I spent the morning finishing up the 13 stars for this and tea-staining all the "whites." It didn't work. The stars turned out a murky brown and the stripes turned out brownish-pink because the red bled on them. It bled over on these bottom antique white ones too, but at least I can rinse it in the washer again after I'm finished and they will all match. You can see that I was able to salvage the bottom half of the flag and only have to re-do the last half. I just couldn't give my daddy anything less than my best. I'm VERY happy he's still around and I'm able to make him something. So what if I have to re-do it? It's not that big of a deal and the ripples are fun to do anyway.
Some of you asked if my dad was ex-military, and yes, he retired from the Air Force back in the early 1970s after 20 years of service.
Hope y'all had a nice weekend.
Enjoy your Sunday evening.