Monday, November 26, 2012

El Dia de los Muertos


This is El Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead by Monsterbubbles. You can find the pattern in the 2010 annual Halloween issue of Just Cross Stitch. I stitched this for my friend in Chicago as a Christmas gift. No, I haven't lost my mind...yet! She was really interested in the sugar skulls that mark this Mexican holiday this year-so instead of stitching her a traditional Christmas ornament as I have been doing I stitched this instead. I made it into a small display cube-as I most likely won't stitch another Halloween ornament for her and this way she could move it around to where she wanted it. She is into beading and I am thinking it may be perfect for her bead room! I added the flower buttons to the skull and found some really cool skull fabric at JoAnn's today. It is stitched on yellow linen with Gentle Art threads. Stitch count is 55x41 I hope she likes it-I think it came out pretty cute if I may say so ;-)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Mine was great. My sister's were in town and we hung out and ate of course. It was so nice, even though I had to work later that night! Now it's time to pull out the Christmas tree! I will be back soon with some ornament finishing. I am also steadily plodding away on Sarah's House by Blackbird. I will have to show a wip photo of that one. Also, even though I promised myself I wouldn't start a new one. I did start Folk Art Floral by From the Heart by Wendy picture here.

I am off to stitch, be blessed my friends!