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I am a 40 something female who has a great love for crafts...any crafts. I love quilting, I collect fabrics, books and patterns. I enjoy traditional patterns in bright colors. My favorite fabrics are batiks and brights. Because I am a great collector...I now have a stash that is out of control. My goal for the upcoming year is to reduce my stash. I won't stop collecting so I need to become more productive.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

GiveAway!!! GiveAway!!

Hi Everyone!

Here is a link to a fabulous fabric giveaway from one of my favorite bloggers.

Please stop by and tell them Traci sent you...hehe!

Football is here!!! Yipee! Go Trojans!!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Ladies At Night...smile!

Well, Thursday...we all got together for drinks, dinner and fun. Here is a picture of some of us.

It was Shana's Birthday....Happy Birthday Shana!! Happy Birthday to you!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

No Nashville For Me

No Nashville for me. I so wanted to attend the last AQS show in Nashville...plans had been made and I was on my way tonight returning home tomorrow evening. Then life took over.

My co-worker's son was diagnosed Monday with a brain tumor. He had surgery on yesterday and is now recovering. There is no word yet on whether or not the tumor was malignant or not but Caleb is talking and interacting with his family. There is some facial paralysis and weakness which hopefully is a result of the surgery and will not be permanent.

I am a shopaholic..I know it and all my friends know it. It is sort of like a hobby for me..smile.

I have decided to give my co-worker the money I would have spent on my quilt show trip.

I need nothing and have been blessed so much in my life.

Please pray for Caleb and his family.

Hugs and Blessings to All!


Friday, August 15, 2008

Star BOM #2

I received my new ruler today and decided to tackle Star BOM #2. Success!!! All is well.

I will redo Star BOM #1 at a later date....it is Olympics time!
Thanks to everyone who sent messages...I truly appreciate all of your encouraging words and suggestions.
I will be using the "coping" strips around the blocks to bring them up to the 12 1/2 inch size...actually this one measured out to be a little larger than 12 1/2 inches.
Have a great weekend all! Thanks so much Judy!
Hugs and Blessings!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Wow...Exciting Giveaway!!!

Okay...I found this amazing blog. You must go check this one out and while you are there enter in the drawing for several prizes....amazing!!!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Ah...Houston, We Have A Problem....

More Like Traci you have a problem....with your ruler!!!

Here are my fabrics I will be using for Star BOM...all batiks, all from stash. I will be adding some pinks as well.

Here is my completed Block # 1...major problems. I thought I measured so carefully!!! Not!

Well, more like Traci....you have a serious measuring problem.

I can't be the only one that is having problems with the 16th measurements....yuck. Maybe if I had a ruler with the 16th marks! I know...it is me, just me. I have always been measuring challenged...smile, actually smiling through my tears. I so wanted this BOM to be a success for me. No, I haven't given up...but I am very disappointed.

Hugs and Blessings....Suggestions always welcomed!!!


Saturday, August 09, 2008

Whew....Is Fall Here Yet!??

Hi All!

I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel!! Summer is coming to an end...thank goodness.

This summer has been one for the records for me...work has exploded, I will be changing positions soon and life is ever changing all around me.

Not much to show in regards to quilting...just a huge and ever growing fabric collection. I was so trying to reduce my stash this year...but I am so far in the fabric hole there is no climbing out for me.

Since I wasn't able to sit at the sewing machine as much as I wanted to....I have been doing a lot, and I do mean....a lot of shopping. Everyplace I went if there was a quilt shop within 100 miles I was there. The Internet has always been a friend to me but we are even closer now...smile!!

Hopefully as summer comes to an end...I will be able to spent less time Internet shopping and more time at the sewing machine.

Last night I attended a big fund raising event for work The Miracle Bash. Lots of good food, drink and dancing. Standing 4 hours in 4 inch heels was a mistake....my feet were throbbing as I was walking to the car after the event. How nice that I had my feet rubbed that night....sad that I fell asleep right after...hehe!

Hugs and Blessings!!

Traci ( ohhh...soccer is on)