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Apr. 10th, 2007 @ 08:23 am Easter Eggs!
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Easter managed to completely sneak up on me this year. Usually, I spend a night or so a week for a couple of months before Easter making pysanky with some friends who have been doing it far longer and don't mind teaching. This year, we pulled a panicked group together the Sunday before the Easter weekend *g*. We had 2 newbies in the group, I think everyone had a great time, and we each ended up with an egg. Andrea, (the true Uke) has been making them since she was twelve. She used to teach classes at her church, but now she does it for fun. I think she enjoys laughing at our efforts.

The one on the right was the one I made this year. The other one is from a previous year:


Here are some previous efforts. I've really got to find a better way to display these than an egg carton:


The black one is the first one I ever made!

This was the first year I used my new electric kistka. I'll have to practice with it more this year. The one thing I'm missing to do these myself is a bunch of the old wide-mouth Mason jars for the dye.

For her wedding, Andrea dyed 80 eggs, one for each invited couple (the woman is a tad insane). And I'm not talking simple patterns like I've done. This isn't one of her wedding eggs, but it is one she whipped off and wasn't happy with, I was more than happy to take it *g*:



I figure if I'm ever anywhere near as good as her, I'll just claim I made those first ones when I was 4!
Who does she think she is?
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From:moo
Date:April 10th, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC)
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Wow. My Easter eggs look truly pathetic compared to these masterpieces.
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From:neeroc
Date:April 11th, 2007 01:28 am (UTC)
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*blushes* Yours rock, and you can eat them too!
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From:moo
Date:April 13th, 2007 10:16 pm (UTC)
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Yes, I did get to eat them. That was a definite plus. :-)
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From:purplesquirrel
Date:April 10th, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC)
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Outstanding! They look great.
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From:neeroc
Date:April 11th, 2007 02:06 am (UTC)
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Thank you!
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From:running5k2day
Date:April 10th, 2007 09:26 pm (UTC)
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Simply Beautiful!!!

Ummm...I won't even show you the poor eggs that I dyed.
*embarrasing giggle*
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From:neeroc
Date:April 11th, 2007 02:07 am (UTC)
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Aw c'mon, you have to post them! If you had fun making them I'm sure they're fantastic.
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From:running5k2day
Date:April 11th, 2007 02:16 am (UTC)
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No! No! No! You can't make me. I won't do it! I won't! I won't!
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From:neeroc
Date:April 11th, 2007 02:37 pm (UTC)
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whew the tantrum! You know, what goes around comes around *g*
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From:jpeace
Date:April 11th, 2007 06:51 am (UTC)
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The most wonderful thing about blog is that it shows me how amazing things are made by real people. Too nifty.
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From:n_decisive
Date:April 12th, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC)
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Wow- those are gorgeous!

I believe you when you say that the woman teaching you just whips them out and they're gorgeous. I've met knitters like that. Still, yours are leaps and bounds beyond anything I could produce, and I'm impressed!
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