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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: swaps

pretty little pouch swap

In what will be my last flickr swap ever (please direct me back to this statement if I should ever lose my mind and decide to sign up for one again), I made this little pretty: It’s the Curvy Clutch pattern from Keyka Lou (next time I will use less stiff interfacing, fewer layers of […]

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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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sunglasses pouch

Our guild is doing a swap today–everyone participating is bringing a sunglasses pouch.  As usual, I had about 800 ideas and then when I actually made the item I dumped all of my ideas and made this instead.  I love it and want to make another one for me (and I’m planning on sticking a […]

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mushroom mug rug

Our guild is doing a swap today, and the theme was a spring mug rug.  I’m in love with this gnome fabric, and hope my partner is, too! When I lived in England we had about 70 other American families living in our cluster of towns that were all there working for Boeing, too.  We […]

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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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