Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A Totally Useless New Year

Well...not really! But it is our first Totally Useless Stitch A Long of 2014. How awesome the New Moon  falls on the first day of the year!

Welcome! Welcome 2014 and a new year of stitchy fun! Have you signed up for 2014 yet?  See the link at the end of this post if you want to join in the fun.

My ORTs are mostly browns, oranges and greens since I'm still plugging away on Trilogy's Secret Pumpkin Patch. Yes, still...that's four months now, folks.


I cannot decide if I want to dump my ORTs each month or stuff the jar and see how much I can accumulate during the year. I have been dumping each month into my ginormous ORT jar for a couple of years and one year I tried to save each month in a separate jar with intentions to label each jar with the month's name. Which is a really cool idea but the months don't line up with the freakin' lunar cycle at all...hence our 2 gatherings in January & March while completely skipping February this year.

We want to see your ORTs! Leave a comment on this post with a link to your January 1st TUSAL post so we can come visit! If I hold a Totally Useless giveaway your comment will earn you an extra entry.

Wondering what a TUSAL is and why all these people are posting pictures of rubbish? Click here to learn more and join the fun!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

74 comments:

Rike said...

Hi,
I wish you a happy and healthy 2014.

You can see my poor ort jar at
http://blog.handarbeitskorb.de/2014/01/01/first-tusal-of-2014/

Hope, my next entry Shows a few more orts!

Happy stitching
Rike

Johanna Faber said...

Gelukkig Nieuwjaar, met veel liefde geluk en gezondheid en creativiteit groetjes vanuit Zweden

lekae said...

Happy new year!!! my jar is empty now. this is the first day of the year and I just woke up))) but I will certainly do the final picture of 2013 jar.

Shebafudge said...

Happy New Year Sharon!!!!

I emptied my TUSAL pot last night. Pop over to my blog and see what I did with my TUSAL's.

http://shebafudge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/tusal-and-orts.html

butterfly said...

Happy New Year Daffycat .
I put all my orts out for the birds in the spring there must be a few posh nests out there. ha.

Minnie said...

Just saw that it's the new moon, will post a TUSAL picture. Happy New Year!
http://minnie-allxxs.blogspot.com/

Boyett-Brinkley said...

Happy New Year, Daffycat!

Dee said...

Happy new year everyone!

My TUSAL post is up!

Vickie said...

Happy New Year to you! May God richly bless you this year! Hope it is the year of the big move!

Lesleyanne Smith said...

My TUSAL Post is up:

http://myfrozensunshine.blogspot.com/

Happy New Year to Everyone :) xx

Zeb said...

Here is my first ever TUSAL post! :)

It was fun to actually do, and I'm looking forward to seeing how other peoples' jars fill up.

http://www.ixari.net/a-totally-useless-sal/

Susan said...

A wonderful way to start the new year!! I just posted my photo at: http://yellowflowermeadow.blogspot.com/2014/01/first-2014-tusal.html

Shelly said...

First Ort report of the year! How exciting! I have a few Fall/Halloween-ish stitching to finish myself. Here's my link
http://shelly-anarizonastitcher.blogspot.com/2014/01/happy-new-year.html
Happy New Year!

Sheila said...

Happy NewYear!

I decided to join back this year so I'm starting fresh. This morning when I posted I had not stitched any for the new year, so it is empty.
http://sheilasstitchnstuff.blogspot.com

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

I have posted my TUSAL today and also a Totally Useless Round Up of last year's TUSALs. A TURU? Or a TURUT?

http://serendipitousstitching.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/first-january-tusal-on-first-of-january.html

AnaCristina said...

I have had already signed up for 2014!
I decided to stuff the jar during the year like I did in 2013:
http://anacristinap.blogspot.com.br/2013/12/tusal-1212.html

My first TUSAL of the year 2014 you can see here:
http://anacristinap.blogspot.com.br/2014/01/tusal-112-ano-3.html

Thank you for this fun post!

Giovanna said...

Happy New Year! Your Patch looks great.

Anne said...

Happy New Years Daffy!! Hope that this year will be wonderful for you!!

Jan Jones said...

Happy New Years Day Daffycat!!! Here's my first TUSAL post for 2014. http://jan1228.blogspot.com/2014/01/tusal-2014-and-sew-it-begins.html

D1-D2 said...

