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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 had a quantum burst of energy or determination or something this morning, climbed the stairs to the sewing room, and finished my "Witch Hunt" top. I had decided to make a small wallhanging/table topper for a number of reason.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I’ve had some pretty trying days lately.The fatigue has been absolutely crushing, and unless I’m off my feet, it’s hard to concentrate on anything except the pain and fatigue. I apologize for ignoring the blog. I have also ignored the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I found an instruction on one page of the directions for "Garden Ladies" that I had missed before. It says that when each block is finished, It should be trimmed to 10 1/2" x 12 1/2". So that will theoretically... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I got my second witch stitched this morning. I haven’t decided how many blocks this quilt will have yet. Maybe twelve. Maybe just nine for a small piece. Maybe w0, but no more than that. It depends on how quickly... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I still have a huge bin full of autumn and Halloween fabrics. I’ve been thinking of what next Halloween project I could start when it all of a sudden occurred to me. I’ve been wanting to do a quilt using... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Yesterday afternoon and this morning, I pieced a backing for the Bow Wow quilt. I used pieces of fabric from my stash, some that I used in the quilt top, so I didn't have to purchase extra fabric. In all,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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The dogs are done, ready for quilting. I'm thinking about perhaps hand-quilting this one. It has been a while since I hand quilted. Not sure if my arthritic, carple-tunnely hands are up. I'll probably try quilting and small square before... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
Wow! I didn’t know you could do a colonoscopy without the prep. I’m going to ask about that if I ever have another one. Glad you mammograms are clear. It’s about time for mine, I think.
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2018 on From Stem to Stern at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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This has been quite and interesting and busy week--with Monday being the highlight of it all. Well, first let me start back a few weeks at the beginning. When I went for my annual checkup, my doctor started in on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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This is Block #7. Two more to go. I'm still in total disbelief about Dr. Rachel's passing. I still haven't heard any details. Just that she was found dead in her house yesterday morning. She lived alone. And she was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Just learned some shocking and heartbreaking news. Local veterinarian and my dear friend Rachel Nelson passed away this morning. Back in 2007, she pulled my Sophie through an illness that everyone thought would take her life. Thereafter, Rachel dubbed Sophie... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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One more row to go. Even though I haven't been blogging much lately, I have done some sewing on my doggie quilt, which I have tentatively decided to title "The Bow-Wow Bunch," as a takeoff of "The Brady Bunch" of... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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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 May 20, 2018 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