The workers are all reminding me it is a holiday next week, no work on Thursday (and probably not much the day before or the day after). Mainly a drinking holiday I think.
For my part, I just picked up my new Chiriqui flag. It is actually two flags stitched together as I wanted a more even look. The fabric cost me around $16 and the work about $14 - $7 per each side. Good value considering there were 26 white silk hand stitched stars, 13 on each side.
It was stitched by one of the town tailors who has a shop next to the Church. He uses an old Singer sewing machine. The fabric came from a little fabric store on the main street, about 50 yds from the Tailor, that sells all sorts of 'old fashioned' things like ribbons, buttons and felt. It is staffed by lots of very helpful mature ladies who know about sewing and measuring and all those useful things a girl without such experience needs.