Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Totally Useless September

It's that Totally Useless time again! 

Don't mind me...I've been busy quilting and a few cross stitches here and there. Not much new in the quilt ORT bowl but there are a few new threads in the stitchy jar!

I'm to the actual "quilting" point on my quilt. Exciting and nerve wracking at the same time! Am I doing this right? Is this going to show? How exactly do you sew on binding? (quick visit to YouTube) Binding looks easy enough, no problem! Hmmm, that is not how I sewed these borders on...they might be a little wavy when this is done. I will know next time around. I keep telling myself, "This is a practice quilt!"

Have you tried anything new lately?


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


Thoeria said...

That's a stuffed ort jar! Mine is definitely not that full :)


Nicole said...

Here are mine!http://the2nd35years.com/2014/09/24/tusal-september-2014/

Cole said...

Lovely ORTs!! Such a lovely mix of colors :)

I've recently learned to knit and I cannot seem to stop!! My stitching has certainly suffered but I'm churning out washcloths like you wouldn't believe! LOL

Lisa V said...

Quilting is so addictive and does start to eat into your cross stitch time. I love quilting and applique now. I was really worried about my first go at binding, but found it soo much easier than I thought and really enjoyed the experience.
Have fun!

Jessica said...

I have been sewing more and painting fabric. That is new to me. LOL ~Jessica


sharah said...

My jar is getting fuller - and some different colors too! http://sharah.wordpress.com/2014/09/24/september-tusal/

Blu said...

I'm really enjoying all your posts about learning to quilt.

I recently finished crocheting an afghan blanket, my biggest crochet project yet. So I'm pretty proud.

My TUSAL: http://therapy-by-thread.blogspot.ca/2014/09/tusal-and-small-sal-miss.html

Shelly said...

We're a little hard on ourselves aren't we when trying a new craft! I like woolfelt appliqué but stitching just has alllll my attention right now. Here's my 3/4 empty Ort jar

Kaisievic said...

So glad that you are enjoying your quilting. You can find my ORT report here - http://kittenstitching.blogspot.com.au/

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Every stitch only prepares you for the next one. Keep on practicing!

Here's the ORT report:

D1-D2 said...

Here's my ORT report http://d1-d2.blogspot.ca/2014/09/september-tusal.html

Jusie said...

my tusal report: http://jusiecreation.blogspot.ru/2014/09/tusal-2014-9.html

cerato said...

Here´s my ORT report http://cerato.wordpress.com/2014/09/24/tusal-septiembre-4/

Brenda said...

I'm so sorry to be a day late.

Here is my TUSAL report for September. You can click here at this link:


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

I have been smiling at your quilting progress posts too.
I have not tried a new craft recently, too addicted to cross stitch but I am going to attempt some more 3D creations next year.
Here is my TUSAL post for September - http://serendipitousstitching.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/tusal-of-playing.html

Jan said...

Glad to hear the quilting bug has bitten you. My grandmother loved to quilt but I was never much interested in it. Anyway here's my ORT report.


Sandy Longan-Miller said...

Posted my TUSAL update today.

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

Linda said...

Looks like your jar in almost full Sharon.
Here is the link to my post:


katica said...

I posted both my august and September tusal

As for trying something new, I learned to crochet earlier this year, and finished my first blanket last month

Anonymous said...

My jar is filling up! http://whitepicketfence.typepad.com/whitepicketfence/2014/09/tusal-september.html

Brendon said...


My jar is in a box someplace in our new house in a new state. This summer has been crazy and I have not done any stitching for a while. However, I have been finishing up other projects....so it is a trade off I guess.

Lindsay said...

Mine's up http://purplepds.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/tusal-time.html

It's your first quilt it's allowed to be wonky, I know mine will be when I eventually reach that point but that's not going to be for a long, long time yet

Unknown said...

Joined in this month over at spiritedsummer.blogspot.co.uk

Such a fun idea!

Zhemchug said...

My ORTs http://zhemchuzhiny.blogspot.ru/2014/09/tusal-report.html

Sheryl said...

Gosh, forgot to sign in here although I posted my ORT´s jar during the week. I´m at http://sewingafterseven.blogspot,com

Rike said...

My ortjar is at

Happy Stitching

findingflapjack said...

I could only dream of filling a jar that full even in a year of stitching! here is my effort: http://findingflapjack.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/cross-stitching-overload.html


Suz said...

I finally updated my blog with my September TUSAL. I figured if I had to be sick at home, I'd show something for it!


Unknown said...

Not yet in tune with this New Moon timing so my update is late but better late than never


lekae said...

my tusal post here http://otnoroktushkana.blogspot.ru/2014/10/tusal.html