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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 haven't really realized how much help Jesse has been to me since he moved in four years ago, how I have gradually come to depend on him for certain things. But, as of yesterday afternoon, I'm on my own... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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FYI, I just updated my 2016 reading list (left sidebar) with the last two books I read. The last one, Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane, I finished today. I have to say that it is one of the best books... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I have amassed so much autumn themed fabrics that, after I finished the "Dancing Leaves" top I decided to make a charm quilt. For those who might not know, a traditional charm quilt is a one-patch quilt with every patch... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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All I had to do was ask. Jesse unplugged the cord that I use to charge my phone, detached it from the electrical plug-in, plugged one end into my phone and one into my Mac Book and there you go.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I have finished five pillowcases for Children's Hospital this week. So if I don't even get another one made before October guild meeting, that will be all right. Just think. If I could make five every month, by the end... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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When I find the doo-lolly that lets me download photos on my iPhone to my computer, I will share those photos from bee and guild. Meanwhile, I have neither the will nor the time to email the things one at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Birmingham Quilters Guild is taking part in a service project to make fun pillowcase for the kids being treated at Children's Hospital in Birmingham. So after our guild meeting yesterday, I went by Hobby Lobby and picked out some novelty... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I didn't have enough of any one fabric suitable to make a backing for "Dancing Leaves," so I stitched several fabrics together from my stash. The second one from the top and the last one on bottom are the fabrics... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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That's what I have decided to call my new autumn quilt. I finished the top this morning, sewing on the last two border strips. Now all I have to do is construct a backing, take it to the quilter, and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I got the sashing strips cut and the rows sashed together. All that's left to cut and sew are the border strips. But I think that's about enough sitting and sewing for me today. My back is already whimpering; I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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This quilt has five borders, as well as vertical sashing between the three rows of leaves. Lots of border cutting and sewing--not my favorite part of quiltmaking. I don't like cutting long strips of cloth. The extra care it takes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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D. Vann Cleveland 12-7-45 ♥ 9-2-09 We miss you every day. Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Just in time to welcome September, one of the 'ber months, my favorite ones, I have all my leaves sewn. Now I'll start adding sashing and borders. Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Five to go. I can't believe how fast these autumn leaf blocks are coming together. If I could sit long enough or sew reclining, I could probably have had them all finished in a couple of days. I have decided... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I love my Skipper and Sophie. Truly I do. But sometimes they can be a trial and a tribulation. I think I'll change their names to Trial and Tribulation. Take for instance, they like to get up early--very early. Sometimes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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This is my beautiful Rowenta iron, made in Germany (not a cheap Mexican or Chinese knock-off) that I was so proud to receive last fall. I'm not so proud any more. A few weeks ago, it started leaking. Just a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I finally had to call a halt to sewing and clean up my sewing room. It was a total disaster and had been for some time. What spurred me on, I think, was when Jesse walked by, stuck his head... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
Oh dear, Mary. I forgot to add that after the BBQ and the book store, we did go back and see the movie--from the beginning. And we loved it. Sent from my iPad
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2016 on Dollhouse Sewing Room at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I had a couple of down days lately. Fatigue and back pain got to me. But I'm back in the saddle today, working on my quilts again. On Monday, my sister Ramey went with me and we delivered the Farm... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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All the machine blanket stitching is done on this block. I still have a little hand embroidery to do, and it will be finished. On to the next one. (My favorite feature of this block is the fabric I chose... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Dogs Days have been good to me this year. My infirmities have been manageable, and I'm getting a lot of stuff done. Not nearly so much time spent on the couch as during the past few months. I'm pumped. I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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My sister Ramey has added a new member to her family. His name is Buddy. Ramey sprung him from jail at the Pell City Animal Shelter. He is a fine dog and well behaved. Pay no attention to his stance... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I got the backing stitched up for the Farm Girl quilt, and this morning I moved on to working the autumn quilt from Quilters World magazine. They call it Fall Frolic. I'm thinking of October Dreams for the title of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I opted to border the sampler quilt. I had this red floral print that I picked up at WalMart a while back. It seemed made for this quilt, so that's what I used for the border. I have a little... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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My Farm Girl Sampler rows are all finished and sewn together. Now I have to cut and sew a border--if I decide I want a border. There's a version of the quilt in Lori's book that doesn't have a border,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts