Saturday, November 01, 2008
Dia de Bloglandia
Welcome to my little contribution to Dia de Bloglandia in honor of Dia de los Muertos. I started this post at my daughter's last night so I didn't have a picture of my ofrenda, in fact I had to wait until I got home today to finish it so I could update my pictures.
I wanted to celebrate the Day of the Dead in memory of my grandmother and my parents. Near the picture of my Grandma Lucy I put her well worn rosary, her bottle of holy water, and a stone my brother brought to her from Jerusalem. A Christmas tree represents my mother's love of Christ and Christmas. Along with the deer and donkey it also reminds me of their love for their home in the country. The tractor is for the many hours my dad spent working on their property and giving rides to the grandkids. I think he loved that almost as much as they did! My mom was very creative but I think she enjoyed sewing the most, so I added a needle and spool of thread with a mini basket of sewing supplies on top. I look forward to adding more symbols each year.
Before I went to Rachel's for the weekend she covered some styrofoam skulls in glitter so we could decorate them with puffy paint to create faux sugar skulls. Isn't she clever? She also decorated the doll for her ofrenda. It represents her grandmother, my mother.
This is me rolling out flour tortillas. The rolling pin was made from an old pipe by my grandfather for my grandmother. Even though I have fond memories of my grandma making tortillas for me when I would go to her house for a visit, this is the first time I have ever made them myself!
Not a one turned out round, but boy were they yummy!
This whole experience has been so wonderful. Thanks to Stephanie and Susan I will definitely be celebrating Dia de los Muertos from now on!
This is just a little bonus pic of me and my grandsons :D