Sunday, November 27, 2011

November Ort Report AKA TUSAL Update

Hello from the kitchen table!  I am so not used to this and still not sure if I like it but here I am on a laptop in the kitchen.  And there's Mark Harmon on the TV across the room.  An episode of "NCIS" that I've probably already seen 15 times.  Now, let's see if I can find the picture I took of my orts jar.


For those of you who just tuned in, an orts jar is where I save my floss ends.  You know the pieces of embroidery thread that are too short to use anymore.  I throw them in the jar and then every month around the time of the new moon, I post a picture of my orts jar for the 2011 Totally Useless Stitch-A-Long aka TUSAL.  And that's the one for November.  Only one more photo to go for the year.  I've been using the same jar all year and the thing I can't figure out is why my jar is nearly full yet I have so few completed cross stitch and embroidery projects.  Obviously, the neighbors are sneaking in at night and dumping their orts in my jar.

Want to join the 2012 TUSAL?  This isn't a contest.  It's just a fun thing to do on your blog.  I've started it three times and twice I never got past posting a February picture.  I'm amazed I've just about made it through the entire year this time.  When I thought I couldn't use my old camera with this lap top, I was bummed I wouldn't be able to post any TUSAL pictures for the last few months of 2011.  Anyway, Sharon over at It's Daffycat is the host of the TUSAL and she is now taking sign-ups for 2012.  Check out this post for all the details.  Please join -- it's fun! 


Mary said...

I am going to do the TUSAL this year although I am using like 6 months of this year to include with 2012 TUSAL. It's not much but I never really did follow the TUSAL this year. Next year maybe I'll get more stitching done since I want the canning jar to be completely filled by December 2012. :)

JaneT said...

When you get a jarful, put them out when birds are making their nests and they will vanish. Some birds will have bright colorful homes. I do that too with the fluff from the dryer lint filter. We have found old nests with things we have put out woven into them.