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  • Welcome to my blog!

    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: May 2011

skirts and a winner

The winner of the selvedge giveaway is: shann – Ohh, dear…be still my beating heart! I would BE SOOO very honoured to have your selvedges. I have resenctly fallen in love with the spiderweb seledge quilt and have no hope of ever finishing with out help!  This is the best givaway bag I have seen […]

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I often write about what Will does for Ellie, but I forget to write how much joy she brings to HIS life.  She is his captive audience—as impressed by his physical feats as he is.  As he twirled in the kitchen today she stood watching, beaming, clutching her cup of milk and shouting “WOAH!  WOAH!  […]

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He spoils and defends her.

Will is sitting in a box on the kitchen floor and eating a bag of ‘pop tart bites’ as Nic and I unpack the Costco run. Ellie is harrassing Will, shrieking for more of his pop tart bites, which Will is handing to her. Nic (sternly, walking over to intervene): Ellie, NO. That isn’t the […]

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Giveaway Day: my giant bag of selvedges

It’s Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day again!  If you’re visiting for the first time, thanks for checking out my blog!  I hope you’ll stop back again or add my feed to your blog reader!  Here’s a little mosaic of a few recent projects: I’ve been saving my selvedges for a year because many of them […]

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joel dewberry skirt

I fell in love with these Aviary 2 fabrics at Crafty Laine and knew just what to do with them: make my favorite skirt to match my favorite cardi.  It’s 6 panels based off the Yard Sale Wrap Skirt from Weekend Sewing (the panels have been altered slightly–I took off about 6 inches off the […]

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