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  • Welcome to my blog!

    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: WIPs

progress

I think if I can snag another 2 hours to work on this project tomorrow I’ll be able to finish this top!

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look at that, 2013!

Look at me go!  The first week of the new year and I’m actually working on one of my goal quilts! I had planned to make an improv log cabin quilt out of this Children at Play line and had 9 blocks started.  Realizing that my original plans weren’t so realistic I decided to just […]

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quilts

You’d be forgiven for assuming that I don’t actually quilt anymore!  But I actually have been quilting occasionally, I just keep forgetting to blog about it! This farm fresh quilt was finished a couple of months ago, but I photographed it for the first time last night.  I didn’t edit the photos at all because […]

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black tie cowgirl

I’ve had a week of completing the ‘should’ stuff–Ellie’s quiet book, cleaning, laundry, errands, starting my latest class–and I’m running out of steam.  After I cleaned up the mess from Ellie’s quiet book I thought I’d take a few minutes and test out my planned layout for my first new quilt of the year–a bow […]

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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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