Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Bob took me to the Jade Dragon for dinner last night. (Talk about staying with a theme!) It's a small, family owned Chinese Restaurant in Bensenville, one town North of us. We both tried Hunan for the first time and really enjoyed it. Bob had beef and I had chicken. You never know what you'll find when you take time to chat with the waitress! We enjoyed tea and fortune cookies for desert. Bob opened his cookie first and dropped the fortune in his plate. Of course, I couldn't stand not knowing what it said, so I picked it up and read it. Then I told him teasingly that he had taken the wrong cookie and had my fortune. When I read the one in my cookie, I couldn't believe it! I definitely had his cookie. The fortune perfectly described him! How funny is that!
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.