Mathews Blog Cabin premiere airs tonight on DIY Network

by Quinton Sheppard - Posted on Aug 17, 2011 - 04:30 PM

Photo: The first episode of DIY Network’s 2011 Blog Cabin, featuring a home in Susan, will air tonight at 9 o’clock. Photo by Quinton Sheppard.

The first episode of DIY Network’s 2011 Blog Cabin, featuring a home in Susan, will air tonight at 9 o’clock. Photo by Quinton Sheppard.

Photo: The 2011 Blog Cabin has special meaning to Mathews native Kathryn Tatterson, above. Tatterson has fond memories of time with her grandmother and cousins at the house. She also participated in production of the show.

The 2011 Blog Cabin has special meaning to Mathews native Kathryn Tatterson, above. Tatterson has fond memories of time with her grandmother and cousins at the house. She also participated in production of the show.

The first episode of DIY Network’s 2011 Blog Cabin, featuring a home in Susan, will air tonight, beginning at 9 o’clock, on the DIY Network.

After months of work, including that of local residents and contractors, the house is finished, the show is set to kick off and viewers are able to enter to win the remodeled waterfront farmhouse.

Tonight’s premiere is more than just a reality television show to Mathews native Kathryn Tatterson. Tatterson’s grandparents owned the 19th century farmhouse for a period of time and Kathryn has fond memories of visiting her grandmother and enjoying the open fields, the expansive waterfront, and the country cooking that helped make the house a home.

Tatterson’s grandparents, Virginia Borum Tatterson and William Bernard Tatterson, bought the home from other relatives in the 1940s, she said. Her grandfather, a Mathews High School administrator and algebra teacher, passed away when she was 6. However, she remembers many times going to visit her grandmother, a retired elementary school teacher, with her cousins.