Needles and a Pen » Knitting, Sewing, and Nursing School

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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 .

    I've created a map that shows links to our camping/hiking/general family fun review posts that you can find here. It's pretty much the coolest thing on this site. Thanks, Google!

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a kitchen-y gift

It’s been a while, but I can say that I’ve been sewing up a storm!  Since my last post I’ve completed two quilts, 5 (!!) Jedi costumes, and a bunch of little swap-y/bee/gift items.

This one is an oldie but a goodie–it went out as a thank you to my friend Lisa (who sells the most amazing fine art prints) for some pants she’d sent along to me.  Since she is an awesome cook, I knew just what to make her–one of my favorite aprons.

I also crocheted up some of my favorite dishcloths for her (finally taught myself to crochet so I could make all of the amazing things I’ve been pinning).


Erica - Oh that turned out *so* cute! I bought that exact same utensil fabric a couple of months ago to make an apron for myself (AND paired it with some orange and white polka dots left over from Zack’s quilt) Have I made it yet though? No. Should make it a priority though so I can look cute before I host Thanksgiving 😉

nicke - very cute apron!

Greenstylemom - cute apron! I like the ties that wrap all the way around to the front.

And don’t you love to crochet?!? I taught myself a few years ago. Haven’t been doing much since I started quilting, but I’m going to try to do some more this winter (and finish up some WIP… one is a baby blanket for a now 2 year old!)

Dolores - Hi Traci, would love to hear more about the Jedi costumes since I have a huge Star Wars fan in the house with an upcoming birthday.


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