They’re little scraps of colorful thread.
All over my table they tend to spread.
They’re blue, they’re yellow, they’re white, they’re red.
I could pitch ’em, but I save ’em instead.
And I don’t know why.
All my orts this year so far
Fill up a jar.
The fact that I keep them is quite bizarre.
Ahhhhh, orts. What to do with them? I’ve heard of folks using them to stuff pincushions and other stuffable things. I’ve heard of decorating bushes and trees with them in the Spring, so that the birds can add them to their nests. (I’m advised this should be done with some cautions: the threads should be cut up in small lengths, and metallics should be avoided).
So, what do you do with your orts? Keep ’em? Or pitch ’em? Or something ingenious? I’m all ears! Tell me, tell me!