Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Totally Useless January

Woot! We are already on our second New Moon of 2014! How is your ORT collecting going? My ORTs are adding up. I decided not to dump my little jar into my big jar each month but see how much I can stuff into it for the whole year. I hope it starts overflowing!

I have a nice rainbow of colors from the pumpkins and the 4th of July projects. Shown here with a mini-stitch à la Blackbird Designs. This is just a tiny portion of one of their bigger designs. I'm going to make a needle minder with it.

February's TUSAL
I've had many emails and comments asking why I'm skipping February this year. I'm not. We post on the NEW MOON, following the LUNAR CYCLE. I am not the one choosing when the moon goes dark, people ~ LOL! Alas, I am not that powerful.


We want to see your ORTs! Leave a comment on this post with a link to your January 30th TUSAL post so we can come visit! If I hold a Totally Useless giveaway your comment will earn you an extra entry.

Just a reminder...please WAIT to post the links to your ORT reports until I have made my post. Don't post the link on the last post I've made or on another TUSAL post or it can't be added for the giveaway! Sometimes I will not get to the computer until late in the day (I work full time) and lots of you are hours & hours ahead of my time zone! Give me time to get it posted!

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!


Shari said...

Hope you had a good day at work...my day starts at midnight so I'm getting ready to go snooze till 11 p.m. Had a stitching good time...come see at http://refreshedintent.blogspot.ca/2014/01/tusal-january-30.html

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

Here's my TUSAL post
I have got round the months problem by naming my TUSAL posts after the design I have stitched that month, so this is The TUSAL of Ice and Snow.

Unknown said...

The moons do seem strange this year! I think the same again happens in March too! Oh well, gives us more time to get those jars overflowing ;)

Here is my ort report: http://myitzycreativecorner.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/small-sal-and-tusal-january-report.html

Happy Stitching! x

Sandy Longan-Miller said...

I posted my ORT Report this morning. I am very happy to see those little thread snips in my jar.

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

SoCal Debbie said...

My ORT jar is filling up quickly thanks to the Crazy January Challenge!

Kate said...

I just joined the fun today. You can see my ort jars (one for yarn, one for thread) over at
Thanks :-)

Unknown said...

I have post my January second time for this month!!!! www.lizylovelystitches.blogspot.com

Loretta said...

I was quite busy stitching this past month so I have quite a pile to show off in my report today.

You can find my update here!


Sheila said...

Here's the link to mine

Laura said...

Here's my link - although I probably shouldn't be posting it - mine got emptied by mistake :(


Anonymous said...

Here's mine


I enjoyed collecting my orts!

AnaCristina said...


I can see a blackbird! I love!


♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Linda said...

Here's the link to my TUSAL post:


D1-D2 said...

Here's my TUSAL report http://d1-d2.blogspot.ca/2014/01/february-or-2nd-january-tusal.html

CJ said...

Love seeing your ORTs, stop by and see mine.



Lindsay said...

Just posted mine http://purplepds.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/tusal-time.html

Unknown said...

Here's my update (and my photo of last year's ORT jar!)


Sylvia said...

I am having fun stitching on my WIPs this year. There should be lot's of lovely colors in my ort jar this year. January 30th TUSAL

Karyn said...

Lovely colors, Daff!
Happy New Moon love :)

Shelly said...

Here's my orts, O Great and Powerful Sharon!

Unknown said...

I just posted a photo of my orts so far. I choose an ornament to put it in and can't wait to see how full it will become this year. I'm planning on hanging the ornament on my Christmas tree. Here's a link to my post: http://thelazystitcher.blogspot.com/2014/01/tusal.html


Minnie said...

I just posted my TUSAL and more.

Carla - Alaska Wolf Pack said...

ORT Report completed! And you know you will fill that jar sooner than you would think!


A Left-Handed Quilter said...

There you are!! - I didn't know where to post my link this morning - so here it is -

I'm glad you mentioned time zones - I was afraid that I would be late to the party but now I know that I need not worry. And I also decided NOT to empty my jar this year - maybe a YTD accumulation will make it look like I actually DID something - haha - ;))

Varla Lee said...

Thanks for your answer. Anyway i will not skip Feb.
Here is my Jan. ORTS i hope to have more for next month, i did less this one. Hugs.

Blu said...

