an american flag

11:29:00 AM

I hope everyone's Fourth of July was wonderful! We celebrated with Rob's parents and family. Rob's parents just got home from serving a three-year mission in Paraguay for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons). It has been so good to see them!

I've wanted a handmade linen flag for a long time. I love the drape of linen-- perfect for a flag. I decided to make one this summer. I took FOREVER to applique the stars on. In hindsight, I'd paint them on with a stencil. This would bring the project down from 30 hours to 5 hours. :)

Anyway, I'm happy to have it up all summer. Sorry the picture are a little grainy. I'll be honest, I'm too lazy to go and get the lighting just right to retake the pictures. :)

I've been learning about John Adams recently (the movie and the book by McCullough), and my eyes have been opened to so many wonderful things about our country. Sometimes there is a lack of patriotism. I've felt it at times myself because of the strong divide that seems to overpower our country. The fact is, our country was founded on the freedom to disagree and agree. Many of the founding fathers did not agree with each other and "discussed" things repeatedly until they could come to a decision. Although I do wish we could get along better, it has been so helpful to understand this part about our history.

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  1. It turned out beautiful and I love your mantel, great colors!!

  2. Thank you! Still trying to figure out the left side of the mantel. I'm open to any ideas.

  3. I love the American flag. I feel the same sentiments in your last paragraph. Miss your, Rachel.


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