Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The adventures of Chick & Dee

I hope you will enjoy the adventures of Chick and Dee as they travel around Knittyville. One of their first stops was at the Clown College in Sarasota, FL. In this case the FL stands for Family Living room. They enjoyed the clowns even though the clowns didn't seem too happy to be entertaining them. Maybe it was because Chick is so cheep and Dee is so flighty.
They left FL and met up with their Eastern European cousins Nadia, Nastia and Mary Lou. They are all gymnasts. Here they were demonstrating their floor routine.
Like most men, Chick admires finely feathered females, but he also has the need for speed. He was thrilled to meet Ramon, Lightning McQueen and the Sheriff, stars of the movie CARS before they went off on a birthday junket to the home of a well deserving four year old.
They got to New Orleans a little late for Mardi Gras, but decided to try on a mask anyway. The fact that the mask was made of feathers was both frightening and comforting to them. Seeing their faces in the eye holes is just plain spooky to me.
A few of the Snow Wonder family invited them over for golf and a barbecue. They were going to serve chicken, but fortunately remembered who their guests were and quickly substituted hot dogs for lunch.
Sadly, just after leaving the barbecue, Chick and Dee spied a chicken who was destined to become someone's lunch or dinner. Chick bowed his head as the angel KFC arrived. Dee lifted her head to sing Turn, Turn, Turn (To Everything there is a Season). Why that song? Because it was originally performed by The Byrds.
Still in a subdued mood, they decided to visit a library for a quiet, reflective moment. They selected Birds of a Feather to read.Most of the library was a warm, cozy place, but the look on this bluebird's face concerned them. Notice that Dee was not afraid to look the bluebird in the eye while Chick averts his glance. Men are such chickens! Or finches. Or chickadees.
Taking a stroll outside the library, Chick was pleased to find a Petosky stone. Petosky stones are Michigan's official state stone. It is a variety of Calcite formed by the fossilization of ancient coral called Hexagonaria. Chick could tell you more about this, but he tends to twitter on and thankfully Dee noticed something to distract him.
The distraction was a parade. Who doesn't love a parade?! Another of the Snow Wonder relatives was there between a handsome Marine and flag waving Eleanor Bearsevelt.
Moving along the parade route, they found a delightful spot to enjoy a cup of tea and enjoy pretty blue flowers.
Across from the tea shop, Dee spotted a craft store. She must be related to me! As a matter of fact, the proprietor of the shop looks a bit like me, especially the messy craft desk. Did you know Knitty is just my nickname? My full first name is KnitWit.
Once Chick learned that men, especially fishermen, used to knit, he agreed to get a skein of yarn and knitting needles for both of them.
Dee was quite happy and thought their day was ending. She was looking forward to watching a little TV and knitting, but Chick spotted a car. Uh-oh....you know men and cars. He was drooling over this classic Corvette while Dee turned her back on him. How could he think about buying a sports car when he is constantly telling her they can't marry until he can afford a nest?
But Chick surprised Dee! He rented the Corvette and whisked her off to the Love Bird wedding chapel where they exchanged vows in the garden. Look at that three tiered wedding cake!
As they left the chapel and headed for their nest, they asked me to please respect their privacy and put the camera away. I couldn't say no to the lovebirds. I tried hard not to eavesdrop, but I will tell you that I had to turn the volume up on what I was watching the night of their honeymoon. I won't tell you what I think they were doing, but they sure as heck weren't knitting!

To read more tales of the Target Birds on Holiday, click on this ---->

Susan was a good egg to think of doing this. A good egg, but perhaps slightly cracked. Photobucket


bj said...

ahhh...this is absolutely ADORABLE..so so cute. You did a great job!@
How fun is all this!!
xo bj

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

This is great...and your props are wonderful...thanks for sharing...

carolinajewel said...

Great story! Adventure, romance, who could ask for more? :D Jewel

Happy To Be said...

Great story..what a job you did putting this all together girl thanks ...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

LOL, LOL, Yes, I admit it...I'm am a bit cracked. LOL Ok, you participated, so what does that make you? This was sooooo much fun! I can't believe all the adventures your birdies got into. I'm proud of Chick for only renting the sports car so he could marry sweet Dee. I just love a love story. :-) Susan

Shelia said...

This was so cute and all of your little goodies your used! Fantastic! I'm so glad that got married! Their cake was just lovely! Shame on you eavesdropping like them! Now come on, tell us what they were doing! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jadehollow said...

Great Adventure! Loved seeing all the friends and cousins along their journey.

jeanne said...

Knitty, you are a great story teller. Are you writing these stories down? Like in a book? I loved the pics too. The birds and friends are adorable. Thanks for a fun read.


Anonymous said...

So cute! What fun!

Happy Wednesday!
Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

Kammy said...

My your birds are "tweet" and you
have so many accessories ! Hugs`Kammy

Cynthia said...

Beautiful pics and story, loved the whole thing! Aren't you a clever chicky! Cindy

Chari said...

Hi Knitty...

Ohhh my...I so enjoyed hearing your little birds holiday tales or should I say tails? hehe! Loved going through all of the holiday photos too! What a couple...in fact, they sounded a bit like my honey and me...I love my crafts and he loves his cars! hehe!!! I certainly could relate to little Dee!

Well my friend, you did a fabulous job spinning this yarn (pun intended, hehe!) and I loved your photos! So creative!!! Thanks for putting a laugh in my heart and a smile on my face!!!

Warmest wishes,

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is such a fun post!

Smilingsal said...

LOL Your birds had a terrific adventure.

prof en retraite said...

How cute! Loved them in the Mardi Gras mask!!...Debbie

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love seeing everyone's creativity. Enjoyed yours!!!

Chandy said...

Love their adventure as well. It seems like all the birds are having fun "getting together" and catching up on their world!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Wow! Those birds saw the world in one day! Fast flyers, and frequent flyers! I loved goin galong on their adventures!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh I enjoyed Chick and Dee's adventures so much! What great little props you used! Well, I guess you'll have trouble finding them for a tablescape as long as they are on their honeymoon! Cute post. laurie