Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
A Difference of Night and Day
It never got over 58* in my office yesterday, so I gave up and took the afternoon off. It was warm this morning, and I was told a fuse had blown. Next time I'll check that first. I've been choosing fabrics for my house quilt and am ready to start. This is going to be lots of fun! It's not too late to join in, if you want to.
OK, so I decided to be a non-conformist and make my quilt 'night' instead of 'day'. I chose fabrics for the first block. And here is the result. Not great, but I'm not going to obsess about it. we'll see how it all turns out . . .
Graduated from Lake Park H S in Medinah, went to secretarial school, worked a few years, married and had 3 great kids. I have 2 grandsons, 4 grand dogs (Griffons)& 2 grand cats (Maine Coon). When my first 2 children were in grade school I was a professional volunteer, active in PTA, Elmhurst Children’s Theatre & Church stuff. I started a small business while expecting my third and have been working ever since. I'm a fibre artist combining cloth, yarn, and photography. Carolee Creations, Inc. is the corporate name - SewSweet Dolls was the first business. Portrait Pillows, Bags and more . . . is my latest venture, started in ‘98, after my husband died. My daughter and I make custom gift items incorporating photographs - purses, coasters, jewelry, ornaments, quilts, etc. I love going to work every day-my studio is full of fun things! I am in a serious relationship with Bob, a retired Psychology prof, since the beginning of the century. We are involved in activities at First Church and in Elmhurst. When we have time we like to travel. I take sewing classes when I can fit them in, recently learned to weave, and would like to draw and paint again someday.