Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Scanty TUSAL

My pitiful ORT jar for July's new moon. Too much life and not enough stitching time! Must get this sorted out before I have a breakdown! I'm just kidding, by the way!


Those TUSALers leaving a comment on this post to let me know you have posted your ORT jar will receive an extra entry in the giveaway, as usual. That hat is getting full, people! If you are new here and want to know what The Totally Useless Stitch A Long is all about click here.

For those asking about the counting pins I made in my last post...they are SO EASY! All you need are a few supplies...

Pins, buy the extra-long ones
Super Glue
Beads, any assortment you like
Toothpick, or you can use another pin


Put a drop or two of Super Glue onto a sheet of paper. You will use the toothpick to pick up some glue when you are ready. I use the little spacer beads on the top then a bigger bead then a tiny seed bead. Keep in mind you can use anything, in any order. Do what you like the looks of! Thread the beads onto the pin and see if you like the arrangement. If you like it, let the beads slide away from the top and use the toothpick to pick up a bit of glue and smear it around the top of the pin. Work fast, the glue dies quickly! Slide the beads up onto the glued area and I usually add a bit of glue around the bottom-most bead. I carefully poke the pin into a pinpillow until it's dried and I try not to touch it until the glue has a chance to cure.

Sometimes the beads come unstuck on my counting pins as I'm using them...easy enough to re-glue them as needed. Be careful with the glue...it's hard to stitch with glued-together fingers or pins & beads stuck to you.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

88 comments:

Colorado Stitcher said...

Here is my ort report (aks TUSAL) for July.
http://acoloradostitcher.blogspot.com/2012/07/totally-useless-stitch-long-tusal.html

I just know your stitching mojo will be back and your jar next month will be loaded!! Thanks for the information about the counting pins too.

Toffe said...

This is my Tusal report:
http://cucharillasymas.blogspot.com.es/2012/07/tusal-de-julio.html
Lovely pincushions and pins ;))
Big hugs.

Margaret said...

Did my ORT report on Monday. Yay! Thanks for the tip on making pins -- so cool!

Pilar said...

Here is my TUSAL for July

http://cerato.wordpress.com/2012/07/19/tusal-julio-2/

Hugs

cucki said...

Lovely Orts xxx

Ali said...

Lol - heres my link: http://mycraftydesk.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/july-tusal.html

Angie said...

Here is my ort report for July. I know you will get your stitching mojo back, it needs a rest every now and again but never goes far.
http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8615581661175195774#editor/target=post;postID=967644782417904311

Carla said...

I posted a pic of my ort jar pic

http://ccsstitchingdiary.blogspot.com/2012/07/this-weeks-progress.html

Mouse said...

done my ort report on the post whitby, stash etc ... in labels it does say july tusal :)
love mouse xxxx

Rhona said...

I've posted my ort jar too!
http://tangledthreadsstitching.blogspot.com/2012/07/tusal.html
Thanks for the tutorial for the pins....I'm off to see what goodies I have in my stash so I can make some!!

Chelle said...

Orts for July at http://thenextbeststitch.blogspot.com/2012/07/julys-tusal.html.

What's the prize? Or is it a mystery?

Mary Ann said...

Here is my link.....http://mytategallery.blogspot.ca/2012/07/july-tusal.html

Thank for the tutorial...much appreciated:)

Villa-loredana said...

This time I'm in time. Loredana

Karen said...

Yay! I actually did it on time this month!

Here's my ort report:
http://mystitchyramblings.blogspot.com/2012/07/todays-teddy-tusal-andgiveaways.html

Vicki said...

Here is my July ORT report, it's not as full as I wish!
http://becominggrammy.blogspot.com/2012/07/tusal-and-grandkids.html
Enjoyed your pin tutorial!

Silverlotus said...

I can't find extra long pins. It is driving me nuts!!

My TUSAL post will be up tomorrow.

Karen said...

Wow...time flies! Thanks so much for sharing how to make the pins. I'll have to give that a whirl :)
Here's my TUSAL post :http://sewmuch2luv.blogspot.com/2012/07/july-tusal-and-my-work-in-progress.html

Deb said...

Hello and how are you? Here is my Ort report for July. I hope you are having a great summer.

http://deborahsbitsandpieces.blogspot.com/

Deb said...

Here is my July Ort Report, I hope you are having a great summer so far. Love the pins.

http://deborahsbitsandpieces.blogspot.com/

Minnie said...

I have posted my July TUSAL, will have to try the pins.

http://minnie-allxxs.blogspot.com/

sharine said...

Here is mine for this month http://www.charbellastitching.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/tusal-7.html
Oh for a 25 hour day right?!

Jan said...

Here's my report. http://stitchingcats.blogspot.com/


Thanks for the info on the pins. I want to try doing some myself.

Keebles said...

