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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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My chicken planter that Andy gave me for my birthday, finally got planted--with fake greenery. I can't have the real stuff in the house since Taco insists on eating any vegetation left within his reach. But I think this looks... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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...and get to work! I’m to the point in the quilt when I have to glue the girl to the background. Yep, glue her. I’ve never attached anything as large as her to a background fabric before, certainly not with... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I got the background put together for the Dress/Rhiannon/Gypsy quilt yesterday. I’ve also been working on some flowers for the corners. Just a little more of that to do in the lower right corner and then I can fuse the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I just discovered this yarn a couple of days ago. A friend of mine is making chemo hats using Alize flower yarn. As soon as I saw one of her hats in progress, I almost immediately ordered some of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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This is the beautiful acorn necklace that my sister Ramey made and gave me for my birthday. The acorn cap is an actual acorn cap, sealed and varnished; The acorn part is a bead. I wore my necklace to our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Photo by Caitlin R. Kiernan it started out pretty terrible. I woke up yesterday, got out of bed, and couldn’t straighten up for the back pain and stiffness. I had totally forgot that it was my birthday until I finally... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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What about I call my Dress quilt “Gypsy?” That would be keeping Stevie in the picture, and it’s easier to spell. Ha Ha. "So I'm back to the velvet underground Back to the floor that I love To a room... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I’ve been thinking and wondering what I could get or rig up to hang my beads and necklaces on. In my jewelry box, they get all tangled together, which isn’t good. One day a week or so ago, I was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I made lots of progress on the Dress quilt on Thursday. She’s all fused, cut out, and ready to place on the background. So now I have to construct the background. I bought the fabrics specifically for that purpose, but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Look what came in the mail yesterday--a yard of this beautiful fabric. I ordered it not because I have a project in mind for it, but because I couldn’t not have it. Mine is a cat-loving family, so I’m sure... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Deadly tornado as seen from U.S. Hwy 280 in Lee County, Alabama The Month of March came roaring into Alabama this past weekend. Lee County in the southeastern part of the state suffered a massive and deadly tornado on Sunday.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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There’s really more work in this portion of my Dress quilt than shows here. This is actually the third hat I tried. And while I’m not totally 100% happy with this one, it’s staying. I will add some more details,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Skipper and I spent a bunch of time in the sewing room today, and I made lots of progress on the dress quilt. The dress is almost finished. I’ll be scattering a few more flowers around. Then all I’ll have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I’m sure most of you are familiar with Edvard Munch’s painting “The Scream” (above). And, like me, you might have seen parodies of this piece. Well I saw one this week in a local doctor’s office that is my all-time... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I finally got the hang, more or less, of working with Steam-a-Seam 2, and I’ve made lots of progress on the pink skirt for my quilt “The Dress.” (That’s a working title, by the way. I’ll probably come up with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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In three days of work, I’ve got not even half the ruffles temporarily attached to the skirt. Wonder why? Read on. If I ever finish this quilt, I’ll never use Steam a Seam 2 again--and probably any Steam a Seam... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I had some fun yesterday perusing my stash for fabrics to create “The Dress.” I also tried out Laura Heine’s technique for fusing, didn’t like it, so I think I’m going to go with what I know. I have never... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Cutting is very hard for me as I can be on my feet for only a short time before the back pains gets intolerable. And I just simply have not been able to get the hang of cutting while sitting.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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A most inspirational and enjoyable church service this morning at Leeds Presbyterian. We gained one new member, installed three elders, listened to passages from my two favorite Bible books (James and Matthew) enjoyed inspirational choir offerings, celebrated Holy Communion, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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About the only vegetables that Jesse will eat are green beans, corn, and cabbage. So today I cooked skillet of cabbage. The way I make it is easy, and so good. Fry a few strips of cut-up bacon (don’t drain),... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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“October Song:” that’s the title I’ve decided on for my mini quilt that I will donate to this year’s guild silent auction for charity. I got the borders on this morning, so now it’s ready for quilting. I still haven’t... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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“The Dress” by Laura Heine I saw this pattern online and it spoke to me. It said, “You know you want to make this quilt. Go ahead. Order this pattern. Do it.” So I did. The pattern itself was outrageously... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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...It’s Nice to Have Solved One I found a set of instructions online for the 10” Crown of Thorns block that seems to have solved my problem of skimpy-to-nonexistent seams allowance. The only difference in the instructions is the cut... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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But it’ll be short. Every morning I get up with the firm resolve to have my coffee, do whatever absolutely must be done, then head for the sewing room. But every morning must-dos crop up that I hadn’t budgeted for.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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After many grey and rainy days, the sun is out full force today. But it’s cold. Coldest temps so far this winter, I believe I read. I did some test-block sewing today. I’m planning a new quilt for my very... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts