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Winter Blues Patchwork Pillow

After getting bombarded by the snow bomb cyclone last week, a blizzard that left fourteen inches, bitter wind, and frigid air in its wake, temperatures hovered near zero—and felt much frostier, thanks to that bitter wind's chill. The snow itself was manageable, as we've gotten far more than that many times before, but the cold… Continue reading Winter Blues Patchwork Pillow

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Snow Day in the Garden District

Hi there! As I write this, wearing my thickest, coziest socks and huddled under a fat down blanket, the East Coast snow bomb cyclone swirls outside. The forecast predicts up to 14" in our area by the time all's said and done (which should be in about another eight hours), and if the view from… Continue reading Snow Day in the Garden District

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Pretty Little Bookmarks

There's a lot to think about when writing a novel. Main characters. Secondary characters. Setting. Plot. Theme. Structure. For children's literature, which has been my focus, readership age—and how that affects everything else. And, of course, the climax and conclusion. When drafting, I usually have a few of these elements in place, but not all… Continue reading Pretty Little Bookmarks

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By Annie, For Mom

Hi there! I hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday filled with love, laughter, and all the happiness hearts can hold. Our Christmas was extra special this year, in part because the preceding weeks were unexpectedly tough. Sadly, earlier this month we had to say goodbye to Murphy, my sweet little sewing sidekick, who'd… Continue reading By Annie, For Mom