Monday, 2 January 2017

First finish of 2017

Hubby and I are still unwell so plenty of sofa time which means plenty of stitching time !!

Every year I save my orts in a bonbon jar my MIL bought me from a second hand shop a few years ago. I love glass and this jar really caught my eye. It looks great as the year progresses and it gets filled with all my orts, their different colours shining through.

2016 orts
The jar is not so full this time so I guess I didn't stitch so much in 2016 - hopefully 2017's jar will be a bit fuller.

I need a full jar as I use the orts to fill an ornament. Every Christmas/New Year I stitch an ornament for the tree and stuff it with the orts. With being sofa bound yesterday and today I have stitched and finished my 2016 orts ornament.

It's Blackwork Journey by Yuletide Memories and is in the 2016 Just Cross Stitch Christmas magazine.

2016 orts ornament
As today I am still on the sofa it gives me a great chance to start 2017 stitching and start filling my jar!!


  1. Lovely ornament Clare. Hope you feel better soon

  2. Lovely finish to hold last years ORTs.
    Get well (hug) x

  3. Oh your ORTS ornament this year is fantastic! :D

  4. What a lovely idea and a beautiful ornament. Hope you feel better soon x

  5. Lovely finish Clare. Hope you feel better soon

  6. Cute little ornament! Hope you are feeling better! Hugs!


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