The subject of ORTS has come up on line. I didn't keep this years but found a good place for some I've saved from the past. They go real good in glass bottom lamps.
I was lucky enough to start sewing up my blocks over Thanksgiving holiday for CQ2012. Here's part of the green mess. I joined up in a study group called Tuesday Stitchers that was formed by Debra Spincic as a platform for the CQ project. A step in the right direction for staying focused and accountable for the new year. The Tues Stitcher blog is also a place for some of the followers of TAST (Take a Stitch Tuesday), being hosted by Sharon Boggon of PinTangle in 2012.
I've been able to pare down everything to basics with my move... what I have left will be more than I'll use a lifetime anyway. 2 tubs of fancies, about 25 books and these shelves/baby tubs ARE IT ! There were a few pangs of regret as I bagged things up to give away, quilt books that gathered dust and fabs I'd never use but what a load off. What was I thinking when I bought/collected all that stuff??? This new sewing table is turning out to be the berries and so is the open space that doesn't clutter me and my mind up ( like they're 2 different things). I'm pretty happy with the way my blocks have come out, I'll post them soon.