Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Friday, July 24, 2009
House Block #6 is done!!
Well, I'm still behind because No. 7 isn't even started and it's almost time for No. 8 to come out. This house block was a real challenge - my seam ripper was very busy. The little triangles are very difficult for me. I also cut some pieces incorrectly ... grrr. As much as I try, even making little patterns with graph paper, I still seem to make mistakes. I'm determined to finish this quilt, and I'll go back over the blocks once I see them all together. I want to enhance some of them, but didn't want to start that part until I could evaluate them all. Monday - Block 7!!!
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.