wow! what a week…

On Thursday evening I demonstrated  hand stitching on paper techniques at the Vancouver Guild of Fiber Artists meeting. Their “wrap up for the season” meeting included card making, strawberry shortcake ( yum!),  tea and a hat parade as the grand finale. The members visited different stations around the room for inspiration and ideas and then got to work making cards. Supplies were brought in and the members of the guild could dip and create! They could make as many cards as they could get done in the allotted time as long as one “Thank You” card was made and donated to the guild for future use. What a great idea and a terrific way to gather handmade cards to thank teachers and speakers who visit the guild.

Everyone got right to work , most wearing their hats!

Judy had little strawberries on the side of her period hat.. and Anne Love dazzled in her spring “outfit”.

The evening was great fun, the strawberry shortcake was delicious! and the guild now has a collection of cards ready to go!

Thanks for organizing everything Judy, I had a great time!

On Saturday morning I loaded up the car and headed to Whistler for the Whistler Valley Quilters Guild Quilt Show, so more pictures to come in a day or two!


PS I heard from the Art House Co-op Sketchbook Project 2011 that my sketchbook has been added to the digital library! My book can be viewed  at

Art House mentions that it takes about 20 minutes to upload the entire book to the site, but it didn’t take anywhere near that long for me to view the book, it loaded really quickly!




  1. I loved your sketchbook, Catherine. The diverse subjects and the artwork were wonderful. The Vancouver guild sounds wonderful. I hope the sun is shining and you are enjoying your new garden and studio.

  2. I just love your sketchbook, Catherine. The variety and creativity in it are amazing in such a small book. Plan to revisit that link again….and again.

    • Thanks, Judy, Jeanie and Anni. I really enjoyed the 2011 Art House Co-op Sketchbook project.
      In fact I liked it so much I have just signed up for the 2012 version!
      Can’t wait to get my sketchbook and get started.

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