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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Fat Tuesday ORT Report

It's a New Moon! Here is my ORT report for February. I really liked the way the photograph turned out last month so I did the same again today. I could have added some Mardi gras beads but I didn't think of it until now! Lots of ORTs in the jar again:


It was International Hermit and Stitch Weekend this past weekend. A crazy busy one for me so I ended up with only a few hours left to hermit. I am calling it good ~ I was able to stitch a little bit at the very least! A peek at what I worked on:



Yup, that is my Prairie Schooler 12 Days of Christmas, 8 Maids. Nope, not even close to being done. I'm in no hurry with these as usually happens when I stitch for myself. If I'm stitching for someone else I can knock things out but if it's for me *sigh* I take my sweet time.

If you'd like to join the TUSAL to show Totally Useless pictures of your Old Ratty Threads, click here.

EDIT: Whoops, I forgot! Be sure to comment on this post and leave a link to your TUSAL post to get extra credit entries in my end of the year Totally Useless giveaways. Thanks for reminding me, Mary Ann!

If you'd like to shut yourself up with your stitching one weekend a month you can join the IHSW, click here.

Oh yeah...my laptop is fine now. Apparently, it did not like the fact the battery failed and so kept trying to contact the battery in hopeless devotion. Lesson learned? Know when it is over and move on! I took off the battery and we are back to normal...except I am now chained the desk until I get a new battery.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

122 comments:

Sarah said...

Happy TUSAL and IHSW! Sounds like we all had a bit of a slow weekend, but every stitch is a good stitch!

Mary Ann said...

I almost forgot about TUSAL. This month has gone by so fast. I can't remember if we are supposed to leave a link so here's mine anyway:)

http://mytategallery.blogspot.com/2012/02/february-tusal.html

McKenna C. said...

Wow! You had a lot of ORTs. 8 Maids is looking good too!

~McKenna

Annie said...

Fascinating how you chose that particular part of the motif to do first. I guess you'll probably say you always start at the upper left corner, but hmmm... just the same...

Catherine said...

Your jar is looking very full already!

Jennifer M. said...

I'm the same way! If the piece is for someone else, I work quickly. If its for me, I take my time.

Here is the link to my TUSAL update:

http://craftyimaginingsbyjen.blogspot.com/2012/02/february-ihsw-and-tusal-update.html

Ewa said...

TUSAL check-in!

http://darkandfluffy.blogspot.com/2012/02/ihsw-fail-tusal-and-baby-rant.html

Glad you figured out what was wrong with your laptop. Mine failed a long time ago - so I just keep it plugged in, no biggie.

Flossy Bobbin said...

That is one impressive ORT jar! Here's the link to my post :)

http://flossybobbin.blogspot.com/2012/02/tusal-february-update.html

Claudette497 said...

Thanks for the reminder!

http://bap-attack.blogspot.com/2012/02/february-tusal.html

Jan said...

Happy Ort Day! I like the way you take the picture. Looks cool.

Lija said...

I got slightly frightened that I got the dates wrong with no jars appearing on the blogs I follow ... but that's most likely due to being stuck on a rainy island that is on a different timezone. Lovely jar ... and an amazing picture.

Mine:

http://stitchingincrossesandmore.blogspot.com/2012/02/tusal-update.html

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

Blogger won't let me post today! I can make a blank post but can't add any words or pictures. I just get the little whirly thing in the middle. Darn! Will try logging off and rebooting.

shazzump said...

Here's my TUSAL for this month. loving seeing progress on everyones projects

http://shazzump.blogspot.com/2012/02/february-tusal.html

AnaCristina said...

hi sharon,

I posted my leftover lines this month

http://anacristinap.blogspot.com/2012/02/tusal-212.html

Lindsay said...

Here's mine for this month

http://purplepds.blogspot.com/2012/02/tusal-time.html

Wolfthryth said...

Love the cow behind! Completely forgot TUSAL day until now but here it is: http://wolfthrythsneedle.blogspot.com/2012/02/tusal-2.html

Vicki said...

You can find my TUSAL update at http://becominggrammy.blogspot.com/2012/02/tusal-totally-useless-stitch-long.html
Thanks!

Blu said...

I really like your TUSAL pic! Like it's floating in mid air.

My (much less impressive) pic:
http://therapy-by-thread.blogspot.com/2012/02/february-tusal.html

lesli said...

Your 12 Days will be done in time for the holidays, I just know it! :)

My TUSAL post: http://fabulousfrogger.blogspot.com/2012/02/late-ihsw-and-early-february-tusal.html

Pam said...

Looking good! I too have posted my TUSAL. Take a look: http://oneslowstitcher.blogspot.com
Have a great rest of the week!

Kathy A. said...

I'm not sure how to link but I will try.
http://kathyssitandstitch.blogspot.com/2012/02/tusal-time-pretty-stitches-and-stash.html

Wish me luck!

Linda said...

Oops!! Here is the link:

http://bengalcatlover10.blogspot.com/2012/02/tusal-update-2.html

Linda

Rebekah said...

Here's my TUSAL post! :)

http://stitchingfrog.blogspot.com/

Meari said...

My TUSAL is up:
http://meari.blogspot.com/2012/02/tusal-2212012.html

SoCal Debbie said...

I posted my TUSAL pic with the help of my dog this time! Happy Stitching!

http://debbiescrossstitch.blogspot.com/2012/02/tusal-2-and-new-start.html

Sara said...

My orts are up, mostly browns this time so not the most interesting bunch but next month should be more colorful.

http://justanotherflamingo.blogspot.com/2012/02/when-tusal-and-ihsw-collide.html

katica said...

my tusal is up!
http://ourgoldfishbowl.blogspot.com

Your ort jar is looking great! Lots of wonderful orts in there and I love your progress on the 12 days ornaments! both you and Barbi are stitching these and are making me want to start on mine!

LindaM said...

Wow, I am impressed by your full jar this month. My jar is not as full but it was fun saving all my bits of thread. I am at work right now but I placed a picture of my TUSAL on my blog which is at:
http://linvon.wordpress.com. I will place a link tomorrow on here tomorrow.

LindaM

Darla said...

Mine for January (late!) and February (huzzah! on time!!).
http://sisquoc39167.blogspot.com

Nancy said...

Here's my TUSAL link!

http://cosystitchingcorner.blogspot.com/2012/02/tusal-february-and-two-cjc-finishes.html

Shirlee said...

My TUSAL is here : )

http://farmhouseponderings.blogspot.com/2012/02/tusal-ihsw.html

Blessings, Shirlee

geeky Heather said...

My report is here! (Most boring fuzzy blob picture ever.)

Otter said...

Happy Fat Tuesday! TUSAL updates galore!! Here's mine...http://ottersocean.blogspot.com/

Measi said...

Checking in! It's been a great month for me. Hopefully my progress photos finish uploading from my phone for a second post tomorrow. :)

http://measi.net/measiblog/2012/02/22/february-tusal-check-in/

Lynn said...

I almost forgot about leaving a link to my TUSAL! My post is up at
http://kearnelskorner.blogspot.com/2012/02/february-tusal.html

Love the looks of your little cow!

sharine said...

Here is my ort post. If you ever have a bad photo comp this would have to be in the top 3;-)
http://www.charbellastitching.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/feburary-tusal.html

Lourdes said...

Hi Sharon, Greetings from Barcelona (Spain), I am a new follower you. I like cross stitch and cats. My blog is: puntdecreu-loula.blogspot.com, I am newbie in blogging, and I have a few works on display, but if you want some of my work I will send it.
A hug.

Diane (di) said...

Love the ort jar picture, Sharon and your PS ornie is looking good, too. My TUSAL post is up and you can see it here...

http://stitches12.blogspot.com/

Debbie D (Padster) said...

What a lot of ORTs - how I would love to be able to shut myself away for a weekend with my stitching :c)

Here's my TUSAL post - http://paddingtondoo.blogspot.com/2012/02/tusal.html

Hugs
Debbie xx

Ali said...

OOh your jar is full :-) heres a link to mine :http://mycraftydesk.blogspot.com/2012/02/february-tusal.html xx

Lesleyanne said...

Great picture of your Ort.
Heres the link to mine.
http://lesleyanneslifeinstitches.blogspot.com/2012/02/ihsw-tusal.html

Marlene said...

How quick the months pass, it's good to see every ones ORT's mine is here
http://poppypatchwork.blogspot.com/2012/02/tusal-feb-2012.html

butterfly said...

