Eureka! Today is one of my favorite on the calendar - September 9, 1850 - California became the 31st state admitted to the union. Even though I am far, far away, the words of Dorothy Gale never rang more true, "There's no place like home." And no matter where I roam, California will always be home to me.
Look at what arrived at my doorstep just this week all the way from the Golden State.
A friend there makes birdhouses from vintage and found items. She says this is California yard art. I don't know - I think this one will stay in the house, at least for winter. No matter where it is placed, it certainly is a most delightful and heartfelt surprise.
On the quilting front, I have been keeping up with Cheri Payne's (a quilt designer from California) Ashes and Soot sampler blocks.
You, too, can join in the fun. Just drop by her blog for the directions. Not only is it going to be another great quilt, but she is offering her design for FREE!
And last but not least, a recent photo of my little camera ham, Daisy.
While she may not originate from California, she is a 'Golden' Retriever. With a sweet face like that she can claim anywhere as home in my book.
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