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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Too Busy to be Totally Useless

If I had known this week was going to end up so busy I'd have created this post last weekend and scheduled it to post on the correct day. I didn't know...so I ended up missing the New Moon and I'm late for the Totally Useless Stitch A Long! I know many of you started the Party without me and that's OK!

I'm still cutting squares so my fabric ORTs are piling up and I've stitched a teeny bit to add to my thread ORTs. I decided to snap the photo of my ORTs with a view of my very cluttered desk! I'm a closet packrat and tend to have too many projects going at once...




I got crafty last Saturday and made this little tomato pincushion with a strawberry emery...




That one was so much fun to make I promptly made another one...




Aren't they just adorable? I looked at several tutorials online about how to make them, then just went for it. I was pleased to be able to do an entire craft project from stash! I even had the emery on hand. If you don't have real emery you can just use a fine craft sand. I love creating things!

I know you do too. Tell us...what craft project do you have planned next?


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We want to see your ORTs! Leave a comment on this post with a link to your October 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

35 comments:

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

Here's my TUSAL post:
http://serendipitousstitching.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/tusal-of-tea.html

What craft am I doing next? Not sure but I have been making cardboard tombstones and a coffin this month!

cerato said...

Here´s my TUSAL report:
http://cerato.wordpress.com/2014/10/23/tusal-octubre-4/

I´m stitching a Christmas project...
Hugs

sew.darn.quilt said...

I'm new to your TUSAL (sigh), hope you continue in 2015!
My TUSAL post is @ http://sewdarnquilt.blogspot.ca/2014/10/ive-got-orts.html

After returning from a little trip I'll be starting on some Christmas decorations for a swap, a doll and couple of challenges all due by end of the year or sooner!

Brenda said...

Here is my TUSAL blog post link. I had done some smalls for exchanges that I hope to share later on next week.

http://time2xstitch.blogspot.com/2014/10/tusal-time-again.html

What's next? Getting ready to do some sewing/finishing work on ornaments for xmas gifts. They are all stitched but I need to do the finishing work on them.

Shelly said...

Here's my post http://shelly-anarizonastitcher.blogspot.com/2014/10/tusal-october.html

Nice pincushions. I'm making a woolfelt Halloween candlemat sometime this weekend.

Lisa V said...

Hi Sharon,
Great to see you into the quilting, I too have been moving toward quilting and applique more these days, still love cross stitch but not as prolific as I once was.
I am currently putting the binding on a small quilt for "Blankets of Love" for the premmie babies in Aussie hospitals.

Linda said...

Cute pin cushions Sharon. Here is my link:
http://bengalcatlover10.blogspot.com/2014/10/mega-mini-month-madness-post-5.html

I want to start crocheting a blanket.

Linda

homeschooljewelrymom said...

I can understand about too many projects at once! Cute pincushions. Here's my TUSAL post:
http://sssinthesun.blogspot.com/2014/10/tusal.html

Jusie Sea said...

My report: http://jusiecreation.blogspot.ru/2014/10/tusal-2014-10.html

Blessings in the Country said...

I've been busy sewing and stitching, but not cross stitching. I wish I could do it all every day, including homeschooling the kids, and doing the laundry and dishes, and cleaning, and and and! LOL. Next I will hopefully be working on a cross stitch because I miss doing it lately.

http://blessingsinthecountry.blogspot.com/2014/10/october-tusal.html

Blessings in the Country said...

There I go talking all about myself! I also wanted to say I just *love* your new pincushions. The tomatoes and strawberries are so nostalgic and cute!

Sandy In Montana said...

I'm one of the guilty for starting the Totally Useless party without you. You can find my post here.... http://smalltownstitchin.blogspot.com/2014/10/tusal-for-october.html
or just click on my Sunflowers.

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

RuthB said...

Well look at you be totally cool and crafty! Congrats on the tomatoes and berries; they are adorable!

gracie said...

Love the pincushions...

Rike said...

Here's my TUSAL:

http://blog.handarbeitskorb.de/2014/10/26/tusal-23-10/

I'm busy on a Halloween-Project, hoping to finish it in time, so back to the needle :-)

Rike

Becca Woodthorpe said...

Here's mine for this month: http://findingflapjack.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/what-difference-month-makes.html

I'm hoping to start crocheting some snowflakes for Christmas soon, and making a fun tote bag for my mums birthday. Mix and matching my crafts this month!

Lija Broka said...

Wow! your projects look so good! No idea when I next will get around to a new project ... the on the go ones are snowing me under. I am stitching dolls hair on. Then there is a decoupage of candles I got into. And all the cross stitching still to do.

My september/october update as i missed the september one.
http://stitchingincrossesandmore.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/sheep-18-and-tusal-october-one-as-i.html

Rachael G said...

Love the pincushions Sharon x

Thoeria said...

Those pin cushions are adorable!

Susan said...

With the little bit of time I have left in my recuperation leave, I think I am going to pull out the papers and get started making the holiday cards. And stitch of course. My TUSAL post is here: http://yellowflowermeadow.blogspot.com/2014/10/sal-check-ins.html

Blu said...

My next crafty project is to sew a tablecloth. I should really get to it soon, but I keep on cross stitching instead lol

My TUSAL:
http://therapy-by-thread.blogspot.ca/2014/10/october-tusal.html

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I'm still geeked up from making clay buttons with the JABCO girls at the Shepherd's Bush retreat a couple weeks ago.

Here's the ORT pile:
http://theinspiredstitcher.blogspot.com/2014/10/tusal-october.html

Lizette Morales said...

Hi,
pretty pin cushions!!!! so cute!!! I leave you with my blog and october tusal www.lizylovelystitches.com

D1-D2 said...

Here is my very late TUSAL report http://d1-d2.blogspot.ca/2014/10/october-tusal.html

I plan on working on all those new WIPs I accumulated at the Creative Festival :P

katica said...

a little late in posting, but my ort report is up!

Julie said...

Super pincushions

Lindsay said...

My report is up http://purplepds.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/tusal-time.html

Love the pin cushions

I'm doing some Christmas gift stitching and beading for at least the next few weeks

Jan Jones said...

Love the pincushions!!! Here's my TUSAL report...

http://jan1228.blogspot.com/2014/10/a-not-so-totally-useless-october.html

Bonnie Brown said...

I'm late again, but its finally up
http://bbrown426.blogspot.ca/2014/10/tusal-october-2014.html

Brendon said...

I'm late I'm late for a very important blog post

http://jeffandbrendonjones.blogspot.com

trillium said...

With what did you stuff the pincushion and the emery strawberry?

lekae said...

my little belated post
http://otnoroktushkana.blogspot.ru/2014/11/blog-post.html
already as usual late :))))

lekae said...

almost forgot! next project will be to finish something that started this year :))

Trina said...

Beautiful quilting!! I hope you get a chance to enter my giveaway,

Trina @ Stitching oz

Marie said...

Stopped by to see if you were working on another quilt. I see all those cuts squares so you are up to something.

Love the tomato pincushion.