Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Between 'The Elmhurst Armpit Orchestra' and a Bagpipe band, life is grand!
Elmhurst's St. Patrick's Day Parade is the 3rd largest in Illinois - and we were near the end. You may or may not know this, but DuPage County is a Republican bastion and they're (The GOP) trying very hard to keep it that way!!! Parade units are limited to 10 participants, or maybe 20. The GOP had at least twice that many and - they put the Dems behind the horses. Is that making their position clear? I think so. We (First Congregational Church's Green Team Parade Unit) were told to assemble at 11: a.m., one hour before the step off time. We took our first collective step at 1:30!!, took three steps and stopped. We marched, walked, sauntered for many blocks before we got to the starting point. By that time, lots of people were going the other way on the sidewalks on each side. Two of Bob's grandsons, Sean and Ryan Allen, saved the day by joining us and bringing friends. We were very grateful and they made it so much fun for all the little kids watching the parade! The Clutter Bug was a big, HUGE success! One of my favorite friends, and fellow marcher, suggested that for the next parade, Memorial Day, we have 3 or 4 Clutter Bugs, so all the kids could get to see them up close and personal. We'll see about that.
It's the 16th and three people have already posted there New Block #3 on Forevergreen Quilts web site. I just downloaded the block. I guess I know what I'll be doing the rest of the day!
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.