Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Here an ORT

There an ORT.

Everywhere an ORT ORT.

Here is a little peek at my ORT jars. I collect ratty thread ends and the small DMC bands. I trash fabric threads and the DMC band with the bar code. I don't see the point of keeping broken needles/buttons or chunks of fabric. I go for pretty. I love to peek into my ORT jar and see a bright layer of orange and black from Halloween stitching or a single color pile from a sampler. I think ORTs are beautiful! Let me see your ORTs, please!

It was better at work today, although it has been an altogether crappy week in general. I'll be sooo ready for Friday! Thank you all so much for your advice and good wishes. ***hugs*** I am way behind on my blogs. I haven't felt like reading them the past couple of days. If I'm in a bad mood I don't leave comments as often and that's half the fun of reading your posts. I'll catch up soon, I promise!

I'm terribly excited. I'll have a new freebie to share with you very soon, I hope. It is still being perfected but this gives you something to look forward to.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

31 comments:

Patti said...

I love your ort vases cause they sure aren't jars. I can't wait for your new freebie. I LOVE freebies cause they make THE most gorgeous small things.
Love
Patti xxx

Barbi said...

oooo I love orts! I'll post mine this weekend. I've been collecting for yearssssss!!! I'm with you on the crappy week at work though...It must be something in the water!

Donna said...

I love to look at orts also! And I love freebies.

Julie M said...

I don't keep my orts. I'm a throw it anywhere and vacuum it up later or toss it into the trash kinda girl. But, yours are very pretty!

Shari said...

wow, your ort jars are pretty!!! I have mine in an old canning jar. Little by little it will fill up! I love the label jar too! What a cute idea!!!

Deb said...

I love your ORT vases - so colorful. I put my orts in a Longaberger heart basket, but can't see the pretty colors. I like to collect all my threads through the year and then put them outside in the spring so the birds can use these for their nests (minus any metallics). I love your little sheep needleminder too - very cute.

valerie said...

Sharon, if you like to collect orts already, you should join the TUSAL. Everyone in the group shows their ort jars on the new moon. Yours are so pretty! You're either the fastest stitcher ever or you've been collecting them for a while.

I'm totally looking forward to Friday. Work gives me a case of the blahs!

Myra said...

Your orts are pretty. Mine are just shoved into a jar and I don't keep all my DMC tags. Like you, I like to look at mine and see the different layers of color. You can definitely tell when I stitched Halloween and when I stitched Christmas. LOL

Laural said...

I'll have my new pic up for the TUSAL next week on the new moon. Mine are all collected into a large ornament now. I do have two small ornaments from this year and a large baggie from past years but I've only started keeping them again.

Lei B. said...

Sorry work is so rough right now. I wish that I had words of wisdom to help you cope with it all, but unfortunately I don't except to say that as with most things in life this will pass. Take care - you will be in my thoughts.

Angela P said...

I think my hubby would love me to start an ORT jar as my floss seems to follow everyone, everywhere :) Glad to hear your feeling a bit better, Friday is tomorrow so that's not long to go!

Kathy A. said...

Who hoo Friday is coming! Sounds like it can't come soon enough. Love your ort jars.
I have a crystal candy dish in one house and a crystal oversize martini glass in the other for my orts! They look so much nicer is something delicious.

Shelleen said...

I love the ORT vases. They are pretty.

Lillie said...

The orts somehow looks lovely espcially the bands, mine looks more rubbish. LOL. Have a good weekend.

Simone said...

I had big jar full of orts. And a few weeks ago I was wondering why I was keeping these orts.... I decided it was completely useless (it already was from the start of course) and threw the whole thing away! I don't regret it, but I love to see your orts! Why are we stitchers collecting so much "trash"? :)

Christine said...

LOL, my orts are atractively displayed all over the carpet, the cat, my trousers and anything else that happens to get in the way when I'm stitching. It wouldn't be the first time I've gone to work with a "tail" of floss!
Looking forward to seeing the freebie

Lindsay said...

My orts will be up on Monday for TUSAL.

Your are pretty

Manka said...

Hi Sharon! I visited your blog and I like your works!

I am collecting thread ends ,too but unfortunately I'don't have jars as pretty as yours!!

Claire said...

Great ORT jar.It's FRIDAY yay :).

Rachael said...

Pretty vases.
I have evrything in my jars, as I use an ort bag and can't be bothereed to separate the other bits from the orts when I transfer to the jar.

Annie said...

So colorful and an easy decorating trick. I use my orts as pin cushion stuffing. The pins penetrate the stuff much better than polyfill.

Hope the weekend lifts your spirits.

Annette said...

Love your ORT. During the stitching i keep the pieces in a little box, and after I trow them in the trash.
I love it what you do, put it in a glass bowl.
But what is the meaning of it, in combination with the full moon????

Carol said...

Pretty, pretty! Mine aren't saved, but the strays that aren't thrown away, tend to cling to my sweaters, bathrobe, etc. People always know what color I've been stitching with, that's for sure :)

Lainey said...

Your ort jars are very pretty Sharon but I have to confess mine just go straight in the bin.

Pumpkin said...

I like your Ort jars :o) Mine doesn't have enough in it yet. LOL!

Hope you cheer up for the weekend! Today's almost done ;o)

Christine said...

How pretty! Who knew that those leftovers could be art?! lol, mine are being kept in an old goldfish bowl at the moment, I'll try to take a pic soon~

Julie said...

Glad you are feeling a bit brighter, nice ort vases. All mine are in a wicker waste paper basket at the side of my chair, its a right mess with all cut-offs from fabric and knitting wool .... whatever gets cut off goes into the basket

kimstitch3 said...

beautiful ort holders toon. I like to put my orts in clear Christmas bulbs and see all the pretty colors in them on the tree. Take care,Kimberly

Carol said...

My ORTIE is my fabric covered small garbage can. You really do not want to see it and it gets emptied out at least once a month :)

Marie-P said...

I should get an ort jar it would help keep all the threads off the floor! Your jars are beautiful~that is the kind I need to get.

Suzanne said...

Your ort jars are beautiful. Reminds me that I need to post a photo of my ort jar for the totally useless SAL.