Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Totally Useless Stitch-A-Long

After Jennifer shared her very cool orts jar last year, I started one of my own and have been tossing all my pieces of embroidery floss that are too small to do anything with in it. It's nearly full now and I was thinking it was time to dig out another jar. (Not that I have a small collection under my bathroom sink or anything.) (OMG. I'm a jar hoarder too.) and get another one going. Here's my first orts jar. (Nice water spots. Someone's not using Cascade.)


Today I came across the Totally Useless Stitch-A-Long. Talk about perfect timing!

This fun SAL is a little different that the other ones. Just start putting all your floss leftovers into a see-through container of some kind and then share pictures of it every time there's a new moon for the rest of the year. (The next date to share pics is April 25th.) It's open to everyone and you can join in at any time. Bonus: there will be a prize for one of the participants at the end.

Link to SAL via Wahroonga.

8 comments:

Yoyo said...

Welcome!!! We love orts. Just one thing, reporting for the Totally Useless SAL is at the NEW MOON, you got the date right, but the wrong moon, we're the dark one. Almost everybody does that the first time, I guess I used the wrong moon when I started this thing.

Ok, hop under that kitchen sink and dig out a cute jar, he he he he he he he.

Yoyo

Bunny said...

Jar hoarders unite! Hahaha. There have to be at least 50 in the lower basement waiting to be painted or filled with soup. :S

CC said...

I finally found something I didn't hoard. It's jars. I simply can't believe I don't have any and great grief..how did this happen.
hmmmmmm.
p.s. I do love your blog.. :)

barncat said...

Amazing how pretty a jar of floss can look . . .

Thanks for the offer to send me the donkey pattern, I guess I'll pass, just consider it one pattern I wasn't supposed to have. I'm for sure going to finish every other pattern I have in my possesion you know!

Mary said...

I like your ort jar. :)

Annie said...

No so useless... I just stuffed a biscornu and a cloth doll using nothing but thread clippings! Waste not, want not as the old saying goes.

And pin cushions stuffed with orts work much better than the ones stuffed with polyfill.

Jennifer said...

Another jar hoarder raises her hand.

I am obsessed with Classico spaghetti sauce jars, and use them for everything from leftover paint to coffee to bookends (filled with the little pebbles I also hoard).

Threeundertwo said...

This is so funny, I may have to do it. I go through a lot of floss.

I need to go find a cute jar. . .