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January 09, 2007

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sara

oh wow, shannon, that sounds so cool! maggie sounds like a wickedly loveable baby, and cute to boot! i also think it's really neat how good max is being with her-and i can imagine you as a very good piglet! good for you for taking time off writing, but you'd better start learning how to knit!

sara

oh wow, shannon, that sounds so cool! maggie sounds like a wickedly loveable baby, and cute to boot! i also think it's really neat how good max is being with her-and i can imagine you as a very good piglet! good for you for taking time off writing, but you'd better start learning how to knit!

sara

oh wow, shannon, that sounds so cool! maggie sounds like a wickedly loveable baby, and cute to boot! i also think it's really neat how good max is being with her-and i can imagine you as a very good piglet! good for you for taking time off writing, but you'd better start learning how to knit!

Faith #2

Max sounds like a great big brother. i was the same age as him when my baby sister was born, but since there were big difficulties with the birth i ended up living with my grandparents for several months. therefore I don't remember Mercy as a newborn.
Spend all your 'spare' time goggling at your sweet baby girl. And sleeping, get a lot of that. i LOVE the name Magnolia, don't worry about the people who ask to change it. My friends grandparents, on the arrival of a new baby, asked "What will you call her?" When the heard that she would be called Mikenna, they announced that they did not like the name and would call her Amanda. But Magnolia is a beautiful name, and NEVER change it. (not that I think you would) Maggie sounds perfect.

sara

oops, sorry for posting twice...er, thrice!

Faith #2

Wow,sara, you sound enthusiastic. Congratulating Shannon quite a bit! ;)

sara

wow, i'm enthusiastic with my posts tonight...sorry for posting so many times!

Nati

Older siblings are so cute when a new baby is brought home. My brother thought that I was just visiting, and that I would go back home eventually.

Jean

Sigh. How am I ever going to get chocolates to you, Shannon? I know I posted that chocolates upset our youngest even when I was nursing but I had hoped you'd still be able to eat chocolate. Oh well. I understand very well the ideology of putting your children first.

I love it when my children include each other and me in their games. Piglet's Big Movie is our favorite Winnie the Pooh show. That Piglet is just so darned cute but sometimes misunderstood.

Rose

Magnolia was my youngest daughter's prenatal name. (We had a very nice Magnolia tree outside at the time, but alas, I couldn't persuade anyone to use it as a real name.) So I'm glad to hear that it passed correlation in your house!

Enjoy your baby!

asha

you are so wonderful, shannon!
and max sounds like a great big brother C:

Mads

Max is really a cool kid Shannon! You are lucky to have him. That is so cool about the knit hats-- 2 authors did the same thing? Totally awesome. :o)!!

Enna Isilee

If you want to know how to knit a hat it's really easy. Just follow these steps
1. Go to your local Wal-Mart, (best store ever)

2. In the fabric/crafts section ask about "Knifty-Knitter hat looms).

3. Start Knitting!
It's so fun and so easy (though it takes some getting used to) and it's something fun to do while your goggling at that beautiful baby!

Here is a picture of what the looms look like,

http://www.michaels.com/online/images/product/thumb/nw0121.jpg

If Wal-mart doesn't have them check at Roberts or Michael’s, They'd be more expensive but it's totally worth it.

Enna Isilee

Just thought I'd tell you. :)

Guin

I'm behind Enna Isilee on that one - Knifty Knitters are fun (the blue size is best suited for baby hats - the others would make baby sleeping bags or something). Congratulations on your little one! She's beautiful.

Faith

We've made several hats using the Knifty Knitters. the yellow one is suited for giant hats.

Jessica

As one of the kindly authors who knitted a hat for Maggie, I would just like to say: No Knifty Knitters were involved. The Knifty Knitter and I have a hate-filled, checkered past. I've knit hats, socks, sweaters, and even purses, with good ol' regular knitting needles. With the Knifty Knitter I tried and failed numerous times to make anything remotely resembling a hat. Curse you, Knifty Knitter!

Faith

i am so bad at knitting with needles that any sock i help make looks like it has marched a thousand miles even before one person wears it. But i suspect that your hat was adorable. what was the color?

Marie

congrats again. i was about 5 years old when my younger brother was born. it was a very exciting time and i'm proud to say I wasn't a bit jealous of all of his attention. i think this is partly because my mom made an effort to make me feel needed. i fed bottles, helped change diapers, etc. i'm sure max would find stuff like that to be new and fun!

