Here is my ORTS jar not quite as full as last time. I did a bit of housecleaning and threw away...yes...threw away some of the orts. It was a very traumatic thing to do but it was for the best.
What is an ORT you ask?
It's an Old Ragged Thread. They are all the end bits of embroidery thread that I keep just in case.
I've decided to use some of them on a piece of fabric to try out stitches. I was toying with idea of doing the One Year of Stitches thingy but decided to do my own thing. Actually it's quite nice just to randomly stitch something that's not structured. Just wandering about on a bit of cloth stitching until you run out of thread and then pick out another bit and keep going.
I've been trying my hand again at Crazy Quilting which of course means more orts. So it goes.
|The ORT jar is very handy for propping stuff when you need to take a picture:)|
I'm also redoing the first panel in the Pamela Kellogg's "Never Ending Sampler Stitch Along". Here's the link if you're interested. I had done the first panel but decided I wanted to do all of them using the same fabric.
I discovered another sampler stitch along just by accident when Googling for something or other. It's hosted by Linen & Things. Here is the link for the 2017 sampler.....here and the beginning of the 2018 sampler here.
It's been the coldest winter ever and maybe the snowiest in quite a few years. Perfect weather though for staying warm indoors and doing a bit of stitching. Well that's it from me. I hope you are all keeping well.