Just a quick post ... and back to revision. I now realise that the trick to good collection of ORTs are the kits (including the free card kits that come with magazines) and the source of frustration. When I stitch I cut the thread a lot longer than in the pre-packed stash, so hence when I work on those projects less ORTs and less frustration with constant needle threading.
Thought to show off my plant before it completely dies, along with a month's product of ORTs. With my empty easel behind it ... [sigh] ... will pick up painting again soon [I keep telling myself].