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Susan Ramey Cleveland
Interests: quilting, fabric art, puzzles, movies, reading, writing, sewing, my church, quilting, journaling,
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Look what Andy brought me yesterday when she came for dinner: a fun autumn/doggie t-shirt. I love it! Daughter Andy came for dinner last night. We had friend chicken tenders, turnips greens, black-eyed peas, cornbread, and brownies for dessert. We... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I woke up this morning with more pain than I've had in a long time--maybe ever. Back, feet, legs, everything. After I took my Gabapentin, everything calmed down except my back. It's the kind of pain that every once in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2022 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Since I last blogged, I finished the blocks for Karen's log cabin quilt--all 42 of them. This morning while watching the news from the tragedy in Ukraine, I decided to finally get to work on my Ukraine quilt. Here's the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2022 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I have just learned that I've been exposed too Covid. A friend from book club has tested positive, and she's having symptoms. We were at book club on Tuesday and that night is when she started feeling yucky. I've been... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2022 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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The Gabapentin is working. The pain and tightness in may feet are muchly improved. I can walk without pain. I'm not overdoing it, but I am getting a few things done that I wasn't able to do before the Gabapentin.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2022 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I had a nice visit with a podiatrist yesterday. Only the second time I've ever been to a podiatrist. The first time was many years ago for a lesion on the bottom of my right foot. I didn't like the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2022 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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This is Colin, a Beany Baby doggie that Andy gave me for my birthday. She knows how much I miss Skipper, how much I miss having a dog at all. But Colin is likely the only dog I'll ever have--at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2022 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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What a week this has been. First my air conditioner went out last Friday. The part that was needed had to be ordered and it just came in yesterday and finally got installed today. I've spent most of the past... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2022 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I stopped using a handmade quilt on my bed because of the animals. Skipper put a hole in one, and the pet hair and tracked dirt meant I have to wash my spread more often than I like to wash... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2022 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I hate hot weaver. Any temperature higher than 85 sets my hackles rising. So needless to say, I'm staying inside as much as humanly possible. I have 11 blocks made for Karen's quilt--31 more to go. I'm also working on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2022 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I have all the pieces cut out for Karen's log cabin quilt and five blocks sewn- They're 14-inch blocks and I need 42 of them- So we're off to a good start- I'm pretty sure I can be finished- get... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2022 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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As the quilt show ended and I was waiting to pick up my quilt I got word that my quilt had won a ribbon for Viewer's Choice- Viewer's Choice is voted on by attendees of the show- It's really a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2022 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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"The Dance" won first place in the large quilts category plus a blue ribbon for Best Piecing- I'm tickled--but humbly so- There are lots of talented quilters in our guild and many amazing quilts hanging in this year's Quiltfest Today... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2022 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Yesterday I posted a photo of this quilt online for someone who wanted a black/red/white design to make for her son- I didn't make this one- I found it on Pinterest- A good friend and neighbor saw the photo on... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2022 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Before After After about two and a half years I finally got a hair cut - I have to say I feel better without that long horse's tail hanging down my back - I'm not sure I'm totally satisfied with... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2022 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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-Happy Mother's Day Granny Ella We had a nice mother's day- Daughter Andy came over with apple pie and ice cream= I made spaghetti with meat sauce and garlic bread- Andy and Jesse and I chowed down- Then Andy and... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2022 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Andy and I arrived at the condo in Panama City yesterday afternoon We had a delicious dinner of fried shrimp/french fries/coleslaw/and hushpuppies from Thomas's then spent the rest of the evening trying to figure out Stuart's WIFI- We finally got... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2022 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
Thanks to Patty's comment about my book lists I recalled that it had been a while since I updated it- I haven't stopped reading- The list has been a victim of the same malady of the blog: lethargy- It is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2022 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Here's a look at all the "Chicken Salad" blocks I've sewn- They actually aren't finished- Some will need embroidery and all will need eyes and borders- That's the millefiori I've felt a little bit better today than I have for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2022 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Here's some photos of Taco and Bella just to let everyone know we're still with you--as you see Bella is not an easy cat to photograph i seem to be spending a lot of time on the couch lately because... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2022 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Blakely's mom sent me this picture of her little girl and the quilt I made for her It seems I never took a photo of Blakely's quilt after it was quilted and bound but here's a shot of it before... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2022 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I held off as long as I could stand it and finally had to order the templates for Lori Holt's "Chicken Salad" quilt The photos above show my progress - I'm not using Lori's fabrics that come along with the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2022 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I continue to be amazed and nonplussed at the disorder and confusion that everyday life in this world has become - No matter what I try to do - from getting a pizza delivered to paying the light bill to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2022 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I brought Skipper home yesterday. I had another good cry (I hope that will be the last one) and held him to my heart and promised he'd never be forgotten I'll have the picture of Skipper and Sophie framed and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2022 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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As soon as I started to snap a picture Taco jumped up on the bed He wanted to inspect the 20 log cabin blocks that I made for the Afghan Refugee project The bottom shows the blocks that loyal blog... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2022 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts