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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Category Archives: inspiration

drawing with my sewing machine

I’m practicing free motion sewing on my machine.  It’s something I want to master, because I absolutely love little pieces of art like this (click on image for source): I’ve been obsessed with bunting lately, and wanted to make a mug rug with rainbow bunting.  All of a sudden this afternoon I realized that a […]

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I love ripping out pages from Pottery Barn catalogs as inspiration for future quilts (especially the kids stuff–they have such adorable applique quilts).  I love this color combo:

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