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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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I still don't feel up to sewing, but I'm tired of reading and watching old movies on Netflix. So today after I went to XPress to get my oil changed, I stopped by WalMart and picked up a jigsaw puzzle.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I've been one poor correspondent, I've been too too hard to find. But that doesn't mean You ain't been on my mind. I have really been remiss in my blogging these days, haven't I? Thanks to those of you who... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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At the end of last week I came down with a cold. I was sick as whatever all weekend and the first part of this week. But I seem to be coming around now. Still a bit stuffy, but the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Jenny's beautiful "Persian Horses" now has borders. I finished them up this morning. Before I baste it for quilting, I need to try to remove some pencil marks from the blocks. Now what was that formula? Something about Dawn detergent... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I took a quick trip down to Hancock Fabrics yesterday to look for border and backing fabrics for Jenny's Horses. Found them! The fabric directly behind the quilt top is for the border. The one behind the border fabric is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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My niece Jenny Cage's "Persian Horses" My very talented niece Jenny Cage made these Persian Horses quilt blocks back in the 80s, I believe, maybe the early 90s. At any rate, she made them a long time ago. Jenny passed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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It has been quite a while since I have posted any photos from Birmingham Quilters Guild meetings. That's because I haven't been to a meeting to take photos since September. But yesterday, I made myself get ready and go. And... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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French Snowballs...> ...all bound and labeled I like this quilt a lot. But I have to say that I did not enjoy making it. It was a tedious and boring quilt to make. As you can see, it has about... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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On Wednesday, when Anna was here cleaning, she came into the sewing room and told me that Sophie and Skipper had left me a Valentine. I immediately suspected a big smelly pile of some substance that neither of us would... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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...even if it is slow. I got a label made and stitched to the French Snowballs quilt. And the fabric I ordered for binding came in. It's the solid red and is from the same French General fabric line as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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"What d'ya want from me?" The Groundhog couldn't make up his mind around here this morning. First it was dark and cloudy, which would portend no shadow. But then, the sun came out, shining bright. Ooops! Shadow! But then it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Yesterday I got the label stitched onto the little album quilt, which I haven't named yet. I also stitched two doggie blocks. Don't think I'll get much of anything done today. Rain has returned and so has the pain. So... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Yesterday I got the hanging sleeve stitched in place on "Slumber Party." I also created a documentation label from a piece of snowman border fabric I found in my stash and stitched it on the back of the quilt. It's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I saw my doctor on Tuesday, and I am happy to report that the sciatic pain has lessened to a great degree. He gave me an anti-inflammatory, a strrrrrroooooong muscle relaxer, and a round of prednisone, which seems to be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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On that day last week when the pain had mostly gone, I got the snowman quilt bound. Then the pain came back and I haven't done anything else. Just waiting for the next respite. Let it come soon. We were... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Inspector Taco Finally! The pain has lessened and I'm feeling better today. So I'm going to "make hay while the sun shines." No, really. They sun is really shining. The past couple of days have seen sunshine and warmer temperatures,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I picked the Snowmen quilt and the French Snowballs from Lena yesterday, all quilted and ready to bind, which I planned to get started on first thing this morning. It is now mid-afternoon, and I haven't touched them, except to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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The pain is back, but I'm staunch my resolve today to not let it stop me entirely. I spent most of yesterday on the couch, as I did the day before. By late afternoon, I could feel depression settling on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Martha shows one of her recent projects at the first meeting of the new year of the Piecemakers Quilting Bee. I'm feeling some better this morning painwise. I think being off my feet much of the past week has helped.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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This year, my New Year's Resolution is to not make any New Year's Resolutions. In the past, I have resolved to 1) lose weight, 2) lose weight, and 3) lose weight. I usually lose 15 or 20 pounds by June,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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My daughter Andy got me hooked on "Sons of Anarchy," and thanks to Netflix and my trusty Roku, I have spent most of the past few days on the couch catching up with the felonious doings of SAMCRO, brothers on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Dropping in to wish all a blessed and happy 2015. I have been away from blogging for the past week or so. Not just busy times, but painful times as well. My back pain has kept me down most of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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My Jim Shore Nativity I'm sitting here doodling on the computer because I really don't feel like doing anything else--although there is much left to do. I got the remainder of my shopping done yesterday, and was that ever a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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...and checking it over and over. As my dear Vann used to say, I've been as busy as a cat covering up for ten. Shopping, baking, decorating, etc. Haven't got nearly as much accomplished as I should have in the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Yesterday, Andy came over and helped me put up my tree. This morning, I dug out some more do-dads (Santas, etc.) and did a little more decorating. So now I'm done with that. Not nearly as much decking of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts