Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Lake Park High School Class of 1958 Reunion 9-26-09
Well - it finally happened, after a long wait. And it went so fast, just like Christmas. It was wonderful seeing 'everyone' - I just wish I knew who they all were! Without the yearbook pictures to refer to, it was very difficult to recognize people. Only the teachers didn't change. The rest of us are 51 years older. Of course some of my friends I knew immediately, and others - sadly, I didn't.
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.