Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Monday, January 26, 2009
This is going to be a short day. I don't think the heat is working in our building. Usually when I open the door in the morning, the heat hits me in the face. This morning it was cold air that hit me! The temp read 53*. I'll probably leave after the mail man comes by. My friend Karen had a cool quilt on her blog, with a challenge to join with her in making it, one block a month. Of course, I couldn't resist - like I need something else to do (she said sarcastically) It looks like fun - so I'm in. What about YOU? Here's the link, if you are interested. http://www.forevergreenquilts.com/free-quilt-block-patterns-BOM2009.html Please let me know if you decide to join in.
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.