Sunday, July 15, 2012

Quilting Unplugged A.K.A. No Electric for 2 Weeks

Hi! It's me. I can finally make a post from our house. With pictures too! Although it is dial-up, I am so grateful to have internet access again. I just have to get used to how slow it is. Yikes! I hope you all have been well and I am working through e-mails, again time or should I say speed is the issue. Thank you for all of your e-mails and comments.


We had a pretty crazy storm come through on June 29th and nearly all of West Virginia was affected by it as well as many other states. We only had our power restored Thursday. It was a crazy, HOT 2 weeks. I did manage to FINALLY get my hand pieced quilt top sashed and the borders put on. This picture was taken before we had electric so the quilt top is not pressed. I'll be doing that today. My next post will be about hand quilting and finishing up with the hand pieced quilt along! If you've been waiting, thanks for your patience. I feel so behind. I have bee blocks to make and my Google reader says 1000+. It has been a nice break but I am so ready to get back into quilting and blogging. I am also really excited to meet with some of the girls from the West Virginia Modern Quilt Guild.

It has been really nice being in our own place. We bought a mobile home to put on our property and we hope to be building a log cabin in the future. I am so proud of my husband. He did all of the electrical, plumbing, phone hook-ups himself. He saved us a lot of money in labor. Our family has helped us beyond words. It's taking some adjusting going from about 2500 square feet house to just shy of 1000 square feet. But I purged a lot of junk and things we didn't need. It's nice to have a cute little uncluttered home. I hope by spring we will have our chickens and maybe even our dairy goats.


We did get this cute little guy from our neighbor. He was bound for the pound and we wanted a dog so it worked out great! He is so cute and the kids love him. Especially my son. He has always wanted his own dog and now he has one. His name is Rosco.

Thank you if you read this long winded post. I was planning on writing about our adventures in our new place but after the 2 week power outage I am just ready to veg out in front of the fan :) Nature and adventures will have to wait! Can't wait to see what you all have been up to! Going to TRY to blog hop now :)!!!!

xo Erin









24 comments:

Becca said...

So glad to have you back! I've missed your presence. :)

We were out of power after Hurricane Ike came through a couple of years ago. We spent two weeks without power stout house. I and my kiddos spent a lot of time at friend's and family's houses. When we finally got power back it was so awesome. Just such a relief to be back in my house with my couch and the A\C.


Your quilt is beautiful!

Heidi Staples said...

It's wonderful to hear from you again, Erin! Glad that everything is going okay, and Rosco is the cutest. :) Your quilt is just as gorgeous as I knew it would be. Looking forward to hearing how things go in the next few weeks!

doodlebugmom said...

Glad you're back, Roscoe is adorable! I think there is nothing cuter in this world than a beagle pup!

vintage grey said...

Welcome back Erin!! So happy to hear about your beautiful new home, and what a sweet addition to your family!! He's too precious! Sorry about the storm, but glad you and your family are okay. Your quilt is beautiful, and how excited it is all hand quilted and sewn! So neat!! Wishing you a beautiful weekend sweet friend! xo Heather

Karen said...

Lovely to hear all your news Erin & see the finished quilt! Hope you have a great weekend

Patchwork and Play said...

Oh a beagle! How cute! We owned a beagle once!

Jennie said...

I was so glad to see a new post from you Erin. That is one cute little dog, and one gorgeous quilt. I love hearing all your plans for your place - sounds like a dream to me! Can't wait to see you wrap up your hand-pieced quilt.

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Welcome back! You have been missed, but I am glad to hear that all is well. I imagine it was a challenge being without electricity for that long. I think I would have quite the collection of EPP hexagons and diamonds after that! :) Isn't it a blessing to have such a handy hubby?! I have one too and he's worth his weight in gold...and then some. I can't believe how you are still churning out beautiful tops in the midst of such turmoil. Rosco is darling - he already looks well-loved! :)

Leslie said...

it is so good to hear from you! what a sweet little puppy. I can not imagine not having power during all this awful heat. Stay cool

Sallie said...

What a pretty quilt! and such a cute dog!

Natasha said...

Lovely quilt. I am so glad you finally got your power back. I was in Virginia for a family reunion when those storms blew through and most of my cousins who were down for that lost their power up in WV. It was a crazy crazy storm.... happy to hear ya'll are safe.
What a cute pup. Glad he was able to go to a nice home.
Take Care
Natasha

Heather D. said...

Nice to see another update from you! Sounds like things have been pretty crazy for your family! The pup is adorable and the quilt top looks great, even unpressed! Take care.

Lib said...

Welcome back! Quilt looks more advanced than mine and I just love the dog. Looks like my son's English Foxhound

Anita said...

Awe, the quilt is great and the puppy adorable! Glad you have some power back!

Michelle said...

I don't think I could have managed for 2 weeks without power.
Just love your quilt too.....

Anna said...

awe! rosco is too cute. :)

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

It's good to see you again. =) I look forward to seeing your new home.

What a darling new pup!

Jessie @ Messy Jesse said...

Great to see you back Erin, what a nightmare being without electric for so long!! Your quilt top looks so pretty it's come together so well :D
Jessie, xo

Bonnie said...

I love the quilt top...wait, first let me say I can't believe you had to go without electric that long!! I am so sorry to hear that..you poor thing! My goodness!! So, your log cabin is going to be gorgeous!! How wonderful for you all! By the way, Rosco is adorable!!

Carla said...

Hi Erin! So glad you are settled and have electricity : ) Your puppy is adorable. Look forward to seeing your sewing projects pop up.

Kathy said...

I know what you are talking about with dial up as that's what my Dad has. Bless his heart health 83 with his own Facebook page:) I love your blogs and can't wait to see what you'll do next!

debbie @ happy little cottage said...

Hi Erin,
I just found you through Pinterest. I am in love with your quilt!! I can't wait to read back through your posts about each one. Rosco is adorable and every family needs a puppy!! I cannot imagine 2 weeks without power, and I am anxious to read all about your move. I guess I am saying I am happy I found your blog :)

Lesliesews said...

Erin:
I, too, found you on Pinterest. I love your work and especially the birds. My daughter married last year and her married last name is "Byrd". They are now expecting their first new little "birdie" to their "nest"! You have really inspired me! I am also from West Virginia, although now I live in Tennessee. You make me proud!

ytsmom said...

The puppy is adorable! I envy you having your own little place for gardening and chickens, etc!

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