Thursday, January 14, 2016

January 2016 - TUSAL

Hello Dear Reader,

Today I'm linking to Daffycat's TUSAL.

The first post for this link, coinciding with the New Moon, was 10th January.  I hope Daffycat will excuse me being late, as I am a "Newbie" and I'd like to show my ORTs (leftover threads), which I have collected over the last month.

When I first visited Jo's Serendipidous Stitching for her Halloween blog hop I noticed mention of ORTs on a few of the blogs I visited, and wondered what this was about.

Having now discovered that Daffycat is the organiser, and read her explanation I decided I needed to join in. 

I used to drop my embroidery thread ends in a pile on my carpet, picking them up every once in a while - mainly just before visitors arrived!

Now visitors are welcome at anytime - we'll be neat and tidy! And you can see here how many ends used to drop into that pile on the carpet.

ORTS - January 2016
My December ORTS next to a pink Mini Needlecase WIP.
For any new readers: I have been working on the pink Mini Needlecase (previously named, and filed as, Mini Thread Catcher, before I decided it had become a needlecase!) for some little while.

ORTs, needle case WIP
The little blue and fawn thread catcher was
made a few years ago, and hasn't really
been used it for its proper use, until now!

ORTs, and WIP
The little elastic loop on the side of the thread catcher loops
over a button on the side of
the main needlecase (see last photo on this page).

Quite a collection of ORTs!
i.e. all my cuttings for the last month!

Needlecase and thread catcher
My travel sewing kit with matching
 needlecase and thread catcher
The thread catcher loops over a button on the outside of my needlecase, and the side with pockets then stands upright for easy access to the pockets.

That's it for today!  If you are new to my blog, I hope you can spare the time to have a look around - I hope you find something you might be interested in, and that you will return to visit me another day!

If you leave a comment I will be able to visit you too! And maybe we can become buddies!

Barbara xx


Christine B said...

Oooh Barbara I love that travelling sewing case... so cute! Your pink needlecase looks lovely too! I have little thread catchers in all shapes and sizes... my daughter thinks they are hilarious but, they do a great job! Good luck with the TUSAL! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh my - I covet your sewing case! Of course I would - I love hussifs. I don't NEED another one (already have 3 - and what woman in her right mind needs that many?)...but....oh how I'd love one like yours!!

Amy at love made my home said...

I have a brass pineapple that I drop my ends into, otherwise I end up in a real mess! It is good that you have something to keep yours in now. xx

Chris of UK City Crafter said...

What a lovely sewing case, I just use a tin - no where near as pretty!

Annet said...

Fun to see you joined TUSAL, I started TUSAL in 2009, but stopped blogging about it. I'm still saving my orts in the same way you can see here:
Love your travel sewing kit!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

The TUSAL is the reason I started a blog, so I could join in!
It's so much nicer than just dropping your threads on the floor.
And you get to use your thread holder too. Win-win situation!

Brigitte said...

Your traveling sewing case is just gorgeous. Did you make it yourself?

Sara said...

Nice to see you on the TUSAL! I've been posting for a few years but haven't been very active the last year or so after having twins. Still can't stitch until they're in bed but at least I can read the blogs while they play now. Beautiful work and look forward to following you.

Dotty's Daughter said...

Lots of lovely creating going on, a bit of everything...just what I like to do too...

Jo said...

That needle kit is something else! Such a lovely object. Jo x

Carm said...

Love your projects! Found you by way of Fri Frolics.