OK, here's my contribution for the month!

http://keeblesworld.blogspot.com

Tazzy said...

http://ladynero815.blogspot.com/2012/07/wipockalypse-and-tusal-update-in-one.html

My TUSAL this time in a traveling jar....

Lynn said...

Thanks for the tip on making the pins. I'm afraid that I'd be one of those ones with the fingers glued together, lol!

My TUSAL post is now up and can be found here:
http://kearnelskorner.blogspot.ca/2012/07/tusal-time.html

Hope you have a super weekend!

tadamama said...

This is my first TUSAL, but I've posted!

~Katy

http://justalittlestitchin.blogspot.com/2012/07/july-tusal.html

Sara said...

The orts are up!

Http://www.justanotherflamingo.blogspot.com

Ana Cristina said...

Here is my TUSAL for July:

http://anacristinap.blogspot.com.br/search/label/tusal

I'll be back tomorrow to visit the other participants.

Kasey said...

Yay! I made it another month with additions to my jar!
http://koehlerkreations.blogspot.com/2012/07/ort-report.html

Blu said...

July TUSAL, filled with frogging.

http://therapy-by-thread.blogspot.ca/2012/07/july-tusal.html

Monique said...

I'm adding my link too. Here is my TUSAL update:

http://crossstitchramblings.blogspot.com/2012/07/july-tusal.html?m=0

Smily - Света said...

http://smilylana.blogspot.hu/2012/07/totally-useless-sal.html - here's my report

Mii said...

Hi!
My ORT jar (Tusal) for July post is now published!
Mii
x

Christine said...

That looks like it's still more stitching than I managed this month!

Lija said...

Is it just me ... but I think your jar looks like a lot of stitching! My jar doesn't look that impressive ... but I have spent almost all of my spare time (past 3 weeks) stitching. So I refuse to believe your self criticism.

http://stitchingincrossesandmore.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/july-tusal-2012.html

Chris said...

Here is my TUSAL post!
Thanks for the pin info. Have a lovely weekend.

Debbie D (Padster) said...

Here's mine - the cat decided she wanted to star this month lol!

http://paddingtondoo.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/tusal.html
Debbie xx

Kathy A. said...

I have posted my TUSAL report.
www.kathyssitandstitch.blogspot.com

blueladie said...

Tusal posted. :)
Love your pins. :D
http://blueladie.blogspot.com/
Cathryn

Rike said...

Hi,

I posted my ortjar, too.
You find it at
http://blog.handarbeitskorb.de/2012/07/20/juli-tusal-tusal-for-july/

Happy stitching
Rike

Monica said...

Oh TUSAL guru. Here is my TUSAL addition for the month.
http://thehooplessstitcher.blogspot.com/

Monica

Dani - tkdchick said...

My ort report is up... but then you've already seen it :p

Great explanation on the pins!

Cathy Pavlovich said...

My ort jar, Mr. Peanut, has made his appearance!
http://cathycrossstitch.blogspot.com/2012/07/tusal-abrate.html

Cathy

Carol said...

I always wondered how those pretty pins were made! Thanks for the great tutorial, Sharon :)

robindefender said...

HOpe you find more stitchy time next month. Here's my ort report for the month:

http://threadsofmemory.blogspot.com/2012/07/tusal-and-bap-how-about-that.html

thegreytail said...

TUSAL report..
http://thegreytail.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/keep-it-coming/

thank you for the tip about pins.. I have to try these out!! :D

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

Posted my ORTS for the month:

http://serendipitousstitching.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/july-tusal.html

Bonnie Brown said...

Mine is finally up
http://bbrown426.blogspot.ca/2012/07/tusal-july.html

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Ah...super glue! Why didn't I think of that? Thanks for the tut, too.

My TUSal is in the sidebar, updated for July.

Now you go get stitching :-)

Anne said...

Thanks for posting the pin tutorial!! I think your orts aren't too scanty!

Here's my post!

http://dollsmusings.blogspot.ca/2012/07/tusal-and-titus.html

valerie said...

I'll post my tusal this weekend. I am late as usual!

Lindsay said...

Mine will be up tomorrow I had something far more important to post today :)

geeky Heather said...

Love the counting pin tutorial!! I did something much more complex (I made mine with needles). Here's my TUSAL post, though you've already visited. =) http://lottloft.blogspot.com/2012/07/tusal.html

mdgtjulie said...

Hey, any progress is progress!!!! Love the colors in your TUSAL, Daffy. And thanks for the tutorial on counting pins. I may have to try that!!!

katica said...

just posted my tusal :O)

thanks for the instructions on how to make those lovely pins!

Erica said...

I love those pincushions that you've been making - they are beautiful. Your pins are very pretty too - and easier to make than I thought. I think I'll have to give it a go sometime!

I got my TUSAL up today - and it's not horribly late as the past ones have been! Will wonders never cease!

http://ericasplaces.blogspot.ca

Yana Hanim said...

sorry two days late :D I have posted my tusal here:
http://yanahanimstitches.blogspot.com/2012/07/belated-july-tusal.html

thank you so much xoxo

Meari said...

