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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 thought that I might work on making the binding for my Little Pink Houses quilt today. But after I got up here to the sewing room I discovered that I didn't feel that well after all. So instead, I... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I haven't done a smidgen bit of gardening this year. And unless something unexpected happens, pain/fatigue-wise, I doubt I will be doing any. But some of my pitiful efforts from last year paid off. Look at this lovely lavender clematis... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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If Jesse ever does move out, the dogs and I are really going to miss Taco and Bella. After a very rainy week, it seems severe weather is imminent here today, according to weather reports. And you know what stormy... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Cuddle Quilts on Parade at Quilt Guild This week, I have been "pushing it real good." On Monday, I attended our April meeting of Birmingham Quilters Guild (in a horrendous rain storm). On Tuesday, I had lunch with some of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I made it through my soup deliveries yesterday, even though my vision was way off and I walked like someone suffering from severe inebriation. My eye doctor told me that the vision problem is caused by thick eye secretions, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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On Easter Sunday, after church, my handsome nephew Jed treated my sister Joanne and me to lunch at Carrabbas's, one of our favorite eateries. Joanne and Jed both had pasta dishes, but I had my usual, Chicken Marsala with garlic... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I just found this image that perfectly describes my life. Funny too. Because this morning I'm feeling so much like giving up. I've been planning all morning how to tell family and friends, that's it. I'm not doing anything else... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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It has been a busy Holy Week here at the Yellow House. Sophie got a hair cut, I found a new tax lady named Martha (my old tax lady and dear friend Doris passed away on Sunday), we celebrated Jesse's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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From left to right: Lillis Taylor, Annie Bryant, and Carol Allen work on the March Quilts. The March Quilts project is the brain child of Birmingham's Lillis Taylor, who is also co-founder of the Bib & Tucker Sew-Op, a Birmingham... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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No, I have not got around to working on that post with all the great photos, but I will, maybe tomorrow. I have been very busy the past couple of days, pushing myself hard and still not getting everything done.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
I am having all kinds of difficulties and problems--including computer problems. I've been trying to post a good blog entry for three days now. I think it's the photos that are causing the problem. If so, maybe this will go... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I braved the rainy weather to visit Leeds Presbyterian Church with my sister Ramey today. It's a very small congregation with a warm and friendly atmosphere. And I enjoyed the young minister's sermon. Pastor Jason looks to be about 15,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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They often keep me awake at night with their games, disagreements, and barking at things on the lawn. They make it impossible to watch an entire tv show without interruption. They won't let me read a book peacefully. I have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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This almost-finished dog quilt block has been lying beside my sewing machine for a week. I have two more dogs to put together after that one, and I'm beginning to wonder if I'll get them done this year. It isn't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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A couple of weeks ago, my downstairs vacuum (or "Vacoom"' as the cats know it) stopped working. I checked and the belt had broken. So I went to Walmart and bought a new belt, only to find when I tried... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I think yesterday was maybe the quietest birthday I've ever experienced. I didn't feel like lifting a finger, much less partying. My energy level has taken a trip to the South Pole and left me just barely able to get... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Miss Daisy Sweet little Miss Daisy is spending a few days with us while her parents and her doggie brother Rocky Feller are off on a galavant. I have to say she's the best dog of the three (Daisy, Skipper,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Doris shows off her new creation at the March meeting of our Piecemakers Quilting Bee. I got myself up and attended the March meeting of my quilting bee on Monday. I was late because a traffic accident had blocked the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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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 Feb 27, 2015 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 Feb 26, 2015 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