Wow you have been busy ,your jar is almost full.
My one is getting there.

Christine said...

Lots of orts this month! The 12 days ornament is looking good

cucki said...

hello dear, beautiful stitching..it is looking so lovely..
lovely orts..
here is the link to my tusal jar post..
http://cuckistitchingcove.blogspot.com/2012/02/new-moontusal-jarand-my-maloo-darling-0.html#comment-form
thank you xxx

Stasha said...

Happy Mardi Gras!!

Just so you know, my TUSAL post is here...http://shondratasha.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/february-tusal/

Nina said...

I'm late a little bit but here is my report for February :)
http://xszemkozt.blogspot.com/2012/02/new-moon-was-yesterday.html

Thank you!
Nina

Bronny said...

Your Ort jar is progressing.... and your stitching is moo-ving along

(sorry...couldn't resist the pun)

I've popped my feb TUSAL on my blog. Hope to get a few more posts in before the end of the month too...
Hugs!

Rike said...

Hi,
you really have many orts this month!

And the 12 days of christmas come along nicely.

Happy stitching
Rike

BTW: Here's my ortjar:
http://blog.handarbeitskorb.de/2012/02/22/tusal-2/

Mary Joan said...

Your jar is very full! I did manage a small finish for the IHSW, but I also had company come round, so not much really done on Saturday. My jar is a box at the moment and it's slowly growing.
Here's my TUSAL link:-
http://maryjoanstitching.blogspot.com/p/tusal-2012.html

Mary Joan

Joyce Clark Frank said...

It appears we are all stitching some this year. My picture of my jar is at my blog http://joycesloveoflife.blogspot.com

Veronica said...

A lot of orts you got there. Mine can be seen here ^.^

http://veronicaoyh.blogspot.com/2012/02/meet-stella.html

Hugs,
Veronica

Kate Campbell said...

Here's my TUSAL progress. http://bookscraftsprettythings.blogspot.com.au/p/totally-uselesstitch-long-2012.html

ricketyjo said...

Hello there!
Here's the link to my TUSAL post:

http://ricketyjo.blogspot.com/2012/02/tusal-for-feb.html

Everyone's jars look fab... I'm having a hard time keeping up with all the posts when it gets to TUSAL time!

Sue said...

Happy TUSAL! Your orts are looking particularly appealing this month. Your Twelve Days of Christmas stitching is looking very spiffy! I've posted my TUSAL. It is at..... http://craftthefinalfrontier.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/february-tusal.html

Susan said...

Between TUSAL and IHSW there are a lot of posts to read. A very pretty ORT collection. I am enjoying watching your progress on the 12 Days

Agi said...

My TUSAL is posted here:

www.aginetblogja.blogspot.com

stitchesnscraps said...

I am loving the TUSAL! It makes me blog at least once a month! Here is my link:

http://stitchesnscrapsofjoyes.blogspot.com/2012/02/tusal-and-february-update.html

Thanks, Melissa J.

Pumpkin said...

Glad to see that you're still stitching this series :o)

I hear you! My battery finally bit the dust :o(

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I wish my ORT report was better but it is what it is this month. LOL!

http://theinspiredstitcher.blogspot.com/2012/02/its-tusal-time-again.html

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I wish my ORT report was better this month but it is what it is. LOL! Here 'tis:

http://theinspiredstitcher.blogspot.com/2012/02/its-tusal-time-again.html

Pilar said...

My TUSAL is posted:
http://cerato.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/tusal-febrero-2/
Hugs

Katie said...

http://dragonsluver.blogspot.com/2012/02/tusal-feb.html

Here is my Feb Check In. Thanks for doing this.

jhm said...

TUSAL is posted! posted on Feb 22.

JHM
http://needleworkers samplings.blogspot.com/

Retta said...

Here's my first TUSAL update : http://www.stitchingthenightaway.com/2417/progress-stitching-the-raven-and-tusal-update/

Mine is looking a little empty because I had just cleaned out the ort jar right before I joined in.

Have a great stitchy week everyone!

StitchyWoman said...

I can blast right through my Round Robin pieces because I have a deadline. But then I have no time to stitch my own stuff. poo

Here's my tardy TUSAL.

http://mystitchyramblings.blogspot.com/2012/02/february-tusal.html

Karrin Hurd said...

