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A couple of weeks in Ajijic

Paul and I just returned from a couple of weeks in Ajijic. We were a bit weary of the hot weather and thought that a break in the cool highlands would be just the ticket.  It worked out just great for us. We had rented a place through AirBnB that seemed as though it would be perfect for us.  But unfortunately the pool was empty, the internet was only available at a table across the property outside, and the kitchenette...

Tips for Moving to México

Are you one of the 10,000 baby boomers reaching retirement age every day? Yes, every day for the next 18 years 10,000 people in the US turn 65. Even if only 1% of those people consider México, that is 36,500 people per year. Are you one of them? Paul and I decided on México for retirement for a lot of reasons. We wanted an adventure. We wanted to learn a new language, learn about a different culture, and experience life...

My Mexican Textiles

I love Mexican textiles.  I love that they are hand made. As a knitter, I know how much attention and caring gets incorporated into each item I make, and I’m sure it is the same for the creators of these lovely blouses. Whenever I travel, I always enjoy looking at (and probably buying) blouses, wraps (called rebozos) or knitted items. A huipile (or huipil) is an embroidered blouse or dress.  I am not an expert, for that I will refer...

Knitting Oaxacan Wool in Sinaloa

Hi all!  It has been a busy time lately, but lots of fun.  We’ve been involved in a project that is almost ready to be blogged about, but not quite.  So hang on a bit longer, and take a look at the table mat I finally finished using the wool I bought in Oaxaca last June. I had intended to felt it but I think I might like it just the way it is.  Plus, when it is felted it...