Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The Totally Useless Stitch A Long 2021

Welcome to the 2021 Totally Useless Stitch A Long or TUSAL for short. This SAL is just for fun there are no hard rules except fun and fellowship with other stitchers. 

In a nutshell, you use a container (I use a glass jar) to save your thread ends (or orts) in and post a picture of it on the New Moon date of the Lunar Cycle. We accept all kinds of needlework orts in this SAL.

These dates change month to month, year to year, and depend also on what time zone you live in. I go by the date listed in my paper calendar, which is sometimes a day later than what is listed online.

The OFFICIAL 2021 New Moon Dates for this SAL are:

January 13
February 11
March 13
April 12
May 11
July 10
August 8
Sept 7
October 6
November 4
December 4

If you would like to join this Stitch A Long post a comment on this post. Some of you don't have a blog so there is a Facebook group for you to post your pictures to click here. This group is private so when you send your request to join, be sure to answer the questions so we know you are a real person and not a spammer!

My first TUSAL photo of 2021! All these orts are collected since my last TUSAL post nearly a year ago! My jar is emptied and washed for the next New Moon now!

My leaf bowl sewing orts are boring. I cleaned my studio at some point and trashed the pretty fabric orts so the only things here are from repairing my friends' dog sweater. Bits of iron-on interfacing and some gray threads. 


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 to visit! If I hold a Totally Useless giveaway your comment will earn you an extra entry.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!


  1. My TUSAL post is up as well. Not as much text, but many more ORTs ;)

  2. Welcome to 2021! Here is my post on the TUSAL Please stop by and visit.

  3. Here is my TUSAL post for January
    Happy Stitching

  4. Hey, it is 2021 already - how did that happen? Here is my TUSAL report for January, 2021.

    Everyone, please stop by and visit and thanks for hosting again, Daffycat. ❤️

  5. Got my first post of the year up! And a Happy Dance too.

    Got my post up! Thanks for hosting this!

  7. Better late than never Hoping for more consistent posts this year. Thanks for hosting again.


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