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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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A friend of mine told me once that was one of her mom’s favorite sayings; and I have always found it to be true. Nothing hard is ever easy. But I would add that sometimes things that should be easy... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I’ve never been to the beach in the winter months. Andy and I came down yesterday. It’s wonderful. Very few people on the beach. Cool, but not cold. Lovely. Jesse is taking care of Skipper. I talked to Jesse last... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I promised some show and tell from last Monday’s quilters guild meeting, so here it is. As I said, these photos were taken with my iPhone, which I am very inept at using for photography, so don’t expect much. This... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I have one row of the Morning Star quilt finished (see above). Six more rows to go. I'm loving it. Those Blue Barn fabrics are so very gorgeous. Jesse just might have to let me keep this one for my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Remember this? I was having trouble with the border. This is what I came up with. I trimmed the inner border so that is now is made of squares the same size as the first border and cornerstones. Then I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I haven’t posted for several days because I just haven’t had anything to post. I have felt so bad this week (pain, stiffness, fatigue) that I’ve done just what had to be done and that’s it. I haven’t even been... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I have all the block squares and rectangles cut out for Jesse's "Morning Star." This morning, I cut just enough background pieces to make one star to see how things were going to look. I think it's going to be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2017 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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You should always, always, always, attach some kind of documentation label to your quilt. It's not that you're likely forget that you made it. Your quilts are very likely to outlast you on this earth, and future generations deserve to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Believe me when I say that you who commented on my post yesterday made me very happy and proud--proud mostly to have such great and understanding friends, but also proud to know that I still live in an American where... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I hate binding large quilts. And the Country Girl Sampler is really really big--something like 88" x 100". I haven't made a quilt that big in a long time. Well I cut, stitched, and pressed the binding this morning and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Our alleged president’s monument is already underway. Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Jesse needs a new quilt for his bed. He currently is using a big heavy denim comforter that isn’t very attractive. Now I know guys aren’t particularly hung up on attractive comforters, but I feel my boy needs a better... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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The borders are on my newest Schnibble, but I’m not sure I’m happy. The cornerstones (squares in border corners) were supposed to be four patches like are in the center of the stars. I had those sewn on, but I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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All the star blocks are finished and put together. Now I'm working on the border. I did a little bit yesterday, but my hands were shaking so badly, I had to give it up. I hope they'll work a little... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2017 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I’ve been working on flying geese for the autumn schnibble quiltlet today. I have all the geese done and all the center four-patches for the blocks. Skipper informed me that was enough sewing and that I needed to come downstairs,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I have Schnibble fever! They're so much fun to make. This pattern comes from Carrie Nelson's book Schnibbles Times Two, and she calls it "Plan C" (something about plans not always working out on the first try). I'm tentatively calling... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2017 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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My Cindy Lou Who Schnibble is pieced and ready for quilting. And I love it. I was afraid there for a while I wasn't going to, but I do. Now I want to make more Schnibbles. Good thing a I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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My Cindy Lou Schnibble is almost done. As you can probably see, the rows aren't joined. And after they are, I'm going to add one or two narrow borders to give it a frame.Then it will be ready for quilting.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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About a week after Christmas, just before the New Year, I took this quilt, “Family Portrait,” down from the foyer wall hanger... ,,,and replaced with with this one, “Slumber Party." On the antique Singer sewing machine that sits underneath the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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We got a little bit of it all last night. The weatherman had warned for several days of a winter weather event, so of course I was looking forward to giant fluffy snowflakes resulting in a white landscape and neighborhood... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Not long after Vann passed away, a dear internet quilting friend sent me a comfort package filled with charm packs, layer cakes, and jelly rolls. About that same time, or maybe a while later (I don't remember the exact time... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I'm usually a little sad when the holidays are finally over, but not this year. It has been a rough time for me. Lots of planning and cooking at a time when I would have rather stayed in bed. But... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Seven Swans A-Swimming Well, actually it's a toss-up between 2016 and 2009, and to be truthful, 2009 (the year Vann died) was worse. But this year sure comes in a close second. I won't be sorry to see it go.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Man! Don't I have some handsome cousins?? This is just three of them. Yep, Santa's my cousin too. These three gentlemen come from my paternal grandmother's side of the family. They aren't brothers, they're cousins, but they each certainly bear... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts