Anyway, back to Betsy mode, Sweet Hubby calls me last night and asks me to stop at the park before returning home. He needs me to see if I can sew something. So that "something" turns out to be the American Flag. Apparently, the flag was mistakenly stored in a cardboard box and the mice have been quite comfy and cozy in there. (This flag has not been used for a number of years, they have borrowed one). Since they were concerned that they would not have a flag this year, they pulled out their old "Old Glory"...and found this:
So, Sweet Hubby says, "Can you fix it?"
I can fix it, but it isn't going to be pretty...
Now let me just interject here, this flag is huge. Each stripe is 12.5 inches wide and I have no idea how long the entire flag is...the damage was contained to the top section where the flag would generally attach to a pole, in this case, a crane. The largest hole requires a 7 inch patch. and since this fabric is so thin and faded, and I need it done in a day, forget about trying to match and let's just see what I've got on hand....I figure no one's going to be able to tell when this flag is hanging off of a crane.
God Bless the men and women who have fought, and continue to fight, for our Independence!
God Bless America!
Happy Fourth of July!