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Friday, January 27, 2012

TUSAL

I’m linking up to Daffycat's Totally Useless Stitch-a-long.  Where you save your thread ends and miniscule scraps (she calls these ORTs which stands for Old Ratty Threads) and post a picture of them on the date of the new moon each month. 
Well I know the new moon was on Monday, but I was away and I swear this is how my jar looked on Monday. 
Daffycat only saves threads but I love the colourful look of all the teeny scraps too.  I have a lot of them right now from cutting all the two inch blocks.  And this is a FUN stitch-along where you can really keep whatever you want and post when you can. 
I think some people keep their ORTs for stuffing dog beds and such.  I actually throw these away.  This is shocking because I am the kind of person who recycles EVERYTHING!  The summer before last I tried putting all my threads and cotton scraps in my compost heap, but they didn’t decompose all that well.  I guess because they are processed.  And probably the dyes aren’t that great for the garden.
So without further ado, here is my January ORT pile. 
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Please don’t fret.  Although some of those piece might LOOK large, I promise you there are no pieces that are useable. 
My jar already has some ends and threads as we build toward the next new moon.  Smile
Janet

7 comments:

  1. I enjoyed your post. It’s a lot like college – we should absorb everything we can but ultimately you need to take what you’ve learned and apply it.
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  2. Hum this is a great Idea. I have a green bucket I dump mine in. Sadly the kids are great at emptying it. Will have to think of some where useless to save them at other then the trash can.

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  3. Thanks for your snow in the header.

    LOL would you believe I have a jar stuffed with threads and also tiny bits of fabric that sit on my fabric cupboard. they look great amongst the jars of butttons Ric Rac and bells.Must say I won't be saying more though.

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  4. I took the basting threads and small bits out for the birds to use in the spring. If I put them in the wastebasket, the dog gets into them.

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  5. What a novel idea. I almost filled a 2 litre ice-cream container with threads from the 72 half-metres I Washed, ironed and folded on Thursday! I separate my cotton and polyester pieces -- the cotton goes in the green waste bin, what little polyester there is goes in the household rubbish.

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  6. What a fun idea. i save the scraps in jars and buckets but never thought about adding threads. This will be great, and probably keep that mess off the floor and out of my vacuum.

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  7. You can make some cool fabric with all that!

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