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Thread: Having Sewing Withdraw!

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    Senior Member sosewcrazy's Avatar
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    Having Sewing Withdraw!

    I live in the area that was hard-hit by terrible storms and wind last Friday. We've been without power since! I had several projects laid out all ready to go, and we ended up heading to cooler pastures. I brought some hand work and my Kindle, but I'm really missing my sewing time! Is anyone else still without power from Friday's storm?
    Sewing: Cheaper than therapy!

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    What a bummer. We had a bad storm last night but glad we didn't lose power. Always a bummer when you have made plans and they don't follow through.

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    I think I would go crazy without power for that long. I would have to go somewhere other than home too. My daughter's inlaws have been without power in New Jersey since Friday so they are here in PA staying with them. They aren't expected to get power until Friday.
    Gloria 

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    we were without power most of a day a week or two ago... i think i missed my computer the most. yes, i couldn't sew, but i could cut fabric to prep, and plan, and other quilty stuff. i also had a binding to hand sew.
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    I can relate. I planned my whole day yesterday around having an afternoon in my quilting room. Well, storm came, power went, generator kicked in but started having problems, too. So, with fluctuations going back and forth no way was I turning on my precious sewing machine. Took some embroidery out on the porch and just did that!

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    Sorry for your situation. Friends of ours in VA just got their power back yesterday. Hopefully you will too!

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    We lost power Friday night during the storm and it came back on Tuesday. I was seriously thinking of putting the belt on my treadle so that I could still sew! But ended up working on bookwork that really needed to get done sometime. But I'm good to go again, and got quite a bit done on a small crib quilt that I'm working on. I hope your power comes back on soon! They were saying ours might be out till Saturday, so we are blessed.

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    Hope you get your power back soon.

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    I had power buy me ac went out Saturday. Finally got it fixed late Moonday. Our temp was 106 outside. I finally left the house and went to stores I knew had good ac
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    I meant "but my ac" not buy me ac--even thos I considered a window unit.
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    So sorry about your power outage. That's so hard especially in the heat. Hope it gets back on soon.
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    Thanks for all the well-wishes. The latest news is they found lines downed by trees. Some neighbors have it but they're estimating Sunday for us. Still counting my blessings, though, because things could be so much worse!
    Sewing: Cheaper than therapy!

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    Awe, I feel for all you people with no power! Back in 08, we were hit pretty hard by gustoff(sp) was without power for over a week. Left for a while, but then I worked wknds, had to go to work, and blow dry my hair at work!
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    We were without power for about 24 hours. Here is a hint I read about, I think it was on this site. Get some solar lights, bring them in of a night for free light and back out during the day to recharge.
    ABCDEFG

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    Ours was out from Friday till the following Fri. at 1:40.10 when the ceiling fan started twirling. I opened the front door and hollered Halleluiah! The second day, I told myself that now is the time to try treadling on one I bought several years ago, had replaced the belt, but never got around to seeing if I could still treadle after about 50 yrs. had gone by. In no time, I was doing it and I completed a PP Mariner's Compas Star. Our power was back for two days and then went again for about 27hrs. Get a treadle, no withdrawals.
    Yooper32 aka: Donna B

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