Friday, 28 October 2016

Rita's Nov. 2016 Skeletons/Skulls theme

Next month will be pretty busy (in addition to Thanksgiving, I'll be traveling again) so I thought I'd try to get a bit ahead.

I've been seeing a lot of sugar skulls in the cross stitch world lately and thought I should get into the act.  It works out perfectly for November's theme.

This is in the 2015 JCS Halloween special issue.  It stitched up pretty quickly and was fun to stitch.

While I'm thinking of Halloween, I'd like to tell you a little story.  My sister was born when I was 16.  I can remember my mom sewing her pumpkin suit.  It was so cute, she hung onto it.  Fast forward to when my kids were of trick or treating age.  All 4 of them wore it when it fit them for Halloween.  Later, my bil took the individual pictures and merged them into one and made a shirt for me.  Here's the picture:

My mom didn't have any idea that pumpkin suit would get that much "mileage".  Fast forward to present daughter who just gave us our first grandchild this year wants us to find the costume for her daughter to wear when she's a little older.


Lili said...

Your skull is great, lovely stitching!
How great story, funny photo!!
Happy Halloween and Happy Thanksgiving ;)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great skull, perfect for next month early!
Love the photo of all the kids in the costume too, what a great family tradition.

Khristine Doiron said...

I love your sugar skull!! And we have some of the costumes my mom sewed for my sister and I when we were little that we have put on our kids for halloween too. Those are the best costumes <3

Vickie said...

Love that skull!!!!!!!

Kaisievic said...

What a great story, Rita, I just love it! Very cute sugar skull, too.

Heather said...

Oh how cool!