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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Chicks celebrate 10 years together and Leo turned 4!

I can't believe it! The Chicks are 10 years old! We've been knitting and laughing together since August 2005 and tonight wasn't any different. We had a great time. Unfortunately, Kathleen and Barbara couldn't join us. But they were with us in spirit.
 We started the afternoon with a visit from Cathleen Crowley who is a reporter from the Times Union Newspaper of Albany, New York. That's her getting a close up photo of Liz knitting on her sock. She doesn't know when it will be in print but we're going to be in the newspaper to commemorate our anniversary. At the end of June we were on the local NBC affiliate TV news report.
 When we gathered tonight for our dinner there was more laughter to go around than food! 
 Although, there was quite a bit of food to go around too.
 Salads, shrimp, dips, roasted potatoes and sausages, for the main course and the Fasullo girls brought homemade chocolate mousse which accompanied Carole's carrot cake. Everything was delicious!
 And Carole brought a handmade project bag for each of us as a party favor. She's a quilter too and couldn't resist this fabric when she saw it on a quilting fabric hunt.
 My thank you gift to the Chicks this year was this handy little book of sticky notes, something you always need when checking out your patterns. It can hardly express my gratitude to the ladies for the time and effort for the work they do all year long to keep Chicks with Sticks going strong. Thank you Kathleen Corrigan, Liz Hotaling, Barbara Kavanagh, Elaine Rivard, Cinzia Cera, Sofia and Elena Fasullo, Maureen Cagino, Beth Mashmann, Carole Ju, and Dorah Rosenzweig for all that you do! You make the magic happen!
Last week Ron and I went to spend some time with the grands in Pennsylvania. While we were there Leo turned four years old. As his gift we went to the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia. Our experience began with a ride on the carousel. It was a hit!
 Poppop and Leo filmed a TV show...
 and Moose made feathers fly.
 The lazy river was a very popular stop along the way.
 And the trip ended with a duet with the crazy court jester.
After spending seven days with those boys I need a nap. See you next week.

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