Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

We Start Another Totally Useless Year

Here's to kicking off the first Totally Useless Stitch A Long with a "Bang!" Or a some really full ORT containers, at least! It's the first New Moon of 2018! Have you signed up for the TUSAL this year? Look for the link above or at the bottom of this post so I can put your blog on the guest list. We also have a Facebook group if you don't have a blog and you can show off your ORTs there.

I have had really good stitching mojo but only so-so sewing mojo. My stitching ORTs are all from Les Moutons which  is coming along at a good clip:

My wooden leaf bowl is chock full of clippings from On Ringo Lake:

Not such an attractive photo but everything else in my studio is covered with units of the quilt waiting for me to sit down and sew it together! Sew much to do!


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!


butterfly said...

Love all your sheep.

Uglemor said...

YES a new year with new TUSALs. My yarny enterprises have not been very productive, but who says ORTs have to be made out of wool?
January 2018

Oh, any your shhep are pretty, albeit I can't look at sheep to be counted without associating to, and almost tasting, hot milk to be drunk in order to fall asleep.

Karyn said...

Wow...them's a lot of clippings! LOL I love your wooden leaf bowl, and your clippings remind me of when I was a little girl sitting at my Mom's old Singer looking through all of her wonderful clippings. I could sift through it for hours, finding so many treasures!
Your WIP is looking beautiful, Daff, and those sheep are so adorable, and your ORT jar is so pretty.
Thanks for doing the TUSAL again this year, we all look so forward to it...hug!

Angela said...

I have posted the pictures of my TUSAL here https://busydoingnothing24.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/tusal.html. Blogger is playing up and won't let me post this comment using my blog ID for A Bit of This and A Bit of That.

I will be back tomorrow to look at the other member's posts tomorrow.

Julie said...

Moutons has grown.

Beth in IL said...

Love your scraps of fabric. Here is a link to my blog:
Thanks for hosting!

Sandy In Montana said...

Just finished posting my TUSAL update for January, you can check out my blog to see all the pretty threads.
Hugs, Sandy

Jen Martin said...

The sheep are so cute!

Here is my post for the month :)


joanne W said...

I had to empty my ort collectors before I signed up for this month, but my pictures can be found here: https://quiltorium.blogspot.com/2018/01/a-totally-useless-activity.html

Sandy In Montana said...

Great ORT collection, the quilting scraps are quite impressive. Forgot to add that to my earlier comment.

Deb said...

Here is my TUSAL report for January, so glad to be taking part again. My threads are few but enough of a start for the month. Your sheep are too cute and your ort jar is looking good. Love all those scraps in the wooden bowl has me thinking how many 1.2 inch squares could be made from them. Happy Stitching.

Lynda H said...

I think I'm going to show my husband your ORT bowl next time he questions my little jar and tell him to be glad I'm not taking up quilting (YET!) lol. Here's my first TUSAL for the year: https://rchreviews.blogspot.com/2018/01/january-cross-stitch-plans-tusal.html

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

Here's my ORT Report with the first tiny ORT collection for the year. Lots of stitching but I am mean with my thread, there's barely an inch left when I finish!


lynda said...

So glad to be doing this again!
Here's a link to my blog post: http://acozylittleplaceforstitching.blogspot.com/2018/01/tusal-2018.html

deb said...

Look at those little sheep multiplying! I’m sure you’ve said but what are you stitching them on – seeing your needlerest shows they’re smaller than I expected. Am sure you’ll be zooming through the next step of that quilt soon! How’s your arm feeling?

My January orts are HERE.

FlashinScissors said...

A good start to the year!
Love the pretty sheep! Wow, what a lot of quilt clippings too!

My January orts are here: http://theflashingscissors.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/first-tusal-of-year-january-2018.html.

FlashinScissors said...

Great start to the year, Sharon! Wow, great quilt clippings too!
Love the sheep ..... so cute!
Barbara xx

My ORTs are here:

Suz said...

I really like Totally Useless Years, and I hope this one is extra Useless!
Moutons makes me smile.

I've already started mine off pretty good (I think), report is here: https://suzemo.blogspot.com/2018/01/january-tusal.html

AnaCristina said...

Hi Sharon! Here is my post for January: http://anacristinap.blogspot.com.br/2018/01/tusal-112.html

I love to get part in this party but I think I live so far away for the giveaways! LOL

bonnie said...

thanks for doing this!!! here is my link https://crossingthestitches.blogspot.com/2018/01/january-tusal.html

Susan said...

Love Moutans and it really does pop on that fabric. A little late with my TUSAL - http://yellowflowermeadow.blogspot.com/2018/01/tusal-and-ihsw.html

Magical Mysterytour said...

The sheep are really fun!

Not so may pictures on my ORT report this time - too many things since the last post!

However here it is with lots of pictures of my misc ORT jars as well as the Master Thread Jar!
January TUSAL

(Not a no- reply blogger - you can't email me, but replies to this comment on the blog are emailed to me)

Sherrie said...

Love your sheep, very cute. I've posted my TUSAL at my blog. You can see it here.....

Thanks for hosting this, great idea, i have lots of embroidery thread clippings and thread from quilting. Have a great day!

Vee said...

Better late than never! Here is my TUSAL.

Jeetje Van Wijhe-Fuchs said...

Just post my very first TUSAL blog!


Khristine Doiron said...

Still working on catching up. Here is January's post http://cross-stitching-mama.blogspot.ca/2018/02/january-tusal.html