I finally got motivated to put my Easter tablecloth on and bring out the decorations! :-) I made both of these crocheted eggs yesterday - custom designed for my 2 granddaughters. We Skyped with them last week and my daughter told me that Jenna had brought out the 2 eggs I gave them while they still lived here in Oregon, so I asked them each what color egg they wanted and what color stripe. I will be sending these to Ohio tomorrow. :-)Dayle went out this morning and cut me a bouquet of our own Daffodils - I arranged them in my Great Grandmother's (my Mom's Mom's MOM) crystal vase - oh my they smell good! We're having a typical Spring day in Oregon.. sunshine.. clouds.. sunshine.. lol!
I added my polka dotted Cath Kidston candles to my candelabra - fun!
I love Easter decorations.. it makes me feel like a kid again. I remember hunting for eggs in damp grass as a child.
I got this bunny figurine last year and I adore it!
Here is my vintage bunny glass candy holder - it came full of jelly beans or something and when I got it it had a very old cardboard stopper in the bottom - I kind of broke the brittle old stopper when I filled this up with colorful jelly beans last year. oh my.
I actually made this ceramic bunny in 7th grade - our teacher was amazing and showed us how to prepare the greenware, glaze it and fire it. You fill the inside with cotton and you can pull a hank of it out of the tail to use. :-)
My basket of crocheted eggs and my special crocheted chick that my blog friend Lucy - In The Sky made and sent to me last Easter. Isn't it cute!?Here is my Easter tree - it's fun to find special little ornaments to hang on it.
Last evening Dayle brought in the day's egg production - brown, dark brown and aqua!
I grabbed the camera last evening - it had been a grey rainy day and at the end, the clouds parted and brilliant sunshine was slanting across the landscape illuminating the farm yard in that special way before dusk. See the chicken house between the shed and garage/barn? We have not only our travel trailer, but those of both our boys here. :-)
Late afternoon light is so special.Happy St. Patrick's Day! I made this Shamrock pin years ago - I actually can't find it, but I have this photo. :-)
I am still under the weather with a cold, but I plan to be better tomorrrow! I have a meeting to lead for the Friends of Multnomah Falls. I figure that I have had this since Thursday and by tomorrow I won't be communicable. For now, I am enjoying a burst of sunshine. I hope you had a nice weekend. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)
(EDITED TO ADD)
Easter Egg Pattern
F or G hook
Worsted Weight Yarn, I like using cotton for these
Notes: Pattern is worked in the round so there is no joining or turning. You work around and around in a spiral. It helps to use a stitch marker on the last stitch. If you want a center stripe - add it on Rnd 6 and do 3 rows of stripe color. You don't have to cut the original color, just add the new and when you end it, pick up the original color yarn and continue - crocheting over the yarn end of stripe color.
Rnd 1 – work 8sc in 2nd ch from hk. (8)
Rnd 2 – (sc in next 3, 2sc in next) around. (10)
Rnd 3 – (sc in next 4, 2sc in next) around. (12)
Rnd 4 – (sc in next 2, 2sc in next) around. (16)
Rnd 5 – (sc in next 3, 2sc in next) around. (20)
Rnd 6 – sc in each st around. (20)
Rnd 7 – (sc in next 4, 2sc in next) around. (24)
Rnd 8 – sc in each st around. (24)
Rnd 9 – (sc in next 10, sc2tog) around. (22)
Rnd 10 – (sc in next 9, sc2tog) around. (20)
Rnd 11 – (sc in next 8, sc2tog) around. (18)
Rnd 12 – (sc in next, sc2tog) around. (12)
Firmly stuff your little egg now
Rnd 13 – sc2tog around until little hole closes