Thursday, September 5, 2013

Happy Dance Finish! (and more beer)

Hurray!  I finished the Day of the Dead sugar skull.  My son bought me the book, Twisted Stitches, and my daughter asked me to stitch this one for her.  I used the DMC floss listed in the chart and stitched on 18 ct white Aida.  The finished size is about 5" x 7".  There is another sugar skull in the book, too!
Day of the Dead - FINISHED!
"Day of the Dead"
Designed by Phil Davison
Twisted Stitches
Started 8/21/2012, Finished 8/31/2013

I stitched more water, fish, and bubbles on Cut Thru' Igloo.  This will only have one or two more updates and then it will be time for another happy dance!  Check out everyone's progress on the Bothy Threads Cut Thru' SAL page!
Cut Thru' Igloo update #22
I stitched two more bottles of beer on the wall on "99" by Ink Circles.
"99" update #5
Bottle #8 is Neustadt 10w30, Neustadt Springs Brewery, Neustadt, Ontario, Canada.

Bottle #9 is Fat Yak, Matilda Bay Brewing Co., Australia.





28 comments:

♥ Nia said...

Congrats on your finish!! And nice progress on your wips :)

My Crossstitch Place said...

congrats on your finish, looks great. Your wips are beautiful.

Stephie said...

Wow!!! Great job on your finish, it looks fab :) I love your bothy threads, it's coming on great :) I love seeing the posts on the beer bottles :) xxx

Christiane Garcia said...

I really love your stitching!
The skull is great!
Hugs

KimM said...

Congrats on the finish and the continued progress on the igloo and beer.
I love your stitching!!!!!

cucki said...

Sweet stitching..
Sweetie skull :)
Big hugs x

Pull the other thread said...

Great finish. Fab work on everything. Can't wait to see the finish on Igloo

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on a great finish. Lovely progress on your wips.

EvalinaMaria said...

I'm dancing with you! All stitching looks lovely.

Rita said...

Cute finish! You're making nice progress on your wips too.

Melinda said...

Love Love Love your Skull... And of course 99 Bottles is wonderul, Can't believe you are so close to an Igloo finish.. TA DA

SIMPLESEW said...

me and you have alot in common, I have been working on my skeleton for a yr now. of and on, Still havent stitched my beer bottles, but have alot of great floss and a new piece of linen for it.

Silverlotus said...

The sugar skull looks great!

And yay for an Ontario beer making into the sampler. I don't drink beer, but I still like to cheer when my province is presented. ;)

Linda said...

Congrats on another great finish Debbie. I love the colors in the skull. The Igloo looks fantastic and only 2 weeks left. I'm cheering you on. Great bottles. Sure do want to start this one.

Linda

sharine said...

Awesome finish! Great progress on the others:)

LastingAllure said...

Yay for a finish! Great job :) loving the beers too

Karen K said...

Congratulations on your finish - it looks amazing.

The cut thru is looking fabulous, soon be finished too.

Love the bottles

Well done you, great job this week

K xxx

Annette-California said...

Congrats on your finish. Great progress on your wonderful stitching.
love Annette

Julie said...

Love the skull so colorful.

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the fun finish! And nice going on the WIPs.

Rosemary said...

Wow, that is great - so colorful and beautifully done. You are also making quite a bit of progress on your other projects - I'm amazed at how well the beer bottles look, they really do look like their real counterparts. Go, go, go.

Denise SA said...

Beautiful finish

ricketyjo said...

Congrats on the finish and the other pieces are looking fab too :)

Vicky L said...

Congratulations on your sugar skull. It came out great. I am loving the igloo. 99 bottles is looking food too.

SIMPLESEW said...

This is can be funny, I will start somewhere different, I think we need a blog button..

Julie said...

Bright and vibrant finish. Igloo is fabulous.

Stitching Noni said...

Wow, great finish and great progress on your WIPs. Love the igloo!

Anne said...

Wonderful skull finish Debbie and I'm sure you are almost done with Cut Thru now!! The beers are looking good :D