Needles and a Pen » Knitting, Sewing, and Nursing School

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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 .

    I've created a map that shows links to our camping/hiking/general family fun review posts that you can find here. It's pretty much the coolest thing on this site. Thanks, Google!

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Category Archives: WIPs

wip: halloween pumpkins gone wild charm pack quilt

In honor of October’s arrival, Will and I started working on our Halloween quilt yesterday.  I picked up the fabric–a Moda Pumpkins Gone Wild charm pack–in Breckenridge last fall but decided to move a few days after purchasing it, so not much sewing happened last September! I love getting Will involved in my projects.  Whether […]

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sewing day – a bubble skirt and a chalkboard fabric tablecloth

My friend Stephanie and I declared today Sewing Day. We met around noon at my favorite local shop Crafty Laine to pick up fabric for Stephanie’s first big sewing project–a bubble skirt. And then it was back to my place for the cutting and sewing. (and some beer drinking. cause we’re awesome like that.) I […]

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up next – a tablecloth for the kitchen table

A couple of weeks ago I recovered our disgusting kitchen chairs in this cute oilcloth stripe I found at our cute local store.  I’ve been so happy with them, but finding a tablecloth to match has been a little tricky.  I found one at Target that works okay, but there was definitely room for improvement.  […]

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