MA of Magpie Mumblings shared a link about a year long ORTs challenge (a totally useless stitch-a-long as she calls it) going on for 2012 over at Daffycat. It sounds like a lot of fun. MA, you've talked me into joining in the fun ~ lol. And to think a week ago I had no clue what an ORTs was!!! Click on DaffyCat's blog link above to see what it is all about and join in the fun.
When I least expect it I learn something new!
If I had seen this jar in someone else's sewing room I would have thought now there is someone like me that just hates to throw anything away but, unlike me, keeps her cast-aways in a pretty jar...until now. This is called an Orts Jar!
It is almost like a work of art isn't it. (kidding...a little). Well, below is what I had been keeping my scraps in. Yes, the old butter dish.
Pretty threads and scraps, but not such a pretty jar. It hadn't even dawned on me to make it pretty!
What I didn't know until I was HERE is that there is a name for this! ORTS! According to one of the comments ORT stands for Old Ragged Thread. I just love stitchin fingers! It is for stitchers of any kind and any level from beginner to professional and everyone in between. It is a great place to meet like minded souls, discuss issues and get help with a stitching problem or even just share your work and be inspired by eye candy posted by other stitchers. Sharon created this site and happens to be the one that shared her ORTS Jar. She is definitely in the professional league as her needlework is quite beautiful. Sharon is also the person that will be administrating the TAST challenge I mentioned on my previous post. Where does she find the energy?