Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Hi Ho Hi Ho

and off to work I go – replacing the line in the flag that hangs outside when we stay at our cabin. It’s really not a flag but a streamer that can stay up at all hours. I love this tradition; it reminds me of my grandparents and their much beloved cabin.

Anything that stays outside in our part of the woods needs to be sturdy, but being forgotten and left outside for several weeks was too much for the line that got twisted and turned and weighed down by 2m soaking wet (and now wrinkly) fabric. Husband brought it home 2 weeks ago and yesterday I finally got the proper line and set up for a little repair session.

Armed with a sharp seam ripper and glue stick
I got the seams unstitched (heavy polyester thread, yuck)
and glued back on and properly pinned down
I dusted off the sewing machine, patted it a little and apologized for ignoring it for so long, and voila – it’s done and it didn’t take half the time I have spent thinking about it.


  1. Love the flag traditions. Husband has to fix our line on the pole so we can fly our flag too. How are your erosion flags doing? xox Corrine

  2. Nice repair job!! It should last for a long time now.

  3. Sweet. Good repair job. I love flags. And, what a fun tradition.

  4. Nina Lise, glad you finished your project! Congratulations also on your blog anniversary!!!