Magical Moments

Sketching mesmerizes people.  When people learn I’m a quilter, they often offer comments such as, “Oh, my grandmother did that,” or “I’ve always wanted to learn how to do that.”

But tell them I sketch, or even better if they see me sketching, and they are truly facsinated.  They stop what they are doing to watch me or even come over to watch my penstrokes on the page.  Sketching really does attract a crowd.

My friend Karin took these photos at Symphony on the Green, including these of my family:

An orchestra, art, family, and a beautiful day.  A perfect summer recipe.

And a by-the-way note:  Annette, one of my students at the Stitching Barn Color Mastery class, tried my recipe for the Five Bean Pot from my May/June email newsletter.  She noticed, however, it called for only four cans of beans.  The can of baked beans is the large, double can, and I count that as the fifth can of beans.  Since I have kids at home, I try to make my recipes as kid-friendly as possible, so that’s why only four types of beans in the Five Bean Pot recipe.

Annette loved the recipe and you will too!  You can see my newsletters over here.  And sign up for them here.

50 thoughts on “Magical Moments

  1. Annette Franklin

    Maria, I am excited to see my name on your blog today. I plan to make your recipe again when I have to take a dish somewhere. I enjoyed your class very much and hope I can put the information to work for me.

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    We had such a good time, didn’t we Annette! Thanks for alerting me to the Five (or is it four!) Bean Pot recipe saying it had five cans of bean when I really use only four. And if ya’ll haven’t been to the Stitching Barn in Eatonton near Lake Oconee, you need to check it out. Absolutely charming, and the owner Becky Pittman is delightful!

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