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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 made three more Turkey blocks today while Anna was cleaning. Now I'm going to the kitchen to make baked chicken breasts and rice for supper. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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On November 26, 1994, twenty-two years ago today, Mr. Vann Cleveland and I became husband and wife. Happy Anniversary to my Boo in Heaven. I hope you and Sophie are having a great time. Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Andy added cut-out turkeys to the top of her pie. Jed thought they were doves. My family and I had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day feast yesterday. Everyone was there (ten of us) except for Cait, Jack, Kiley, and Reed, all... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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After my flying geese false starts, I finally got enough correct-size geese made to finish one of my nine blocks. Here it is. Eight more to go. This is turning out to be a lot more complicated than I thought... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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My quilters guild has a "free table" at each meeting. On this table (well, it's often more than one table), members place fabric, patterns, books, notions, or anything quilt/sewing related that she wants to purge from her stash. On Monday,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I love Anna Wednesdays. Those are the days, every other week, when Anna comes to clean for me. Her visits give me a good excuse to retreat to my sewing room to stay out of her way. That's the only... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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So yesterday morning, much too early if not very bright, I dragged myself out of bed, got ready, and drove myself to quilt guild meeting. So glad I did. It was very good to see friends and beautiful quilts. We... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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It will be one week tonight since my Sophie passed away. I haven't felt like doing much of anything these days. On one day, I think it was Thursday or maybe Friday, Andy and I picked up Sophie's remains and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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This is the first time I've been in the sewing room since, last Friday or Saturday. This week is one I wish I never had to remember but which I know I'll never forget. First of course, my sweet Sophie... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Sophie Belle Patterpaw January 11, 2002 ♥ November 6, 2016 This is a hard post to write. It will be short. On Sunday night, just before midnight, my dear sweet Sophie passed from this life and went to be with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I love haunted house. I don't mean the kind that pop up all over this time of year and charge people to enter and be threatened by fake monsters, fake chain-saw wielders, and fake blood and gore. I don't like... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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The Farm Girl Sampler and the "The Hooty Bunch" (owl quilt) both came back from the the quilter this week. Another great job by Lena Colley and her quilters at New Traditions in Birmingham, Alabama. When I picked these quilts... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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My first four string units for Talkin' Turkey I managed to whip out four red string squares yesterday for the Talking Turkey quilt. But today, nothing so far. I got the kitchen cleaned and my bed made--and that's about all.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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FRIDAY I cut lots of fabric strings from my red fabric stash, which I will sew onto 5 1/2" squares foundations cut from telephone book pages. These will be cut into triangles like the ones above to use in my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
So beautiful!
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2016 on Great Blue Heron at How Sweet The Sound
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I thought and I thought and I thought, and then I decided on hand quilting for "Trick or Tree." Machine quilting is very stressful for me. And I'm never satisfied with the results. Since this is a small piece, I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Look what Andy brought when she came over to clean the litter box (which she has done regularly since Jesse broke his ankle). I love mums this time of year. I usually would have already got a pot to set... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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This morning, I decided to play a little game, a game of pretend. I would pretend there was no pain and no fatigue. I would pretend that my arms and legs didn't feel like they were made of concrete. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
I don't have anything to show--unless you'd like to see some emergency laundry or emergency grocery shopping or throwing together some meals. I've been feeling very poorly for the past week or so. Every night, I vow that "tomorrow I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I am happy to say that all the tree skirt is pieced and all the segments are put together into a tree. All I have to do now is sew on some borders, quilt it, and add some Halloween ornaments.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Every time (which isn't often) that I delve into a foundation-pieced (paper-pieced) project, I am reminded rudely of why I hate foundation piecing. Then I vow to never do it again--until the next time. I spent two days working on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Happy October to all my blogging friends. This month won't last long enough for me. Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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The Autumn Charms quilt top is complete, with 121 tumblers cut from 121 different fabrics. For a while I thought I would add some solid-colored pieces to the left and right edges to give me a straight edge to bind.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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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 Sep 26, 2016 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 Sep 24, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts