Your greatness is not what you have, it's what you give.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


I am thankful for Mother Earth,

for my freedom,
for my family,
and friends,

for babies, especially my Moose!

and food to nourish,

And last but certainly not least! MY CHICKS!!!

I wish you a loving and wonderful Thanksgiving and pray the warmth of the season lasts all year through! Bless you all!

Friday, November 14, 2008

We have a Blue Ribbon Winner!

On October 4, 2008 our own Kathleen Corrigan won a first prize Blue Ribbon for her Currier and Ives Floral hooked rug which she made in the 1950's as a stay-at-home mother, raising five young children! Way to go Kathleen!!!

Her daughter, Pat, holding the microphone, entered the rug on her behalf, in the 7th Annual Newtown Hooked Rug Show in Connecticut. Not only did she win the "favorite entry" category, but her rug will be featured on the 2009 postcard for next year's show.

And here is the Blue Ribbon winner up close.... MAGNIFICENT!

Here is Kathleen with her very first attempt at knitting an entrelac afghan. We are all so very proud and honored to have you as one of our Chicks!

Again, let me say....WAY TO GO KATHLEEN!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Blankets, Hats, and a Scarf

The Chicks have been busy as bees. We are working on our lap robes for our local VA hospital and have seven finished so far. We are also well on our way to a good collection of chemo caps for our December project. Photos will be posted when the inventory is complete.
As far as my personal knitting is concerned, I finished my Noro Striped Scarf using Widsom Yarns, Poems which I purchased at
I substituted the Noro yarn with the Poems because it is a more consistent ply and doesn't have the "splinters" that is more common in Noro yarns. And since I'm allergic to wool (YIKES! What a terrible thing for a knitter!) I have to use a softer fiber and wear it over a turtleneck or coat collar. I'm very happy with the final product and looking forward to making a matching beret when the yarn arrives at my lys.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Remember the first time?

Do you remember the first time your child went "trick or treating"?
And they thought you were supposed to eat ALL the candy that night?

Don't worry. My daughter is a very good mommy. She wouldn't let Moose eat all his candy at once. But it sure made a cute picture!