I found this nifty scroll frame at the craft store. This piece is so much larger than the last and will be handled much more. I think this frame will help keep the linen from getting so wrinkled and frayed; and will protect the stitching. I do hope it won't be too clunky to work with.
Now if you'll excuse me, my little dog has been waiting so very IMPATIENTLY while I fiddled with my new toy and he's ready to play.