"Oh, no need to BUY a hammock, I can make one myself!"
Okay, I can, but geez, that was a lot of work. I have to remember that when my Dad died, not only did I lose him, I lost access to one of his companies - the one with the industrial sewing machines and cutting tables. I used to go there when I was making curtains and stuff and spread everything out, as well as use the machines with tons of space to the side and back - eliminating this:
This is my little home machine, with a 3 metre by 1.5 metre large hammock stuffed around it. I'm sewing a seam down the middle of the length here, trying to sandwich a polyester quilt batt between 2 layers of thick solar treated canvas. Poor machine! It handled the task, but man, it was hard. The seams aren't exactly straight, but really, it's a cottage outdoor hammock! Anyone who professes a problem with a wonky seam will be kindly told to get one's butt off the hammock. You diss the hammock, you lose all access. I already know the location - my husband and I did some scouting last time we were up, and we think we've got the perfect place - a view of the lake, some shade, and a nice breeze. I've already got the spreader bars ready - Small issue of the spreader bars being slightly wider than the actual hammock, but no biggie. We can cut that down. Those hanging lines will tie through some grommets:
We'll apply the grommets this weekend at the cottage, since I have no time left this week. Then it's just a matter of tying the spreader bars on, hanging it, and grabbing my book and a pillow! I hope the weather co-operates...