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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Totally Useless SAL - April

I have to admit to starting to feel embarassed at my floss extrvagance. My jar has been tamped down several times - the last time being just before I started stitching the holly and berries on Jolly Old Fellow. I have some good advice from several stitchers on ways to reduce my floss waste, but I think I'm unlikely to change my wicked ways on this project. I'll have to do it gradually, start slowly on a small project till I find my way so to speak. To tell the truth some (possibly large) part of me really loves seeing the threads pile up in my TUSAL jar. A friend (who knows that I am a Christmas lover) suggested placing the TUSAL threads into those clear plastic two-part baubles, and turning them into Christmas decorations. I do happen to have 4 large clear plastic baubles in my craft rom, so don't be surprised to see my TUSAL jar contents on display in my house this Christmas.

Addit: I had intended to edit out the demi-johns in the background of my TUSAL jar pic, but when I saw the pic I really liked it, so I left them in. They usually live on the floor adjacent to the box - they were only on the box because I was in the middle of washing the floor when I took the pic.


stitchinfiend said...

Ohh I did that one year with all my orts. They look terrific too. Your jar is just amazing and I love how colourful it is.

Karen said...

Great job! At least yours is very colorful.

P.S. I love your crocks/jugs in the back...I collect them also.

Cindy F. said...

Beautiful colors in your ort jar!! and I love your tusal collection:)

Threeundertwo said...

I surfed over from Dragon my needle. Your ort jar is much better than mine.

I love your blog! I'm a Christmas person too, but don't have nearly as many wonderful projects as you do!