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Love & Losses
...and the lessons both teach us

Jan Tennant
Cousin, Friend, Sister, Dog Lover

As those of you who read my blog know, my dear cousin Jan - more like a sister (and my last remaining close relative) passed away on Oct 8th.  

Jan loved many things, few as much as she loved her dogs. She loved helping people (she'd been a nurse for 35 years) she loved travel, the color purple, and having a good time.  

Jan was a crusier - she loved to go on crusies (to Hawaii, Alaska, the Caribbean) and often traveled with her mother, the fabulous Aunt Wanda, and my mom, Mable.

I had kept my teaching engagements to a minimum because I knew I'd have to be down in West Virginia for an unknown, extended period.  Now that I'm home from the funeral and initial house cleanup, I feel oddly unsettled, as if I don't know what to do next.  I haven't felt entirely myself since I finished the little crochet bag I was making at her side when she passed.
Jan Tennant
Dec 6, 1953 - Oct 8, 2008

She'll be greatly missed by everyone
who was lucky enough to know her.

For The Common Good
And Uncommon Entertainment...

I'm SO excited to be doing a booksigning and reading at Garrison Keillor's Common Good Books at 165 Western Ave N. St. Paul, MN on Sunday, Oct 26th at 2:00pm.

It's free, it should be fun, I'll be doing a reading and then signing as many books as you want me to!

If you're in the area, please DO come out and support local authors, local small book sellers, and KNITTING!
Booksigning & Reading
Common Good Books
Sunday, Oct 26, 2:00 pm

Knit with Courage, Live with Hope

Mass & Rhode Island
East Coast Fun

As long as I'm going to be in Rhode Island I figured I'd try to do a few classes in the Boston area, so I've arranged to offer 2 classes at the College Club right in downtown on Nov 6th, The Universal Mitered Handbag [photo, right] in the afternoon, and Combination Knitting in the evening.  I hope you'll come by, the classes will be fun, and the location cannot be beat!

And, of course, I'll be at Slater Mill in Pawtucket, RI on Nov 7-9 with Norah Gaughan, talking about knitting and maybe even singing (with enough beer...)

If you're in New England, I hope to see you at one of these engagements!
Universal Mitered Bag
Boston College Club Class
Thursday, Nov 6th

Universal Mitered Handbag

My Own Cruise Adventure!
Should I Thank Jan?

So while I was feeling at loose ends, wondering whether to try to set up more teaching engagements or sit tight for a while, I received an offer to teach on a Caribbean Cruise this Spring!

I'll be co-teaching with Drew Emborsky (the Crochet Dude) on a Craft Cruise with a strong focus on crochet (but lots of knitting, too!)

As I learned in September when I took Hannah to Paris, socking away a bit of money every month into the travel account made the trip seem much more do-able than I'd imagined (of course, frequent flier miles helped, too...)

So if you budget $150 a month from now to April, you could be heading off on the high seas with me and Drew!  Or you could print this out and leave it where your family might glance at it as a subtle hint for the perfect holiday gift...

When you book your cruise, please be sure to mention you're interested in the cruise with Annie Modesitt!   The first 15 who sign up and mention my name will receive a set of all of my books, signed!

Annie Modesitt
Caribbean Craft Cruise
April 5-12 2009

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Annie Modesitt Engagements
When? Where? How to Register? Classes Offered?
October Common Good Books
165 Western Ave N, #14
St. Paul, MN 55102
Just show up prepared to laugh!  And maybe buy a book if you want...
Sunday, Oct 26th, 2:00 pm
Booksigning and Reading
November Classes held at The College Club of Boston
44 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
Email Annie or register online

Fee:  $60 per class, or $100 for both classes.
Thursday, Nov 6

Universal Mitered Bag / Modular Knitting
11/6/2008 2:00 PM

Combination Knitting
11/6/2008 6:30 PM

Slater Mill
67 Roosevelt Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Email Chandler, or call 401-725-8638 ext. 107 Friday - Sunday, Nov 7 - 9
Booksigning (& Talk with Norah Gaughan)
11/7/2008 7:00 PM

Combination Knitting
11/8/2008 9:00 AM

Combination Knitting
11/8/2008 1:00 PM

Love your Lace!
11/9/2008 9:00 AM

Minnesota Modular Knitting

$280 for the weekend, which includes 9 full hours of knitting lessons (by me!) and double occupancy accommodation (you'll share a room) and continental breakfasts.
Email Barb or call 952-473-0669 or 952-994-5754 to make reservations at the MEDAYTO ROSE COTTAGE in Spicer, MN on Green Lake
Friday - Sunday, Nov 14 - 16

Universal Mitered Bag
Create a swatch - Friday Evening
Move from swatch to bag - Sat Morning
Continue with bag - Sat Afternoon
Bag finishing techniques
& felting tips - Sun Morning
April Craft Cruises
Caribbean Crochet
(& Knit!) Cruise

Prices start at $949 for a full week of sailing and classes!
Contact Craft Cruises

Mention "Annie Modesitt" (reference code: Annie M) when requesting information!
April 5 - 12
Specific Classes to be determined.

I'll be teaching both knit and crochet classes.  
The first 15 to sign up and mention my name will receive my full set of 7 books, autographed!

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