Happy New Year! Here's is my first TUSAL of 2014:
http://d1-d2.blogspot.ca/2014/01/january-tusal.html

withajoyfulheart said...

Happy New Year...come see my empty ort jar LOL http://refreshedintent.blogspot.ca/2014/01/tusal-january-1.html

Emma/Itzy said...

Happy new year!

My ort report for today! http://myitzycreativecorner.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/tusal-2014-1.html

fingers crossed the one at the end of the month will be more interesting!

Carolyn Nye said...

Hello Sharon,
Happy New Year!

I have mine posted for the New Year!

Carla Eldridge said...

I save my raggety threads in a baggie and when I have enough I use them as stuffing for my biscornu. Recycling so to speak.

Carla Eldridge said...

Happy New Year and I have posted the first of the year :D

Steph said...

Happy New Year. I've had a full jar for the last 3 years and hope to have another full jar at the end of 2014. I have posted my TUSAL for this New Year Moon.

http://stephiesstitching.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/happy-new-year-and-first-tusal-of-2014.html

Liz Westlake said...

Nothing in my ort jars yet for 2014, but you can see my full 2013 jar and my prepped 2014 jars in today's post here: http://blog.handspunthread.com/blog/2014/1/1/tusal-january-1-2014

Laura said...

Happy New Year to all TUSALers!

Here's my first TUSAL post and you can also meet Ortolan, my Ort coach you might say :) He's going to help me keep on track - or at least I hope so!

http://flowersofthewind.blogspot.com/2014/01/ortolan-tusal.html

Laura

katica said...

happy new year!! thank you for hosting the tusal again this year!!! I just posted my ort report!

Katie said...

http://dragonsluver.blogspot.com/2014/01/tusal.html

Thanks so much for doing this again.

The Arts and Crafts of Nightstar1231 said...

First ORT of the year is up! Hopefully I can stay on track this year.

Lizette Morales said...

Hi,
Happy New Year 2014 I hope you accomplish all your stitching goals this coming year!!!! I have post my tusal is www.lovelystitches.blogspot.com

Dr. Dolphin said...

Happy new year!
http://thoughtsfromthestitchyside.blogspot.com/2014/01/tusal-check-in-1-and-travel-news.html

Faith... said...

Happy New Year!

You can see my meager orts here
http://faithnchls.blogspot.com/2014/01/tusal.html

Looking forward to getting many more.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Got my first TUSAL post up just in the nick of time! You can see my mostly filled with air jar, here: http://chocolates4breakfast.blogspot.com/?m=0

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Happy New Year!! Mine is scheduled to go "live" in the morning - I'm a day late because of the holiday - ;))

Karen said...

Happy new year!!

This is my ORT

http://ftstitch.blogspot.mx/2014/01/tusal-january-2014-tusal-enero-2014.html

Blu said...

First ort is up (albeit technically a day late). http://therapy-by-thread.blogspot.ca/2014/01/tusal.html

jhm said...

My first and a little late entry is here:
http://needleworkerssamplings.blogspot.com/

JHM

олик** said...

Happy New Year!
my report http://olgahmel.blogspot.com/2014/01/tusal.html

Lynda H said...

Happy New Year! Here's my TUSAL: http://thecauldronborn.blogspot.com/2014/01/new-years-intentions-and-new-moon-tusal.html

Lesleyanne said...

Happy New Year. I have posted my orts for January.

Ma Teakettle said...

My TUSAL is up…a day late and a dollar short…story of my life :)http://theteakettlecorner.blogspot.com/2014/01/first-tusal-of-2014.html
Hugs
Ma

Angel Blue said...

Wonderful work. I'll join in even though I missed the first one of this year. Lifeadmistlife.blogspot.com
Tiffany

Threeundertwo said...

I'm also late! eek. http://litandlaundry.blogspot.com/2014/01/this-year-im-joining-in-lovely-year-of.html

Thanks for hosting. This is really fun. Happy New Year!

Angie said...

My post is up! http://cajunmama4.blogspot.com/2014/01/tusal-1-1-14.html

lynda said...

Here's mine posted this morning...not much, but it is really just one day's stitching, so I guess it's not too terrible!

http://acozylittleplaceforstitching.blogspot.com/2014/01/first-tusalof-new-year.html

happy new year!

cerato said...

