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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 was down for a couple of days trying to tame my horrible back pain. It began to get better yesterday. Today, I am back to birthing puppies. Two stitched this morning. I think that's going to be it for... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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But much more slowly. In fact, it took me two days to finish the fourth dog, but now I'm one quarter way through with them. I suppose it's the cold weather, but something has made my back pain kick into... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
Yep, bones, muzzles, nose, and spots are appliqué. I'll use fusible and machine stitching for these. Sent from my iPad
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Working Doggedly at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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The second dog block was quicker and easier to put together--and it turned out to be almost exactly the same size as the first one. So either the Buggy Barn instructions are wrong about the size, or more likely, my... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I received my Buggy Barn Crazy Dog Days booklet, chose my dog fat quarters (from my stash), and made my first dog block, which was not as simple as I had expected. But then, nothing ever is. First of all,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Winter is here. It's wet and cold and grey. The dogs don't like it; my kids don't like it; my sister doesn't like it. I LOVE IT! I don't know what's wrong with me. I love winter, much more so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Thomas Q. Turkey Nicole at Sister's Choice Blog made a version of this block, which she found on Bee in My Bonnet. When I saw Nicole's turkey block, I, of course, had to make one of my own. I love... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I finished hand quilting and binding the Little Album quilt before family and pet infirmities struck. Creative endeavors tend to fall by the wayside in the midst of family emergencies (including furry family). Daughter Andy is much better and back... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I didn't know how badly in need of attention my shoe wardrobe was until a few weeks ago when I attended a communion service at church. As I had done almost every Sunday for years--and years (and years), I slipped... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
I apologize for that disgusting "Impeach Obama" tag across the bottom of the screen. I guess you're not safe from them anywhere.
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2014 on Basted at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Me with my mimosa and book in hand, ready for discussion (Ramey caught me just when I blinked, That's why my eyes are closed, not because I had too many mimosas.) The Ramey Book Club (we don't have a real... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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My entry for the block-of-the-month drawing at guild on Monday I'm exhausted and the week is only half-way done. I should never have scheduled two meetings at my house in the same week. At the time, I thought it was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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November was my month this year to host our bee group. We met yesterday for food, show-and-tell, and lots of laughs. In addition to the SNT below, I showed my Pink Houses, my Little Album (although it isn't quite finished),... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Happy Halloween too all our Blogging Buddies. We're making a big pot of chili today to welcome Halloween and the cold temperatures. A heartfelt BOO! to you and yours. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I know I've been under the radar for several days now. I've been using every spare minute trying to get this little quilt quilted before quilt guild meeting on November 10, so I can hang it for show-and-tell. I'm pretty... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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My little album quilt is basted, and I only drew blood three times. I use a big doll needle for basting, and I usually stick it in me several times before I'm done. And it hurts. Much worse than a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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When Vann left us, I thought now I don't have anybody to grow old with. But I was wrong. Sophie and I are doing it together. You should have seen us both trying to get out of bed this morning.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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The last time Sophie was at the vet, for her yearly checkup, Dr. Rachel asked me if she was showing any signs of arthritis. She wasn't, but she is now. So we're going to see the good doc this afternoon... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I've been making backings today. I have the backings made for both the house quilt and for the small album quilt. I took under consideration what some of you suggested about a border for the album quilt. But I decided... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2014 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I'm currently working on putting together the house blocks into a quilt top (flimsy, as some call it). I have all the blocks sewn together into rows; now I have to cut out the sashing and borders and add them,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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My new toy (btw, that fabric behind the iPhone is what I will use to back the Pink Houses quilt.) I have an iPhone. I am now a functioning member of the 21st century--or at least I will be if... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I decided to take a short break from quiltmaking and sew something non-quilty. So I made this tunic. I bought this Amy Butler fabric about five years ago to make pillowcases for a friend who was getting married. Needless to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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My sister, Joanne, made this little quilt and gave it to me for Christmas a few years ago. It's one of my favorites. The pattern is in a book by Georgia Bonesteel entitled New Ideas for Lap Quilting, published by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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The quilt is 36" square with 7" blocks. The sashing is 1 1/2" wide, cornerstones 1 1/2" square. I finished my block-of-the-month quilt yesterday--which I am tentatively calling "My Little Album." I'm thinking that I will probably hand quilt it.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts