Where I grew up in South Louisiana, we keep our bodies above ground. Why? It's below sea level and the bodies would float right up! If you haven't done a New Orleans Cemetery tour yet I would highly recommend it! Each of these tombs is based on an actual tomb in New Orleans. Marie Laveau's is in the top left hand corner. Stitch them each separately for Halloween ornaments or stitch them together as shown. This is a big one!
Special thanks to Eryn Raymond, a New Orleans native, for stitching this one! And to Accents Inc Cross Stitch shop in New Orleans for framing it. The model lives at Accents so if you are ever in that area stop by and see it in person. They also specialize in Louisiana themed cross stitch charts.
Stitch count is 214x186
Linen: 32ct "Earth and Sky" from Mountain Aire fabrics
Anchor: 398 and 399(2)
Classic Colorworks- Toasted Marshmallow(2) and Just Rust
Gentle Art- Ruby Slipper
Threadworx- Wintergreen, Sunrise, Wrought Iron(3)
Weeks- Parchment, Tin Roof, Oak, Chickpea, Gunmetal (2), Bee's Knees