It's time to dye the eggs for Easter again this year! I love doing this annual ritual because I always dye eggs with my friend Charlotte in her kitchen filled with springtime surprises!
This year Charlotte shared her stash of little bantam chicken eggs with me. We spent a lot of time talking and laughing and drinking homemade lemonade. Not to mention munching the sugar cookies shaped like bunnies! The truth is I would never do this by myself. It's way more fun to do this with good friend who hasn't forgotten how to play! So here's how we did it.
These eggs are dyed using bits of weeds and flowers we found in the backyard. The design on the egg below came from a dandelion flower.
Then we placed the eggs in a pot of water and boiled for about 30 minutes. We carefully put the pan in the sink and added cold water. The magic happens when you take off the thread, onion skin and flowers to reveal a beautiful work of art! The next egg shows a dandelion leaf in a lovely shade of yellow!
A sprig of rosemary left its mark on the next egg.
Can you pick out the violet leaf? How about that dainty stringy weed that's in everybody's yard?
This last egg was the tiniest. A mixture of violets and weeds turned it into an abstract beauty!
We oiled the eggs and shined them up with an old washcloth. After their photo shoot I arranged the eggs in a blue bowl in the hall. They make me happy every time I walk by...remembering time spent with a good friend enjoying the wonders of God. Find some wonders of your own this Easter season!