Dia de los Muertos

Day of the Dead Zombie

Meet Frida.

Frida is a Day of the Dead Zombie that my sister in weirdness and good friend, Kim, made for me for my birthday. I received some other beautiful handmade things for my birthday that I can’t wait to show you, but Frida demanded to be first. I thought Frida was not only a fun gift, but she also was rather timely. Isn’t it funny how sometimes in your life, you keep having the same theme pop up? Well, about a week before Frida entered my life, I received my copy of the JCS Halloween Issue.

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Notice the cool sugar skull design from Monsterbubbles. Love it. I think I’ll definitely be stitching that one. And why did it catch my attention, you might ask? Well, I’ve been reading this book.

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Ok, pay no attention to the fact that my sidebar still says I’m reading The Museum of Innocence. I abandoned that in favor of this book, given to me by a fellow book clubber, who said it was fantastic. It is. And within the first few pages was a beautiful description of Dia de los Muertos and sugar skulls and leaving offerings for one’s loved ones. Such a gorgeously written book. So, here I am reading this book, thinking about Mexico and sugar skulls and then I come across the Monsterbubbles ornament…coincidence? I think not.

But wait, just when it couldn’t get any more interesting…the next book for my bookclub?

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Yeah. It ties in with the museum’s nest exhibit called “Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea”. It’s all working together in some kind of wild swirl of strangeness. Now, I know that there’s a thin line between some of the connections I’m making…but my head is making them nonetheless.

Which is why, dear friends, I just had to introduce you to Frida. That’s where my head’s at these days. Plus, it’s been a rough couple of weeks so zombies seemed relevant.

But, just in case you’re here for the stitching…I’m doing some non-zombie related stitching on Where My Heart Blooms. It’s coming along.

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So, until next time…Frida will be keeping an eye on things.

Day of the Dead Zombie in Coffin Box

I am grateful for zombie felties that bring a smile to my face.

50 thoughts on “Dia de los Muertos”

  1. Ok, she is ridiculously fab…. love Frieda. I showed my boys the book and they were just dying for me get it and make them something – I am still deliberating about it. Good progress on on Where my Heart Blooms.

  2. Ok, she is ridiculously fab…. love Frieda. I showed my boys the book and they were just dying for me get it and make them something – I am still deliberating about it. Good progress on on Where my Heart Blooms.

  3. I love Frida!!! The Lacuna is a wonderful book — I loved it! I’m going to have to put that other book on my to-read list. Sounds good! Love your Where the Heart Blooms!

  4. I love Frida!!! The Lacuna is a wonderful book — I loved it! I’m going to have to put that other book on my to-read list. Sounds good! Love your Where the Heart Blooms!

  5. Frida is cute! It’s too early for Dia de los Muertos…I get confused easily! WTHB is looking great. I’m hoping to start mine in a 2-3 weeks. I need to buy fabric!

  6. Frida is cute! It’s too early for Dia de los Muertos…I get confused easily! WTHB is looking great. I’m hoping to start mine in a 2-3 weeks. I need to buy fabric!

  7. Blooms is just gorgeous! I need to get that one. I keep seeing around the bloggernacle. 🙂 And I ADORE Frida! She is fantastic!! The coffin though just puts her over the top fabulous. 🙂

  8. Blooms is just gorgeous! I need to get that one. I keep seeing around the bloggernacle. 🙂 And I ADORE Frida! She is fantastic!! The coffin though just puts her over the top fabulous. 🙂

  9. OMG, I love Frida, she’s too cute. Glad you are enjoying the theme in your life.

    Love the BBD piece too, I am working on mine now also.

  10. OMG, I love Frida, she’s too cute. Glad you are enjoying the theme in your life.

    Love the BBD piece too, I am working on mine now also.

  11. OMG so awesome it hurts!

    I love that Monsterbubbles design too. I saw someone stitched just the skull on perforated plastic (filled in the skull) – fabulous. I’m stealing the idea.

