Hello…..What do you think of my title?   Are you wondering how a wreath can kill you?   Well, it can  and I am  (as for now, living proof )

This is my story…I will start at the beginning and will continue until my end.

I have been making wreaths for over 20 years.   It was the only thing that I felt I was good at…except my girls….

I got married when I was 17 and he was 24  (he is Ray, my late husband )  first baby girl when I was 18, second baby girl when I was 19.  Waited 7 years before third baby girl…Well, more on this later…back to the wreath story….

I am now homebound, living with my daughter and son-in-law, on oxygen 24 / 7.  Before, I was on my own, very active..it only took 9 months for me to get into this condition.

Tell me, would you be interested in reading my blog..my life and the end of it?   Let me know if I should continue.

27 thoughts on “The Deadly Wreath – Post #1

  1. Please continue as I feel this would be positive therapy for you as well as getting this information out to folks who are still utilizing this product.

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    1. I would appreciate hearing additional information can’t understand why materials are not labeled to indicate they may be a health hazard. Think of you constantly and wish things were better for you.


  2. Yes I would love to read more of your story. I read about another fabric that is deadly. I’m wondering if it’s the same one. This lady was on oxygen as well.


  3. I’m sorry to hear of your illness. And I would like to hear more of your story. It makes us other wreath makers aware of the issue of how burlap can effect us without using a mask. May God Bless You..


  4. Please continue if we are using materials that are harmful we need to know. Thanks for sharing.


  5. Yes, I would like to hear the rest of your story. I read some of it a few months back and for that very reason I limited my use of burlap. I was wondering how you were doing?.


  6. Thank you for telling us about the burlap. I am sure you have saved some crafter’s their lives. Sharing your story was sad and happy. I am sad your health declined and your lifestyle changed, but happy you have a beautiful home, daughter, son in law to live with. I am happy you get to live with Bradley your furbaby. I am happy for your post! I am happy you can write posts. You write so well! Thank you again for warning others that craft the dangers of the materials they use making this awareness to check all materials deciding whether to use a mask.


  7. Thank you so my for telling us your story. In November of 2014 I found out that I had stage 4 Lung cancer, went through months of chemo and radiation, by the grace of God and prayer I was cancer free in 2016. Go for ct scans every 6 months now, was going every 3 months. To make this short I started wreath making for Halloween and Christmas last year. It was the first time I made a lot of them with burlap, began coughing a lot while I was making them and was getting congested. Couldn’t sleep at night because of the cough it was so bad that my eyes would begin to water and I couldnt breath, went on for weeks was wearing me out noticed it was getting better as I no longer was using the burlap, thank you so much for sharing, I did not know to wear a mask when working with it. Is all the burlap the same or do you know if any of them are safe. Lifiting you in prayer, and please I would love to stay in touch to hear the rest of your story .


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