Monday, May 3, 2010

Getting ready to party!

It's only two days to Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for "the fifth of May," a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. On that date in 1862, Mexican forces scored an unlikely victory over the French army at the Battle of Puebla.

Today Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in the United States to honor the contributions of Americans of Mexican ancestry--the Mexican equivalent of St. Patrick's Day, Chinese New Year and Oktoberfest. For the occasion, I've created little Pedro to join others in my "Penguins on Parade" series.

I've got a fair amount of sky to stitch first if I want Pedro's sombrero finished in time for the holiday, so I'd better get cracking!


Possibilities, Etc. said...

This is really cute! Pedro is ready to go. Cinco de Mayo is really big here in Austin - wild celebration. One big running party from San Jacinto day (April 19) until Cinco de Mayo.

Cool City Stitcher said...

I'll be eager to see how you stitch the cacti and sand.. also his sombrero.