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Monday, July 16, 2007

SBQ for July 3rd

I've been plugging away at Noah's Sub tonight... more hull, more green blues and blue greens.

Tomorrow night I'll announce my 800th post draw winner so please come back to see if its you!

Q: Do you consider yourself a "floss miser?"

A: Not in any way what so ever! I used to be a floss miser and then I realized that stitching to the end of the thread makes your stitching looks like crap. As you stitch the eye of your needle freys your floss, if you stitch with that last bit you'll notice a those last few stitches look a little fuzzy wuzzy. Not nice at all. I don't even bother with specialty fibers either. The nice thing about not being a miser is when you need that last bit of floss and you've run out... going "ort jar diving" is actually a worth while activity. I've often found a length long enough for what I need.

Photo : Daylilly 2007

6 comments:

Karin said...

Gorgeous flower, Dani - is that from your garden?

Louanne said...

I've heard of Ort Jars but I don't really get it. When you go looking through the jar, how do you know for sure the floss you pick is the right color? I do HAEDs and the DMC colors can be so close that it gets confusing if it's not on the bobbin and marked clearly what color number it is. I just pile up all the 'used floss' and toss it out at the end of my stitching time for the day. A waste, I guess, but I can figure any other way.

Dawn said...

Your flower is gorgeous!!

JudySC said...

"Ort jar diving" - I love the phrase and my mind's eye conjures up a tiny dragon swimming through a pile of orts lookin' for just the right one...

Anonymous said...

Great progress on noah's sub and enjoy your holidays..they are rapidly approaching ;-) Ann

Margaret said...

Gorgeous Daylilly Dani - from your own garden?
Like you I hate using those last fuzzy ends of floss. Seems such a shame since so much time and effort goes into a project. Never heard of an ort jar - I just throw it out at the end of a stitching session. Love Judysc's idea of what one should look like.