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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 don’t know. Maybe I’m getting old (ha ha), but I’d rather be home than any other place I know. The beach was beautiful and relaxing, and, in a way, I enjoyed being there--but I’m mighty glad to be home.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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My feet have yet to touch sand. But I am enjoying the view from the condo. My back, legs, and hips still haven’t recovered from the ride down. I have done a lot of reading and jigsaw puzzling. Andy is... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Andy and I left yesterday just after noon, headed for our beach retreat. Yakking and laughing and reminiscing all the way, we missed a turn in Andalusia and was miles and miles and miles and miles in the wrong direction... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I ordered this batch of fat quarters to use as backgrounds in my girl quilt, which I’ve tentatively decided to call “Paper Doll Village.” I was running out of tan/cream background fabrics. Plus I’ve used the ones I have in... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Note to self: Never try to sew, or do anything manual, after three large mugs of Starbucks coffee. I finally got time and stamina to make another girl block, but I had lots of trouble. Never the steadiest of hands... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Another busy week has kept me out of the sewing room. I’m getting fed up with this. Something to do every single day. Except today. But I had physical therapy yesterday; so today must be spent recuperating from that. Friday... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Exactly ten years ago, almost exactly to the minute, I said goodbye to the love of my life. The feelings of loss and grief never really go away, but they do soften and let you live, which at first you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Bama played Duke yesterday and beat them handily (if you don’t count the first quarter, which Bama slept through). The score was a whole bunch to hardly anything (I forget the actual score). I had bought Skipper the little baby... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I finally got into the sewing room long enough this morning to create my sixth little girl block. It has been rainy and humid and too hot around here this week. I am so ready for fall. Between shampooing and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I live in a haunted house. I do. It’s not your traditional haunting where spooky beings float through the air, show up in mirrors, and make strange noises late at night. But it’s a haunting nonetheless. For several years, dishes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Yeah, yeah, it’s only August--and "hot as blue blazes," as my dear mama used to say. But I’ve been seeing little yellow butterflies flitting about lately, so I know fall is on the way. And I’m dreaming of cool weather,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I discovered this 1060-62 tv series on the ROKU channel this weekend, “Thriller,” narrated by Boris Karloff, and I’m loving watching the episodes. It’s a nice distraction from the busy days that continue to fill my life. I don’t remember... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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This is my latest girl for my quilt, which doesn’t have a name yet. But this block has a name. I’ve named her for Betsy Ross, one of our needle-working foremothers. Tradition says she stitched our first flag. I bet... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I’m very tried and groggy this morning. This has been a busy, busy week, and I need some down time. Monday was library lecture and book club. Tuesday was hair cut and grocery shopping. Wednesday was physical therapy. And that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I now have four little girl blocks done, and I think I’ve finally figured out how to fix the pigtail problem. On the last block I made (the one with the blue dress with pink rosebuds and blue/white striped stockings).... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I learned a lot about the history of feed sacks on Monday. Yesterday would have been an excellent day to stay in and stay cool. We are experiencing an intense heat wave this week. Temps yesterday reached somewhere around the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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It has been lots of years since I’ve cross stitched, and I seem to have lost my mojo. I spent two days on the fence. And while I have speeded up a bit, this is the second time around on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
Same here. But you look a lot better in jammies and no makeup than I do. So no pics here.
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I think I’m somewhat recovered from the tragedies of last weekend. Unfortunately, I’m afraid those in El Paso and Dayton will not recover for a long time--some never. But I suppose this is the world we live in now. We... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
Happy Birthday to a pretty lady.
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I got an email yesterday from my church. Henceforth, both the front and side doors will be locked as soon as the choir members make their entrance and will remain locked for the entire service. Any latecomers will have to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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The Vintage Cloth finally came in for my Quilter’s Cottage cross stitch piece, and I started working on it yesterday. Barely started, as you can see. It has been years since I did cross stitch, and I’m finding it hard... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I saw this quilt on Pinterest a while back and fell in love with it. I decided I wanted to make it to enter in the 2021 Quiltfest. The pattern arrived last week, but I only opened it yesterday. Above... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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All right now, this is getting ridiculous. I have had this “Starry Night” puzzle on my dining table for more than a month and here’s where I am. It’s not like I don’t try. I spend time with it almost... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Look what Skipper and I found a little while ago in our back yard. I was afraid if I left him out, a dog might get him. I also thought he needed water. But I don’t need another animal. I’m... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts