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Saturday, July 15, 2006

Stitcher's Equivalent to Dumpster Diving!

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.

4 comments:

Karin said...

The ort jar is very pretty - do you do anything with the fibres after you've collected them all?

Christine Doyle said...

Oh, I love that idea!!! I think I will adopt that method - my orts usually end up in various places on the couch... on a cushion... on the floor... only to be sucked up by a vacuum when one can't sit down for the orts....

katica said...

I have a similar ort jar, mine is just a smaller one, and I empty it a few times during the year... Mine is also that tinted blue/green colured glass...

Carol said...

Yikes! I run into that ort issue a lot with Jeannette designs - thankfully she is always sweet to send extra if you ask, but it can be frustrating, can't it??