We’d like to thank Beverly Bryan for uploading this wonderful photo to our Starting Chain Facebook page. It was in celebration of Independence Day, but also has a personal meaning. It is of Beverly back in 1976, the Bicentennial, with the flag she crocheted. She writes,
“In1976, I was the DAR Good Citizen for the state of Tennessee. I crocheted this flag to use in my Betsy Ross skit. The flag was displayed in the Smithsonian as part of a student display. There was nopattern, except the one in my head!“
We love it because it shows the courage of a young person crocheting without a pattern. And, it’s a large flag! It shows what how a good eye for design and layout can take a crocheter far.
Thank you for inspiring us, Bev! It was a beautiful piece of art and having it displayed in the Smithsonian is such an honor!