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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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Our guild has a bit of a chicken thing.  A significant minority of us want to raise backyard chickens.  Kristen and I have talked about it a bunch, and she actually is building a chicken coop this weekend, so when I saw this card design from Syko (the free motion stitching queen) I knew I needed to make a mug rug for her using that design!   I love this chicken and already have plans for one for my nana.  🙂

(I forgot to take pictures before I gave it to her, so I stole this picture from Kristen of it in its new home!)

Susanne - OMG, me too!!!! I don’t know what it is, but I really want chickens too. They are every where here. A lot of the pre schools have them. So does the children’s museum!! : )

stephanie @ providence handmde - SO super cute! We are in the process of moving to the country and chickens are at the top of my list. 🙂 I found you via Flickr, btw, and love everything you do – the photos, the sewing, love it all!!

Beth Moore - I don’t even like birds remotely, (their feet creep me out) but for some reason, the idea of having chickens is something I would almost be up for. Luckily for my husband, they aren’t allowed. And, that’s the cutest mug rug ever. The end. =)

Melissa - I”m with Beth. That IS the cutest mug rug ever. The end.
You really make great little mug rugs. 🙂

Kristie at OCD - Very cute! But I have to say, chickens (the live ones) FREAK ME OUT!!

Greenstylemom - I love, love, love my mug rug! I have it over my stove so I can look at it all the time. It just makes me SMILE.

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