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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 .

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Category Archives: embroidery/applique

ghost quilter

A friend of mine was asked to make a quilt block for a wedding quilt for her nephew.  She asked me to make it on her behalf, threatening the use of puffy paint if I declined.  So, since this quilt block won’t have any particular special meaning, I figured it better be just plain awesome.  […]

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ooh la la

It’s appropriate that it is Oscar time, because I’m about to say ‘it really IS an honor just to be nominated!’  I have fell behind on my google reader feed this weekend and so I didn’t know that my eiffel tower pillow had made it into Rachel’s top nine February pillows until now!  It didn’t […]

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name tag

I’m buried in laundry, but I keep forgetting to share my front range modern quilt guild name badge!  I was in the mood for some free motion stitching one night, and I’ve been in love with this idea since seeing it in Scandinavian Stitches, so I whipped this puppy up!  (The V.P. stands for Vice […]

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back to paris

My dad turned 50 last week!  He was a big fan of my first eiffel tower free motion stitching embroidery, and my parents have a Paris themed bedroom, so I knew that the eiffel tower would be a perfect fit.  Their bedroom is brown and blue/aqua, so a little linen and a smattering of aqua […]

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dr seuss bags

I finished this today.  It made its way into one of my favorite items– the Practical Bag (for some reason I’ve had dyslexia when it came to this pattern and have been calling it the Practicality Bag for months). It’s lined with the Celebrate Seuss print and has a matching little zippered clutch/tote/wallet/catch-all. I’m in […]

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