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Tracee Doran
Colorado
and never regret anything that made you smile
Interests: Quilts, Dogs, Crafts
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I don't believe because someone told me to. I don't believe out of fear. I don't believe because it is what I'm suppose to do. I have questions and I've finally accepted that in my lifetime there will be no answers. But yes, (I did just start a sentence with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
I was 7 years old when my Grandfather got sick. I'm sure he wasn't a perfect dad or even close to a perfect person, but he was to me. I'd wake up just to get to ride in the tractor with him. It never got old. It was always hot,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
I often write about my Grandma. I think about her every day. She made me a quilt from my old clothes. I'm not quite sure why she continued to make these "little girl quilts", but she did. Then she started to make "little boy quilts." She made them for her... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
I finally decided what I want to do when I grow up. I want to be a writer. Just one small problem, how does one become a writer? I can barely take criticism anymore. I'm a terrible speller. Grammar, well that is a whole other Oprah. This I do know.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
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Today is my Grandma's birthday, or would be if she was alive. 100 years old. Her life, to me, was a legacy. I'm not sure if talent or passion skips one generation to the next, or if it skips at all. I take perfectly good pieces of fabric, cut them... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
I remember when Ryan and I went down to the animal shelter. We went down there to seek out a replacement for Anaheim. His 15th birthday was yesterday. 1st mistake... replacement. No such thing. We sought after a puppy, truth be told, the only thing I remember is that it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
Here in Colorado, we are sitting on a foot of snow. We need the moisture - you will always hear that from those of us that live in this crazy state. This was a heavy, wet snow - yeah, I know, snow is water and water is heavy. I walk... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2017 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
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I know exactly what a dog's purpose is. It took me 12 hours to watch that movie... tears, tears, tears and yes, even more tears. The longest I watched the movie before pause... was 7 minutes and 9 seconds. There were two rooms in my Grandma's house. Well, more then... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
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I should be honest, I struggle with anxiety. I have a few things I do to contain my craziness. One of those things is reading. I always turn to the same two books. The first one, of course, is the Bible. The second, "The Complete C.S. Lewis Signature Classics contains... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
I miss my Grandma like something terrible. Good gravy, she was crazy - my type of crazy. She was my Wonder Woman. 98 1/2. Blue eyes and red hair. A collector of sorts. She never used a rotary cutter. Cardboard. If she wanted a square to end up being 2... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
What else do you want to know? "If I could kill a word and watch it die, I'd poison never and shoot goodbye and beat regret when I felt I had the nerve. I'd pound fear into a pile of sand and choke lonely out with my bare hands and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
Dear, my sister, dare I write her name... perhaps you should answer your phone. Seeing as I haven't blogged because my brother is worried about facial profiling. Oh, and my dear Uncle that makes a joke out of my life. Wait! My neighbor tried to hit me with a car... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
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It's been a very good one. I've decided to take a class at a local quilt store to get certified to use their long arm machines so I can quilt my own quilt tops. Updated my computer to continue my career in Graphic Design. My studio is almost ready and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
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The quilt that you are about to see pictures of is very hard for me to write about. My Mom and Dad came across it at an estate sale. Before that, it was purchased at a garage sale. I know nothing more. I do know this, the entire quilt was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
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Bernie's threads look as entangled as my hair. Here we are, debating who is going to make the first move. I just realized she's missing a part. Crap sticks! We were just talking about how to get back together and she's already giving me problems. Oh boy! Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
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At the complete risk of heartbreaking my brother... You should know the story of Tod. He was an accident. I always knew when I first met him that he might one day be mine, but I had faith, that people can love. His name was Blackie... and when he did... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
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Looks good, right? Nah! Chicken was overcooked, potatoes undercooked and broccoli just right. With three major ingredients, only one was OK... EPIC failure. What I learned? Not everything can go in the same pan, at the same temperature, the same cooking time and come out perfect. Well, at least it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
Perhaps we read blogs and magazines hoping one day we ourselves can be "picture perfect" - I use to love reading Martha Stewart Living Magazine. That was until I was old enough to realize that she created an empire and used people to do so and she took credit. (oh... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
It was 70 degrees two days ago and it's snowing. What the French Toast?! Our emotions are from God - one day it's a comfortable 60 degrees and the next it's snowing. I wrote this in 2009, before my blog... "Last May I visited my parents in Iowa. My Mom... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
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Really?! No! published! Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
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Inset seams... Yep, I'm doing it again. My Great Grandmother made this quilt for my mom. I figured out the block. My Greatgrandmother brushed her hair 100 times before going to bed. She counted. Neither my Grandma or my mom ever had hair long enough to brush 100 times. 100... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
So I am! I have a hemmoroid. I'm not happy about it at ALL! This is the craziest thing EVER! Alright, I'm telling you the story. I was taking a shower, and there it was... so I screamed for RyGuy to tell me what was happening to my butthole... He... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
He is by far my favorite author. He has run on sentences like no ones business, but very clever. He was able to write the most amazing stories. He was told not to. He was told he would never be respected as a Theologian if he published his stories. The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months