Friday, September 3, 2010

"Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire"

Friday, September 3, 2010
So much for my plan to blog every Monday! Oh well, here goes... It is a glorious day-33 years ago I gave birth to our first-born daughter. She has continued to bring joy to our lives to this day and has presented us with an incredible granddaughter named Chloe. She's a friend, she makes me laugh and she is a willing listener. Thank you, Nicole, for being you!

We were able to celebrate with Nicole this week when she came into town with Chloe to take her mother-in-law far a birthday celebration at Ravinia outdoor theatre to see Carrie Underwood. We got to take care of Chloe!

The time together was great and we treated Nicole and Bethany, younger daughter, to a Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise.

The day was perfect and we had a great time with dinner afterwards in Bethany's neigborhood at our favorite Turkish restaurant, "Istanbul."

My CGOA chapter, nicrochet, has an Annual Chapter Challenge in which we are given theme or a word and we are supposed to come up with something to interpret the theme in crochet.This year it was the simple word "Kitchen." My idea popped into my head in the shower (where most of my ideas come from): "Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire." I bought a frying pan at a re-sale shop and covered it with copper color art wire. then I created leaves in reds and oranges and also made an egg with google eyes that is escaping from the pan into the fire! It has somehig to do with how my year has played out and it ws fun and therapeutic to make.
The prizes are awarded by People's Choice" and I was pleased to be awarded Honorable Mention: Creative

1 comment:

Dorothy said...

Awesome, Gwen. A real work of art!