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Monday, August 23, 2010

One Thousand Gifts . . .

Marco Polo is the inspiration.  Caravan traveling and the bringing of spices and silk treasures to a world that would behold them with wonderous eyes.

Behold them and covet them and the other treasures of a faraway land.  Men then forgetting their humanity as they took what they wanted.  We study the bad sad part, too.  We study to take example and be better.

My gratitude list continues . . .

imitation silk

the dancing of ideas

a sister's vision

fabric dyes

the smell of wax

old sheets

yellow yumminess

the softness of used bristles

brown blazing

cups of water turning to glory

blue bouncing

the spread of color

genuine green


colors mixing to create surprise


the covering of mistakes

old towels turning to rainbows

stained fingers

memories of a college textile class




vanilla bean

the taste of mint


ginger root cut into smelling like lemon

delicate ramekins

spice cakes

taking turns at the mixer

more giggles

licking fingers

the smell of baking goodness

hot cake melting on the tongue

My list, #242-275.

Thank you, Father, for treasured friends.  Thank you for the art of Batiking, for the baking of spice cakes, for smelling and tasting, and for the blessing of home education. 

Thank you for teaching me more than them. 

holy experience


KTElltt said...

Whatever the project was, it sounds wonderful!

Rie said...

Katie, we batiked on silk and made spice cakes!

Greg and Donna said...

Its was sure fun! And the cake crumbles were the yummiest of yummies! Maybe Greg can get some "dump cake" when he gets home.

Jennifer said...

The one thing about home schooling that I am sure of is that I always learn more than they do! And we studied Marco Polo today, too. Making spice cakes sounds like a wonderful addition to the lesson.

Handwoven Dreams said...

As usual so beautifully written and expressed!

Drawing of me losing my cool courtesy of budding artist, Izzy.

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. . . put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Colossians 3:12