Sunday, February 22, 2009

Quirks Anyone?


Does anyone out there have any quirks that are cross stitch related? Me, it's orts. Meet Floss Ball. Floss Ball has been around since 1992. Let's see, that's almost 17 years old. Has it really been that long? He began life in a little sandwich bag back in Central Pennsylvania and now lives in a grocery bag here in the Phoenix area. Yes, I moved him with the family when we came out here. I couldn't leave him behind. He had become part of the family. The kids would never let me live it down. Seriously! I just wanted to see how big he could get. Now I know people leave their orts out for the birds. I read somewhere that that wasn't such a good idea. Something about alerting the pedator birds to the location of the nest. I don't know how much truth there is in that tale, but I didn't want to take a chance on being the cause of the demise of little birdies. I also have seen pretty Christmas ornaments made out of clear glass balls filled with orts. They're lovely but you only get to see them one time a year. That's the reason I won't stitch a fancy Christmas stocking. I'd want to leave it out all year long. This way I can go visit Floss Ball any time I want. I can see specialty threads in him and remember the project that they belonged to. I know how silly this all sounds but you know, this is supposed to be fun. We should all be able to laugh at ourselves. Life's too short to be serious all the time.


6 comments:

Miokka said...

Wow! That is a big ort ball! I think it is cool that you keep it. I have wondered what I would have if I had kept all my orts... I used to put them out for the birds, but heard the same thing. Now the go out with the trash twice a week. You can also use them to stuff ornaments with, but then again, never to be seen again.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

LOL You are a riot... LOL

My family is always seems to find mine all over the house...

Sometimes I am working with a color and get up to go to the bathroom or a little kitty gets a hold of a string.

The next thing you know is you are walking into work and your coworkers are saying stand still... and they show me the thread that they pull off the back of my shirt or pants. LOL

Velda said...

Your ort ball is the most beautiful use of orts I've ever seen! You need to put it in a glass dish and put it on display, it's stunning!

Rachel S said...

That is the biggest ortball EVER. Awesome!

Bronny said...

Just think..in another year, Ort Ball will be old enough to drive, drink, and vote!!!!
I wonder if he will get his own website or cable tv show???
lol!

Sonda in OR said...

That is so huge!! Wow! My orts are just scattered about the house to eventually be dug out of the vacuum cleaner. LOL! (Not by design, but because they seem to migrate on their own!)