Posted by TUSAL: http://therapy-by-thread.blogspot.ca/2014/01/second-tusal-of-month.html

And grinning at how powerful people think you are :D

Jessica said...

Too funny about people asking about no Feb TUSAL! It's not your fault.

My Jan 30 TUSAL is up. :D

Anonymous said...

Here's my post for January! I'm stitching through my WIPs this year with WIPocalypse 2014.


Lesleyanne said...

Lovely orts. Mine will be posted later today.

Kate said...


Yah! I remembered

Waiting to see your jar overflow

Cajun Mama said...

Thank you for hosting this. I've been participating for a few months, and I really enjoy it. :)
Here is my post:
TUSAL-Snowpocalypse Edition

Rike said...


my TUSAL is up now:


Unknown said...

Hello! My TUSAl for this month: http://sapnis-ffrrr.blogspot.com/2014/01/tusal.html
Have a nice day!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sharon this is my

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Here's mine for the month:


I missed the very first one but I'm caught up now.

Katie said...


Here is my post. Thanks so much for hosting.

Annette said...

You finished 2 beautifull pieces!!
Great job on the TUSAL again!!
Have fun with that this year

Jan said...

Here's my TUSAL shout out and stitchy update.


Varla Lee said...

Hi!! This is my ORT report for 31gen
Have a wonderful weekend!! ^_^

Brenda said...

This is exciting to see really how many ORTs I had this month. I have posted it on my blog at this link:


Susan said...

I was able to get a lot of stitching in this month. It was fun to see the jar really start to fill up. http://yellowflowermeadow.blogspot.com/2014/01/a-twofer-post.html

Brendon said...

I am a day late......I meant to post yesterday, but I have been busy with a new born!!!!

Threeundertwo said...

I have some lovely rubbish to share! http://litandlaundry.blogspot.com/2014/01/end-of-january.html

Thanks for hosting. May your jar of trash fill to overflowing!

Christine said...

Second TUSAL posting! Http://madeinscraps.blogspot.com

Karen said...

Hello this is my TUSAL post http://ftstitch.blogspot.mx/2014/01/tusal-january-2014-enero-2014.html

Happy stitching!!! :D

lynda said...

Here's mine...just a little bit late!


Sarah Beth said...

Hetres my tusal

олик** said...

Here's my TUSAL post http://olgahmel.blogspot.com/2014/02/tusal.html

Unknown said...

Here is my link for the second TUSAL of 2014:


Tania said...


You can find my ORT-report on http://poekietoe2.blogspot.be/2014/02/totally-useless-january.html


Sheryl said...

My ort jar for this month. I missed the first one.

katica said...

a little late but I just posted mine!

cerato said...

My ORT report:

Sharmayne said...

I've only just found out about this ORT thing, but have managed to make a start - you can see mine at
hugs Sharm

Sharmayne said...

New to the whole ORT thing, but caught on just in time
Hugs Sharm (Australia)

Stitching Noni said...

My second ORT report for 2014 is up!

Fireflies & Cats in the Garden

Jo said...

A couple of days late, but here is my ORT report...

Faith... said...

I hope your jar starts overflowing too! My second report is here: http://faithnchls.blogspot.com/2014/01/tusal_30.html

Rowyn said...

My second TUSAL post can be found here http://rosiekiwi.blogspot.co.nz/2014/02/giveaway-winner-and-tusal.html

~ Toni ~ said...

What a great start to the year for you. Mine is a wee bit less and here is the link to the post http://peddlerjo.blogspot.com/2014/02/totally-useless-february-kinda.html Happy Stitching!!!

Bonnie Brown said...

I thought your comment about February was funny! Are you sure you don't have the power ;)
Mine is finally up

Magical Mystery said...

I'm running late but... I finally made my TUSAL catch up post :)

The 8th Century floor tile and the much delayed TUSAL Hopefully my tardiness will be forgiven :)

Anonymous said...

My first TUSAL post! I'm excited to be in on the fun.

Jusie said...

my report http://jusiecreation.blogspot.ru/2014/02/tusal-2014-1.html :)

Thoughts from the Stitchy Side said...


Lija Broka said...

My second belated jar:


and after my first one being posted on time I thought I improved ... oh well will try to post on time next month.

A Consuming Passion said...

OK so March I'm in for sure!!!!!Love it!