Feeling nostalgic today. Missing Texas. Can you miss a State? Yes, if it's Texas. I wasn't born a Texan, but I was born to BE a Texan. LOL. Maroon Aggie blood courses through my veins. Whoop!
Don't get me wrong. We have made a wonderful life here in New Mexico although truth be told, I'm hoping our state residency is only temporary. When we moved here, I desperately wanted to redraw the state lines.
Why the sudden homesickness? While browsing through my Google Reader today I stumbled upon this quilt: Prarie Points of Interest . It's fabulous and the story behind it made me weepy for Texas. We never lived in the Texas Panhandle, but my childhood is firmly rooted in the hill country along the Blano River and our children were raised in the Davis Mountains where my heart still resides.
And it's spring. You haven't experienced spring until you've experienced it in Texas. My Mom called the other day and gushed about the Bluebonnets. And I cried.
Our daughter is headed off to college in the fall. In August she'll be "Gone to Texas" and I'm envious.
I've contemplated making a quilt to symbolize my love of Texas. I've seen a few, but none have spoken to me. A while back I bought a couple of Jelly Rolls of an older Moda line called Hill Country Spring, but I haven't had the heart to unroll it yet. I'm waiting for just the right project to come along and I'm thinking that my next Trip to Texas will require a trip to the quilt shop that still carries some of that yardage so I can snap it all up.
In the meantime, I'll leave you with a little bit of Texas gold (sniff, sniff):
I Can't See Texas From Here