TUSAL? ORT? I didn’t formally join the Totally Useless Stitch A Long this year but I loved the idea of it. I found a Moccona jar, scoffed down the coffee and this is the result…chock full of ORTS.
Looking at the layers I can see where I was this year, and it’s a tangible reminder of what I have accomplished in 2014 (especially given that I haven’t found the $$ to frame most of what I finished). Starting off with Teresa Wentzler’s Stretch, moving on to the Nora Corbett Sleigh (my fav of this year), a few minis, the start of Mirabilia’s Stargazer, a start to Mediterranean Mermaid, some more mini’s, three NC birds that are completed, Lou’s Letter Fairy and the start of the Reindeer. I love the glints of the metallic Kreinik that shine thru.
This has been really satisfying. I plan to use these threads to fill a Christmas ornie and I’ve already picked next year’s jar – a big, faceted whiskey decanter. Very Downton Abbey 🙂
Next year (it’s nearly here!) I’m planning on taking a photo with each WIPocalypse. Could be embarrassing…
4 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday – the TUSAL”
Ooh, what a good idea 🙂 I save my orts, more because I don’t always have a bin near me when I stitch, so I’ll join in as well, save you some embarrassment!
and this is where you make my Saturday Share from last week!
I have been doing this for a few years now, very much like you, I love looking at the layers of threads and recall what I was doing with them. unfortunately I lost the major glass jar they all went into due to a nasty bug infestation, it held ORTs since 2012. now I’m starting off again, can’t wait to see you fancy one! 🙂
I love your idea for the ORT storage! May need to shamelessly steal it. 🙂 BTW, check out American Frame Company — you can purchase frame kits very reasonably. I actually just used them for a piece I gifted to my dad, and didn’t spend more than $30 for the frame.