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Susan Ramey Cleveland
Interests: quilting, fabric art, puzzles, movies, reading, writing, sewing, my church, quilting, journaling,
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Yesterday, in honor of our men and women lost in wars, I began this patriotic rosette for my millefiori quilt. I got the pieces cut out, the templates glued on, and this much sewn. But at 11:30 p.m., after one... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I tried the wider spaced stitching, and it works fine. No gaps. But even so, this rosette took more time than any of the others. That’s because once it was finished, I decided the center was wrong. So in an... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I might have discovered a way to speed up this hand-piecing process. I have been studying some on-line examples, and it seems I might be taking twice as many stitches as needed. Example of my stitches Example of their stitches... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Just a quick post to document my millefiori progress. Nothing much else going on around here. Time to get back to the sewing room and cut out and glue baste some more little rosettes. Two more done; 25 to go.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I watched two strange movies last night. “mother!” (2017). I was thoroughly confused until I did some internet research and got an explanation. I watch a movie to experience a story. But apparently, story was less important to “mother!” than... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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One down; 27 to go. For some reason, I was surprised at how much faster the littles are to make than the bigs. I shouldn’t have been. It’s probably about a hundred fewer pieces to stitch. The stars are what... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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It was a pretty grim Mother’s Day. No church, no big lunch, no family around (except Jesse). Andy left this beautiful pot of petunias on my front porch. She knows I love petunias. Yes, I’m tired of being shut it.... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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It’s hard to get everyone well posed in a screen shot. So here we are, as we were. Nancy was never able to get centered, but at least we finally talked her onto the screen. Our first Zoom bee meeting... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Keeping the carpal tunnel thing manageable has slowed work on the millefiori quilt drastically. I’m still laboring away on the 4th and final large rosette. The star rings are the ones that slow things down the most. The ring I’m... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Feeling some better today. And Skipper is back to his eating, barking, sweet old self. I think he must have eaten something inedible from the back yard that made him sick. I’m glad he’s better and I’m glad we don’t... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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“Hang in There" The sadness has abated somewhat--but now I’m as nervous as a cat in a roomful of rocking chairs. I tried to make surgical masks for daughter Andy to wear when she has to go back to work... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I usually try to stay pretty upbeat and positive. I try to laugh several times a day. But yesterday, I crashed. So much sad news. We passed 50,000 deaths from the virus. Snake oil medicine man pushes deadly cure. Memories... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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When I was 11 years old, the mother of a very good friend of mine committed suicide by drinking disinfectant. Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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After improvement in my carpal tunnel situation, I’ve landed somewhere between the 6-8 hours/day I was spending on this project and the few minutes at a time I was spending when the hand was acting up. Yesterday I spent most... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Work on the millefiori quilt came to somewhat of a screeching halt earlier this week when my right hand suffered a major carpal tunnel flare. I was diagnosed several years ago and afterwards have pretty much denied the condition until... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Happy Easter, everyone. Don’t let the Booger Bunny get you. Dear God! He's gonna eat me! Twin Terrors Thanks, Mommy. The valium is working. Hey Dad, look what we found in the bog. Can we keep him? I pray to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I am heartsick over the death of singer/songwriter John Prine, another victim of corona. He was 73, which at my age, doesn’t seem so old. Prine, along with Bob Dylan, has been a favorite poet of mine since the 70s.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Well, they aren’t exactly six feet apart, but they’re small. Maybe they don’t require as much distance. I have to venture out today to pick up a prescription. I have a mask and gloves ready to go. I’m a little... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
Hi, Beverly. I was tickled to see Bentley Bear show up on your Pink Saturday post today. Thanks. Be well, my friend.
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I have begun to think of this as my coronavirus project. Actually, I think I started it at just about the time the deadly plague invaded our shores. But I wasn’t paying a great deal of attention to the virus... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Jesse's birthday cake, made by his mom Andy and left on our front porch. I guess you could say we had a visit from the Birthday Bunny. Jesse and I celebrated his 31st birthday--just us. I made us a steak... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I don’t know how widespread this activity is, but it seems to have caught on around here. People are putting bears in their windows, on their porches, and all around their houses. I set Bentley out so he could greet... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Skipper and I had to break quarantine yesterday and make a quick trip to the vet clinic. He’d been acting antsy since the day before. But then yesterday, he just went totally bonkers--running through the house, barking like a banshee,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Rosette 2, nearing finish The best thing about the quarantine is more time to work on quilts. Then you’d think I’d be getting more done. Going on two weeks since I voluntarily quarantined. I haven’t experienced one second of boredom.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Yesterday, while the cleaning lady did her thing, I spent some time in the sewing room. I got 2/3 of the nine patches for my wall hanging for over the mantel finished (20 of them). I have to sew the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts