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.