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Annie
Vermont
Educator, mama to two small ones, unabashed lover of tree climbing, striped socks, salty chocolate and snow days. Creator of Alphabet Glue, an e-magazine for families.
Interests: I am a longtime Northern California girl, now unexpectedly making a home in the Boston area. I sew a little, knit a bit more than that, and bake compulsively. This is a little more complicated than it used to be, as our family is learning to live gluten-free after our daughter's recent celiac diagnosis. I am a gardener, an unapologetic multi-tasker, an enthusiastic tidepooler and an armchair ornithologist. I'm doing my very best to raise my children to see the value in being fiercely independent in spirit, and community minded in practice.
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A couple of weeks ago, I ran the New York City half-marathon with my little sister, who lives in Manhattan not far from Central Park. We fueled up on significant quantities of Mexican food the night before, and arose at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at Bird and Little Bird
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So, things got busy and I disappeared from the Interwebs almost entirely for some days, and now I am sort of back, but have nothing to show for my time away aside from a photo of a dock in Maine... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Bird and Little Bird
I will! Soon. I've just been crazy busy with family vacation, moving apartments, and studying for my Mass. teacher licensing exams. I'm hoping to be back this week though :)
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Thank you, Caroline. I am staying in Belmont. I moved to a new place a few weeks ago, but am hoping I can just stay put for at least the next year or two!
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I had originally planned to try to work on my new quilt some each day, the way that I did with the last one that I made. That worked out well; the piecing work never felt overwhelming and I developed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at Bird and Little Bird
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Hi all! As is my custom, I made you a set of downloadable Valentine's Day cards again this year. But then I spent the day today running around to various places and things, including a cermonial procession at the girl's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at Bird and Little Bird
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Thanks so much to all of you for your enthusiasm about the book! Dawn and I are so very, very excited about the project, and the fact that you all are as well just makes it all the more fun... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at Bird and Little Bird
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As some of you might have already guessed, I kind of like projects. And to be busy. And to make stuff. And do things. And, when it gets quiet here, it is often because I am making and doing things... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at Bird and Little Bird
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It took just a bit longer than I was hoping, mostly due to things like busy toddlers, but I am pleased to report that the newest installment of Alphabet Glue is ready at long last. Dawn jumped in with both... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at Bird and Little Bird
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Well. It has taken just a little bit longer than promised, but I did want to poke my head through the door here and let you all know that Volume Sixteen of Alphabet Glue is mere minutes from being finished.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at Bird and Little Bird
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If I were going to write a book about quilting,* it would be called something like The Lazy Girl's Guide to Making Quilts and Stuff. It would be about two pages long, and both of them would be dedicated to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at Bird and Little Bird
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As I slowly dip my toes back in the waters of blogland, I'm finding that I am getting an ever so slightly increasing number of emails wondering just where the next issue of Alphabet Glue might be hiding out. The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at Bird and Little Bird
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I have been a painfully intermittent knitter of late. Which is not to say that I have been knitting much, because I actually have, but in fits and starts that lead to things like forgetting where I am in a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at Bird and Little Bird
It has been a bit since I've done the Library Monday thing, and I figured I might flex my book sharing muscles today with a simple post sharing what folks are reading around my house at the moment. Well, M.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at Bird and Little Bird
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We are having a bit of snow here on the East Coast. Perhaps you have heard? As a recent transplant from Vermont, I was feeling a bit smug yesterday afternoon as I watched all of Boston shut down early to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at Bird and Little Bird
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Well. It's been a little bit, huh? The last couple of months have been a time of intense transition for our little family, and although I don't think that I am likely to ever delve into the details of all... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2014 at Bird and Little Bird
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Well, I can finally say that my Tea Leaves has one finished sleeve. There were some hiccups here, primarily related to misreading the pattern and subsequently knitting the sleeve cuff in reverse stockinette, instead of garter. Oh, and that bit... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2013 at Bird and Little Bird
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In the rare moments when he isn't hammering something, or building towers up for purposes of knocking them over, or insisting on having another snack, or chasing the cat, he might look like this. And then the house gets so,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2013 at Bird and Little Bird
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Many months ago, I had this idea: I thought that it would be fun to write a nature guide of some kind. I wanted it to be for families, and to have lots of really practical and accessible information. But... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at Bird and Little Bird
Ah, my mom just left this week too! No wonder we are out of sorts!
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They are these ones: http://www.novanatural.com/interlocking-blocks.html We love them!
Toggle Commented Oct 25, 2013 on On Tuesday Afternoon. at Bird and Little Bird
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So true. I'm already having a hard time convincing the nine year old that it is sensible to get up at her regular time. The time change might actually be welcome this year.
Toggle Commented Oct 25, 2013 on On Tuesday Afternoon. at Bird and Little Bird
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So big! I can't quite believe it either. And thanks for extending grace this direction. Much appreciated!
Toggle Commented Oct 25, 2013 on On Tuesday Afternoon. at Bird and Little Bird
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