Friday, January 1, 2016

Ort Collection

January 1, 2016--My first post of the year and it's all about orts.  I did a little needlepointing in the 70's and 80's, but didn't start up again until 2009.  Since then, I've been saving all the leftover bits and pieces from completed projects--six years worth--transferring them from my blue and white ort box to a zip lock baggie.   I plan on using these orts to stuff a medium size pillow, needlepointing the front to say ORTS in grand and colorful letters.  The top will have a zipper so I may keep stuffing the pillow with orts from future projects.

Wishing everyone a happy and joyous 2016 with lots of orts in your future.

Ort Collection 2009 - 2015
PS - I can see a lot of yellow and brown/red wool threads in the bag which came from stitching a Mt. Vernon seat cover.  A true labor of love which I wrote about in my Mt. Vernon, VA Seat Cushion blog.


  1. What a great idea.. I have a vase with two years worth of orts. I will empty it into a ziplock and start a new year.

  2. Very colorful. I don't think mine is a full. Which reminds me I still have to empty mine into a ziploc as well. I like to label the bag.