Sunday, November 2, 2008

Dia de Bloglandia

I have been fascinated by Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, since our first trip to New Mexico about 9 years ago. So when I read about Stephanie's and Susanna's Dia de Bloglandia, I knew I wanted to be a part of the celebration!


Dia de los Muertos...a day to pay tribute to our deceased relatives and ancestors by playing their favorite music...


and feasting on favorite foods and drink.


Sugar Skulls...


and altars surrounded by photographs, flowers, lighted candles, bread, bowls of water and other symbolic offerings dedicated to departed loved ones.
This altar is in honor and remembrance of my mom, Pat.





(The Sugar Skull pictured above is from the cover of Mexican Folk Art coloring book; and the two embroidered pieces in this post were stitched using patterns from Sublime Stitching.)


Thank you very much for coming by and celebrating Day of the Dead with me! To visit other Dia de Bloglandia posts, you can find them listed here.
I'm excited! I want to see all of them!


Marilyn

19 comments:

Marianne said...

I love Day of the Dead stuff, too!!! I can't remember when I heard, but it was many years ago. I just love the fabric with this theme. It just cracks me up. I always say I'd love to make a baby quilt and back it in one of these fabrics! Don't tell anyone I said that!!

julietk said...

Visiting for Dia de bloglandia
great embroidery,Hugs Juliet

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Marilyn,

Looooooooove all you do!

Especially BONKERS over those stitcheries...

OO la la!

HAPPY am I this day,

full heart, full mind...

ready to CREATE more!

xo, Monica

Fireblossom said...

As i go around admiring all that people have lovingly constructed for this day, I am just filled up with admiration and emotion.

I enjoyed what you've shared here, Marilyn. I like the music as well!

rachel whetzel said...

LOVE the fabric!! Thanks!!

Lisa "Oceandreamer" S. said...

What a beautiful alter to your Mom. I love your stitcheries....I have Sublime Stitching and never thought about looking in it for patterns to honor this day. I may have to do some and add them later.

susanna said...

I really like your embroidered pieces and I think I'll attempt to make them next year. And that is a nice ofrenda for your mother. It's interesting to see the little pieces like the perfume bottle and the dog and parrot that you have added to her ofrenda.

3rdEyeMuse said...

wow! the altar for your mom is wonderful and I adore those FANTASTIC embroidery pieces. :)

Happy Dia de los Muertos!

glorv1 said...

Very nice ofrenda to your mom and the embroidery is just great. Thx for sharing.

Leau said...

Thanks for turning me on to Sublime Stitching! It's a great post.

PLO said...

I love the cross stitch! LOVE IT!

Stephanie said...

Marilyn,
Great stuff here! I love your shrine and the coloring book cover...scrumptious!!

Thank you for being part of Dia de Bloglandia!!

x...x
steph

Paula Scott said...

Thank you for sharing and for such a lovely post! It is amazing to be able to step into other people's lives like this.

thethinkingwoman said...

This has been such a wonderful party. Your images are charming and the altar lovely. Thank you sharing!
-- JeriAnn

Debbie said...

Great tribute to your mother. I like your altar. Thanks for sharing.

LostLuggage said...

Really beautiful imagery...thanks for sharing in dia de bloglandia! I really loved this blog event :)

'A Tuscan view.....from Umbria' said...

I really like the embroidered pieces they are so delicate. This is a lovely offering to Dia de los Muertos. It has been so interesting to see all the different ideas and the effort that everyone has gone to.
best wishes amanda

Lynn said...

What a different & fantastic post today. I saw some skeleton fabric at my lqs - I may need to go buy it now for next year!

Karen Cole said...

What a great "artsorted " display you have here, Marilyn!!

I, too ,love the embroidered piece. So delicate.