Sunday, July 5, 2009

“Totally Useless SAL” -- July 5, 2009”

On January 26, 2009, Yoyo of the "Dragon My Needle" blog started the Totally Useless SAL.

For the Totally Useless SAL, you first find a clear container. Then throughout the year you put in the container any of the following (in her own words);

- regular Orts (thread ends)
- little snips of fabric
- broken buttons you were going to use on that little Lizzy Kate flip it
- a bead or two from your Mirabilia design
- worn out needles
- the labels from used up floss skeins
- whatever you like, as long as it is, or rather, was (LOL)
going to be part of a stitching project currently underway.
- you may include orts from any type of stitching project:
cross stitch, knitting, crochet, whatever, but please
do not include other craft leftovers such as paper crafts,
rubber stamping, etc.

She asks that you post a picture of your container each month on the day of the new moon.

When I read this I laughed out loud at the thought of a Totally Useless SAL. No pressure except to post a picture every month. So I signed up in May, 2009 expecting this SAL to be very easy. Well it should have been! LOL!

I failed to consider all of the end of the school year activities and day camp let alone working full time, family activities, and the annual family reunion. Well you get the picture. Though actually you didn't get a picture in June. :-)

Needless to say, I haven't been doing much stitching. My main contribution for the last several weeks has been my undo stitching of Uncle Sam!

I'm a little late but here's my picture of what I have accomplished since I joined the Totally Useless SAL. All of the remnants from undo stitching Uncle Sam. Well at least it's something so stop laughing! LOL!

I'll decide next month if I'm stitching enough to continue participating in the Totally Useless SAL. Next picture is due on July 22, 2009!


Yoyo is keeping a list of all of the Totally Useless SAL participants. There is at least one international member. Have fun checking out the blogs of all of the participants!

Thank you for visiting my little home out here in blog land and I appreciate and love reading your comments. :-)

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

2 comments:

Siobhan said...

Hey, every stitch counts, right?? I know it's hard when the kids are out of school, there is always something to be done & if they are anything like mine, get bored waaaay too easily!

Small world about your familiarity with Delaware! Isn't that cool?! We were in & out of Maryland a lot, too, as kids/young adults. It really makes you realize just how small the world is, you know, six degrees of separation and all that! :)

I hope Uncle Sam makes a reappearance soon! ;)

Yoyo said...

You are too funny girl. Of course you are "stitching enough", there is no "enough"....just whatever you can get done, there is no big prize for who did the most. I was so late with my May post that it was practically time for the post for June...that's no big deal either...there really is No Pressure, it's all for fun. And get this, I left you a surprise on my blog last week and forgot to come by and tell you about it. So it's here on this post, hope you like it.