Sunday, June 20, 2010

Life Intervenes!


Yuck!!! Crud!!! *%2)%##!!! We've had a LOT of issues - tornadoes, strong storms, wind, a LOT of hail, unusual rain, emergency trips to the basement, our NOAA weather radio is freqently sounding the alarm, and one result is this mess! Oh yes, and an old sheet protecting the sofa -- Lovely, huh? We thought it had been fixed. It had previously been a small stain, but our recent, very heavy rains caused it to fall apart! We had to cut out the ceiling in order to divert the drip-drip-drip into the bucket as opposed to down to the floor, carpet, electrical, etc!

We called the adjustor, insurance company, etc., to be told our entire roof needs replacing, and the garage roof, and the facia, and the shutters are all destroyed.

Below is something more pleasant. I've shown it recently, but have decided to give it to the Guild Silent Auction. I LOVE it, hence more photos, but this house is bursting with quilts already - and maybe no one will want it, and I can bring it back home.


This week I finished quilting a friend's Kaleidoscope quilt. It's gorgeous - take my word for it - but it's HER quilt, not mine so I will only show a peek. Just for info, I noted the time spent, and it was 22.5 hours, and is about 78 x 100 inches. Time spent was most enjoyable! I only work 1 hour or less, at a time.

15 comments:

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

Look on the bright side, if the insurance co. will pay for all that minus the deductible you get it all fixed for a lot less than it would cost if you had known all that and just went ahead and fixed it without a claim.

You've probably seen on the news about all the flooding along the Elkhorn River. Thankfully that's about 10 mi. south of us. What a mess for people in Inman, Ewing, Clearwater, Neligh, Norfolk & on downriver. Not sure yet how the collapsed railroad bridge at Norfolk will affect my son's job...he works at Vulcraft/Nucor & it causes major shipping problems for them. But it's all nothing compared to the loss of the family of the railroad worker who lost his life in the bridge collapse.

As for that gorgeous r/w/b quilt....you won't have a chance of taking it back home from the auction.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Ohhh noooo, construction nightmare. Soo sorry to hear about that. Lovely quilt though.

paulette said...

Water damage is the worst- causes so much damage!! Hopefully the insurance will cover most of it!
I LOVE the quilt that you are donating!! Some lucky person is going to treasure it!!
Paulette

paula, the quilter said...

There is no chance that you will be bringing that quilt back home with you. Leaks are insidious as water seeks the lowest point. Good luck

Purple Pam said...

Sorry to hear of your water damage. There is no way that quilt is coming back home to you. Kiss it goodbye!

Joyce said...

I hope you get your roof fixed without too many hassles from the insurance company. You might as well put aside any hopes of bringing that quilt home with you. It's gorgeous!

FLO_rancher said...

Last night that storm formed overhead then headed east..maybe a good thing? ...but feel cheated didn't get a drop of rain. The wind destroyed the horse shed. No injuries. So sorry to hear about your water damage. We have a spot in the livingroom almost over my sewing area..ugh..might have to relocate the sewing machine. All the ceiling will have to come down, but not before the leak is found and repaired. Good luck with your construction.
Your SplitNine Patch is wonderful...you are so generous to give it to the silent auction.
Sew Peacefully DEB};o

AnnieO said...

Beyond a bummer! I hope that awful roof mess gets straightened out quickly so you can resume normal activities (i.e., going to the basement for storms!)

That quilt is gorgeous, of COURSE someone will want it! Beautiful work you did there, and on your friend's quilt.

Meggie said...

Every time I see news of those tornados and storms, I hope all my American friends are safe.
I love that quilt & you are very brave to donate it!!
your friend's quilt looks lovely too.

*karendianne. said...

Oh Elaine! I had no idea you were going thru such stress. Goodness sakes.

"...something more pleasant" that's going for the Silent Auction is a thoughtful thing to give friend. I recall you making this one. I remember the border treatment there, too. That was a neat post, watching how you did that with teh points into the white.

Glad I stopped by. Bringing love in my back pack, *karendianne.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Please check out my blog for the quilt that I finished for my GD - with your quilting coaching. I do so much appreciate your help. It is amazing how much of a difference your help made for me! I'm going to use the same pattern for another quilt with the same pattern and for a block swap quilt that I'm participating in. I can't wait!

Tanya said...

That quilt is so fantastic. No one will want it?!!! Are you out of your mind?!!! You are going to get orders to make more for people!!! This is the one that inspired me! Your points look great to me. I pushed a sharp pencil after I trimmed and turned. I figured a little dirt on the inside wasn't going to hurt. (I could have used a chopstick. I have plenty of those.)

Nettie said...

Yikes, sorry to hear about the tornadoes, etc. On the bright side, at least repairs will probably be covered by insurance? I mean roofs usually have to be replaced every so often anyway, right? Sorry, i'm always on the lookout for silver linings.

That is one gorgeous quilt, the patriotic one.

Donna said...

I agree, that quilt is going to go home with someone other than you. It is just beautiful! I hope your roof issues get resolved without hassles and you get no more tornado warnings.

MARCIE said...

Great quilts, and that R-W-B just knocks my sox off!