Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Short N' Sweet but Still Totally Useless

It's the New Moon! Do you have your ORTs sorted? My first TUSAL post of 2015 comes to you from my ironing board where sits my giant new ORT jar for my quilting obsession ORTs along with my usual jar that has been emptied for the new year. 


Lots and lots of quilting ORTs! The small jumble of red in there is threads from practicing my quilting skills on potholders. I am NOT showing those efforts ~ I need much more practice! I promise, there are three orange ORTs in my little jar, I actually stitched a bit but not a lot. 

The blue and green fabrics my jars are sitting on are the fabrics my daughter chose for the quilt I'm making her. It was her birthday last week (#27) and we took her to the fabric store and out to dinner. Her dad joked she had five minutes to find fabric and be darned if she took that long! She must have really had a strong image of what she wanted because she picked these out lickety-split. I'm now hard at work on her present. Having a blast doing it too!

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

62 comments:

craftingpaws said...

Some lovely ORTs, with all the pretty fabric! Really like the fabric colors your daughter picked for her birthday quilt.
Here is a link to my TUSAL: http://craftingpaws.blogspot.com/2015/01/tusal-update-1.html

Bea said...

Got my post done on the right day! Woo hoo!

http://prupertgirl.blogspot.ca/2015/01/tusal-january-2015.html

Jenny said...

Love the fabric jar! have fun with quilting! And here is the link to my Tusal http://jennyscreation.blogspot.ca/2015/01/new-year-starts-with-new-projects.html

homeschooljewelrymom said...

Lovely quilt orts! That would be fun to learn one day. Happy birthday to your daughter :-)
Here's my TUSAL post for January:
http://sssinthesun.blogspot.com/2015/01/a-new-recipe-tusal-and-starts-18-20.html

katica said...

Posted mine!
Great looking orts! Love your giant jar

Carla Eldridge said...

I think short and sweet is perfect!

Link to my report :D

http://scealteach.blogspot.com/2015/01/january-tusal.html

Loretta said...

Remembered to make my post today! Good start in the New Year!!!

http://lorettasstitchingblog.blogspot.ca/2015/01/day-20-ducjc2015-tusal.html

Love your fabric orts. I ocassionally add some to my jar when I make my ornaments.

Claudette497 said...

That will be a good looking quilt!
http://bap-attack.blogspot.com/2015/01/total-uselessness.html

Katie said...

What a pretty collection of quilting ORTs! Ooo, and I love the fabrics your daughter picked out. :)

Katie said...

Oops, and here's a link to my TUSAL post! http://stitchingandotherobsessions.blogspot.com/2015/01/january-2015-tusal.html

Mrs Xstitch said...

beautiful colors in your jar,
got my post done
mrsxstitch dot blogspot dot com

Jusie Sea said...

my report: http://jusiecreation.blogspot.ru/2015/01/tusal-2015-1.html

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

Very pretty ORTS! Here are mine:

http://serendipitousstitching.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/january-tusal-and-stitch-from-stash.html

Julie said...

Nice fabric choices your DD made.

SueFitz said...

Nice Orts - I've actually been stitching this year...

http://suefitz-fitzsstithing.blogspot.com/2015/01/totally-useless-sal-ort-1.html

Magical Mysterytour said...

Those colours your daughter chose are lovely, she has a good eye for colour.

My first ORT report in ages can be found here TUSAL - January ORT report with a photo of all the jars I have made since I started :)

Khristine Doiron said...

I hope you show your daughters quilt when it is done, she picked out some really pretty colors!

http://cross-stitching-mama.blogspot.ca/2015/01/tusal-and-day-78-hannah-lynn.html

D1-D2 said...

Here's my report http://d1-d2.blogspot.ca/2015/01/january-tusal.html

Alison Shirley said...

A bit late, but here is my post!!!

http://www.mindyourneedles.com/?p=101

Thanks for hosting! This is fun!

Felicia Price said...

Lovely ORT's!

Here's my report: http://findingsimpletreasures.blogspot.com/2015/01/tusal.html

Katy said...

Here's my post from yesterday!

http://justalittlestitchin.blogspot.com/2015/01/january-tusal-and-story-time-sampler.html

rosey175 said...

I never thought scraps of fabric being ORTs, that's amazing haha. Your daughter made some lovely fabric choices, blues and greens are definitely my favorites.

My TUSAL link: ishkabibble

lynda said...

Love all your quilting orts! That will be one colorful jar!

Here is mine:
http://acozylittleplaceforstitching.blogspot.com/2015/01/1st-tusal-of-2015.html

Caitlin D said...

Love the colors in the quilt ORT jar! My post was a little early. I have no idea how I got my days mixed up, but better early than never. :-)
http://craftymakings.blogspot.com/2015/01/january-tusal.html?

Barbi said...

She sure did pick lovely jewel toned colors!

Minnie said...

TUSAL is always fun, here's mine
http://minnie-allxxs.blogspot.com/

Carolyn N said...

Sharon,
You have a great start to your ORTS. I can't wait to see your daughters quilt. I love those colors she has picked out.

My report is up on my blog.

http://www.takingonestitchatatime.com

Linda said...

That fabric is gorgeous. I love green and blue together. Here is the link for my TUSAL post:
http://www.bengalcatlover10.blogspot.com/2015/01/days-16-19-dsducjfc-cal-tusal.html

Linda

sew.darn.quilt said...

Love the colours your daughter chose, they'll make a lovely quilt and ORTS!
My link up for TSAL
http://bytheprickingofmythumb.blogspot.ca/2015/01/tusal-for-january.html

cerato said...

Here´s my report
https://cerato.wordpress.com/2015/01/20/tusal-enero-4/
Hugs!!

Emma/Itzy said...

Not much to see but here it is!

http://myitzycreativecorner.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/tusal-january-2015.html

Kaisievic said...

Sorry, a bit late with my TUSAL this month but I have got there!
http://kittenstitching.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/tusal-update-late-and-garden-for-my-dfil.html

Love those pretty green and blue fabrics, too.

missy said...

Wow Excellent start on your ORTS jar. Here is my little ort jar:

http://missyllaneousgoods.blogspot.com/2015/01/tusal-weeds-and-cobwebs.html

Sandy In Montana said...

This one snuck up on me yesterday, but I got a pic today.
http://smalltownstitchin.blogspot.com/2015/01/2015-tusal-for-jamuary.html

Bea said...

Forgot to say I love the colours for your daughter's quilt. It's going to be gorgeous.

Bonnie Brown said...

Lots of quilting ORTS!!
Mine is up
http://bbrown426.blogspot.ca/2015/01/tusal-january-2015.html

moosecraft said...

Looking forward to see what becomes of those beautiful fabrics!

diamondc said...

Great ort jar.

Catherine

Stitching Angel said...

Here my TUSAL http://crossstitchangel.blogspot.com.au

leigh7911 said...

Here's my (very boring) post. Having fun keeping the orts in a big ol' jar. :) http://leigh7911.blogspot.com/2015/01/ort.html

Christine said...

Better late than never. I am a day late. http://madeinscraps.blogspot.com

Jan Jones said...

Here's my post....
http://jan1228.blogspot.com/2015/01/january-tusal.html

Lizette Morales said...

Hi,
I'm sorry but I'm late and I'm having trouble cause I dont have a camera and using cell well here is my blog www.lizylovelystitches.blogspot.com

Stitching Noni said...

A bit late... but my January post is now up!

http://firefliescatsinthegarden.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/day-20-21-more-crazy-stitching-and-orts.html

Rike said...

Hi,
my January ort-Report is up now.
Rike
http://blog.handarbeitskorb.de/2015/01/23/tusal-20-01-2/

Deb said...

Lovely colors your daughter chose for her quilt, and your Orts jars are looking good, I have been doing more hand embroidery and quilting this year so many of my threads will come from those efforts and can be seen here.

http://deborahsbitsandpieces.blogspot.com/2015/01/first-tusal-report-for-2015.html

Patty said...

Got mine up today! I love that you're making quilts. Thank you for keeping the TUSAL going, Sharon!

http://pipstitch.blogspot.com/2015/01/2015-tusal.html

Becca Woodthorpe said...

Here is mine:

http://findingflapjack.blogspot.com/2015/01/same-old-same-old.html

Geared up for doing lots of stitching this year!

lekae said...

my january's jar http://otnoroktushkana.blogspot.ru/2015/01/tusal_24.html

Sue G Johnson said...

Love your ORTs. Don't be shy about showing your pot holders. You have a bloggy cheer squad! My ORTs are ready and waiting for visitors! I'm off to go visit other TUSALers now!!!

DJH said...

Love your ORTs!!
Here is my January pile: http://sometimesiamnice.blogspot.com/2015/01/january-tusal.html

Happy Crafting!

Bronny said...

A wee bit late - (my excuse is I was away all last week on holiday and 400km from my ort collection...and I'm sticking to it!!)

Posted on my blog:
bronnysbits.blogspot

Even updated my TUSAL page - had not realised it still referred to TUSAL 2011

Take care all.

Cath E said...

Love the use of fabrics for your ORT jar.

Here is the link to my post

http://cathswittering.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/tusal-and-stash.html

Cindy said...

Love the fabrics your daughter has picked out for her quilt, can't wait to see the finished project! Here's my link to my ort report
http://cindygambill.blogspot.com/2015/01/tusal-update.html

Pam said...

Your ORT's are beautiful. I posted a pic of mine. Happy stitching/quilting.

Lindsay said...

I posted mine but forgot to come and say so, tell you if I had a brain I'd be dangerous!

http://purplepds.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/last-and-first-tusal.html

Ma Teakettle said...

Beautiful ORTs Daff, the colors are so pretty...I can't wait to see your potholder finishes :)
I posted mine...a bit late, though the pic is from the 20th...sorry to be a prodigal poster at the start ;) I will strive to be better in Feb. <3
Hugs

Ma Teakettle said...

OOPs...my link is
http://theteakettlecorner.blogspot.com/2015/01/january-2015-tusal.html

sorry I'm a ninny. as always

Jen Martin said...

just posted my ORTs! i love the spool in your jar. makes me think of what else i could consider ORTs that i don't currently.

http://domesticatedreset.blogspot.com/2015/01/tusal-january-2015.html

Sue G Johnson said...

I did my ORT report....then forgot to let you know! http://ditchlilyquilts.blogspot.com/2015/01/late-for-important-date.html

TexWisGirl said...

a belated happy new year to you, daffycat!

Angela P said...

Fun ORT's this month! I'll look forward to seeing the quilt you are making for your Daughter :)