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Tracee Doran
and never regret anything that made you smile
Interests: Quilts, Dogs, Crafts
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I have been through hell and back. I have seen things, I have done things that I'm not proud of. Yesterday, as of this moment, was my toughest day. Her name was snosno, she was named after Isaiah 1:18 Come now, let us settle the matter, says the Lord. Though... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2019 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
Good morning, or afternoon, or maybe even evening... 36 quilts is done. I am now 42 and life is quite different. I'll be spending time this week updating my blog and the new adventure will start. I am currently working on Tula Pink's 100 Modern Blocks. I am making 6... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2019 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
There are 2 sides to a book, the front cover and the back cover, but what's important is the pages those covers protect. The story. I hope everyone has a safe and very blessed Christmas. T-Dogs Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2018 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
I've spend a few days now thinking and wondering why I'm always figuring out numbers to equal 1. This is why... . His entire world changed in 1 second. For 7 years he was unable to move, eat, talk... His life changed in 1 second. 1 second. Everything starts with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2018 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
x+y=z... Only 3 numbers from 2-9 can divide themselves in half and = 1. You're life can change in one second. Everything, every life begins at 1 and ends at 1. Maybe, just maybe, that why I was born on 1-1. I know now why I'm a quilter... I calculate.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2018 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
Am I back? Am I still the same person? With the right music, the right books, the right friends - and with the amazing love of my family... I'm back. Well hello... "I will not be commanded. I will be controlled and I will not let my future go on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2018 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
This is the last post for 36 quilts in 12 months. Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
I'm learning to sew... 1) With shoes on. 2) In clothes other then my pajamas. 3) With no need of a pedal. 4) With no need of a pedal only if the pedal is unplugged. 5) With using the pedal on the table and using my hand instead of my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2018 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
I accept your challenge Amy, however, I won't post my answer on Facebook because I like my blog way better! Yes, my dear sweet, crazy Amy I will make you a quilt. You will need to be patient - my quilts are sought after by many of rich men. BAHAHAHAHAHA!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
You can't unopen a box. You can't undo what has been done. So what's next? We have thumbs so we need to figure it out. I'd say 80% of the people in my life don't know Jesus. And out of that 80% 79.9% think I'm crazy for believing in a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
Disclaimer... that poem is copyrighted. Bahahahahahahah! Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
The last time I wrote, I wrote about how amazing new sewing machines are... Thread, push a button and your needle is threaded, push another button for your foot to be down and push the go button. Wait, wait, watch, wait... ding - change thread and repeat. You can do... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
I often write of disclaimers. There is always a disclaimer. Most times we choose not to read it. Always read the small print. This I do know without a disclaimer. There is old and there is new. Reminds me of the song, "Make new friends, but keep the old, some... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
Dear Linda, I can sell you a sewing machine!!! I can't believe I am about to write what I'm about to write... Pfaff 5.2 is an amazing machine but for 3/4 the cost Pfaff Passport 3.0. I'm so sorry Bernina! I will always love you, always and forever, I promise!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2018 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
After a year of doing a few free lance jobs, lots of books, lots of Netflix, lots of time with my babies I decided to take another chance at working a full time job. I guess the craziest part of doing that is I've taken a job working with sewing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2018 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
Who sleeps anymore? What does one do at 2:47 am with no sleep, one sews. What are you doing this morning? "In God's economy, a person must go down the valley of grief before he or she can scale the heights of spiritual glory. One must become tired and weary... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2018 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
I didn't realize that people actually read my blog. I have been humbled this last year, I lost my JayJay... Maybe I can return with funny stories about life, not today. As always, and forever, Cheers. Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2018 at 36 Quilts in 12 Months
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
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