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!

    I great big puffy heart *love* comments, so please let me know you visited! I try to always reply!

a quilt for baby xander

My friend Asia is having a baby boy any day now, so I made this quilt to be there to welcome him into the world!  It’s made from a Sweetwater Reunion charm pack, backed with a DS Quilts print, and bound with a Moda marble that I pulled out from the depths of my stash that happened to match the green in Reunion perfectly!   It’s the perfect size for a stroller/toss-on-the-kitchen floor playmat blanket.

Here it is in all its pre-washed and post-washed glory!  (And look at me being all good and grown-up and putting a label on it and everything like a good girl!)

A.J. Dub (Amy) - I love it! Simple and sweet. 🙂

Rene' Sharp - This is so gorgeous, what a lovely gift!!

Melissa McQ - I just found your blog a few days ago and I love it. It’s my favorite sewing blog ever. I’ve been sitting in bed at night on my ipad going through page after page of old entries so I don’t miss a thing! I “big puffy heart” love your blog as much as you “big puffy heart” love comments 🙂

Suzanne - Rachel sent me over to look at your twirly skirt tutorial and I have happily fallen down the rabbit hole of your blog. I love the baby quilt and the grid quilting.

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