02 June, 2007

Travel, food, and textiles


My husband travels to meetings in cool places. I tagged along to Acapulco.

We were lucky enough to go to a party here and see this beautiful view.

Seafood on the beach every night, watching the sunset from this deck. Food in Mexico, what a wonderful experience. The breakfast tortillas, the papaya juice, the soups, the seafood... I was taking notes.

It was funny to see all the cabs.

Shopping for embroidered dresses in the market, I was able to get a blouse

and a dress. I could look at this forever:

I would have loved to buy more, but aggressive bargaining was so much work.


Some knitting happened as well. I am almost done with the camisole now, but I loved this floor so much, I had to show this picture.

I didn't have internet available except for about an hour and no cell phone service either. It was relaxing. But now I am slightly behind on my emails. Hope you all forgive me.

23 comments:

  1. Your camisole is looking so fresh and pretty, and yes, that is some beautiful floor, they look great together, those colours.
    Ack, the 'haggling', I've never cared too much for it, it IS too much work.
    Pretty blouse and dress!

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  2. Some? That looks like quite a lot ;-) It's lovely! So is the blouse and dress.

    So, that's where all the Beetles went! I grew up on a diet of Love Boat and always dreamt of going to Acapulco. Thanks!

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  3. These cabs must be newish... I don't remember seeing them in Acapulco when I was there about 10 years ago... The camisole looks terrific, can't wait to see it completed!

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  4. So beautiful! It looks like a great trip. My grandmother loved to travel and I have a very old blouse like those that I treasure. The embroidery is just so beautiful.

    Your camisole is looking lovely, too. I can't believe you're almost done; you did that so fast! Can't wait to see a finished picture.

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  5. Looks like a fantastic place! You got some lovely textiles, too. I hate haggling myself, so I usually pay too much at markets :>

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  6. Wow! Gorgeous view. Gorgeous embroidery.

    I can't wait to see that tank finished! I love that book.

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  7. Wow ... such splendid view! Happy to read that you are having a good time. And you work so fast on the cami ... very lovely!

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  8. I'm happy you had a great trip. The blouse and the dress are so beautiful. Bright colors and a lot of patient work.

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  9. Dette ser jo deilig ut. Skulle gjerne vært på en slik tur. Gleder meg til å se blusen din ferdig! Lykke til.

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  10. oooh, can I come with you next time? I'm really good at haggling!

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  11. love the embroidered blouse and dress! beautiful!

    the cami is coming along beautifully and it looks fantastic in that colour. hurry up and show us finished photos! ;-)

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  12. hi hege, vacation photos are gorgeous. i love the clothes you bought (can we see you wearing them?!). the cami is gorgeous already. i love this pale blue. so, so fresh!

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  13. Your Apaculpo fotos are gorgeous! I'm so glad you got to go. The embroidered garments are so lovely! I'm also hoping to see you model them. And the cami? It looks so cool and comfy. Can't wait to see more.

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  14. Beautiful shots Hege - What a great trip that must have been! The embroidery on the top and dress is just beautiful, and I can't wait to see your camisole :)

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  15. Lucky! The embroidered dresses are really comfortable too.

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  16. LOVE the blue camisole! Just gorgeous...where in the pattern from? It's the must-knit I've been searching for!

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  17. The pattern is from Poetry In Stitches!

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  18. Viva Mexico ! I love those beautiful paper cuts they have for special events. As for the embroidery it's exquisite. I guessyou can do your Frida impressions now.

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  19. Awww, I almsot fell from my chair when I saw these most awesome pics! My heart's so full with Central- and South America these days that seeing this was a total feast for my eyes - and soul! Need. To. Go. There. Too! Now!!! I've always been impressed by the wonderful crafts they're doing in Mexico - and everywhere else down there for that matter - they're so skilled and inspiring!

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  20. It looks like an absolutely glorious trip. I love your photo of the huts and the ocean at sunset! The embroidered clothing are both so beautiful. I'm glad you were able to get them. Usually I'm so put off by having to haggled over prices that I just walk away (and regret it later, of course :P).

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  21. LOL....I REMEMBER all those Volkswagon bugs everywhere, and I do mean everywhere!!!! Did you see the cliffdivers that dive and then run up the steps asking you for money?

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  22. I want to be in your photos. What amazing scenery! It looks like you have some pretty embroidered souvenirs there too. :)

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  23. i have been saving this post, but then it doesn't come up as new. so i'm very behind.

    I LOVE THOSE TAXIS

    and where are you?

    Jeg føler meg syk. i love the internet.

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