Monday, May 28, 2007

We love Annie Modesitt

Thanks for visiting We Love Annie. We hope that this site will serve as a hug of support from the fiber community to Annie Modesitt and her family on their current journey. Annie's husband Gerry is battling Mulitiple Myeloma, a terminal cancer that strikes plasma cells.

Annie has graciously agreed to let us help her family. Here are a few ways that you can help out:

  • Make a donation and enter the "Six Weeks of Socks" contest. Starting July 2, we'll be drawing one name per week from that week's donations. The winner will receive a sock kit (yarn & needles). Check the blog weekly for the new sock yarn!
  • Send us your favorite Annie story (kid safe, please!) and we'll post them to the blog.
  • Send pics of your knitted/crocheted Annie designs and we'll share those as well.
  • Download the blog button (to your left) and link to us from your blog.

If you know Annie, you know her as an eclectic, sparkling, joyous person who is, above all, refreshingly honest and open about her life. On her blog, she shares all--her creative processes, her struggles, her joys and sorrows, her dry humor--and we love her for it.

We at Main Street first met Annie when she came as a guest instructor in March 2006. In the few days she was with us, we grew to love her as many of you have. As we watched this current story unfold on her blog and in conversations, our hearts ached for her and her family. We hope that the combined efforts of the fiber community can ease the pain of this situation in some small way.

If you'd like to leave a comment of support for Annie, please do so. Thank you for your time and support.