November 2, 2016

Day of the Dead



Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that has been welcomed in the South Western part of the US.  It is a time to celebrate and pray for family members and friends who have died.  Colorful alters, flowers, and foods fill cemeteries all over Mexico.

I have a small alter up to celebrate the life of Frida Kahlo.  Her life and works have affected everyone in the world.  From small things, like naming a dog Freda, to big things, her influences are still felt in the arts world.

The AIDS Quilt with its unusual and personal memorial blocks offers another way of celebrating a life.  I did not know Peter Smith, but I knew and loved the man who made this block for Peter.  It certainly seems fitting to share Peter with my friends this day.

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  • Himself:  Gym, and long hours.
  • Herself:  Got the fabrics organized and got the Crow quilt reorganized in my mind at last.  Freed up a bit of my soul by cleaning it all up.
  • 52 Week House Reorganization:  Fabrics and work area.
  • Reading:  A bio of Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
  • Gratitudes:  That I sewed for a while and only had to take out two seams.


  • 4 comments:

    1. STILL working on the damn smoke alarm. Cleaned the sensors with air, unplugged and changed battery and pressed reset, went out an bought a NEW smoke alarm ($30.00) and my guest bedroom still tweeting and I have kids coming on Saturday! Stressed and want to drink wine and eat chocolate, but I will do free weights instead. Hubby calling an electrician.

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      1. I am so sorry. T do understand. We had to replace the brand new one in the garage as it wouldn't stop saying "carbon Monoxide." LOL You have my deepest sympathy...beeps too.

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    2. Great post! Thank you for the reminder of this day!

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    3. Love the costuming for Day of the Dead. :)

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