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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: giveaways

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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Giveaway Day: my giant bag of selvedges

It’s Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day again!  If you’re visiting for the first time, thanks for checking out my blog!  I hope you’ll stop back again or add my feed to your blog reader!  Here’s a little mosaic of a few recent projects: I’ve been saving my selvedges for a year because many of them […]

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innocent crush winner

I don’t have any pictures today (lame) but I forgot to pick an innocent crush charm pack winner this weekend.  It’s #33–my friend Beth!!!  I won’t even have to mail the charm pack, so it’s like I win, too!  😀 My next contest will be fun–I’ve been saving selvedges because they’re too cool to throw […]

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innocent crush charm pack giveaway

Time for a giveaway!  I’m celebrating three things today: (1) finishing the vacation video/slideshow that I’ve spent weeks on, (2) the almost end of March [my least favorite month–winter is just too long], and (3) according to google reader I am just 5 people shy of having 200 blog followers!  So it’s time to giveaway […]

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back to normal – mason jar pincushions

Ellie’s party is over, and we are returning to normal around here.  That means a project to share! I made these mason jar pincushions from the tutorial in the Martha Stewart’s Sewing and Crafts book and some It’s a Hoot scraps.  I think they are perfect for Edna Elizabeth! I am glad to have found […]

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to make his mommy smile

So I know you’re here for the fabric pictures not gratuitous stories about my wee ones, but seriously, this has to be blogged.  I had totally forgotten about it, but was downloading a memory card today and found these pictures and my heart went all melty. As we were putting away Christmas ornaments the day […]

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