For those who don’t remember reading about this before, TUSAL stands for Totally Useless Stitch Along. For me it is a way to mark time. Another way to examine my progress, or lack thereof, in my stitching. Once a month, more or less, those of us participating share images of our ort collection jars.
I collect my orts in my folding ort box and then transfer them to my jar according to the TUSAL calendar. As you can see, I’ve been frogging! But I must admit that some of the orts are from sewing two pair of shorts and a summer shirt.
Since we decided to stay in Alabama for the summer, I found my wardrobe was sorely lacking for temperatures that stay above 90 constantly. I have fabric to make another pair of shorts and three slip style dresses. I don’t love making clothes, but I appreciate Home Economics in Junior High School where I picked up the skill to be able to do this for myself.
I am typing on someone else’s computer with a baby keyboard as my monitor died. That’s why I’ve been MIA. But I’ve also been participating on a couple of mystery SALs. Two have ended, even though I’m still stitching on one. And a third started on July 1. I will start Camille as soon as I finish B. Blok. Check out the links for the patterns. And next time I’ll share my photos!
- Oh Sew Tempting Mystery Blackwork SAL
- Soed Idee’s B. Blok 1904 Sampler SAL
- Annelein Designs Camille SAL…a sampler from Dijon France from 1897
These are all lovely patterns, fast and satisfying to finish. I hope you enjoy them!