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It's the end of a very rough year
as we know it....

(and I feel fi - iiiine)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  
2008, You Are Very Welcome at Our House!



Thank you to everyone who read my blog this year, to those who commented and to the shy ones who emailed me privately.

Thank you to everyone who vicariously lived through my own annus horribilis, and to those of you who helped me see that - in the words of Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen;
"Sometimes what appears to be a catastrophe, over time, becomes a strong foundation from which to live a good life. It's possible to live a good life even though it isn't an easy life. And I think that's one of the best kept secrets in America."
Thank you to Terese for reminding me to listen to this weeks Speaking of Faith, where I heard the above quote.

Thank you - from the bottom of our collective hearts - to everyone who helped us weather this very rough year. Whether it was emotional, financial or fiber support - we would not have been able to get through this year in one piece without your love and help. Thank you.

Thank you to Minnesota for having us, for welcoming us, and for providing a lovely white Christmas. Thank you to the Mayo for time (any better gift than that?)

Thank you to the many folks who are walking the same path, and have been in touch with Gerry and I, making us feel a little less lonely.

Thank you to our friends in NJ who saw our kids through a hard couple of weeks - and who so graciously accepted it when fate turned 2 weeks into 1 fun and lice-filled month. THANK YOU!

Thank you to every shop, guild and venue that hired me this year - words can't express my gratitude for you guys sticking with me and not bailing out when it became obvious that Gerry's condition was serious and might change at a moment's notice.

Thank you for everyone who saw me cry, rage or lose it in an odd way, and pretended you were looking at a sane woman.

Thank you to new friends and old ones (especially those who invite my kids to swim on a snowy afternoon!)

Thank you to editors for allowing me some wiggle room on deadlines when life took over, and to readers who afforded me a certain amount of slack because my mind hasn't always been 100% on my work.

Thank you to Gerry, who is my hero and my best friend. Thank you to Hannah and Max who have more grace and maturity at 9 and 11 than I had at 22.

And finally, thank you to anyone who I've forgotten in my end of the year stupor. I feel like I could do nothing but good deeds every day for the rest of my life and not pay back the kindness of friends and strangers (not yet friends?) this year.

Stay tuned for more fun next year.

Because, when all is said and done, Gerry and I do have a great deal of fun, even in the middle of all the crap.
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Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Fest
Crowne Plaza Hotel 164 Fort Couch Rd.,
Pittsburgh, PA 


Cocoon Circular Sweater
10:00 AM

Embellishments
2:00 PM

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Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Fest

Combination Knitting
10:00 AM
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Tentative
Knit One
Appearance
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Tentative
Angelfire Studios
403 King Georges Rd
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Class TBD
 6:00 PM

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Tentative
Knit-a-Bit
66 Elm Street
Westfield, NJ 07090

Class TBD
6:00 PM

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Knitters Knitche
745 Rte 25A
Miller Place, NY 

New Directions in Knitting With Color
10:00 AM

Universal Mitered Bag / Modular Knitting
6:00 PM

1 MAR
Mystic River Yarns
14 Holmes St
Mystic, CT 06355

Combination Knitting
10:00 am

Knitting with Wire
2:00 pm
2
Tentative
Saratoga Needle Arts
Retreat

Class TBD
3/2/2008 10:00 AM

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Tentative
Nashoba Valley Knitters Guild

Harvard, MA 

Class TBD
afternoon

Combination Knitting Lecture

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Ewe Knit
Kits & Yarns

Knitapalooza  North Lynnhaven Road Ste 122
Virginia Bch, VA 
757 498-4590 
800 948-1565

Classes TBD
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The Whole Nine Yarns
105 E. Main
Woodstock, GA
678-494-5242

Classes TBD

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Main Street Yarns & Fibers
(706)769-5531

Classes TBD


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Knitch
1052 St. Charles
Atlanta, GA 
404 745 9276
404 249 6192

Classes TBD

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Mile High Lace

Love your Lace!

Combination Knitting

Backyard Leaves

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Abundant Yarns
8524 SE 17th
Portland, OR 
503-258-9276

Cable Mania (Look Mom, No Needle!)
Morning Class

Love your Lace!
Afternoon Class

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Knit Purl
1101 SW Alder
Portland, OR 
503-227-2999

Double Knitting
Afternoon Class

Combination
Evening Class
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Abundant Yarns
Cocoon Circular Sweater
6 hour class
Morning Class
27
Knit Purl
New Directions in Knitting with Color
Morning Class

Cable Mania
Afternoon Class
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Shepherd’s Harvest Festival

Combination Knitting
5/11/2008 9:00 AM

Love your Lace!
5/11/2008 1:00 PM

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