Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Friday, May 22, 2009
The merry month of May
Many special people in my life were born in May. The one I've know and loved the longest is my Mom. She turns 89 years young today! We had a big party on her 75th and another on her 80th with just family (all of it.) We always some sort if immediate family celebration and this year is no exception. As the years go by, it becomes more and more important to celebrate with loved ones. Amy and George are hosting our family party for 'Gram' this year. (Seems like we've been doing a lot of 'party-ing' doesn't it? Well, we have!)This is a picture of Mom and Kim celebrating their birthday's together in '06, I think.
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.