Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Bob had another birthday! We thought it would be nice to have a cake at church. Judy Roch, a dear friend, has a cake ministry that is very popular! The parlor is always full when she brings a cake to church.
Last Saturday we went to breakfast at Rainbow and met Cindy and Lon who happened to be having breakfast too. We joined them for a very pleasant visit. Just as we were finishing our dear friends Barb and Don Miller from Austin, Texas walked in. Cindy and Lon had to leave, so we visited with Barb and Don for another hour - what a nice surprise!
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.