Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
A client asked me to do some pillowcases for her. She's a 'Fairy Grandmother'. I'm not clear on how - perhaps as a reader in the library. Anyway, they turned out very nice. I just shipped them and and waiting to hear how she likes them.
Yesterday was Geneva day. I was trying to decide if I wanted to drive or train, when the decision was made for me - I missed my train! Actually, I was standing on the other side waiting for a freight to pass. It usually passes before the passenger pulls out - or so I thought. . . Rain was predicted and i wasn't looking forward to walking in the rain dragging my computer, so I guess it worked out OK. I was only a few minutes late opening the store and nobody noticed. Amy and I had a nice lunch together. I look forward to being in Geneva because I get to see her. We exchange orders/deliveries, discuss orders pending and just generally 'catch up'. Thursday nights I have dinner with my Mom, which I also look forward to. Bob teaches 'Chung' on Thursday nights, so it's a girls night. We have a leisurely dinner at the Elmhurst Restaurant where the waitresses are used to us and don't rush us.
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.