Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
I'm very sad because I heard that dear friend is in the last stages of cancer. This is my 3rd loss to this particular horrid disease. Friends are not replaceable and I truly miss them. Jan and I had so many great times together. She was the 'sister' that I never had. When she and her family moved in next door we found that we had so many things in common - background, interests, kids the same ages. Both our oldest were Toms, born Aug. 1961, our birthdays a week apart in the same year . . .
This is us around 1980.
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.