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Friday, 8 January 2010

Christmas gifts and ORTS

I have almost finished the last of six small squares for SFC , so will have pics to show soon.
Meanwhile , I keep forgetting to show pics of my stitchy gifts. I didn't have many presents this year (poor me) , mainly because I asked for money as I'm saving for a laptop so I can get online when my husband is home.
So these gifts are from stitchy friends

Some DMC threads , fabric and some lovely gold needles , one of which is being used now.This little lot was from my "secret" Santa. I organised a secret Santa on the SFC forum , but wanted to join in too , so I knew who my Santa was. This is a lovely gift ,and I'm so happy with it. I've been eyeing up some scissors like these ,and they are being put to very good use already. I love the bookmark , and the little kit is called Secret Present- very apt.

Maybe you've seen that some stitchy bloggers are joining in with the TUSAL(totally useless stitch along).Sorry , I'm not sure who organised it . I came across it last year and was quite interested. I usually gather my waste threads in little bundles then throw them in the bin , but I decided to save them as a point of interest. This is what I gathered from mid August last year

And this is what I've put aside so far this yearI haven't joined the TUSAL , as I don't want to save thread tags and old needles etc ,but if anyone would like to ORT along with me , please feel free. No rules , just save your orts and show them when you think about it.

Just one question though . If you have lots of orts , does it mean that you've stitched a lot , or that you waste a lot ? LOL

Thanks for dropping by , Cath

3 comments:

Elaine said...

Lovely stitching gifts Cath, that bookmark is soo cute...
Look forward to seeing your finished squares.

Mylene said...

Cute bookamrk and all other stitchy goodies are wonderful.

Lindsay-ann said...

Your secret santa goodies look great.
I am ashamed to say I put all my waste threads back in my tin. It's so annoying to keep finding them there I don't know why I keep doing it! My husband bought me a new sewing box fro Christmas so when I start using it I am going to put my waste in a cup like you do. Makes a lot of sense!
Have a great weekend.
Lindsay
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