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Sunday, December 8, 2013

December ORT Report

Yesterday, I was catching up on my blog reader when I saw a post titled something like "Last TUSAL of the year" or some-such. What? I thought. It's not time for that! Whoops, yes it sure was and I'm days & days late! I should be canned as your TUSAL leader. I tell you what!

Sorry about that! It was a crazy, crazy week at work. A severe winter storm was expected and everyone was getting prepared. For those that don't know, I manage a gas station connected to a large grocery store. One hint of the "S" word and we have an instant Black Friday type rush. It makes your work hours go by fast but it does leave you too tired to remember it is the New Moon!

I'm still plodding along on Trilogy's Secret Pumpkin Patch. Yes, since mid September. How's that for a slow stitch? But it does make pretty ORTs for my jar:

This is our last ORT report of 2013. It has been fun. I want to thank my fellow TUSALers for their participation this year! I really love seeing your Old Ratty Threads each month. For those that would like to continue next year I will be posting a 2014 sign up soon.

Since my ORT report has a Halloween/Autumn theme, here's a snappy of my Christmas tree all lit up. Keep things in the proper season and all. That and I'm just pleased I actually got the tree up this year. Monster Molly has pretty much ignored it, if you can believe that!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!


SoCal Debbie said...

I've been waiting for this post so I can share my link! My ORT jar had a good year!

Julie said...

Your tree looks stunning. I think December has crept up on us all this year.

gracie said...

I seemed to fall by the wayside this year with my TUSAL jar...but I enjoyed seeing everyone's posts. The tree looks beautiful.

Rike said...

I'm late too.
My orts this month:

I hope you and all your Readers enjoy the season!


Kaisievic said...

I am late, too, so don't worry. I am in the middle of writing my post but it probably won't be up until tonight or tomorrow at http://kittenstitching.blogspot.com

Merry Xmas to you and yours.

hugs, Kaye

олик** said...

my report here - http://olgahmel.blogspot.com/2013/12/tusal.html
and that in the year sleduyuschemy can continue bragging - wonderful

Vickie said...

Your tree looks great. Glad Molly ignores it. ;)

katica said...

I've posted mine! as well as the previous one I didn't show as we were on holidays during the new moon!

Thank you for hosting 2013 and thank you for doing it again next year in 2014!! I'm looking forward to the sign up as I will definitely be continuing! I've been doing the tusal since the middle of 2009!

Annette said...

Beautifull Xmas tree.
Put mine up today as well!!
Now need to work on teh rest of my decoration

D1-D2 said...

Don't worry, I completely forgot as well :P


Jan said...

Yea.... I can finally share my second and last of 2013 Ort Report. I wish I would have started this at the beginning of the year instead of the end. I've had so much fun and I can also bookmark my fellow TUSAL'ers I need more bloggs to read!!!


Can't wait to sign up for next year...

Catherine said...

Beautiful tree!

AnaCristina said...

Your tree is wonderful! I love Christmas tree! My TUSAL is here:


I will do it again in 2014!

Shelly said...

I understand completely and December will disappear before you know it! That's a good Molly! Here's the link to my ort http://shelly-anarizonastitcher.blogspot.com/2013/12/tusal-december.html

Chris said...

Thanks for hosting the TUSAL as always. I enjoy it and I am looking forward to stitching along with you next year.
Lovely tree!!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely orts. Your tree looks great. I have posted my orts.

Unknown said...

love your xmas tree, awe December is a busy month isnt it! Merry christmas x

Akila said...

Thanks for hosting the Orts every year. It really helps people like me to keep stitching.
Love your tree. Merry Christmas :)

Danielle said...

Your tree looks great! And any stitching, no matter how slow, is still progress!

Bente Lill M said...

Love the season, but not the stress...
Here's my report : http://paakryssogtvers.blogspot.no/2013/12/tusal-desember.html
Have a great december! 😊

Katie said...


Merry Christmas! Thanks for hosting and looking forward to participating next year too.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

It seems this year the holiday have really snuck up on us. I completely understand how the days can all run together. Here's my ort report for this month:


Andrea said...

Beautiful tree.

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

Here's my link for the final TUSAL:

Next year is weird - two in January and two in March but none in February!!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

My last TUSAL is up on my blog. Good thing you posted about it because I had completely forgotten too!

diamondc said...

Your tree is beautiful and so bright love it, I too have a tusel but need to sign up again at the first of the year for posting.
Merry Christmas


Lynn said...

Ok, so I think that I'm guilty as charged with being your reminder, lol! At least that's how my post is titled.
I love your tree! I can send Clarisse over to teach Molly how to tamper with it if you'd like! Actually she's pretty good. She only goes after the birds.
Here's a link to my post:


Linda said...

I love the piece working on Sharon. Here is the link to my TUSAL post.


Unknown said...

I'm sorry for this month I wont able to partcipate my internet connection is really bad!!!! I hope next year I will be able too thank you.

Stitching Noni said...

I am late again with my TUSAL report... will get the post up on Friday!
I promise (hand on heart) to be a much better TUSALer next year than I have been over the last 6 months... ie they will be on time!!
Your Secret Pumpkin Patch stitching is lovely :o)

Sara said...

Looks like you're all ready for Christmas! We're getting there too.

Finally got my final ort pic up.


vale-tina said...

My report here:

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for organising this - it has been such fun. I will be joining in again next year.

Here is my last ORT report:

lekae said...

my December report http://otnoroktushkana.blogspot.ru/2013/12/tusal.html
I plan to make the final picture for the whole year to sum up the year clipping :)
Happy New Year and Christmas! I am very happy that I found your blog and this project which gave me a lot of interesting minutes.
hugs from Russia. Olga.

Lija Broka said...

I am almost on time ... sigh ... one day I will be the first comment, all eager to submit. Lets hope.


P.S. Love the Christmas tree ... a beauty.

Brendon said...

Oh my goodness I hope I am not the last one to post. I am a little late...again. But my husband had knee surgery and we have battling off colds, viruses, infections........and trying to get ready for our 3rd little girl do in less than a month!!!


Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Merry Christmas!

Aww Molly is so adorable....she'd rather have toys than a silly ole tree any day!

Blessings always

Anne said...

I have been remiss with my TUSAL posting, but here's my last post of the year:


Merry Christmas to you and little Molly!!

CrossAStitch said...

I'm so late! Here is the end of the year TUSAL :)