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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’ve spent the past week or so on the sofa with one good book or another. It has been one of those times when the thought of going up the stairs and sitting at the sewing machine seemed impossible. The... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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That’s how one reviewer described the novel, I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Ian Reid, which I have just finished reading. And I completely agree with that statement. The tension and the dread build from the first sentence until the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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My sister Ramey Channell had a book signing at the Prattville library last night. She asked me to go with her and I accepted. Prattville is some 90 miles from us here in Leeds, and Ramey was to be at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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This is the Maywood Studios Welcome Home Collection by Jennifer Bosworth. I think this has to be the prettiest group of fabrics I have ever seen. And guess what! I just received a packet of 42 (10") squares of this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I had a wonderful birthday celebration with family yesterday. Andy, Jesse, and I enjoyed a great fried chicken lunch, compliments of daughter Andy. Then Andy and I watch the movie “Nocturnal Animals,” a very good and intriguing movie--but Andy and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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It’s a little late, I realize, but here are some photos of show and tell from my quilters bee meeting on Monday. I have spent the days since then cleaning house and getting ready for my book club meeting that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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This is me at the February quilters guild meeting, showing and telling about “Country Girl Sampler.” This photo was in our March newsletter. Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Some time ago, from some source that I don't remember now, I acquired this bundle of Tilda Sweetheart fat quarters. I have been waiting for just the right pattern to come along to use them. And I think I've found... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I had to show this fun fabric I got from Lorilie Designs. Don't you just love her fabrics? The Doodle Doggies caught my eye immediately. I'm sure you can tell some of those pups look so much like the late... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Second row of Morning Start is complete and joined. Five rows to go. All plumbing and sprinkler problems have been taken care of, thanks to my smart and persistent grandson, Jesse. No major tragedies have occurred around here for the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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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 Feb 26, 2017 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 Feb 23, 2017 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 Feb 20, 2017 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