I have my sister Amanda for our family's christmas gift exchange this year. Because she never reads blogs, I can talk about it all I want without fear of giving away the surprise. She is a Math professor at a college. She has taught English and Literature in the past and she is amazing at both. She is witty, intelligent, loves clothing and pretty smelling lotions. None of us in the family escaped from having a little Trekkie blood in us.
What do I get for Christmas for an amazing woman like this? My standard gift of Mary Kay products, although fabulous and always well recieved, just didn't seem personal enough. I googled "Math gifts." This brought up a large number of t-shirt and mug stores. Now I know that I don't want to get her a T-shirt, even though it is her favorite gift to give others, so she must love them herself. But I looked through a few anyway. I found this amazing quote:
“The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God." (Euclid, 365 - 275 BC)”
Now what to do with it..... As my current crafting tends to quilting, I am thinking I will make a quilted wallhanging. I will base the design on either the Golden ratio sea shell or a sierpins Triangle (a fractal)
I am leaning toward the sea shell.
If any of you have some suggestions, I would welcome them. Those of you who know Amanda can tell me if my idea is good or if it would register a big ZERO on her "give-a-crap o-meter"