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    Hi! I'm Traci. I'm a nursing student and CNA who loves quilting, knitting, cross stitch, 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: December 2010

bring it on, 2011. bring. it. on.

2010 was a fantastic year.  It had its ups (Ellie’s birth), its downs (when Nic totaled the Jeep two days before Christmas) and lots of working and sewing in between.  It was a great crafting year for me–in January I spent a lot of time knitting baby items for Ellie, spent the spring working on […]

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wip: sherbet pips quilt blocks 4 and 5

Can I just say that I love having two?  They played in the play room so long this morning that I got two more blocks done before lunch! I am going to be good and finish up the last apron and Christmas gift (yes–I still have one Christmas gift to go) but these are SOOOOO […]

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WIP: sherbet pips quilt

Last night after everyone went to sleep I spent some quality time downstairs with hulu plus and my sherbet pips stack! After I made the second block (the doggie one below) I went back to redo the first block.  I wasn’t a big fan of it when I finished it, and I realized I wanted […]

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Fact:  For four years and ten months, I was the preferred parent.  If there was whining, it was directed at me.  If there was bedtime, I needed to be there to nurse the baby to sleep or read the stories.  If there was hunger, I needed to make the food. And then, like the winds […]

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a day in the life apron revisited (sorry)

Are you crazy tired of aprons yet?  Sorry.  Just one more to go after this one, I promise! I liked the last one so much I had to make one for me.  Since I know it will get a lot of use, I added top stitching.  I like that I took an ‘apron in one […]

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monkey pajamas

I made a set of sock monkey pajamas for a little girl who will be celebrating her birthday this week.  I don’t know how I used to whip out these pajama pants in 10 minutes, though–they take me a solid hour now!  I loved this sock monkey fabric, and this is actually from the first […]

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