Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Saturday, June 28, 2014

A Totally Useless Patriotic Post

Yesterday was the New Moon. Sorry about the late Totally Useless Stitch-A-Long post. I know some of you have been chomping the bit to be able to post your link! My Ort jar grew a little bit. I finished the Pears and started a pinpillow from the most recent Just Cross Stitch magazine.

My ORT jar would have seen more action but I worked on a craft project instead of stitching during my spare time. Here is the finish of a wood DIY Bangles bracelet that I painted.

Didn't it turn out cute? I painted the bracelet using Apple Barrel craft paint, added a couple of coats of Americana satin finish varnish, then a thin coat of clear Briwax with a good buffing. A warning, just in case you try something like this yourself...do not put Briwax directly on top of craft paint that you don't want blended together. It works fine for antiquing solid colors but when you have different colors side-by-side it smears them into each other. You must use a sealer first. I'm glad I found this out by testing on a paint stick first and not my project!


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

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Thank you for visiting my blog today!


Susan said...

Very nice bracelet and thanks for the warning on the wax. My TUSAL link is: http://yellowflowermeadow.blogspot.com/2014/06/small-tusal-and-lizziekate.html

Brenda said...

I just posted my ORT jar on my blog. (Kinda glad you were a day late. I needed the extra day too.)

GORGEOUS bracelet!!! I LOVE IT!!!

My TUSAL link is:

Kate said...

Love the bracelet :-)
Here's my TUSAL link:
Have a great weekend!

Myra said...

Very cute!

Unknown said...

Your bracelet came out pretty!!!!
My blog is www.lizylovelystitches.blogspot.com

diamondc said...

What a beautiful bracelet, so very patriotic.
Thank-you for sharing.


Shelly said...

I was a little late myself. Nice bracelet and nice to know about using Briwax. Here's my orts

Have a great 4th of July!

Blu said...

What a fantastic bracelet!

My TUSAL didn't grow much either. http://therapy-by-thread.blogspot.ca/2014/06/june-tusal.html

Unknown said...

I feel ashamed with my ORTs after seeing everyone elses XD
Lovely bracelet!


Annette-California said...

Great & beautiful bracelets!
love Annette

lekae said...

very cute bracelet!
my Tusal post http://otnoroktushkana.blogspot.ru/2014/06/puncha-tusal.html

CJ said...

Perfect bracelet for the 4th, great job with the painting.



Vickie said...

I know what your stitching. Love it.

Jusie said...

My report: http://jusiecreation.blogspot.ru/2014/06/tusal-2014-6.html

Rike said...

My ort-Report at

Happy stitching

Rachel S-H said...

That is an adorable bracelet!

Sheryl said...

My ORT´s jar is at sherylselves@gmail.com

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

Here's my Ort Report post:


Lindsay said...

Great bracelet

My Ort report is here http://purplepds.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/tusal-time.html

Dani - tkdchick said...

You did such a great job on that bangle it looks manufactured not hand made!!!

Faith... said...

The bracelet turned out great! Congrats on a great finish.

You can see my newest ort jar here:

Thoeria said...

Lovely project :)

My lil Orts are here :)

D1-D2 said...

two days late :P http://d1-d2.blogspot.ca/2014/06/june-tusal.html

Akila said...

Oops I have been missing the ORT posts.
Very pretty bangle

Carla - Alaska Wolf Pack said...

Love that bracelet!


SoCal Debbie said...

Your bracelet looks very patriotic! Here is my TUSAL post:

cerato said...

My TUSAL post: http://cerato.wordpress.com/2014/06/27/tusal-junio-4/

Beautiful bracelet!!

Linda said...

Beautiful bracelet Sharon. Here is my late ORT post.



Zhemchug said...

Hi. I am late againg becauce of traveling. My report has just posted http://zhemchuzhiny.blogspot.ru/2014/07/tusal-report.html
Bracelet is cute!!!!!

Julie said...

Nice bangle!

Bonnie Brown said...

Love the bracelet.
my TUSAL is up too... just forgot to post it here before lol

Raquel, Calico Craft Designs said...

Love the bracelet! Very nice!

I'm REALLY late this month (almost an entire month) but here's my TUSAL post: http://thegirlsgonecrafty.blogspot.com/2014/06/tusal-progress-may-june-2014-update.html

Sandy Longan-Miller said...

I posted my lack of any new O.R.T.S. over on my blog, but I have a post with a new stitchin' freebie. So stop by and have a peek.

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

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