Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Saturday, October 1, 2016

I Got A Whole Bunch of Nothing

Today is the New Moon! I hope you have more to show than I have. My ORTs are sparse.

I realised too late that I dumped this bowl without getting a snap...it was overflowing. Since then, I've only changed the sewing machine needle, rethreaded and squared the end of a length of fabric. But in the dumped ORTs were bits from making...

...a checkerboard, checkers and a bag to hold them. I actually made three of these, one the same as this and one a size smaller. I just need to make the checkers and bags.

Then I made some insulated handle holders. These slip over the handle of an iron skillet, protecting your hands. My dad requested these...as he caught the one he had on fire! I'm going to mention (politely) one isn't supposed to leave the handle holder on whilst cooking.

Then I've bought some fabrics and pressed and folded them ready for cutting. No, I do not prewash fabrics. I admit I tried prewashing when I first began this hobby but I found it to be a tangled mess of a pointless job. If I was ever worried about the colorfastness of a fabric I could test a sample first.


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


cerato said...

My ORT report:

gracie said...

Love the checker board set....is it your own pattern?

Bea said...

Love the checkerboard and the handle holders, a great idea. Great patterns on the fabric that is patiently waiting it's turn.

Brenda said...

Oh I LOVE your checkerboard and bag to hold the checkers!!! And the skillet handles are great as well!!

Here is my TUSAL report at this link:


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

The chequerboard is lovely.
I have tagged my TUSAL on the end of the Alphabet Club post this month as they fell on the same day.

ANGIE said...

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

Julie said...

Such lovely things you have whipped up on the sewing machine, the chequerboard is lovely.

deb said...

Love the fabric checkerboard and bag – what a great idea! Hot handle holders are cute and I really like the strawberry fabric you used. What a shame your orts couldn’t have reminded you to leave them in their catch

My TUSAL post is HERE.

Kaisievic said...

The chequer board pattern is wonderful, Sharonm great idea and your oven mittens are great, too. Here is my TUSAL report for this month - http://kittenstitching.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/october-tusal-report.html

Suz said...

I, too, love the checkerboard pattern!
I have a wicked coveting for that new floral fabric you've prepped, too :)

Her's my TUSAL check in:

diamondc said...

Your Checker Board is adorable.
So sorry about the missed photo of your ORTS.


D1-D2 said...

My ORT report

Charlotte (MotherOwl) said...

Better late than never I hope.
Hereø's the link: https://krydderuglen.blogspot.dk/2016/10/tusal-10.html

Desiree Ehleiter said...

Very late posting my ORT update...


Lindsay said...

I was late posting my report but I'm even later telling you about it!!


Khristine Doiron said...

I love that checkerboard!! I too am a late TUSAL poster but better late than never right? :)


Susan said...

My very late and maybe only one so far this year: http://yellowflowermeadow.blogspot.com/2016/10/a-month.html