we have all gone through those self-deprecating moments in our stitch journey where we think "why can't i just show some self restaint?!"
well...maybe you haven't, but i definitely have! i'm trying to be a good girl and not purchase any new canvases until i make a dent in le stash, but it's harrrrddddd (insert whiny 5-year-old tantrum)
when i break down and purchase said canvas(es), the thought that drives the purchase is "what if i come back and it's not here? what if they stop making it? what if it's the last one ever?"
that mentality drove me to buy this little cutie...
for those that are unfamiliar with what this canvas depicts, gather round for stitchy story time!
the simon hubig pie company was actually founded in fort worth, tx (my hometown y'all!) at the start of world war I. the new orleans factory was one of several southeastern plants and later was the only surviving location after the great depression. the same 2 new orleans families still run the factory and are in their 3rd generation! hubig's bake their pies daily, and only fresh, local ingredients are used (like sweet potato!)
this july, a kitchen fire destroyed the hubig's factory and they are currently in the process of rebuilding. unfortunately we in new orleans are all too familiar with that term.
this little canvas will serve as a reminder of how many people love this city and its history, and that nothing can destroy it!