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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Four Totally Useless Photos

I wish the New Moon would stop sneaking up on me. It seems to keep catching me out, lately! Yesterday was the New Moon...let's see some ORTs, people! I really haven't done much in the last month. I'm still working on the Irish chain quilt and that's just binding which doesn't create a lot of ORTs to toss, a few...but not much. I did cut some scrap fabrics into 2 inch squares for my leader-ender quilt, I even cut up the bit of binding I had leftover!

Here are my fabric scraps. I nestled my bowl into my WIP. I'm hoping to get this binding finished this coming weekend. It's only hand sewing left, which I love to do in the evenings while watching TV but I haven't had time! Oh, I take that back...we are in the big middle of watching Sons of Anarchy on Netflix...I simply cannot take my eyes off the TV to even sew! OK, that's enough. Don't Judge!

Here is a photo of my sad little cross stitching ORTs. Which are zilch. It's so empty - it sparkles.

Just for fun, I thought I'd show you a photo of all the ORTs I've collected over the years. When I dump the little jar...it goes in here.

And I dump the leaf bowl of fabric scraps into this one. The 2 1/2 gallon cookie jar was jam-packed full when I emptied it at the first of the year. I'm sure I will fill it again this year! Only fabric scraps too little to save go in here, along with empty needle envelopes, spools and other sewing jumbles. Scraps big enough are being trimmed to 2 inch squares, sorted light or dark.


Now it is YOUR turn...we want to see your ORTs! Leave a comment on this post with a link to your February 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!

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Jan Jones said...

Happy TUSAL Day!!! Here's mine.....

Deb said...

Here's my TUSAL for February, the new moon seems to have creeped up on me too.

You sure have made a lot of orts over the years, I need to get a bigger jar for last years orts.

Jusie Sea said...

My tusal post http://jusiecreation.blogspot.ru/2016/02/tusal-2016-2.html

ANGIE said...

Hi Sharon and stitchers! I posted my TUSAL of February 2016. Click here!
Happy stitching!

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

Lovely empty cross stitch jar! Mine doesn't have much but that's because I'm mean with my threads and stitch to the very end of each piece!


D1-D2 said...

Here is my TUSAL report http://d1-d2.blogspot.ca/2016/02/february-tusal.html

Emma/Itzy said...

Mine is a little late too this month although I did take the picture on the day!


Keebles said...

I actually even posted mine a day early! Probably the first time ever!

HERE is my post.

Khristine Doiron said...

Sons of Anarchy is definitely a keep your eyes on the tv or you will miss something. I also couldn't keep my eyes off of Jax Teller but anywho ;)

Here are my orts http://cross-stitching-mama.blogspot.ca/2016/02/february-tusal.html

Marihun said...

Happy TUSAL day, everyone! :) Here's my post: http://marihun-jenny.blogspot.hu/2016/02/tusal-februartusal-february.html

Uglemor said...

A little late, but still stitching.


Susan said...

I'd rather have an empty ORT jar than one that is full of frog fuzz!! http://yellowflowermeadow.blogspot.com/2016/02/frogging-stitching-and-tusal.html

Jen Martin said...

i love that you compile across the year! i always empty at the end of a project - i actually make christmas ornaments out of my orts :)
here's my post for the month:
happy friday!

Brendon said...

A few days late.....but here it is http://jeffandbrendonjones.blogspot.com/

Michelle said...

Most of my orts are red this month. http://mychellem.blogspot.com/2016/02/learning-to-love-redwork.html

rosey175 said...

Linking up a bit late! Here's my bit. :)

I love your 2.5 gallon jar. That would look amazing filled with string ORTs from 20 years LOL. :D

Brenda said...

Well I did post on the right date but forgot to go and post on your actual TUSAL post. My apologies hon!! (Must be all the snow here that has frozen my brain!) LOL

Here is my TUSAL report link:

lekae said...

my forgotten report for January and February http://otnoroktushkana.blogspot.ru/2016/02/tusal.html

cerato said...

My february ORT report

katica said...

I took my picture on time, but am just getting to posting it.


Solstitches said...

Your little ORT jar is empty? If I had one mine would be too but it looks as though you are making the most beautiful quilts these days.
Your Under the Stars quilt is just stunning. What a beauty. No wonder you are thrilled with it.
Margaret x

Stitching Noni said...

The new moon crept up and sneaked past me... as usual! Think I need to put a bell on the new moon so that I have a better chance of being on time!! Post is now up
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