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 modern almost done sort of pillow

This pillow is almost done–just missing some elastic cording for the back buttons that I need to pick up today or tomorrow.   This pillow has caused me more angst than is really possible for such a simple little patchwork pillow.  I have been full of self doubt–piping or no piping, quilting or no quilting, but in the end I held tight to my original vision of a very sleek pillow–no quilting, no piping, just a sleek modern minimalist pillow that hopefully looks like it could have been purchased in a store.  I did give in to a little self-doubt though and ripped it apart at the top to replace the second patchwork piece–it needed more a darker color in that section, but now that there’s some navy up there I’m feeling better.  🙂

I’m really excited about the details on the back and can’t wait to finish it off and share it!

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