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Susan Ramey Cleveland
Interests: quilting, fabric art, puzzles, altered books and paper art, movies, reading, writing, sewing, my church, quilting, journaling,
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The furbies were all cooperative, my spoons held out, and I got three blocks sewn yesterday. Take a look. Gathering Basket Out to Pasture Garden Girl Five more blocks to go and I can start putting the quilt together. I... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I finally made it up those dad-gum stairs this morning. So now I can show you the blocks I made over the past weekend. Here is Big Pig, as opposed to Little Pig, the pig block that I made when... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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My French hydrangeas are blooming--but I'm wilted. My plan was to get up early this morning, get into the sewing room early, and get lot of sewing done. But after I finished tending to the needs of furbies and doing... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I feel like this is some kind of milestone: 20 blocks, 10 more to go, 1/3 of the way finished with block-making. Also I think I've caught up with my original schedule of making one block a week. This is... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I probably should have used all dark fabrics for my leaf pieces.. There doesn't seem to be enough contrast between the leaf and the background. So I'll have to put this one aside for a day or two and come... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I finally got into the sewing room today to do some Farm GIrl Sampler work. I finished Block #17, shown above. The first part of the week was taken up with getting our upstairs air conditioning system repaired. I have... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Lori Holt calls this block Sunflower in her sampler book. But I'm calling mine Farm Girl With Cow. I added "With Cow" because there might be a few more farm girls worked into other designs.I have some more of this... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I got the Pumpkin block cut out and stitched today. Attention, Nancy M.: The background, leaf, and some of the orange fabrics came from your stash. But there are plenty remaining to use in the Halloween Tree. Thanks again for... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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No farm is complete without at least one (usually several) feline helpers to keep the barn, corn crib, and house free of rats, mice, and other vermine. Here's Stripes, the yellow tabby that will inhabit my Farm Girl sampler quilt.... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I have the best friends in the world. One of them is Nancy M., a quilting friend and guild sister of mine. When she learned I was planning to make the Halloween Tree wallhanging, she offered me a bundle of... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Block #13 is sewn. I'll embroider Black Sheep some legs with black floss and give him either button of embroidered eyes. Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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The more I thought about that Cherries sampler block, the more I was certain that it would bother me forever if I didn't correct the error. So I took it apart and sewed it back correctly. Now I can move... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Monday was bee day. We met at Sally's and had a great time. Afterwards I was close by to a Hancock Fabrics store. As you may know, all Hancock stores are going out of business, and the story was that... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Things got busy so I haven't been in the sewing room or back to blogging. I've had two meetings this week, a lot of laundry to do, shopping, and tomorrow I have a medical appointment. Maybe Friday, I'll have some... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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The large chicken block is finished. I think I'll make a 12-inch pig block next. I downloaded the pattern for this top from Whitney Deal's Etsy Shop. I have several pieces of fabric to choose from to make it. So... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I decided that I wanted the flag block in the 12-inch size for my sampler quilt, so I whipped one out. I'm now working on a big chicken block and I'll also make a big pig block. I had previously... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Today's Progress While Anna is downstairs cleaning, I am in my sewing room getting what feels like lots done. I resewed the block that I made the boo boo with during my last sewing session. Then I made the Postage... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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This is the book I just finished this morning. See left sidebar for a brief review. I got all the seams that needed ripping ripped to fix the block I made yesterday. I did that last night while I watched... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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My in-error Farm Girl block #13 I don't think my sewing machine had been turned on for nearly a month when I vowed this morning to make a quilt block, no matter how I feel--and I don't feel too pretty... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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You're not going to believe this. On second thought, maybe it will come as no surprise. I had to go grocery shopping today, so already I know it's going to be a bad day when I got up this morning.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I love my new doctor. I thought I was going to hate changing primary care doctors after Dr. M. (who has been my doctor for at least 25 years). But the new guy is really winning me over. Dr. M.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I have no excuse. At least not a good one. There just comes a time in this battle with pain and fatigue when I have to give up, do only what is absolutely necessary, and spend a lot of time... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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The new green is on the trees, flowers are blooming everywhere, the wisteria has draped the countryside, and there's a thick layer of pollen over all. Spring is here, folks. This has been a very busy week. On Monday, I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Farm Girl Block #12 is complete. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Anna brought me a pretty this morning, an Easter Rubber Ducky. He will look great on the window sill with my other duckies. I'll take a new photo when I introduce him to the flock. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts