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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: Christmas

gifts: tiny charlie brown christmas tree coin purse

I’m really into free motion stitching right now and having a ton of fun with it.  This little Charlie Brown Christmas tree embroidery/applique is my favorite thing I’ve ever made.  The pattern for the coin purse is based off the Atkinson Designs Cash and Carry pattern. I love the way the zipper is installed–it makes […]

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rudolph mug rug

Rudolph is complete with a little red polka dot binding!  (I need to find more of this fabric–it’s perfect for Christmas!!) This mug rug is off to its new owner today along with some goodies.

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swap mania

I’ve been bitten hard by the swap bug, and right now all projects are swap related–either official swaps or ones I’ve arranged on the side.  Here’s a sneak at some of the projects in work: Yep.  I free motion stitched the eiffel tower for the scrappy mug rug swap.  (And was super impressed when Will […]

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a modern nativity

Too early for Christmas projects?  Nah. Last night there was a discussion on flickr that got me motivated to stay up and make this little Christmas mug rug.  It feels like there’s a lot of outdated religious craft projects out there and not very many simple modern ones.  I wanted to challenge myself to create […]

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