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

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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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skirts and a winner

The winner of the selvedge giveaway is:

shann – Ohh, dear…be still my beating heart! I would BE SOOO very honoured to have your selvedges. I have resenctly fallen in love with the spiderweb seledge quilt and have no hope of ever finishing with out help!  This is the best givaway bag I have seen YET!  ooooohhh so excited……im wiggling in my chair a bit!

Shann–send me your address and I will get these sent out pronto!

I felt like this would be one of those giveaways where you’d either be really excited about it or think “WHAT?!  I don’t want her garbage!” so I’m glad so many people were super excited!

Here are two skirts I made last week.  The first is based off the Anna Maria Horner tutorial (with one less row of shirring and less fabric for the body of the skirt–I find that double the waist is too much fabric on someone over 20).

The second is another paneled skirt with DS Quilts fabric.  This one feels very ‘back to school’ to me!

I organized my closet on Tuesday and hung up all the skirts I’ve made in a cute little row and was shocked to discover that there were 13 of them!  A baker’s dozen of homemade skirts.  🙂


angelina - :(((
i so wanted your garbage. x

beth lehman - traci – they are lovely!!! i’d like to make some of my own – i couldn’t see using my DS yardage for anything until I saw your skirts!

Jen B - Oh, my…I think that is the most perfect fabric for a skirt! It looks great on you!

Amy B. - Your skirt looks great!!! What pattern is it?

Kerstin - You can never have to many skirts! It looks great, perfect change to the pattern with the zipper.

felicity - The skirt is perfect – I love it!

Krista - Your paneled skirt is so cute. Is it from a tutorial or pattern somewhere? I’d love to know!

katie - Love the shape of this skirt! Great fabric choice as well. What pattern did you use??

katie - Thanks for the reply. A tutorial would be great, the skirt is lovely. Beautiful job.

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