Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Cinco de Mayo celebration, the Egg and Georgie
George invited us to a Cinco de Mayo party. I've never celebrated Cinco do Mayo before, but I'm ready to do it again! We had a wonderful dinner, prepared by George in his new Egg, and a wonderful time. Tom, Kim, Bob and I were hosted by Amy and George and my four grand dogs and 2 grand cats. Tommy has a patch over his eye as a result of a scratch. It should be better today. George cooked fajitas with both pork loin and fillet! Absolutely delicious. Grilled onions, grilled peppers of every color (so beautiful - see picture on Amy's blog mfas.blogspot.com), lots of condiments, sour cream, black beans and rice. But wait - there's more ... strawberries, ice cream, angel food cake and brownies baked in - what else? - the Egg! Do you believe it? It was fun seeing all the dogs. I have to confess I'm having a little trouble telling them apart, but they are all adorable. If they would stand still, I think i would know who is who. Thanks George and Amy for a wonderful party!
Amy resting after a long day of working and entertaining. Lucky is resting, too.
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.