Everyone in Mazatlan told us that our destination cities would be “mucho frio”, so we packed extra sweaters, turtlenecks, a hat, scarves, etc. My little suitcase was packed to the brim, but I did find a tiny space for some handwork: two collages of applique work that I would later turn into pillow covers. They fit well into a gallon size Ziploc, along with a needle, a few bright bundles of embroidery thread, and my itty bitty Swiss Army knife, complete with mini-scissors.
So now home, I have pulled out this project and started on it. I designed the collage prior to leaving and now find it so connected to what I experienced on my travels. We made daily visits to the amazing archaeological sites of the area, climbing pyramids and temples along our route. I think this piece reflects much of the amazing beauty and history of Mexico that I experienced these last three weeks.