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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: November 2013

a knitting frenzy

It’s always nice to forget a hobby for a bit and then get back into it and remember why you loved it in the first play.  I’ve gone a little off the deep end with the knitting.  Not sure if it’s the weather, or the fact that I can do it while snuggling a sick […]

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Children at Play Quilt: Finished!

When my mom came to visit in 2012 we started a strip quilt together with the girl fabrics from Sarah Jane’s Children at Play line (I’ve earned a reputation as making my guests work) and I had everything but the binding finished this past spring.  When my mom came to visit in October I realized […]

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knitting: a bear cowl and boot cuffs

At the end of last winter I started knitting the Burton Bear Cowl for Ellie.  It was a fun knit and I had it almost finished…when I looked ahead and saw that I’d need to crochet the ears.  Ugh.  I hate crochet.  I never feel like I’m actually doing it correctly.  So I procrastinated on […]

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