Tuesday, March 26, 2019

TNT: Something New

 There is something odd in my stitching kit.

 It's a grime guard. I didn't make it. I bought it. You can get a peek at my new little sheep standing on her flower mountain in the middle of it.

I didn't buy it for grime as much as I bought it for tucking in the excess. The Sheep Virtues is big and it's always getting in the way when I put it on my floor stand.

I paid $15 for it from a vendor on Etsy. I know, I know, I could have made my own. I have even watched tutorials and bought the elastic and material to make one but.....I'm just lazy. I may try one down the road but right now I just want to stitch and play with my quilts.

Speaking of stitching, I'm still making steady progress on the other sampler. I hope to have that roof and that left border done by next Tuesday. For something that I've been working on for 10 years, I'm impressed that I've gotten this far.


  1. Loving BOTH of those projects. That grime protector is great .... I never would have considered that it would hold excess fabric out of the way!

  2. A grime guard! That’s a great idea. Both projects look great.

  3. Love the border on the sampler. 10 years.... I really hope to finish my haeds in 15, although two of them already more than 2 years old. Liana

  4. Both of those projects are wonderful. The grime protector is neat! I don't use a hoop or frame when I stitch - I just stitch in hand and roll the excess fabric up. So far that works for me.

  5. Clever idea-I like to buy one and then figure it out and make the next one. You have time.
    Great stitching!

  6. Had to laugh... My first reaction was, "You've had a cross stitch going for 10 years???" And then I remembered the enormous family tree that I started stitching when the kids were infants... 20+ years ago... and it's still over there in the drawer, unfinished... Yikes! Love your grime guard and the newest sheep. The grime guard's fabric is so pretty!

  7. The guard is clever for tucking in fabric and keeping the edges clean.

  8. A Grime guard! What a clever idea? people are so creative!