No one would guess that I took Family Studies all the way through high school and won an award for it every single year THEN went on to take advanced sewing at University with the intention of becoming either a Home Economist or a Dietition. I now have an apprehension about using a sewing machine in my artwork. I admit it! My assignment was to create a round robin journal spread using fabric with the theme of "Women". I procrastinated and I lost sleep until I finally decided I needed to face my fears. I thought about the way that women create homes and that these homes provide such a unifying force in the lives of families. In my home, the kitchen was the centre. My sister and I would talk to my Mom as we were preparing dinners and the family always sat down together to eat our evening meal and to discuss our issues, our triumphs, our disappointments and our sadness. I hope that I captured this somehow in these pags.