Sunday, February 6, 2011

Happy as kings

The beauty seen is partly in him who sees it.
Christian Bovee


Counting blessings


319 - people who keep lost arts alive and generously pass them on

320 - the next generation taking hold

321 - teachers

322 - friends who can create amazing instruments from PVC pipe

323 - power-out meals

324 - bursting bulbs

325 - (hen)house beautiful

326 - "like a child, I will dance in Your presence"


holy experience

Joining Ann today

16 comments:

Cheryl said...

I hope you had a go at the spinning and are completely addicted now! Must be wonderful for the teachers to pass on skills and have people around them that want to learn.

Someone stopped me in the school playground last week and asked if I would teach them to fit a zip in a cushion cover. She said all the sewing courses were miles away. Made me think that maybe not many people have the urge to learn these skills. So it is great to see you had such a crowd learning something new.

Leslie said...

Oh, my, I don't know where to begin... I want to learn to knit! (I'll let someone else do the spinning, but I hear it's very relaxing to spin...)

Is that a tiny heart mobile spinning on your door?

Those red candles flaming in the glass goblet... sigh...

LOVE that hen house wreath, and love even MORE those dancing princesses : )

Tea Girl said...

What a joyful list of items and pictures! The power-out meal made me want to power-out by choice this evening:)

Julia said...

I love when the power goes out! The flames of the candles, making dancing shadows on the walls. It's romantic and cozy--I love it! You captured it beautifully!

Ostriches Look Funny said...

thanks for letting me visit. I love to come and see and enjoy the joy you live your live with.

Laura said...

Bum, Jodi! Not about your gratitude list, but about the linky trouble. I went back and tried it out--linked to last week's post--and it worked fine for me...

Did you erase the http that was already there? I wondered about that, but left it and it worked ok. Is this the post you were linking? I can link it for you if you like?

Chelsey said...

The dancing is great! And the power outage meal looks lovely. It's all in how you look at things, right?

Val said...

Lovely photos to start the week THANK YOU :0)

Joy Lake said...

I just saw the hearts too! So cute. I wish I had a house to decorate for Valentines Day. I love the pictures.The power out picture looks so cozy.

Rayanne said...

I love the dancing little girls! I have noticed that crochet and knitting are the thing now...so glad young people are loving it.
Love your posts!

Niamh said...

Joy - I'm sure that wherever you are staing, the matron of the house would enjoy your help decorating...and if there is no matron, then no one else would care.

Emily Young said...

I LOVE power-out meals! Especially ones with candles like those...

(Sorry to give you flashbacks to Sherlock Holmes. That was cruel. I'll try to fix it... honestly I have no idea what happens... maybe that's what the writers of Sherlock Holmes felt like...)

Vicki Munn said...

i especially like your quote at the top of this list...when i was a kid and the power went out, our routine was to pop popcorn on top of the woodstove...power out meals are fun :)

Ramblings by Carol Nuckols said...

What beautiful blessings. I love the passing down of the old. As a fiddle player, I sometimes play old-timey music at the Log Cabin Village, a living-history type museum/park in Fort Worth, Texas. We have visitors from all over the world, and usually this old music is new to them. I spied the hammered dulcimer in the background of your first pic --- hope you had a good session along with the spinning and knitting.

Jodi said...

Carol, I'm a fan of fiddle music. The hammer dulcimer in the background is my husband's. He plays many instruments, but mostly accoustic guitar. I tried to click on your name to visit Ramblings, but had no luck. Do you blog?

Craig said...

I’m here from Ann’s. Sorry so late but it takes a long time to get through all of these gratitude lists – and comment like I mean it.

Your pictures are terrific.

My fave from your list?

323 - power-out meals (amen – there is something special and close about them)

This was a really good thing to read today

God Bless and Keep You and all of yours

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