Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Snow and Easter Eggs...

Well it is snowing here again. The weather reports said a chance of rain early afternoon. Hmmm...by 9:30 am we had an inch of snow and the snowflakes were huge and beautiful. As the day has progressed the weather has turned to all wetness...rain, sleet, hail, snow, slush. I want to thank each of you for your wonderful comments on my last post. I have had some really good visuals of projects you have sewn. I have also had some really great laughs over some of the antics that led up to sewing something or not sewing something. Thank you my wonderful blog friends. You really make my days so interesting and happy. Now for Easter eggs...I love to hard boil dozens of eggs and then color and decorate them just like when I was a little girl. My mother would boil one dozen for each of us and an extra dozen just for breakfast. By my count that would have been about 7 or 8 dozen eggs each Easter. We had a giant old library table for our dining table as it could accomodate so many of us. Lots of layers of newspaper and plastic cloths and every fun color you could imagine for dipping and rolling and coloring our eggs. We used stickers and crayons and lots of imagination. Even mom would color a dozen eggs. I think she had as much fun as we youngsters had. Maybe that is why I always enjoyed coloring eggs when my daughter was home and then when my granddaughters were visiting. Now there are no eggs to color as Mr. C won't eat hardboiled eggs, deviled eggs or eggs-a-la-goldenrod. My girls are 500 miles away. I do miss the fun. This year I am going to try to color a few with beet juice, which will make them so softly pink, from my canned beets I love to eat, the water from boiling artichokes which makes a lovely greenish blue aqua shade and some brown onion skins for the creamy tan colors. I think that ought to satisy my creative need to color eggs. At least my girlfriend and I like to eat egg salad sandwiches so the eggs will not go to waste. What are you doing for egg coloring? My daughter will at least carry on the old family tradition of eating brunch consisting of eggs-a-la-goldenrod. Such good comfort food. I made this lace bunny for my sister who is having her birthday Saturday and we are celebrating on Sunday with a day of shopping and lunching. This will be her Easter decoration from me. I am really having fun making these. No two alike but all with the same ideas. Happy creating...

11 comments:

  1. My mum was quite into colouring eggs as well. And my rooster likes eggs pickled in beet juice. This chick, not so much. ;^)

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  2. Sorry about your weather, hope it'll get better for you soon. I'm loving this bunny he is so cute. Have fun with your Easter eggs this year.
    xxx
    Marlene

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  3. Adorable! Hoping Spring comes your way soon :)

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  4. I could not believe the snow in Grass Valley today. Those lovely big fluffy flakes were so pretty.
    Love your little bunny.
    Happy days to you...
    Spring is on its way.

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  5. Oh, such a sweet bunny! Brings back memories of school projects, one in particular that was my sister's and Mom helped her decorate her rabbit. It was the big winner at school that week. Thank you for your visit and kind comment at my speck of the blogosphere this week. Have a wonderful day. ~ Angela

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  6. Cute bunny! I helped my little grandkids paint easter eggs this week, we used acrylic paint and were we ever a mess!

    ~ Violet

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  7. Baš je lijepa gospođica zečica ovako sva u čipki.
    Želim ti da što prije do tebe stigne toplo proljeće...

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  8. Oh what a precious bunny! And I'll bet it was so fun to make!!!
    XO

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  9. A really sweet bunny! Love it. I so hope your weather turns for you very soon. xxoo

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  10. More snow??? So sorry to hear. I hope you get spring beauty to stay very soon. Your little bunny here is quite adorable. I love all that lace! Theresa

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  11. I love your sweet bunny! How cute is this! We had snow yesterday here in Michigan - 4 inches but most has melted by this morning. It sure has been a strange spring!

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