Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Monday, February 21, 2011
I always enjoy February because Valentine's Day is in February!! I wasn't disappointed - Bob gave me a beautiful orchid plant and an even more beautiful, and meaningful card. He's a keeper. I made a Valentine Card for him and baked a pumpkin pie - he loves pumpkin pie, but can't eat most of them because they are made with dairy. I can make them without dairy!!
Joey came up with another clever gift for Chelli, along with a concert and dinner date. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
In case you can't see them, there are little pictures of Joey, each with a different hat on, in the center of each daisy!
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.