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California State Flower

Let's continue with our "Sketching Across America" State Flower, Fabulous Floriani Freebie Fridays! If you have missed any of our State Flower Designs, follow the link below:

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This week's State Flower is the California Poppy! The project pictured, is a weighted shoulder bag! Download the designs and instructions above! Ready for 5 fun facts about California? Let's go!

  1. California is home to the “Avocado Capital of the World.” Every year, Fallbrook holds an avocado festival to celebrate.

  2. Thousands of visitors flock to the Golden Gate Bridge every year, but it wasn’t always so beloved. Many originally derided the design as ugly!

  3. Wondering what the name of the world’s largest tree is? It’s General Sherman, and it lives in Sequoia National Park! At nearly 275 feet tall and a circumference of 102 feet, it’s certainly a large tree!

  4. In 1964, San Francisco’s cable cars were named the first moving National Historic Landmark. The San Francisco cable cars are the only ones still operating in a U.S city.

  5. The fortune cookie was inspired by the Japanese fortune tradition o-mikuji and invented in California.

Random Poppy Note: In the 1939 movie classic The Wizard of Oz, the Wicked Witch of the West conjures up a poppy field in front of the Emerald City to prevent Dorothy, the Lion, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow from entering.

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