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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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Block Six of the Farm Guild Sampler is done, except for embroidery details. But it's a little different. I decided to switch to the 12-inch blocks for this one just to see which I prefer. I do prefer making the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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My cold began improving yesterday. I 'm off the cold meds but still drinking lots of liquids. I haven't really felt like doing any sewing or blogging or reading or anything that required the least bit of effort. But today... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I whipped up six quick-and-easy burp pads to give to Alana when I go for my next haircut. They are really fast--REALLY. I do believe, though, if I ever make some more I will enlarge the pattern just a little.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Alana, the young woman who cuts my hair, will give birth to her first child next month. The little girl's name will be Kora. I am making Alana and Kora some burp pads using the fabric and pattern in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Canning Jars (6 1/2" square block, unfinished) This one really tried my patience and got on my next to last nerve. The smallest pieces that I dealt with in the block were 3/4" squares--12 of them. If the pieces get... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I didn't feel like getting ready for church this morning, so I made a pan of muffins instead. I had almost a full container of fresh blueberries that weren't going to last much longer. I decide that a batch of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Many of you are no doubt familiar with Sharon at Daisy Cottage Quilting. But did you know that she also has a wonderful Etsy Shop where you can find the cutest stuff? I was there the other day, looking for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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That morning, January 28, 1986, I was at my computer writing a story about something farm related. That's all I remember. At the time, I was a writer for Progressive Farmer magazine, so it had to be something farm related.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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So I decided to sew the piggy block instead of the cow this time. It made me think of my mama. She loved pigs and had a whole collection of ceramic ones. Cait has most of them now. Four blocks... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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My handcrafted good-luck bell that Cait and Kathryn sent me from Woodstock, NY, where they spent most of last winter. When the weather forecasters commenced pronouncing the "S" word for North Alabama, we all got a little excited, especially the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Look what my cleaning lady Anna brought me today. I have a collection of rubber duckies in my bathroom window. Anna said when she saw this one at Toys R Us, she grabbed it up for me. I love him.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I have my Week 3 Farm Girl block, Spools, finished already. So I'm a few days ahead of schedule. I'm not making them in any kind of order. I just open the book and pick one. I plan to make... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I just finished my second Farm GIrl Sampler block. Two weeks into the new year, and I have two blocks finished. If I can keep up the pace of a block a week (well, I actually made the first block... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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When people mount their tvs on the wall, I often wonder where they hide all the wires. You never see any. Look what a mess of wires were visible behind my entertainment area until I came up with this fix... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
Beautiful Christmas dinner setting. I can't believe it has already been 21 days. I still don't have all my decorations stored away. Still a couple of boxes sitting in the hallway.
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2016 on Better Late Than Never? at How Sweet The Sound
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Today we celebrate Skipper Lou Blue's 6th birthday. Truth to tell, we really don't know the exact date of Skipper's birthday, nor his exact age. It's all guesswork. You see, when he came to live at The Yellow House in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Happy 14th birthday, Sophie Belle Patterpaw, born January 11, 2002, in Warwick, New York. At ten weeks, she came to live with SuSu and PopPop in Alabama and has been here ever since. In 2007, we thought we had lost... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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...and I was there. I left a little early. I was hesitant to lie down on Mary U.'s sofa to ease the back pain (not that anybody would have minded, I'm sure). So I went home and lay on my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Some of my Chistmas goodies, thanks to daughter Angela I managed to get through most of the Days of Christmas by blogging only, what, one time, maybe two. I continued to feel like my life is not within my control,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Is it only in the south that blackeyed peas are considered good luck for New Year's Day dinner? Around here, we wouldn't let a JANUARY 1 go by without them. I also cooked collard greens, roast beef, and rice. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
Posted Dec 31, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I never heard of pic pac sauce until my sister had it Sunday when she and I and my nephew Jed took my other sister to Carrabbas's to celebrate her birthday. It looked good, so I tasted my sister's dish.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I'm frequently asked. "How much would you charge to make me a quilt?" I do give away a lot of them though. Posted with Blogsy Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Now all I have to do is cook for Christmas Dinner this afternoon. The house is a mess, but we're just going to have to deal with it. Peace to all. Posted with Blogsy Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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This photo was not taken last week or two weeks ago or even yesterday. It was taken a few minutes ago. This is the state that my cards are still in. I just can't get it all done. I just... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2015 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts