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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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In spite of the fact that my back hasn’t let me do any gardening or yard work in a couple of years, my lilies that I planted six or seven years ago seem to be thriving. They’re surrounded by monkey... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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This is what I was able to get done today before Skipper started pestering me to go downstairs--fourth doggie with five more to go. I would have time to do another before Anna gets finished cleaning downstairs, but I don't... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I grabbed a little time in the sewing room this morning, much to Skipper's chagrin. He is even now pestering the daylights out of me to let's go downstairs. I don't know why on earth he doesn't like us to... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Belated Happy Mother’s Day to my Mama in Heaven. She left us in 2005. Last week was a busy busy week. Quilting bee, book club, shopping, day trips, and one particularly painful dentist appointment. I pushed myself to do it... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Bee at Sally’s house yesterday was great fun. That’s Sally in the photo above, holding the project she is currently working on. Aren't her hand appliquéd circles just perfect? We enjoyed an abundance of show and tell. I had planned... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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So far today, I've made this much progress on the dog quilt, two blocks joined. I'll probably start sashing the third doggie, since Anna is still cleaning down stairs and I must stay out of the way. Or maybe I'll... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I got the facial features on my first dog block fused and blanket stitched, as well as his share of the sashing squares added to the block. That’s all for today. I don’t want to aggravate my back like I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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i now have all nine of the doggie blocks pieced. Now I have to trim the bocks and add facial features. Then I can start putting them together with the 2-inch postage stamp sashing. I have about half of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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My lavender clematis I had planned to straighten up the sewing room today. But that has not yet come to pass. I just keep thinking how much of my limited supply of spoons (energy) it will take to climb those... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I wanted to do some handwork yesterday, so I could work downstairs while watching Barbara Bush's funeral, so I decided to pick back up on the "Abundance" quilt I started some months ago. In working on the above block, I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Springtime in Bama has been a mixed bag so far. We have had record-breaking hailstones, torrential rains, tornadoes, sweat-producing heat and humidity, frost-producing chill, and pollen a’plenty. But through it all, the dogwoods and other flowering trees and plants have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I don’t know what I did, but I had a blog post all ready and about to hit “publish,” and I lost it. It’s gone. I can’t even get it back with the “restore” button which has always worked in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I was scrolling through past blog posts looking for a particular photo (which I haven’t found) when I came across the list below. It tells some of my personal beliefs and philosophies from 2010. I found they still hold true... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
Awesome azaleas!
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Carol the Wild Thing’s front side Carol’s backside A dear and talented friend of mine--Greta we’ll call her, since that’s her name--knitted me this wonderful facsimile of Carol, one of the wild things in Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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What has it been? Ten days, two weeks since I've posted here? Something like that. I have become so sluggish these days that it's a major effort just to move. Doing the things that are absolutely necessary seems to wear... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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County Antrim in Northern Ireland produced one branch of my Family Tree. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone. Although I’m pretty sure my Irish ancestors were likely Protestant, unlike the good St. Patrick, I still celebrate this day with pride. At... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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This is Doggie Block Number 6. Three more to go. I made the entire block, cutting and sewing, while Anna cleaned yesterday. Taco decided he wanted to help by jumping up on my work table and lying down on top... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I forgot to include my stuffed rabbit ornament that Andy included in my birthday goody bag. I had him hanging on the old Singer with in the foyer when I took the photo and completely forgot about him. I thought... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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My birthday card from Andy, reminds me not only of Skipper and Taco but also of Andy and Cait when they were kids. Yesterday, I celebrated my somethy-something birthday. First I attended church with my sister Ramey. Then I enjoyed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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In preparation for having my book club meet at my house in April, I’ve started trying to get things ready. Seeing as how it takes me several times longer to do anything than it should, I have started early. So... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Jesse met with many problems trying to get off to Las Vegas. He boarded the Greyhound in Birmingham at 2:00 on Thursday morning. But the bus didn’t make it very far. To paraphrase Chuck Berry, the hound broke down and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Not quite two weeks, but almost. I have been so dad-blamed busy, I haven't seen the inside of the sewing room since before Cait and Kathryn's visit. But I'm back this morning. Anna is cleaning downstairs, and I should have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Taco loves that Kathryn brought her platypus. He loves to snuggle with it. Cait and Kathryn are here for a visit from Providence. The trip is mainly for house hunting, as they plan to move back to Alabama in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Last March, daughter Andy gave me a Wayfair gift card for my birthday. I used it to purchase three lace curtain panels with the idea of replacing the wooden blinds in the living room with them. When I finally got... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts