Sunday, March 10, 2013

Filling up the suitcase(s)

My current list!
The last two times we've gone to Merida I have brought things down that I either treasure or was afraid I wouldn't find easily. A few items I've hauled down, I've found at one of thee many stores I've explored. This past December I made a list as I either could not find the item at one of the many stores I visited or did not like the brands or it was way overpriced. I keep a suitcase in the bedroom and as I shop around St Louis, I check out the clearance items and add to my suitcase. Today I checked out all the items I've purchased since our return in January.
I never could find deep woods off around Merida! (and only 1.00 each on clearance)
More clearance items..7.00 us for the mosquito racket.

100% cotton percale sheets! (and only 20.00 on clearance!)

From Thailand, a treasured gift from a friend!
And so it goes... recently I have been concentrating on pillows for the couch and beds. Yes I have bought some and I think I will make some. As soon as the curtain rods go up on the French doors in the bedrooms I will get the measurements and try my hand on making some curtains with the grommet tops. I'm glad it's too expensive to bring furniture with us....otherwise my garage would be filled too!
Two of the pillow 

This is the material for me to make more couch pillows!


  1. This looks like one of my suitcases when I go back to the states for a visit! On advice from friends I usually take everything out of the packaging so it appears to be "used." The only time my luggage was searched, the dreaded red light, the young woman remarked I must be in the process of moving to Merida! I was curious why you are bringing fabric for pillows with all the incredible fabric stores here?

    1. The fabric is actually napkins that I found on clearance for 1.00 us. I will be making the pillows from these here in the US. I do not have a sewing machine in Merida. When I saw the napkins it reminded me so much of the table clothes from Thailand that I love so much. I will take everything out of the packages when I pack for my real trip! What is it that you bring?

  2. Once again I'm using your post as a guideline for my packing list!

    In my book you can NEVER have enough textiles and they come in handy for wrapping items.

    When are you heading down again?

    1. I hope the month of December and maybe a quick trip before that... I keep chanting...only one or two more years!!!!