What is the sticher's equivalent to "Dumpster Diving" well it would be ort jar diving!
Late last night (or early this morning some would qualify it) I was down to my second to last dust bunny on the Dragon Dreams model "Dustbunny Sanctuary". Every stitcher's nightmare happened last night! I ran out of one of my fibers and it was not something I keep in my stash. (The horror! The horror!)
So what is a girl to do? I went diving for orts! I emptied out the top layer of my ort jar (seen here) and pulled out any pieces of the specialty fiber I've been working with that was long enough for just a few stitches. I was lucky and found one nice long piece the rest were all about 2-2 1/2 inches long. In the end I found just enough floss to finish the last couple of rows on the bunny's feet. I have to apologize to Jennifer that those couple of rows aren't my best stitching (well you can't really tell) considering the little bits of fiber I was working with.
I guess I should of been more conservative while stitching but it was felt two cards of the fiber were going to be enough. I have to admit that I am not a floss miser, unless I know there is just enough or I might run out!
So I have now revealed to you my kind, and gentle blog reader my horrible secret and my ort jar! Its a nice big mason jar that I keep on the floor next to my stitching spot. I keep putting my orts in there as the year goes on, and I stuff it full until New Year's day when I empty it. It one of my little stitching rituals.
I'll be finishing up Dust Bunny Sanctuary today.