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Susan Ramey Cleveland
Interests: quilting, fabric art, puzzles, movies, reading, writing, sewing, my church, quilting, journaling,
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This photo of Jack is many years old. But I don’t have a recent one. More sadness for my family. My nephew Jack passed away unexpectedly last week. An embolism. This is the oldest son of my sister Joanne, who... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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At about the same time that I decided I needed something to work on from the couch when I didn’t feel like climbing the stairs to the sewing room, I saw a photo on Pinterest of a Millefiori quilt. That’s... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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It seems that placing various forms of snowmen all over one’s house will not bring on the snow. It hasn’t even brought on winter. So far, we’ve had a few cold nights, but nothing that could be called winter. And... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I found the two framed photos in the back at Joanne’s house. (Left) Joanne and Vann at what looks like a Halloween party at Joanne’s house. I don’t remember it at all. Maybe they didn’t invite me. (Right) Joanne and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I was trying to get a good photo of the red couch (which I didn’t get here) and didn’t see Skipper with this sparkly eyes at the bottom. Skipper and I slept late this morning. It was almost 8:00 before... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Before I went in for the ablation, I got all the Christmas decoration down and boxed. I took the Santas out of the tier stand and replaced them with snowmen, in hopes of a little bit of the white stuff... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Today’s the day. I have to get all the Santas (there are lots) and other Christmas stuff down and packed away. Tomorrow I go for the first ablation procedure for my back. A few folks I know who have had... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Santa surprised me last night with this beautiful red rocking chair. Actually it was Jesse who delivered it. The reindeer were just flat out of steam. It’s really a gift from daughter Andy. She had to order it, and it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I have recently become enamored with the statues representing the characters in The Grimm Brothers fairy tale The Bremen Town Musicians. In this centuries-old story, some animals who have outlived their usefulness on the farm decide to travel to Bremen... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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We had our Christmas dinner and gift giving on Christmas Eve night--just me, Jesse, Andy, Cait, and Kathryn. Then after the church program that India took part in, she and Ramey stopped by for a late supper and some visiting.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Jesse and Phil got the red couch moved in just ahead of the rain on Saturday. I love it, and it’s fine with Skipper. It does make me a sad, though. I’d much rather it still be in Joanne house... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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For Kathryn--her nickname is “Spooky," and she loves cats and Halloween. “Steg” is for Cait, who works in paleontology at McWane Center in Birmingham (in addition to writing novels and short stories). Her love of dinosaurs dates back to childhood.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
I adore your tree. It’s so festive. I’m going to try to get back to linking here. I’ve been lazy. Thanks for hosting.
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The above photo from Facebook perfectly describes my day yesterday. I Christmassed through some of the worst pain I’ve had since this situation with fibro and my back problems began. I think they were both working on me at once,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Ever since I found the recipe for this cake on Pinterest, it has been my go-to pound cake recipe. It’s called Aunt Sue’s Famous Pound Cake. It’s fairly easy to make and is delicious served with ice cream, fruit, whipped... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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One week till Christmas Eve, the date of my family soup supper at my house. My house is a complete and utter wreck, brought about simply by moving out my old sofa to make room for the one I’m adopting... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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A table full of goodies (there were two more) at Monday’s guild meeting There’s no telling how much weight I will have gained by the time this holiday season is over. It seems everywhere I go, there’s more food. I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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The time of holidays parties and gatherings with friends and family has begun. Monday was my quilters bee’s annual Christmas luncheon. We met at Cindy M.’s beautiful home. After show and tell and appetizers, we enjoyed a great lunch of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Guess Who? Sister Ramey and I have spent the past couple of weeks clearing out sister Joanne’s house so that her son Jed can sell it after the first of the year. We’ve put in a lot of hours but... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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“Give Thanks,” made about 2001 or 2002 to hang in the vestibule of Leeds First United Methodist Church in memory of the daughter of a dear friend The chaos has begun. I worked all day long yesterday, trying to get... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Some of you might remember these blocks that I made last year. They were to be part of a quilt with autumn/harvest themed blocks. As often happens, though, this project sort of fell by the wayside. I have an idea... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I’m making soup cozies for Christmas presents. They’re quick and easy to make. I didn’t time myself, but I estimate about 10 or 15 minutes per cozy. I’m going to make a batch of dry soup mix to include with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Skipper came though his dental work like a trooper. In addition to the cleaning, he had a molar removed that was loose. He also had all his annual shots and tests. So he really went through a stressful day yesterday.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Brown Sugar Caramel Bundt Cake Leeds Presbyterian Church had its annual Thanksgiving luncheon after church yesterday. The food was delicious and the fellowship was sweet. I love getting together with people I like. The luncheon was potluck. I made deviled... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Autumn sped through Alabama like a NASCAR driver at Talladega. After a couple of days of beautiful Indian Summer weather, winter is now here--cold, cloudy, and damp. I’m grateful that one of those bright days was last Sunday when we... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts