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Small ORT bag.

ORT bag by Lynn B Cross Stitch
Hi everyone, here is my latest stitching for this week, it is a little ORT bag to place my old ragged threads into when I am stitching.

I am a little unsure if the fabric is a good match for the design but I enjoyed making it.

More photos below.
You can see the post about this free cross stitch pattern here.    These photos were initially part of a tutorial for my cross stitch finishing blog but the photos were wrong as I stitched it and then had to redo it in parts, hopefully I will make another one soon so that I can get the tutorial completed.
I have been tidying my tutorials blog to make it easier to navigate, it is worth checking it out as you may see something worth making.  
Stitching News
I am currently stitching the Summer project and hope to get that finished soon and I only just remembered I have two cottages to finish on Santa’s Village that I started last year, hopefully that should be finished in time for Christmas this year! 
I have completed a RAK last week and sent it out to an unsuspecting contributor of the Random Act of Kindness Blog so that should arrive soon.   
Update re Mother   
Thankyou for all of your good wishes regarding Mother, she is doing well now, walking around a little and she has had the plaster removed from her arm, she still cannot do any crafting at the moment and this is driving her crazy but she is certainly getting better. 
She has not really ventured out of her home yet but her confidence is improving every day. She sends her thanks to you all for the kind wishes received.
Little Cross Stitch Bag by Lynn B Mother Cross Stitch
Mother cross stitch pattern by Lynn B
Little ORT bag

Cross Stitch bag By Lynn B
Until next time………Happy Stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. August 4, 2014 / 8:06 am

    So sweet.
    Have a nice day

  2. August 4, 2014 / 8:06 am

    What a great idea love it.

  3. August 4, 2014 / 8:06 am

    It is so good to hear your mom is getting stronger each day – she will be back to her crafting in no time!! Love your thread catcher.

  4. August 5, 2014 / 6:52 am

    Very pretty, nice choice of fabric.

  5. August 5, 2014 / 6:52 am

    Cute finish Lynn. Glad to hear that Mom is doing better.


  6. August 5, 2014 / 6:52 am

    Love the pattern and the fabric choice…very nice…

  7. August 5, 2014 / 6:52 am

    What an adorable ORT bag! I simply MUST put this on my to-do list…..that seems to ever grow. 😉 I'm happy to hear your mother is getting along nicely.

  8. August 5, 2014 / 6:52 am

    Such a cute idea

  9. August 5, 2014 / 6:52 am

    I'm glad your mother is doing okay. Not being able to do some craft must be difficult for her now her plaster is removed. Luckely the weather is good, I hope she is going to enjoy that.
    An ORT bag??? Don't know the word, but I do no the use of it, handy and beautiful!
    Have fun using it while you are doing the other cross stitch stuff!

  10. August 5, 2014 / 6:52 am

    Super cute x

  11. August 5, 2014 / 6:52 am

    Oh I would not have thought of this! Lovely!!

  12. August 6, 2014 / 8:49 am

    This is beautiful Lynn. What a great idea. Glad your mother is improving. xx

  13. August 7, 2014 / 6:16 am

    Good to hear your Mum is doing OK.
    A beautiful little bag.

  14. August 7, 2014 / 6:16 am

    Cute bag. Glad that your mom is doing well.

  15. August 12, 2014 / 10:18 am

    Your blog, projects & posts are so delightful! Oh, my goodness — I am in love with your xstitching!

  16. August 12, 2014 / 10:18 am

    That is a lovely bag! I wish I was a fraction as creative as you are!

    Good news about your Mum, glad she's doing well.

  17. August 12, 2014 / 4:47 pm

    Glad your mom is doing better!! Love your sweet bag!