Thursday, August 2, 2012

What To Do With Leftovers

Stitching the Night Away Stitching Bloggers Blog Hop

This is a very interesting subject for a blog hop.  I'll be very interested in seeing what others do with their leftovers from a project.

What do you do with the floss, thread, beads, and other elements you have left over from full project kits?

I don't often use kits.  Not because I dislike the idea of kits.  It's just that I have enough charts and patterns to keep me busy forever.  But I do have a fair amount of them.  Okay, I have a lot of them, I'll admit it.  If I like the design, I'll get the kit.  Simple as that.  And I use all the elements in the kit.  I'm basically cheap and hate the idea of wasting the fabric and the floss.  But the leftovers?  I have to be honest, I don't save the leftover floss.  I just add it to my ort ball that I've had since 1992.  Wow!  That's over 20 years ago.  If it's a Mill Hill kit, I'll sort any leftover beads and store them for later use.  Other beads just stay in their little bags and get stuck in a drawer somewhere.  I usually just toss the needles.  By the time I'm done with them, they're unusable.

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1 comment:

Kasey said...

You have saved all of your ORTS since the '90s??? Wow!! That must be one heck of a ball at this point.