Mine for this month is here:

http://karrinscrazyworld.blogspot.com

Denise said...

My TUSAL is posted here

http://countrystitcher.blogspot.com/2012/02/tusal-updates-give-away.html

Happy Stitching
Denise

LindaM said...

The link to my TUSAL update is at:

http://linvon.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/tusal/

Toffe said...

Happy Tusal!!!
Here's my link ;))

http://cucharillasymas.blogspot.com/2012/02/avances-de.html

Hugs

Nancy said...

Hi! Your Ort jar is filling up. Much more then mine but I have been busy, busy, busy. With work. Anyway, if you want to check it out I am at http://alilbitofstitching.blogspot.com
Love your stitching. Beautiful as always. Even though you may not get to it for a bit, I am looking forward to seeing more progress on your Finery of Nature. It looks great.

Cathy said...

I am a day late posting mine. I need to mark the dates on my calendar. You can find my site here:

http://chachasbooklist.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Lovely that TUSAL x

RJ's Momma said...

I just almost forgot about TUSAL this month!! Your stitching looks great!! Here is the link to my TUSAL post...
http://aroundthehomestead.blogspot.com/2012/02/tusal-2.html

Thanks,
Shannon

Astrid's dragon said...

Stop, slow down - you're putting my TUSAL glass to shame! ;)

http://astridxstitching.blogspot.com/2012/02/february-tusal-hermitting.html

3D's Bits of Crafts said...

I'm only one day behind in posting my ORT jar. Check it out at

http://3dsbitofcrafts.blogspot.com/2012/02/february-tusal.html

robindefender said...

You know, without the maid a' milking, the stitched image of the back half of a cow is kind of funny!

Here's my post for this month's TUSAL update:

http://threadsofmemory.blogspot.com/2012/02/tusal-ort-report-for-february-and-bap.html

Erica said...

Oops! I posted mine yesterday, but forgot to comment here!

http://ericasplaces.blogspot.com/2012/02/tusal-time-canvaswork-crazies.html

Bonnie Brown said...

Mine went up yesterday

Glad you got some time to hermit :)

bbrown426.blogspot.com

Tazzy said...

Happy TULSA!!

http://ladynero815.blogspot.com/2012/02/february-tulsa.html

Elena said...

Just posted my February TUSAL.

http://stitchaddict-elena.blogspot.com/2012/02/tusal-february.html

Happy Stitching

Dawn said...

My TUSAL is up - the jar/vase is kind of full!
It's the final photo in the post.

http://collectorwithaneedle.blogspot.com/2012/02/special-day-thank-you-annie.html

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

It is posted on--
di-workbaskettimecard.blogspot.com
or you can get there from the quiltingisblissful site--
My jar is filling up fast!!!!
Hugs, Di

Gill said...

Here's my Ort Report -http://chewedaway.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/tusal-sergei-and-new-start.html

A little late, but I've been working mad hours.

Colorado Stitcher said...

Here is my TUSAL for Feb. http://itsdaffycat.blogspot.com/2011/11/totally-useless-stitch-long.html

Cole said...

You've made some great progress! Here's mine :) http://somethingforcole.blogspot.com/2012/02/tusal-february-2012.html

♥ Nia said...

lovely stitching :)

Ann C. said...

You have been busy. My jar is here http://colourfulcrossstitches.blogspot.com/p/tusal.html

Angie said...

Here is my TUSAL for February http://loviedewstitchery.blogspot.com/2012/02/tusal.html

Mary Ivancicts said...

I was a day late I was out of town but here it is....http://mivancicts.blogspot.com

Julie said...

8maids is looking lovely. Nice ORT's this month.

Stitching Princess said...

So, I was a day late in posting my picture, and two days late posting here....

Maybe by the end of the year I'll be on schedule!

http://mbphd.blogspot.com/2012/02/tusal-feb.html

Ashni said...

Here's my TUSAL:

http://ashnimehal.blogspot.com/2012/02/lots-and-none-at-all.html

Kay said...

Here is the link to my Tusal post for February! Pinky and Dude say 'Hi!'.

SewAmy said...