    I also have the *cutest* Sugar Skull quilt pattern. Bought it 2 years ago at Festival.

  12. OMG so awesome it hurts!

    I love that Monsterbubbles design too. I saw someone stitched just the skull on perforated plastic (filled in the skull) – fabulous. I’m stealing the idea.

    I also have the *cutest* Sugar Skull quilt pattern. Bought it 2 years ago at Festival.

  13. Well Happy birthday to you!
    How very creative your sister and friend are to put together such a funny doll. Everyone needs a “Frida” to make them smile. I especially like her house, the coffin.

  14. Well Happy birthday to you!
    How very creative your sister and friend are to put together such a funny doll. Everyone needs a “Frida” to make them smile. I especially like her house, the coffin.

  15. Frida is SOOOOO freakin’ cool!! You should do a Day of the Dead search on Ebay–there’s some neat stuff that pops up. Thanks for the tips on the books. I think Mairead has The Lacuna. I’m definitely doing to get the other book. Love your progress on WMHB!

  16. Frida is SOOOOO freakin’ cool!! You should do a Day of the Dead search on Ebay–there’s some neat stuff that pops up. Thanks for the tips on the books. I think Mairead has The Lacuna. I’m definitely doing to get the other book. Love your progress on WMHB!

  17. Haha, Frida is so cute, and so in time.
    Your BBD project is tempting me as well but I think I’ll stitch Their Song first.

  18. Haha, Frida is so cute, and so in time.
    Your BBD project is tempting me as well but I think I’ll stitch Their Song first.

  19. Frida is so cute and such a fun gift! Isn’t the JCS Halloween issue wonderful? I just got mine a couple of days ago. My Heart Blooms looks lovely! Enjoy all of it!

  20. Frida is so cute and such a fun gift! Isn’t the JCS Halloween issue wonderful? I just got mine a couple of days ago. My Heart Blooms looks lovely! Enjoy all of it!

  21. Oh Wow – what a devilously darling Frida ! Love her “bed” ! Your BBD piece is looking really good Michelle – I found the JCS Halloween issue to be somewhat unintersting for me – I think Paulette’s design was about the only one I thought I would probably stitch. Not that they were not all good designs – guess my time is just so limited – I’m pretty picky about my selections. Enjoy your reading – Mel

  22. Oh Wow – what a devilously darling Frida ! Love her “bed” ! Your BBD piece is looking really good Michelle – I found the JCS Halloween issue to be somewhat unintersting for me – I think Paulette’s design was about the only one I thought I would probably stitch. Not that they were not all good designs – guess my time is just so limited – I’m pretty picky about my selections. Enjoy your reading – Mel

  23. Frida is cool (but she needs her eyebrows connected). If you can, listen to the Lacuna on cd. Barbara Kingsolver reads it herself and she has the most amazing speaking voice and knows her spanish well. I just finished it not long ago. Then rent yourself the move’Frida’ I think that’s the title of it, with Penelope Cruz as Frida. Awesome.

  24. Frida is cool (but she needs her eyebrows connected). If you can, listen to the Lacuna on cd. Barbara Kingsolver reads it herself and she has the most amazing speaking voice and knows her spanish well. I just finished it not long ago. Then rent yourself the move’Frida’ I think that’s the title of it, with Penelope Cruz as Frida. Awesome.

  25. Totally agree with Marsha that you need to “read” The Lacuna on audiobook. I always love getting my history lesson in the form of a novel.

  26. Totally agree with Marsha that you need to “read” The Lacuna on audiobook. I always love getting my history lesson in the form of a novel.

  27. Dying over Frieda. And yes… pun intended. I especially love that she reminds me of Stewie Griffin. And her coffin… that’s gravy!

  28. Dying over Frieda. And yes… pun intended. I especially love that she reminds me of Stewie Griffin. And her coffin… that’s gravy!

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