Monday, October 8, 2007


n. Archaic, crumbs, scraps.

Function: noun
Middle English, from Middle Low German orte
Date: 15th century
: a morsel left at a meal : scrap

Work slows down during the week, but cutting and withdrawing threads has begun. I generally cut and withdraw a small section at a time which helps keep the overall piece stable. My orts from this session are in that little blue lid.

Sheri wondered that I could see the work. Sadly over the years I've had to turn to help. You can see in this photo my new aid courtesy of the dollar section at Target! No sense wasting $tring money on fashion! Working in daylight also helps and it's a beautiful and bright October day today. Still a little warm, but a great breeze.

Also under the category of "money well spent" would be my little Uncle Bill's Silver Grippers which are perfect for pulling out the cut threads.

"O suns and skies and clouds of June,
And flowers of June together,
Ye cannot rival for one hour
October's bright blue weather"
Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885)

1 comment:

Mary said...

Good quote. I marvel how you have them so handy!

How large is the whole piece? How many sections need cutting?