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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: sewing machines

pincushion + scrap bag sewing organizer

I’ve been wanting to make a scrap bag for Edna Elizabeth.  Ever since we were booted off the dining room table I’ve been struggling for a spot for scraps and trash that accumulates while sewing.  I made this organizer from the tutorial by Elizabeth Harman on Sew Mama Sew.  I made a few changes to […]

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back to normal – mason jar pincushions

Ellie’s party is over, and we are returning to normal around here.  That means a project to share! I made these mason jar pincushions from the tutorial in the Martha Stewart’s Sewing and Crafts book and some It’s a Hoot scraps.  I think they are perfect for Edna Elizabeth! I am glad to have found […]

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edna elizabeth, all ready to go

After I dropped Nic off at work this morning (he can’t drive until his vertigo gets under control) I grabbed the power cord from the sewing repair shop and came back home to check her out!  So far, so good!  It will take some getting used to the a few things I’ve been spoiled with–no […]

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disappointment, thy name is a missing power cord.

Picked up Edna Elizabeth today.  She was supposed to be done Thursday.  She was not.  She was not done Friday, either.  And not on Saturday.  And today when I stopped by the shop to pick up a free motion foot while we were in that area of town, it turns out that she was just […]

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