Tuesday, December 23, 2014

TUSAL - 12/22/14 - A day late -

Once again I have joined a bunch of other stitchers -

In Daffycat’s TUSAL - HERE -

It's a Totally Useless Stitch-A-Long - ;))

To play the game -

I have to fill my glass container -

With saved thread clippings -

Or ORTS - Old Ratty Threads -

Fabric trimmings -

Stitching cast-offs -

And then -

On (or about) the New Moon -

Take a picture of the ORTS in my jar -

Post it to my blog -

With a link back to her TUSAL post - HERE -

Label the Totally Useless posts with “TUSAL” -

And then visit her blog and comment on her ORT report for that month's TUSAL - ;))

It's EASY -


And -

It's FUN!! - ;))

This year I decided NOT to empty my jar each time -

Maybe a year-to-date accumulation of ORTs -

Will make it look like actually DID something - ;))


OK - so that's the "Template" version of my usual TUSAL posts -

And what follows is the rest of it -

For this time - ;))


I had to use that bit about -

On (or about) the New Moon -

This time because yesterday was Design Wall Monday -


TUSAL - New Moon -

And I thought that each post deserved its own day - ;))

I think that I mentioned once before -

That even though this is supposed to be a TOTALLY USELESS STITCH-A-LONG -

That I had an intended use for this year's ORTS - ;))

Well - this is it -

I found an empty plastic Christmas tree ornament -
Who knows where?!?! -
And thought that I would stuff it with the ORTS -
And hang it on the tree - ;))

Then the question was -
Whether or not ALL of the ORTS would fit inside - ;))

And YES - most of them did - ;))

All I had left was two lengths of yarn -
And I had a representative sample of each in the bulb -
So I used the left-overs -
To make a hanger for the ornament - ;))

That tree was decorated SO many years ago -
That I have NO idea where the little hanger thingys are -

And the yarn worked VERY well - ;))

So now the 2014 - TUSAL bulb is hung on the Christmas Tree -

As PROOF that I actually DID do something this year!! - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


Gene Black said...

Clever use for the ORTS

Linda said...

Clever use of those ORTS. :o)

Hope your Christmas is merry and your days filled with only what you want to do. I'll be having a full house starting today so I'll chat with you in the New Year.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks, Gene - I had fun trying to stuff them all in there!! - ;))

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks, Linda - I hope that you have a VERY Merry Christmas and enjoy your full house. I plan to finish a couple more scarves and make a bunch of cookies. Company is coming soon - but with my Christmas Tree up ALL year long - EVERY day is Christmas Day at my house - ;))

Sherry said...

What a cool idea! In fact, you have given me the idea to get some of those empty Christmas ornaments from the craft store and date them. . . .that way my ORTs from each year can be seen. It might be fun to see if the colors I use change over the years.

Great, now I have ANOTHER project!!! ROFLOL Just what I did not need going into 2015! LOL

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks, Sherry - OR you could try the "leader/ender" thingy and not have ANY ORTS at all - ;))

I tried that a while back but never could get the hang of it - working on two different "projects" simultaneously was just too confusing for my pea-sized brain - ;))

Merry Christmas!! - ;))


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