My TUSAL: http://meari.blogspot.com/2012/07/tusal-71812.html

Thanks for the pin info!

stitchesnscraps said...

Hi! Here is my post for July's TUSAL. Sorry I am late! :(

http://stitchesnscrapsofjoyes.blogspot.ca/2012/07/it-raining-it-pouring-yay.html

Thanks, Melissa J.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Just now catching up on blog reading. Here's my July post:

http://theinspiredstitcher.blogspot.com/2012/07/tusal-july.html

:o)

McKenna C. said...

Here is my July ORT report: http://chiccrafting.blogspot.com/2012/07/july-ort-report.html

Thanks!
~McKenna

~*Sharee*~ said...

I'm a few days late; but here's my posting..:) I always welcome another chance for an extra entry..

Hugs, Shar

sharlenesstitchingsite@blogspot.com

Catherine said...

Just posted my TUSAL today! Thanks for the info on the pins. I have been wanting to give them a try ~ now to plan a trip to the craft store!

jennilynn said...

I have posted my TUSAL for the month it's late but better then not posting at all.

Jennifer B.
jennilynn1973@gmail.com

Lesleyanne said...

Your orts look great. I am going to post my orts either today or tomorrow.

Veronica said...

Hope you get more stitching time. Here's my ort jar.

http://veronicaoyh.blogspot.com/2012/07/stella.html

Hugs,
Veronica.

Cathy said...

A little late with my TUSAL report. You can find it at:

http://chachasbooklist.blogspot.com

Stitching Noni said...

Have just posted my July ORT Report

Fireflies & Cats in the Garden

SueH said...

We all go through fits and starts with our stitching so I’m sure that your jar next month will be much fuller knowing you.

Here's the link to my Tusal this month.

http://idratherbestitchin.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/a-completed-project-tusal-july-2012.html

Happy Stitching!
Sue
x

Shelleen said...

I just posted an ort report on my blog.

SoCal Debbie said...

Here is my TUSAL blog post and my jar is filling up nicely!
http://debbiescrossstitch.blogspot.com/2012/07/two-more-finishes-and-tusal-7.html

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Mine's up, a bit late -
http://magpiesmumblings.blogspot.ca/2012/07/tusal-and-bobbins.html

p.s. - this comment worked!

Ann C. said...

You can see my TUSAL at www.colourfulcrossstitches.blogspot.ca/p/tusal.html

thanks for visiting
Ann

Ziggyeor said...

http://ziggyeor.blogspot.com/2012/07/conglomoration-wipacolypse-tusal-and.html
My huge post to include my TUSAL

Stitching Princess said...

Marybeth's TUSAL Picture for July:

http://mbphd.blogspot.com/2012/07/tusal-july-2012.html

Ewa said...

Checking in!

http://darkandfluffy.blogspot.com/2012/07/guess-what.html

Measi said...

In the process of FINALLY getting my post up. :) It's a long post about lots of stuff, but the TUSAL's at the top.

http://measi.net/measiblog/2012/07/26/tusal-rotation-plans/

Sue said...

I've posted my TUSAL, Sharon. You really made me laugh @ your warning about super glueing fingers. I've spent many a time separating my fingers from each other and whatever I've been glueing! LOL

Maud said...

Hi Daffy,
here is my (very late) TUSAL update:
http://pointscroises.blogspot.ie/2012/07/very-late-tusal-update.html
Cheers,
Maud

Adrienne said...

Oh -- my TUSAL is very late :( Sorry!!

http://tryllacraft.blogspot.ca/2012/07/a-very-late-tusal-post.html

D1-D2 said...

Hi Daffy

Here is my July TUSAL http://d1-d2.blogspot.ca/2012/07/july-tusal.html

emmasenchantedworld said...

On time...oh. No, late again!
www.emmasenchantedworld.wordpress.com

Katie said...

http://dragonsluver.blogspot.com/2012/08/july-tusal.html

It's late but posted.

Patty said...

I actually did a TUSAL post on 7/19 but never linked to it here. I am totally getting back on the TUSAL train! http://pipstitch.blogspot.com/2012/06/june-tusal-report.html

Tazzy said...

http://ladynero815.blogspot.com/2012/08/another-three-in-one-post.html

*hangs head* Yeah, I'm late. I'm sorry....

Erin said...

Another late one, checking in...

http://ftnfk.blogspot.com/2012/08/first-august-wipocalypse-late-and-july.html

Denise said...

Here is my july TUSAL, I was late in posting on my blog but did it on July 28th, here is the link to it.
http://countrystitcher.blogspot.com/2012_07_01_archive.html
Denise

Jen said...

Here's my July TUSAL report: http://www.stampwithjen.com/stamp_with_jen/2012/07/tusal-and-a-gold-house-update.html