Over the Christmas holiday week we went on a quick 5 day cruise to Cozumel and Progresso Mexico from New Orleans. It was a great trip, nice warm weather, tropical breezes and a relaxing theme the entire time. On our stop in Progresso, we decided to take a trip to historic Merida, Mexico -- wow - what a great old city with lots to see and do. We did a historic downtown tour and shopping - certainly not enough time to see and do it all but I was very inspired by what I saw, particularly this tile detail in the old cathedral downtown.
On our walking tour near the city center, we stopped at a small shopping village that had some some great textiles hanging about --- there were great examples of patchwork and some incredible hand embroidered textiles that depicted mayan calendars and other stories. The embroidery appeared to be wool yarns and the vivid colors were just so eye catching. It was way above my budget so I went home empty handed but full of inspiration for future projects. Enjoy my pictoral inspirations.