Friday, September 24, 2010

Do not try this at home...

After stitching my first reproduction sampler, "Lucy Redd" by Homespun Elegance, I was anxious to have it framed and hung for stitch night. Having spent hours on the stitching, it just needed to be hung on the mantle and, yes...props were used...you know, just like the pattern. Settling down to stitch, someone says, "Do you smell something?". Oh my gosh, yes! Hard to believe, and a tad difficult to admit, the frame on the newly stitched sampler was burning from the displayed candle! You know, I'm all for ageing my work, but this had gone too far. Thank goodness there were friends around...I can only imagine what could have happened.

Yes, I still burn candles...every day...but with much care and away from the samplers. LOL
Lesson learned...age sampler not frame.

7 comments:

Sharyn said...

It's a lovely sampler, Joy! Thank goodness, someone smelled the frame burning! Good lesson learned without much damage!

Sharyn :-)

Moonpie primitives said...

Hi Joy:
I love your new sampler!!!! I'm so happy for you that only a tiny bit of the frame was burnt...Wow that was scary...
Happy stitching, Nancy

Andrea said...

OHMYGOODNESS!! Thank God it was the frame and not the sampler! Whew!! That said, it looks kinda neat with the burn spot, lol!
Gorgoeus sampler too!
xox

Dora said...

What an experience! It's a beautiful sampler! I like the setting in the first photo.

Sherry said...

Sampler is beautiful - what a nightmare that could have been, on so many levels!

Margaret said...

Oh gosh! I'm so glad nothing bad happened! I love your framed piece -- it's gorgeous!

gracie said...

WOW...it is good that someone paid attention! The sampler is so lovely, it would be ashamed to have it ruined. So happy I stopped by.....