If you’ve been around the cross stitch or embroidery community for a while, you’ve probably come across the term ORT. But what are ORTs and why do people keep them around? According to the dictionary an ort is “a scrap or remainder of food from a meal.” ; so in stitching terms it’s the scrap… Read More ORTs – What Do You DO With Your Leftover Cross Stitch Thread?
If you’re expecting some of those fancy super aesthetic Bujo spreads here, you may be sorely disappointed. On the other hand, you may simply be here for layout ideas. You may even appreciate representation of bullet journals made by mere mortals such as myself. Whichever camp you’re in, I hope you find some inspiration here… Read More Bujo Spread Ideas for Cross Stitch Tracking
It is pretty much inevitable that at some point in your cross stitch journey you will find yourself with more materials and half-finished projects than you know what to do with. It is not uncommon to accidentally purchase more of a color you already had, or forget a WIP even existed for years at a… Read More Inventory Tracking: Cross Stitch Patterns, WIPs, and Materials
Today I just wanted to give you a peek into how I organize some of my stash. I use this box of hanging folders for storing a lot of things, from WIPS to extra materials. There are a lot of different filing cabinets / boxes out there. Because I use mine for storing WIPs and… Read More Storing Cross Stitch Patterns, WIPs, and Materials with a Filing Cabinet
Frequently we see people asking how to store their embroidery thread. I’ve been asked the same many times, to the point I put together a blog post outlining my thread storage method. Sometimes we see people with questions on how to keep track of patterns. Maybe a few will ask where to store their hoops,… Read More Fabric Organization For Cross Stitch