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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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Category Archives: fabric

Mourning Google Reader

Follow my blog with Bloglovin When Google Reader went away a couple of years ago I pretty much stopped reading blogs.  I tried BlogLovin but I found that I never went to the website.  I just found out about their app this week, though, and it’s amazing!  They’ve also really spruced up the website in […]

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out with the old, in with the new

Since I have two portrait sessions and one wedding on New Years Eve I decided to write this a couple of days early.  I’ve seen a couple of ‘reign in the new year’ posts this week and remembered that I’d done a similar wrap-up last year.  It was fun to go back and revisit it. […]

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sew mama sew giveaway swag

I was lucky twice on Giveaway Day, winning this vintage pattern from Ejegmama and this set of gorgeous fat quarters from Kristine at A Verb for Keeping Warm! They were waiting for me when I got home from Seattle and I felt so lucky and inspired!

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a headband, a quilt top, and a fabric stack

The kids and I are back from 15 days in Seattle, and settling back into our summer routine.  I’m not working very much this summer, and trying to compensate for that by doing lots of Good Mommy things like walks and tea parties and craft projects and picnics in the backyard. Here are some random […]

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I pulled this stack of fabric out to add to my diamond star quilt and noticed how gorgeous they look together. Also prepping some pretty neutrals… A shot from this weekend–the family watching Tangled and my Central Park quilt in action. I was taking pictures of Ellie ‘helping’ Will put his shoes on before preschool […]

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