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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Totally Useless ORTs

It's the New Moon...time for our Totally Useless Stitch A Long posts! The waning moon was awesome these past few days. The crescent was HUGE and hung low in the early morning sky. I admired it every morning as I drove to work. So beautiful!

I'm very pleased to have a few cross stitching ORTs in my little jar. It's been quite bare of late.

My sewing ORTs are abundant. I really got after one of the Charm packs and sewed and trimmed and sewed again. All this activity made some pretty ORTs for my bowl!

I meant to take some progress photos but I got so involved...I forgot. Whoops! This is the outside panel of what will become a purse. The wide black section in the middle is what will be the base (bottom) part. I still need to quilt this to the batting and sew the lining and strap. Maybe I will remember to take progress pictures? I get carried away!


Now it is YOUR turn...we want to see your ORTs! Leave a comment on this post with a link to your April 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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Saturday, April 2, 2016


The general consensus should be to not let me loose with a debit card. This pile is most of my recent stash buys. I do quite a lot of my shopping online these days but I have ventured out a time or two lately. I got a great deal on an Olfa rotating mat. Several charm packs and matching yardage. A Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool ruler and the pattern to go with.Orange Aurifil thread. A couple of on-sale fat quarters and to top it all off a fat quarter bundle of Moda's new Bees 'n Blooms by Kansas Troubles. I'm tentatively thinking of doing a pineapple quilt in the Bees 'n Blooms.

Not pictured are some new Creative Grids rulers, a 16.5 square and a 6.5 by 24.5 rectangle. I am going to replace all my standard rulers with the Creative Grids, they are soooo nice! Unless it is a specialty ruler, I will never buy another brand. 

The charm packs pictured are hoping to be turned into purses. I get quite a few compliments on my handbags! Purses are fun and easy to make and you will never meet another lady carrying your bag, lol. I'm hoping to have some photos for you soon.

Have you been stashing lately? Let us see!

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