“Make a flag for the new country or a new flag for your current country.”

Cleaning out drawers today I found a little stuffed dancing bear my grandmother had made at least 40 years ago. She originally made them as Christmas tree ornaments but then went on to use the pattern for various fabric art pieces and quilts.

Living in the woods, and given the recent local school district decision to ban students from wearing any clothing with the bear emblem of the California flag, it seemed like bears needed another venue or at least a new flag.