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    Hi! I'm Traci. I'm a nursing student and CNA who loves quilting, knitting, cross stitch, Project Life scrapbooking, 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: quilts

thrifty quilting: how to piece batting

Like most quilters, I have acquired a large amount of randomly sized pieces of batting.  Every so often I remember that using up my batting scraps instead of buying brand new batting for a project leaves me more money for FABRIC, and then I get all responsible like my momma and I piece together my […]

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Happy Mother’s Day

A very happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers and nurturers out there!  I was lucky enough to wake up to my mommy (who sadly had to fly back out before lunch).  She taught me to appreciate all the crafty parts of life, like Halloween costumes made by hand and scrapbooks and quilts.  She was […]

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Dr Seuss in work

Sharing a peek at my morning’s endeavors: starting an improvisationally pieced baby quilt for my soon-to-be-nieces. When this line came out four or five years ago I bought a fat quarter pack and some yardage because my sister-in-law is a huge Dr Seuss fan.  It never occurred to me that the line would have so […]

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A little bit of sewing

The biggest thing I did this year was this: I finished all of my nursing school prerequisites with a 4.0 and got a job as a CNA at the birth center of our local hospital.   And also I kept up to date with Project Life, which anyone can tell you is a miracle. (This is […]

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lucky find quilt

Hey look at that!  Exactly one day shy of a year since my last post and here I am again!  It’s been so long I couldn’t even remember the url to log in to write this post. Anyway, the last year has been devoid of blog posts but not of crafting.  Let’s start with this […]

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