I was doing an errand of mercy today, Robin asked me if I could fix his flag. He likes to fly a flag when we are “In Residence” and the stitching around the edge of his New Zealand flag was coming undone. So it was no trouble at all to find some navy thread, thread up the sewing machine, and stitch around the edge of the flag. There, all done, that didn’t take too long at all.
While this one was being repaired, our black and white Silver Fern flag was fluttering in the breeze. With two different flags Robin can ring the changes, although I notice that the Silver Fern flag often gets brought out when the All Blacks Rugby Team plays an overseas team in a Test Match. A trip to USA some years ago showed just how popular flying a flag was in that country, and how proud the population is to show their allegiance. On our return home Robin decided he wanted to start flying our own flag. We have a collapsible flagpole which is attached to a post on the front deck.
After my mending stint I decided to work on my shaggy floral quilt and cut out lengths of green fabric for the borders. But……..oh no, I don’t think I’ve got enough of that fabric left. So I’m putting that aside until I can go back to that particular out of town shop to get some more. There is no point in starting the border in case I can’t get what I want and have to change plans. What a bother!