Saturday, 4 January 2020

My 2019 orts ornie

I saved my orts in a beautiful bonbon jar my mother-in-law bought me many years ago. We were on holiday in Wales when I spotted it in a charity shop, I just love cut glass.

My 2019 orts
I love seeing the threads from particular projects, at the bottom was a collection of pink from our daughter's birthday gift and all the white is from my church tree ornaments.

I found a lovely design in the Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments 2019 magazine. It was by Patricia Ann Designs but I changed the central wording from 2019 to Noel.

I stitch an ornament each year for my orts, it's hard to tell how much stuffing it will make and the ornaments always look bump which I quite like as I know what's inside.
My 2019 orts ornie
My 2020 collection has already started, I'm working on my two Temperature Quilts, it's a long way round the edges!

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Thank you to everyone for their kind messages and support following from my last post. So far Philippa and I have been enjoying our Dry January trying a couple gin and prosecco alternatives.

Yesterday was another hospital appointment in preparation for the start of my chemo treatment on Monday. We are amazed and humbled by everyone's donations .... it certainly helps to know something good is happening from this awful situation, thank you.






12 comments:

  1. What a good idea to stuff an ornie with your ORTs; I've often wondered what stitchers do with their collection once the year is up.
    I'll be thinking of you on Monday. :)

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  2. I love the ort ornament. Those last 4 days on the Temperature SAL are a lot of stitching!

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  3. I used to keep all my orts at one time, now they just go in the bin at the end of my stitching time. Great idea to use for stuffing though:-)
    Good luck for Monday, I'll be thinking of you

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  4. I am praying for you today Clare. What a lovely picture of you and your daughter! Such a pretty orts ornie.

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  5. I love your ORT jar Clare, I just have a boring washed out dorito's dip jar but it does the trick. Your ornament for this year will be a nice addition to your tree. Sending well wishes for your treatments xxx

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  6. Hi Clare! It's been a while hasn't it? I have started blogging again - well attempting to anyway. Lovely to see your daughter all grown up. So sorry to hear your news. I will pray for you hun. xx

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  7. A great choice for this years ornament, I think I prefer it to say Noel instead of the date, great change to it.
    xx

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  8. What a lovely way to both store your ORTs and then use them at the end of the year. Good luck with your appointment on Monday x

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  9. I miss arts from you Clare. Have a healthy year ahead. Hugs and wishes to you!!

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  10. That's a nice bowl to keep your ORTs in. Mine was a sweet and sour sauce jar. Well washed out!
    Love the ornament you made and the reason for the bumpyness. I intend to use my ORTs for the same purpose.
    Good luck for the start of your treatments.

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  11. I've never thought of stuffing an ornament with my orts each year. That's an idea I'm going to have to think further on. Wishing you well with your dry January and your chemo appointments.

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  12. That is a lovely jar, how special you found it in Wales!
    I like how you make a special ornament for your orts, it looks lovely.

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