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    Hi! I'm Traci. I'm a nursing student and CNA who loves quilting, knitting, cross stitch, Project Life scrapbooking, and the great outdoors. In my pre-scrubs life, I owned Real Photography, and you can still see my old wedding and portrait photography site here .

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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Will’s pumpkin. It might just be because I suck so hard at drawing, but I’m seriously impressed by his skills!

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Will’s pumpkin. It might just be because I suck so hard at drawing, but I’m seriously impressed by his skills!

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dreams of sunshine

The latest version of my Dream On charm squares quilt is going well.  I think the latest colors for the solid stripes are a much better fit.  I liked the gray sashing a lot, but switched to yellow just because it was a little sunnier.  I think the gray looked more contemporary, but I just […]

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It’s 7:45.  It’s dark outside.  We’re done dinner and stories.  The house is filled with the smell of the pumpkin pie I put in the oven.  And from upstairs I hear squeals of baby laughter. Will is in Ellie’s crib, and they are cracking up.  It’s one of those ‘good old days’ kind of evenings.

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Ellie just sat herself up from laying down for the first time! I went in to get her from her nap and she was sitting up to greet me!

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a hooty place : my first finished mug rug!

Remember this gorgeous stack of fabric?  Today it turned into this: And then this: My first mug rug!  Mug rugs became uber-popular among flickr quilters this year–think of them as mini placemats or maxi coasters.  They are super fun to make because they are a mini quilt, so anything you’ve wanted to try out, can […]

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