Note: there is some important information at the end of this post. Please read.
My ORT jar is looking pretty this month! Lots of threads from my Prairie Schooler ornaments and exchanges in the jar. Very Christmassy. I am gearing up for some extreme stitching these next few days so my now empty jar won't stay that way for long.
I want to clarify things about next year's Totally Useless Stitch-A-Long because I'm not sure I explained what I had in mind very well. Next year's SAL is a straight draw giveaway. The "members" are NOT required to make ALL the New Moon posts to be included in the giveaway. Yes, you must be on the guest list but if you miss a post you are not "disqualified" from the giveaways. Giveaways? Is that plural? Yup, there will probably be multiple prizes since there are so many participants.
During this year's TUSAL I noticed how stressed my guests were about their New Moon posts. I am three days late ~ oh no! Does that knock me out of the running? Do we empty our jar each month? Wait, am I doing this wrong? This is a blog GAME and it is meant to be FUN. I don't want anyone stressed out about their blogging experience!
I also changed the sign-ups so people could join at any time. During the TUSAL this year, I had so many people emailing me (after the sign-up deadline had passed) wanting to join. Since it was a requirement to post EVERY new moon to be included I had to turn them down. I felt it wouldn't be fair to the others to change the rules after the game had already started. This rule resulted in some really angry bloggers! This is the main reason for the straight draw giveaway change.
So, if you were waffling about joining only because you knew you would not be able to post every single month don't worry about it, you don't have to! This is ONLY a game!
Another request: I noticed this year there are a lot of bloggers completely in the dark about your Totally Useless posts. They see lots of people posting pictures of ORT jars but they have NO IDEA why. They might want to join in the fun too! Please put a LINK to the sign-up page when you make your TUSAL posts. A link in your sidebar is great but ONLY if your readers SEE it and realise what it is. If you need to learn how to create links email me. I can teach you how!
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