What a wonderful weekend I’ve had, well wonderful in every way except the weather!
I spent this past weekend leading a workshop on Salt Spring Island, an absolutely beautiful place tucked between Vancouver Island and the mainland of BC. I traveled over on Friday afternoon, an easy journey compared to the trip home! Friday night was a trunk show and presentation of my work, Saturday and Sunday were spent with the students.
We had a wonderful well-lit room, with loads of space to spread out and get to work.
I had a great time working with the students and getting them started on their own designs. There was some amazing work created over the 2 days! Many, many thanks to Karen, Susan, Wendy, Rachel, Bobbie and all the gang at Stitches on Salt Spring for all their help, hospitality and organization.
Salt Spring Island is a beautiful place though I didn’t get to see it at it’s best. It was a cool and rainy weekend, perfect for a workshop but not so good for taking images of all that natural beauty. There were few picture-taking opportunities, but I can never resist stepping into the forest in search of interesting trees and moss, you can see just how dark it was.
One of the best parts of spring is skunk cabbage (Lysichiton americanus for those who understand the Latin names of plants) and since Salt Spring Island has an “earlier” spring than we do on the mainland, the skunk cabbage are just coming out. They are truly one of my favorite things!
A few more days and a bit of sunshine will nudge these beauties into full bloom.
The weather really didn’t cooperate for me traveling back home to Vancouver , there was a major windstorm and many ferry sailings were canceled making my trip away a bit longer than expected. Don’t let the calm water in these images fool you… this is the calm after the storm.
We were packed in like sardines once the ferry started running again, there were lots of weary travelers …me included.
Sometimes there really is no place like home!
Bye for now,Catherine