Today I arrived at the Historical Society to a fun surprise! The long seam was basted three times and the entire flag was spread out on tables! What a beautiful sight!
In the morning we worked on the edges of the flag. The end that flies in the breeze is called the “fly”…..these stitchers are putting five rows of stitches in a one inch hem. It needs reinforcement because it can get snapped in the wind.
And these stitchers are turning under the end of the flag called the “hoist”……the end near the stars that gets hoisted up the flagpole.
After lunch, we rolled up the top of the flag and worked on the long seam that connects the top and bottom of the flag…..and finished it!
It was an amazing day…..lots of volunteers….hundreds of stitches…..and a film crew to record it!
Countdown! Three more days to finish!