Saturday, July 10, 2021

Finish: Baby It's Cold Outside

 This is a piece I started back in 2019 as part of the Baby It's Cold SAL in honor of Leanne of the Lost in Floss channel. Leanne and Barb (Leanne's friend and FlossTube cohort) started a SAL for this design not long before Leanne lost her cancer battle and passed away. After her death, Jen of Quirks and Stitches along with Julie of Gulf Coast Stitches paired up with Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery to refocus the SAL for Barb in memory of Leanne which is when I started this piece. 

Several stitchers, myself included, decided to add a cardinal to the design in Leanne's memory. If you aren't aware, the cardinal has been a long time symbol of loved ones who have passed on. It was thought when you saw a cardinal nearby, it was a sign that your deceased loved one was thinking of you. This is why you will often see cardinals incorporated into holiday decorations. It's a way to honor your loved ones during the holiday season. With that in mind, I stitch a tiny little cardinal one over one sitting on the roof of the house on this piece.

Design: Baby It's Cold Outside

Designer: Heartstring Samplery

Fabric: 36 count Ale linen (PTP)

Fibers: Called for GAST and WDW

Stitch Count: 159x103

Started: 14 February 2020

Finished: 10 July 2021

Stitch from Stash:

I'm claiming a $20.40 credit for this finish ($17 base + 10% bonus for hand dyed fabric + 10% bonus for specialty fibers). This brings my current Stitch from Stash balance to $69.72.

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