Traveling through Arizona in the spring, I fell in love with cacti bearing fruit and flower. The squatty barrel cactus felt friendly, like a waggy dog you meet on a trail. It’s medium sized, companionable, not one to loom threateningly overhead or to hold you at arm’s length. It says, “Sit by me and gaze at the mountain range.”
Wanting to take the cactus home but knowing I couldn’t, I designed a replica to ride on the dash of our motor coach. You can make one too, and enjoy the Southwest wherever you are. The pattern is on Ravelry.