orts, you must have been stitching almost non stop this month!

Anne said...

Love the ort jar!! Glad you have had some time to stitch!! I can't wait for the new TUSAL since I just missed the deadline last year :( (I think I had JUST started blogging). Those are great gifts for the winner!

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

I only have a blog so I can join the TUSAL next year!
I've been keeping mine this year anyay and may stuff an ornie with them.

Lizzy said...

Lots of lovely, colourful ORTS in your jar, Sharon and what wonderful lovelies to add to the prize! I am thinking of joining you all in 2012... Blessings always in stitches...

Kaisievic said...

Oh, can't wait to sign up for next year's TUSAL - I missed this year's, although I do still post a TUSAL jar - I am late with this month's though.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Villa-loredana said...

Hello dear the yellow leg henny is nice, as all your works, and I have posted the foto with my Lea nad the jar, as always in the time, come and live the comment. Have a nice Sunday. Loredana from Croatia.

Lee said...

I love halloween material too! happy stitching!

CJ said...

WOW, that is lots of goodies for the ORT TUSAL Giveaway.

CJ

Katrien said...

wow, gorgeous goodies. That will make a happy person.

Lindsay said...

That's going to be some prize for a lucky stitcher at the end of the year

Meari said...

I wish I would've joined this year's TUSAL - I stitch more than I think. I will for 2012, though.

Susan in SC said...

I think ort jars are so pretty with all the different colors mixed in. I missed last year's sign-up but hope I don't miss this years.

stormybrew57 said...

Wow you really whip out those patterns! Please enter me again! Beth N. (stormybrew57@aol.com)

Patty said...

I just now posted my Octover TUSAl picture. If I'm disqualified from winning anything for being so late, that's ok. My computer couldn't be fixed and my camera isn't compatible with Windows 7 which is on the lap top I'm using now (or so I thought) so I didn't think I'd be able to upload any more pictures and missed the Oct new moon. Anyway, everything is working together now and I'm back to posting pics.

Patty said...

P.S. Happy Belated Blogoversary, Sharon!!