For those of you who celebrate Easter, I hope you had a nice holiday. To those who don’t, I hope you are having a good spring so far. For us, Easter just snuck up on us out of nowhere. I managed to get our Easter tree up early, but that was about it.
I had grand plans for new ways of egg decorating with Johann. My father-in-law sent me a great link for making your own natural dyes using onions, red cabbage, etc., which looked far more interesting than the customary vinegar dyes on hard-boiled eggs that everyone usually does. Those worked great when Johann was little, but now that he is older, we want to experiment. I want to teach Johann how to make Ukrainian Easter eggs this year. We are also making more diorama eggs similar to the ones my mother made with me and my sister when we were young.
Because Easter came in March instead of April this year, I wasn’t ready. I know why Easter isn’t always on the same day every year, but I wish it was a set date like Christmas. That would make it easier for me to keep track of, anyway. We still need a few empty pickle jars for the Ukrainian Easter egg dyes. I don’t have all the supplies gathered for the natural dyes yet. And I only got one diorama egg made. So we decided to make April our egg decorating month. Who cares if it happens after Easter? At this point, as long as we do it, that is all that matters to me.
Eric went through quite a bit of photo-editing magic to make these pictures possible. At least you can see a little bit of what I’ve been up to in the past couple of weeks. The egg is a goose egg given to us some time ago by our friend Annie. The other eggs are chicken eggs from previous years. Stay posted for more pictures of our egg decorating projects. Happy Spring!