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.
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