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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: March 2013

save me from myself

I have officially joined the ranks of the crazy people.  I am actually giving serious thought to ripping off a quilt’s binding, making new continuous bias binding, and sewing it on again.  I think this might be unnecessary.  Help me decide. Here’s the deal–with this quilt I thought the purple binding was a no-brainer.  I […]

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My children at play quilt is done!

I am able to check off my first of my 2013 goals–my boy Children at Play quilt (and my second finished quilt of 2013) is done!  It began as a handful of meant-to-be-log-cabin blocks and grew to this improved monstrosity.  It would have been finished earlier, but finding binding fabric ended up being quite the […]

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urban hoodie pattern tester

I was able to be a pattern tester for the new version of Heidi and Finn’s Urban Hoodie pattern! It is a great easy pattern–something you could finish in an evening (particularly if you cut the pattern ahead of time).  I’d recommend it for beginners with knits (of which I am)–I lined it with a […]

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