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    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: kids

giant children at play dollhouse pillow

I’m sitting at the kitchen table looking out at a foggy misty CHILLY morning, with Kindergarten Orientation on the calendar for today and wondering where the summer went!  It’s making me feel like I need to dash off and finish my ‘late summer’ quilt before fall is here in earnest!  But for those cozy winter […]

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Quiet Book Sew Along Week 3 : flowers

After skipping last week, I’m back this week with a vase of flowers. I used this tutorial for my flowers and attached the buttons with elastic thread to make it easier to attach the flowers since they’re so bulky. If I were to do it again, I’d hem the triangle petals under before gathering them […]

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quiet book sew along week 2 : my vegetable patch page

I almost got two pages done this week, but decided to start potty training Ellie on Wednesday instead of waiting until Monday as planned, so I spent Wednesday and Thursday watching her hoo-ha instead of doing…well…pretty much anything else.  The good news is that we’re over the worst of it AND she’s been easier to […]

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quiet book sew along : week one, the plan

Off Topic Rambling I’m not gonna lie–this post almost didn’t happen this week.  In addition to shooting four weddings in 9 days (which is nothing compared to our previous wedding seasons, but when you’re out of ‘wedding shape’ it’s a shock to the system), our house was struck by lightning while I was at the […]

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