Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Saturday, January 28, 2017

ORT Fest

Yesterday was the New Moon! Do you have your ORTs all polished up for inspection? I kept having to stuff mine flatter in the wooden leaf bowl. Especially when adding in those little clipped dog ear corners. I find dog ear confetti all over the house! Always a party around here! Here is my stuffed bowl sitting atop En Provence, which is waiting impatiently to be put together:

I also had another container to show you. Remember my Cash for Stash can for the Piggy Bank Challenge? I'm afraid that can was too small. When it got too full to add any coins I had to come up with a new plan. I found this great wine bottle and my friend, Lauren designed and cut vinyl lettering with her Cricut machine.

Isn't that totally awesome? Now I have lots more room for coin saving. On July 6th we empty our banks and report how much we saved to buy guilt free stash with. 


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


Karyn said...

Oh My Gosh, Daff, your quilts are just breathtaking, and this one is no exception! I love the colors <3
I adore your Cash Stash bottle and the ORTs inside are so pretty!
Good luck on your Piggy Bank Challenge, sounds like you are going to be in good shape for some stash enhancement ;)
My TUSAL post is up on my blog and ready for perusing...http://theteakettlecorner.blogspot.com/2017/01/january-tusal.html
Have a great weekend, and thank your for another TUSAL year.

Susan said...

En Provence looks great. I finally got my fabric and hope to start soon - mine is planned as I just didn't have enough scraps. My TUSAL post is here: http://yellowflowermeadow.blogspot.com/2017/01/sal-check-ins.html

Bea said...

Now that is a full ORT bowl! Loving the colours in your quilt.

That is a great cash holder, very spiffy with the lettering.

Lynda H said...

The colors on your quilt are just stunning!
My ORT jar is here - the victim of a frog attack!

deb said...

The blocks from En Provence are so pretty – that will be a glorious quilt. And your ort bowl is full again – quilts galore in the Daffycat household!

Love the idea of guilt-free stash enhancement, though my goal for the year is to refrain (though will allow myself purchase of needed threads). I reached SABLE ages ago and need to stitch up some of what I have! We’ll see how long I can hold on to that restraint….

My January orts are HERE.

Uglemor said...

Your ORTs bin looks like you have been working a lot. Lovely colours. To see, or rather not see, my ORTs go to: http://krydderuglen.blogspot.dk/2017/01/januars-tusal.html

NanaDiana said...

LOVING that quilt top and the colors! I think that is great that you 'outsaved' your old cash stash and needed a bigger one. How cool is that. Your ORT bowl is FULL!!!
Hope you have a great weekend. xo Diana

Desiree Ehleiter said...

Your quilting is amazing! And I am quite impressed with your coin saving. I always try to do that, but never remember to empty my pockets.
Here's the link to my TUSAL post...

Brenda said...

Your ORTs look just GREAT!!! I never thought to keep my fabric ORTs. Here is mine.


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

Love all those purples in the quilt, beautiful colours.
I have posted my ORTS this month.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Nice pile o'ORTs. Here's mine:


Khristine Doiron said...

Woohoo for filling your Stash Cash can and needing a bigger bottle already!! And that is a wonderful pile of orts you have :)

Here are mine - http://cross-stitching-mama.blogspot.ca/2017/01/first-tusal-of-2017.html

Barbara J said...

Hi Sharon,

I've sent you an email wrt the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pattern (original.

Please LMK you got it. Thanks.


Vee said...

I just stumbled across your blog today while I was checking out blogs that I have previously tagged as favourites. Here is a link to my TUSAL post (http://veesneedleandthread.blogspot.ca/2017/02/february-5-2017.html), coming at you from Greenwood, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Jen Martin said...

I'm so late! Your ORTS are fabulous, as is your work as always. Here's my post for January!