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.


lbquilts said...

i am a fan of Annie! i first watched her on Knitty Gritty (corset episode) and loved her instantly! i've linked her blog to mine having already read about her husband's illness. i use her combination method and love it! i also plan to make a Rasa hat & dog sweater soon! she makes knitting look easy and fun! thanks annie and best wishes to you/your family for improved health for your husband. you will be in my thoughts and prayers!

~drew emborsky~ said...

I heart Annie!

(((Annie & Family)))

Lisa said...

The Sexy Knitters Club will be making the Red Carpet Convertible in her honor.

While I cannot speak for the entire KAL, I will say that Annie has been a source of inspiration for me for many years and I can only hope that the entire knitting/crocheting community can give back to her and her family some of the blessings taht she has given us.

Elaine said...

I wanted to let Annie and her family know that they are all in my thoughts. My heart goes out to you guys and lots of hugs too.
I agree with Drew--I HEART ANNIE!

naomi said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Annie and her family.
I heart Annie.

Ruth said...

Big hugs for you and your husband!
I am sure you have touched us all with your sense of caring so much for others. Now it is everyone's turn to pray for you both and have many positive thoughts.
There is always hope and might be a huge help if you contact them.

Kim said...

Thanks for organizing this blog - I'm sure Annie appreciates it. I just wanted to mention that she has a CafePress shop also:

Jenny and Nicole said...

We love Annie, too. We made an announcement on our podcast (Stash and Burn) that will air on July 9th. Is there a way that we can donate yarn for the raffle?

Krystal said...


You, your husband and family will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Keep looking to him above and he will see you through!

I dont know you personally, but from all i've ready about you, your a fantastic lady whom has gave a lot of inspiration to a lot of people. And I love your designs! May god bless you and your family!


Yarn Thing said...

I love Annie! I will do all I can to promote this wonderful site dedicated to the support of one of my favorite designers!


Zing said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. When my husband was battling his cancer I visited Annies site often and learned so much especially about her combination method. Thank you for setting up this blog.
God Bless,

Lou said...

My heart and prayers go out to Annie and her family. Having worked for her I know how wonderful she is and a joy to be around. When she was here for the Sewing & Quilt Expo she made sure she came by to say "hello" and Doug, myself, Fiona Ellis and Annie had a few 'brews' together after her last class. Let's all pitch in to help and that can include any amount of $$. If we just don't buy one (1) ball of yarn it will help trememdously. I know, I've lost a number of family members to cancer and it's HELL.
LOU in Atl.

Yarn Thing said...

Wanted to give you a heads up that I made some more buttons on my blog if you want to steel them...that would be fine :-)


jacquiw said...

I have a lot of respect for Annie as a designer and admire her work tremendously. I hope that she and her family get all of the love and support they deserve and more.Take care Annie from an admirer downunder.Gentle hugs and lots of healing vibes commimng your way from Jacquiw

maylin said...

My thoughts are with you Annie. At the beginning of May my son was diagnosed with leukaemia. Although the treatment is gruelling he has a 90% chance of full remission which I am so grateful for. I cannot imagine what you must all be going through. Hugs and love from France.

babette said...

Oh my! My thoughts and prayers are with Annie & family.
I lost my sister to MM 14 years ago...hoping research will continue to progress positively!

Stitch-ay Woman said...

I have been a huge fan of Annie's for years. She is one of my Holy Trinity of designers. I will be following her blog with interest as the story unfolds...
Get better, Gerry, and hang in there, Annie.

Bogie said...

How wonderful. Thank you for setting this up. Are you interested in prize donations? I have new sock yarn that I could contribute. Please let me know.