I’ve never been to Texas before, but that’s where I am as you’re reading this! Our son is graduating from Navy M.A. school today, so we’re there to attend. After that, we get to bring him home for a couple of weeks. I wrote this before we left, but by now I’ve visited the Alamo and River Walk, two things we were told we have to see while we’re in San Antonio. The forecast was for almost 100 degree heat, so this Oregon girl may have melted. Even so, I’ll bet I had fun doing it.
In researching our destination, I learned a few things about Texas. For instance, their state plant is the cactus, so this Cactus Stool from OhOh Blog seemed like a good place to start.
Their state tree is the Pecan so naturally I had to feature this Pecan Pie Bread Pudding from Call Me PMC.
I didn’t know states had both a large and small mammal, but the armadillo fills the small spot in Texas. I’ve never seen one in real life. Are they as cute as this Roll-up Armadillo from Kati Galusz on Ravelry?
The bird representing Texas is the Mockingbird, like this Felt Mockingbird from Downeast Thunder Farm.
When it comes to large mammals, the longhorn is king in Texas. This Longhorn Hat from Crochet Parfait is hilarious and awesome.
I had to look up what the Texas state flower, the Bluebonnet, looks like. These Beaded Bluebonnets from Cackleberry Cottage do them justice.
The Lone Star flag is represented well by this Texas Flag Quilt Pattern sold on The Aspen Tree.
Like I said, I’ve never been to Texas, but growing up there were many women in my life who came from that part of the country. I don’t know if I ever went to a family function where sweet tea wasn’t served. This Sweet Tea Served Here Sign from The Shabby Creek Cottage would be a welcome sight for me.
This Texas Quilt from Pretty Little Quilts is so pretty. It looks complicated, but it really just boils down to lots and lots of squares.
To be fair, all of the states are available, but it only seems right to feature the Texas Coloring Page from Doodle Art Alley.
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