Embroidery Floss Ornaments

I have two big mason jars full of embroidery thread, this is the one from last year and I'm keeping one this year as well. I was doing monthly posts about my ORT jars but that kind of fell by the wayside, though I am still filling mine up. I've been wanting to do something with the threads so I've been keeping these jars around. I got some fillable plastic ornaments from Michael's. There are also glass ones available and I actually think they might be cheaper, but Mira tends to take ornaments off the tree so I wanted to stick with plastic. You can get them on ... Read More

Some Sherlock Cross Stitching and an ORT Update

I am working on the Wee Little Stitches Sherlock pattern. An Instagram friend is making me an amazing needle book and I am making this cross stitch for her in exchange. I've never done any of the Wee Little Stitches patterns before but it's really well done. I've been slowly filling my ORT jar. There's a lot of rainbow colored bits from the French knot color wheel and quite a bit from the doodle stitch along. You can read more about the ORT jar and the TUSAL here. ... Read More

May TUSAL Update

I always love seeing the ORT jar growing, it tells a story of all the stitching I've been doing. There's a lot of thread from two cross stitch projects that I can't show off until they make their way to their new homes. One is headed to the UK for the &stitches swap and the other is going to a friend in Canada. There's also a lot of threads from basting hexagons. I have a pouch that I keep all my hexagon supplies in and I leave all my ORTs in there. It's a satisfying feeling to pull out a big tangle of thread and add it to the jar. I like that this jar is a ... Read More

April ORT Update & Doodle Stitchalong News

There is something so satisfying about seeing a jar filling up, showing that progress. I don't feel like my jar has been filling as quickly as last year, I've been doing a lot of different projects besides just cross stitching. But it's still early in the year. I keep a little pouch with me that I shove all my thread pieces into and then periodically transfer them into my ORT jar. This is a couple week's worth of projects. You can read more about the TUSAL here. The awesome Kittykill over at Craftster has collaborated with me for the Doodle ... Read More


The check in date was technically Saturday, but I'm a little late. I've been keeping a couple different ORT jars, I guess one is technically ORF, old ratty fabric. I have so many tiny bits of fabric from the hexagons and I can't bring myself to toss them all. I plan on stuffing a plush or something with them eventually. Read more about the TUSAL here. ... Read More

TUSAL – 2014 Edition!

Last year I took part in It's Daffycat's Totally Useless Stitchalong. (TUSAL) I missed the last update in December and never showed off my year of thread, so here it is now. I can't bring myself to throw it away, so I've been keeping it until I decide what to do with it. And now it's 2014 and I have a new ORT (old ratty threads) jar. I haven't stitched a ton this year, so it's not very exciting yet. Right now there is a lot of thread pieces from my hexagon sewing. There's something about a big jar of thread scraps that is so satisfying! You can see all the TUSAL ... Read More

TUSAL, Part 8

I didn't do a totally useless stitch along update last month, but my jar is pretty packed. I'm still rocking the same jar and I've just been squishing it down, so it's really full. I've been trying to think of something to do with it at the end of the year. I thought about maybe making a little plush of some sort and stuffing it with the ORTs. Any other suggestions of what I could use it for? It is pretty nice to just look at, so colorful! ... Read More

TUSAL, Part 7

In this month's totally useless stitch a long, we have a new addition, a yarn ORT jar. I've been working on Evie's blanket a lot, as well as playing around with another crochet endeavor I'll show off soon. This has left me with enough yarn to start it's own jar. See all the past updates here. ... Read More