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!



Anna van Schurman said...

I stitched one of my friends a Halloween piece for Christmas too. I think it will become a trend! :)

Kathy A. said...

I think that is just awesome. Check out my blog and see the Christmas gift I stitched for my DIL - looks more like Halloween to me too ROFL

Siobhán said...

That is such a neat piece! I love the way you finished it off, too.

Margaret said...

This is too cute. Your friend is going to LOVE it. Your finishing is so cool.

Scattered Threads said...

You did a fantastic job on the finish. I think your friend will like it very much.
Glad you had a wonderful time with your sisters at Thanksgiving.
Looking forward to seeing Sarah's House.


Lillie said...

Wow! I think its fabulous. Am sure your friend will be thrilled with the gift.

Karoline said...

Cute finish, congratulations

Dianne said...

That's pretty awesome Sharon and I am sure your pal loved it!
I did some artist trading cards with this theme. It was fun finding the pieces for them.

J Rae said...

Love how it turned out!!! Hope she really likes it.