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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 still can’t believe it. I actually managed to run my car over my cell phone and render it disabled. Here’s what happened. Arriving home yesterday after having lunch with my sister and two friends, I pulled up to the... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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...on anything. Although there have been times. My sister’s “Starry Night” puzzle has been in danger of going back where it came from (its box) several times. But I persevere. I manage to get two or three pieces in most... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Today I worked on a Christmas gift for my writer/paleontologist daughter Cait (she never reads my blog, so I think it’s ok to post this). Ever since Cait was a little kid, she has loved dinosaurs. Now when she isn’t... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Well, I’ve tried everything else for pain relief--every kind of salve, cream, ointment, patches, drops, pills, exercises, CBD in both oil and gummy form. So why not quantum physics? Daughter Andy brought me these patches this morning to try for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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What did we ever do without microwaves? For some reason, mine bit the dust a few weeks ago. I can’t understand why. It was only 25 years old. But it did. It zapped out. Jesse and I endured a few... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Yesterday was the July meeting of quilt bee. We met at Cyndi’s house, and the only bad thing was that I had to climb a hill from where I parked my car to get to her front door. I was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
I love this post, especially the photo of you as a little girl.
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Did you know that Zulily sells quilting fabric? I didn’t. An ad just popped up on my Facebook feed. They have some cute stuff that I haven’t seen in other places. I'm trying to resist ordering that darling owl fabric... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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No, I haven’t given up on the puzzle yet. Heck, I put in three pieces today. At this rate, I’ll have it done in a little less than a year. However, it will have to be moved from the dining... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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“I Spy By Starlight" That’s the name I’ve given to this charity cuddle quilt that I finished today. If you’d like a copy of this pattern, it can be had for free on Pat Sloan’s blog or website. Go here:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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My niece Buffy gave this puzzle to my sister Ramey (her mom) for Christmas. Ramey got frustrated with it after several months and brought it to me as she knows me to be an experienced and top-notched puzzle putter-togetherer. I’ve... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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It was good to see my old friend and coworker at Quiltfest. Not only were we guild sisters, we also worked together at Oxmoor House. Technically, I was Rhonda’s “boss.” But in truth, we were just good friends. As Rhonda... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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“Queens Through the Ages” by Edna B. Turner Quilted by Lena Colley This quilt touched me, and I kept going back to it and studying it. The top three fourths of the quilt depicts various African queens, such as Queen... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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All of the following quilts have appeared here in various degrees of completion over the past two years. This is how they all appeared this past weekend at Birmingham Quilters Guild’s Quiltfest 2019. “Star-Spangled Summer" “Witch Hunt" "The Bow-Wow Bunch"... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Birmingham Quilters Guild is very active in the Quilts of Valor Foundation to make and donate quilts for veterans and service members. Our QOV display at Quiltfest 2019 was beautiful. If you or your quilters group would like to get... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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It’s in the history books. I haven’t seen any numbers, but I believe it was a great success. I was there for four hours on Saturday afternoon, and the attendance looked impressive. And the quilts? More than impressive. I believe,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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On Wednesday, I attended the monthly meeting of my book club. We met at our town’s new Wintzell’s restaurant. After a scrumptious seafood lunch, we launched into a lively discussion of our book selection, Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I feel like I got a lot done today. All five quilt show quilts are finished and packed into their labeled pillow cases for delivery tomorrow. I spray basted Kathryn’s “Spooky” quilt and will try my hand at machine quilting... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I created my first blog post on November 30, 2006. This is one of the two photos I posted that day. It’s a wall quilt that I made using fabrics that I inherited when my mama passed away the year... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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A while back, I got the urge to do something besides quilt making and book reading about the same time I saw this in a Fat Quarter Shop ad. I used to love cross stitch, and I truly loved this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Our little town of Leeds, Alabama has an active arts council. The good people there treat us to plays, poetry readings, concerts, story telling, art shows, and more. This month, June 2019, my sister Ramey is the featured artist. Yesterday... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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"Dancing Graces" by Melinda Cooper "Rabbit rabbit rabbit" is a superstition found in Britain and North America wherein a person says or repeats the words "rabbit", "rabbits" and/or "white rabbits" aloud upon waking on the first day of a month,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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My friend Nicole at Sister’s Choice Quilts blog gave me this idea for today’s post. Nothing world shaking. I bet most of you have a box or basket or some kind of container that holds your hand-sewing tools and materials.... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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In my search for the “Wiggles and Giggles” instructions, I wrote directly to Country Woman magazine to see if they could provide a copy. This morning, I received an email from Jennifer Ziegler of Country Woman with a copy of... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2019 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts