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Susan Ramey Cleveland
Interests: quilting, fabric art, puzzles, movies, reading, writing, sewing, my church, quilting, journaling,
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Sister Ramey knows that I'm working on the bookcase quilt. When she saw this on Joann's Fabrics online site, she emailed me a photo and asked if I could use it in my quilt. I immediately ordered enough to back... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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No quilt making today. In fact, I don't plan to do anything that requires much movement. For the past eight or ten hours, my pain level has been out of sight, off the charts, to the moon, agonizing. I woke... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I have decided to combine my other chosen pastime (reading books) with my first love (quilting) to make a quilt. In perusing Pinterest, I found several that inspired me. I'm afraid I didn't make note of the quilters who created... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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The day I started this puzzle, it snowed. Not a huge snow, just enough to cover the ground. No problem with electricity or heat or water pipes. Just a nice, pleasant snow. Today, a few days later, it's bright sunny... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2021 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Yesterday was daughter Andy's birthday. We had a very scaled-down celebration, but it was still fun. Andy came over and we had her traditional favorite, spaghetti with my meat sauce, salad, and rolls. Cupcakes and brownies for dessert. Sister Ramey,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2021 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I really don't know how long it has been since I've done some sewing. But today, while the cleaning lady cleaned. I worked on this wall hanging that I started months ago. I got all the applique pieces cut out... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2021 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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For those who follow my book reviews, I've added the new list for 2021 and posted the books I've read so far this year. See left sidebar. Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2021 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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The mystery puzzle is finally finished. It was a challenge, but quite enjoyable. I don't think it would taken so long to finish, but I could sit at the puzzle table for only short periods before my back pain demanded... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2021 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I took Baby Sage's quilt to her great-gran, who promised to deliver it to her gran. The parents bring Sage to see her B.B. and Peepaw, so she will have it soon--maybe she has it already. Someday, if this virus... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2021 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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POTUS, FLOTUS, DOGUS ONE, and DOGUS TWO There's a lot to be glad about having this nice, normal, American couple in the White House. And one of the best things is that they bring with them dogs. First Dogs Champ... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2021 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Congratulations to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. And Congratulations to First Dobs Champ an Major. What a great and historic day. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2021 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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A good friend gave me one of those "mystery puzzles." You know the ones, where you have no picture of what the finshed puzzle will look like, just a short mystery story that is supposed to give you clues and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2021 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I was browsing on Pinterest this morning and saw this quilt by Margaret Kessler of Auburn, Indiana. It reminded me of plans my sisters and I made a few years back to make a bookshelf quilt and donate it to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2021 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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This was one of my Christmas presents from Andy. I have been working on it all of this week. Because of all the black and dark areas, I thought it was going to be another "Starry Night" (remember that puzzle... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2021 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Here is sweet Sage Birdsong with Granny Buffy (I think actually Buffy prefers B.B. as her grandma name.) I finally got Sage's quilt to Lena for quilting. We picked a pretty pink quilting thread and a cute looping quilting pattern.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2021 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I think blue is going to work well. I haven't completely ruled out gold/yellow yet, but I almost have. To answer Barbara's question, each block will be limited to one color. At this point, I'm planning 7 reds, 7 greens,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2021 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I decided that adding blue blocks is a go. I haven't decided about gold yet. I actually made a blue block today. But Skipper got to aggravating me when I was finishing it, and I messed up a little. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Since I love this quilt pattern so much and really want to own this quilt, I decided to give it one more chance and make a second block. It did go better this time. I did some chain piecing, so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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A few years ago, I saw this quilt on the cover of Keepsake Quilting and immediately ordered the pattern. The day after Christmas, I decided I would finally make it. This is my first (and could be my last) black.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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These three French Henris are dropping in to wish you joy. Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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At Christmastime, my aunt and uncle and cousins from Tennessee always visited. I remember that as my uncle entered the house, he called out, "Christmas Present!" I think that's a southern thing. The other day, some people on Facebook were... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Julie in WA, a loyal blog reader, wanted to know if Mr. and Mrs Santa would make an appearance this year, referring to my quilt "Family Portrait," which sometimes hangs in my foyer this time of year. But this year,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Bentley Bear, whom I made several years ago, is ready for some light reading. Yeah, that bear can read French. Don't have time to chat. Gotta go get a few chores done. Bama and Arkansas kick off in an hour... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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It was great fun to make. My plan has been to leave it after Christmas and change the ornaments to fit the season. But I've just realized that I covered the table with Joanne's beautiful Christmas Tree quilt. I'll have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Look what was in my mailbox on the first day of December. It's from my friend Greta. She included the little gingerbread man ornament, all masked up against the virus. I started working on my cards yesterday. I don't think... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts