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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: pillows

after taking on the y seams…

Another peek at my Pillow Talk Swap pillow front. The Y seams just about killed me, but now that I have a couple of days distance, I think they were worth it! (Tip:  I was a little nervous about doing such difficult piecing with linen, so I starched it until it resembled a french fry […]

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urban home goods swap package

I wish you could have seen me walking to the mailbox.  I thought I knew what was coming my way, but when I saw a big box resting against my mailbox I knew I was wrong.  I was running through all the amazing things I’d seen in the flickr group and settled on thinking “MAYBE […]

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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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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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