Jessica

Sorry to have this become a knitting forum, Shannon. But to answer Faith: The hat is shaped like a flower and is lavender and pink with a green stem. I got the pattern at www.knitwhits.com. Knitting rocks! (But no, you don't have to be able to knit to be a great children's author, Shannon.)

Jane

You don't need to knit to be a children's author! Take it from me--my closet has been commandeered by yarn, scraggly looking squares....and one 6 foot long scarf.

Maggie sounds adorable. :)

Enna Isilee

Hm... I love Knifty Knitters however, I also love to knit with needles.

I would love to send Maggie a hat, but I'm not worthy *bows* ;)

And I don't know where I would send it.

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
-Tee Hee Hee

Rika

I learned how to knit a year ago, and to tell you the truth, I am not very good. -It takes a while to "find your rythm".

I am so very glad to hear that Max is adjusting well, and that you are taking pride and joy into being a mom! Max and Maggie sound like little angels!

Gretchen

I prefer crocheting, myself. Good luck with flu season! (As in, good luck with not catching anything this flu season.)

Michelle

This is extremely weird. In one of my projects, the heroine is called Magnolia too, Maggie by her friends.
Anyhoo, CONGRATULATIONS ^^ This should be in the other blog, but I thought, since it had 95 posts and this one only has 24, I'll post here :)

Q

My mother has been knitting like crazy recently, and made several hats for neighbors who had cancer, as well as a relative in Virginia who had a thyroid problem.

I like crocheting too. Knitting and I do not work well together!

Kelsey

Half-dead stupor, eh? That's how I've felt all day, but of course I had to do school, and I'm behind by about half a century. (Or Mom makes it sound that way. Ah, the joys of homeschooling...but at least I get to sleep in! Until Mom threatens to dump a bucket of water on my head, anyway.)
No chocolate? Poor you, Shannon! But I'm sure Maggie's looking cuter every day.

Faith #2

Oh, you're homeschooled? no, faith, STOP! do not get off topic. I meant, i like to sleep in till 10, and you should, too, Shannon.

Lauren A.

No worries about not meeting your daily writing quota... when things settle a little the words will probably race across the universe to find you, and beg to written down. Seems like whenever we're really emotional, that's how it happens. :)

Lindsey

Kelsey--you're homeschooled? So am I. That's cool, I feel like I'm the only one who is.

Lindsey

Congrats, Shannon! Both Max and Magnolia sound so cute! I used to love Winnie the Pooh, too.

Lindsey

Congrats, Shannon! Both Max and Magnolia sound so cute! I used to love Winnie the Pooh, too. (A long time ago). Give Maggie a kiss for me!

Lindsey

Ooh--I sent that twice. Sorry.

Sookie

You gave up CHOCOLATE!!!!!???
How did you do that? I know I can't (by the way-I did a science fair project last year on chocolate-and it turns out there is no caffeine in chocolate, though under the microscope it looks similar, unless they've added caffeine into the chocolate)!!
Good luck with that knitting!

Anon

Notes on knitting-I knit, and have difficulty purling, although my stitches are always too tight. All done by hand, with two full-length straight needles.
Chocolate-Nobody answered my offers of chocolate products, so I will have to eat my cake all by myself. It is delicious, all moist and thick.
I say write if you want, if you don't have any ideas to advance the plot in your books, don't write. Write or type your ideas and save them for later. Or chain Dean to a desk and dictate to him.

Q

If every writer just wrote when they wanted to, I think that half the books published recently would not have been published at all. If I tried to excuse myself from writing (as I have been doing recently), no writing gets done. I just think about it, and think that I will write later. I have to force myself to go and write my goal or it will never get done!

However, I have no excuse to not write. Mrs. Hale probably is quite busy, and tired, and has a million other things to do.

Still, keep writing, PLEASE!

Q

If every writer just wrote when they wanted to, I think that half the books published recently would not have been published at all. If I tried to excuse myself from writing (as I have been doing recently), no writing gets done. I just think about it, and think that I will write later. I have to force myself to go and write my goal or it will never get done!

However, I have no excuse to not write. Mrs. Hale probably is quite busy, and tired, and has a million other things to do.

Still, keep writing, PLEASE!

Q

Oops, sorry for the double post. :-S

Faith

Anon- HEY!!! i want cake! But you didn't ask.
i just had some with peppermint sauce so I'm good.

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