The final TUSAL of the year and my jar is not full! I am very parsimonious with my ORTs, rarely more than an inch.
Edit to add - I keep my ORTs to stuff ornaments. I do not put them outside. Although they are cotton, they have been dyed and longer lengths can be very dangerous for birds. Rather than risk a longer piece being in the pot I would rather keep them safe indoors.
There are three of my current projects in that photo. The first being the Discworld Mappe by Lyndisfarne Designs. This week I have been stitching an owl:
It's very fiddly and I am so glad I am stitching on evenweave!
The second project is Christmas Friends by Just Nan. This was my travel project earlier in the year but I put it aside to focus on the Mirabilia 25th Anniversary Cameo. December seemed an appropriate time to get it back out:
The third project is my new start from the 12 Days of Stitchmas:
Originally I was going to start a Just Nan Christmas Band Sampler from my stash but on Christmas Day I opened a present from my friend which contained all of the new JBW 12 Days of Christmas ornaments. Who can resist a 12 Days of Christmas series? Not me. So this became my new start. I wanted to stitch them on 40 count and searched through my fabric stash finding a piece which was big enough to stitch them three in a column and make four long hangings. I started the border and soon discovered that the fabric may have been an average of 40 count but it was actually 38 count one way and 42 count the other so the circle became an oval!
Start again on some 40 count white linen instead. This piece is a little smaller in size but I can make do with smaller borders. The plan is to start one each day for the 12 Days. Technically 25th December is the first day but I'm starting from today and will finish on Epiphany, 6th January.
Finally, I do hope you all enjoyed the Advent Calendar Blog Hop this year. I certainly did! All the links now go direct to the relevant posts so it's easy to find them if you are catching up with your blog reading. Which is what I am going to do right now.