The Totally Useless Stitch-Along, if you haven't heard of it, really is totally pointless. You collect the tails from your threads (ORTs = old raggedy threads) simply because you can. There's a link in my sidebar. I haven't really had much time to accumulate ORTs this year, so my jar is a bit empty. However, I thought I'd photograph my system anyway:
Left: Last year's ORT bucket. There's quite a lot packed in there, from a LOT of different projects. I could probably do a post just about this.
Middle: The monthly ORT bucket. This is where I'll put my threads since the last TUSAL post. It's transparent, too, so you get a better idea of how much is actually in there (and I've put a couple in already - but I'm not telling until the next check-in!).
Right: The 2014 ORT bucket. This is where I'll deposit my threads after they've been posted about.
Theme-a-licious is the monthly SAL where I have to try and make something I own fit the theme. The theme for this month is Jardin January.
I actually have quite a few gardeny pieces, but my main plan for this month is to get some stitches into my AAN "An Important Flower" that I started for a Facebook SAL in August last year. Given my 10 new starts, I'm not sure if this month will be terribly productive.
...and other stuff.
I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas (if you celebrate it) and are looking forward to 2014 with all its stitching potential. I got a few new stitchy things that excite me greatly and I can't wait to share them with you all.
Last of all, I can't wait to show you my new starts over the next month. I have a feeling 2014 is going to be a good year! :)
Happy stitching :)