I'm a few days late, but I made my post.(life has been a bit crazy lately)
http://sewamy.blogspot.com/2012/02/ort-february.html

TinaTx said...

Looks like you have had some nice stitching time! Mine has been (sadly) lacking lately. Why must there be so many other things to get done on any given day?

Jan said...

Love your post update!
http://threadgarden.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/bird-making.html

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

Finally Blogger let me post!

http://serendipitousstitching.blogspot.com/2012/02/february-tusal.html

DJ said...

I'm so sorry I'm late, but I did do an update today for the TSUL and put a link back to your page. I hope I'm not too late. http://tickledpinkinstitches.blogspot.com

Ziggyeor said...

http://ziggyeor.blogspot.com/2012/02/eek-dont-let-me-slip-back-into-old.html

Here's my post! I know what you mean about things you stitch for yourself. Anything that has been finished or framed has been for someone else.

Anne said...

Lovely Tusal jar! You should have put the Mardi Gras beads in!! Lovely stitching too!!

http://dollsmusings.blogspot.com/2012/02/ihsw-results.html

Jo said...

Glad you've got your laptop sorted. Happy Tusal day, my DS1 asked why I didn't get a smaller vase so it looks fuller when he saw the photo LOL!

http://www.boosmummy.com

Yvon (jioya) said...

That is a lot of threads.
I've got not so many this month.

jioya.blogspot.com/TUSALFrb.

Craftgirl Seventyeight said...

I'm going to have to seriously think about your invitation to the hermit stitchy thing... I really ought to join up, but I'm not sure I have the time!
Anyway, here's my TUSAL post for February:
http://craftgirl78.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/tusal/

Topcho said...

Maids are looking good, lol!
And here is my check in - http://topchochan.blogspot.com/2012/02/so-late-with-ihsw-and-tusal.html

WelshHelen said...

Here's my too empty container: http://welshhelen.blogspot.com/2012/02/february-tusal.html

Carla said...

Love the pic of your ort jar!

http://ccsstitchingdiary.blogspot.com/2012/02/ishw-results-and-tusal.html

Kate said...

Here is my Feb Tusal
http://theflyingneedle.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/tusal-feb.html

Smily said...

Mad week, everybody is ill and with fever... But my report is also here:
http://smilylana.blogspot.com/2012/02/totally-useless-sal-2.html

Valentina said...

Finally here I am.
You'll find my TUSAL post here:
http://iwantredhair.blogspot.com/2012/02/finally-ihsw-and-tusal.html

mollycaff said...

Lots of Orts!!

My TUSAL post is here

http://mollycaff.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/tusal-competition-for-fun/

Stitchinwitch said...

Guess who forgot it was a new moon lol. Mind you hubby has hidden the camera (again)

Mangogirl said...

great cow bottom :D here is my TUSAL finally :D
http://mangogirl-naughtscrossstitches.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/tusal-and-i-won-d.html

Raven/Missy said...

I just posted my TUSAL for Feb. Sorry it is a few days late.

Your jar looks great and your PS 8 Maids is coming along wonderfully!

Thoeria said...

Afraid posted a bit late as I was travelling! Only now remembered that I forgot to post here ! :(

http://sunshineincyberspace.blogspot.com/2012/02/tusal-update-im-late.html

Your jar is looking great - you've been busy!

Mindi said...

My slightly late TUSAL check-in went up yesterday.
http://mindi-joiedevivre.blogspot.com/2012/03/i-gave-up.html

petra said...

Happy belated TUSAL, I keep missing the new moon, will have to set up a reminder.

here's a link to my post
http://petraktq.blogspot.com/2012/02/i-missed-new-moon-tusal-again.html

Loretta said...

Several days late but here is my post

http://lorettasstitchingblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/finally-out-of-funk.html

emma75dragon said...

Woo, I'm late!
www.emmasenchantedworld.wordpress.com

Sorry! Emma.

SueH said...

I think I might have left my message on the wrong post last month

Here's my TUSAL for February.

Happy Stitching!
Sue
x

Denise said...

Here is my Feb TUSAL link
http://countrystitcher.blogspot.com/2012/02/tusal-updates-give-away.html
Denise

Jen said...

Here's my February TUSAL report: http://www.stampwithjen.com/stamp_with_jen/2012/02/lions-and-tiger-and-tusal-oh-my.html