Happy New Year!!
My january YUSAL post:
http://cerato.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/tusal-enero-3/
Hugs

Lindsay said...

Happy New Year to you and yours xx


A day late but who cares that I posted my pic of rubbish late :)

http://purplepds.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/last-and-first-tusal.html

mi maleta lila said...

Happy New Year!

I'm Tati from Mi Maleta Lila.

My post is up! january TUSAL

http://mimaletalila.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/tusal-enero

Rowyn said...

I'm going to join in the fun this year! Thanks for organising Sharon.

A link to my first post is here -

http://rosiekiwi.blogspot.co.nz/2014/01/tusal-totally-useless-stitchalong.html

Loretta said...

Happy New Year!!!!

I haven't posted a TUSAL update in quite some time but I am still plugging along. I have been saving all my orts in the same jar since the 2nd year of the TUSAL. I just keep pushing them down to make room.

I made a TUSAL post yesterday.

http://lorettasstitchingblog.blogspot.ca/2014/01/totally-useless-sal.html

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

My post is up - but I forgot to come back and give you the link - ;))

http://alefthandedquilter.blogspot.com/2014/01/tusal-010214.html

Bronny said...

Happy New Year -
I've returned to blogging with my TUSAL entry....
http://bronnysbits.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/tusal-2014-new-beginning.html

Looking forward to reading all the blogs and catching up...

bronny

Brigitte said...

Wishing you a Happy New Year and an always full ort jar.

cq4fun said...

What fun! First TUSAL post

Valma said...

Happy New Year to you and yours =)
Have a wonderful 2014
xxx

zenuwpees said...

Bonne et heureuse annee et des belles broderies Marie-Claire la grille est belle

Kate said...

Happy New Year. Love the colours in this piece.

Kate said...

My first TUSAL of 2014 is on my blog. Here is the link http://www.theflyingneedle.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/tusal-january-2014.html

SoCal Debbie said...

I started out 2014 with an empty jar but filled up another glass ornament with my 2013 ORTs. My link is here:
http://debbiescrossstitch.blogspot.com/2014/01/crazy-january-start-2-and-january-tusal.html

Pam said...

Ooops! Forgot to let you know I posted with my ORT on Jan 1. So excited to get this new year kicked off right =)
Pam oneslowsticher.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Hello! My ORT's can be seen at http://heathersstitchingstory.blogspot.co.uk/ I must go and check out everyone's jars xxxxxx

Sara said...

Happy New Year! Looks like you've got a nice start on your orts:). My post is up now too.

http://justanotherflamingo.blogspot.com/2014/01/january-ort-report-and-new-wip.html

Sandy In Montana said...

Posted my picture of my Totally Empty ORT Jar, a few days late. You can find it on my blog:
http://smalltownstitchin.blogspot.com/

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy In Montana

Julie said...

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Annette said...

Happy New Year!!
have a great year with many crafting!!

Lija Broka said...

Love the colours!

My update:
http://stitchingincrossesandmore.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/tusal-post-1-and-2014-salschallenges.html

Wish you a very happy 2014!

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

This is so pretty...I dearly love this.

Happy Stitching
Linda K, Railroad

Erica said...

Hi Sharon, Happy New Year!
I am already running behind!
I finally posted my TUSAL photo. It can be seen here:
http://www.bitsofmyown.com/2014/01/playing-catch-up-and-1st-tusal-of-2014.html
Hope 2014 is a good one for all of us!

Jessica said...

I'm only 10 days late... lol
http://blessingsinthecountry.blogspot.com/2014/01/jan-1-tusal.html

Varla Lee said...

Hello! I was convinced to have commented here, but nop. Oopps!
Ok, here is my link to my post. Thanks again for this wonderful opportunity and I'll see you next time!
I'm stitching all my Ufos, so the next 30 i will post with my Bent Creek "Big House Zipp" my ORT appointment. Have a nice weekend!

http://vivalavidaenpuntocruz.blogspot.it/2014/01/without-commitmentssin-compromisos.html

Jelena Laine said...

I didn`t post link for that report, so making it now: http://sapnis-ffrrr.blogspot.com/2014/01/mystery-needleroll-snow-dance-4-tusal.html

Stitching Noni said...

Oops I forgot to come back and post my link for the first ORT report!!

Here it is: Fireflies & Cats in the Garden