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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Memories of my Mother

In my ambitious attempt at cleaning up the garage last month, I put the box of Easter decor somewhere safe and now I can't find it.  So I took a look in the extra bedroom/craft room/ computer room closet, hoping to find something Eastery... and there I found an egg carton with my Mother's Easter eggs in it.
These are very special eggs that she decorated many years ago. I carefully took them out of the carton and hung them on the Manzanita branches on the buffet.
 Each represents hours spent blowing out and drying the eggs, covering them with tissue (decoupaged in small pieces) and then cutting out various kinds of wrapping paper designs with small, very sharp scissors and decoupaging the pieces on top of the tissue paper.
Mom was meticulous about this. She would spend hours working on these eggs.
Each one became a small work of art.
 Sometimes outlined with gold to make the flowers stand out even more.
Sometimes with small pieces of tissue in different colors to bring out the colors of the design.
A little rooster...
 A beautiful Peacock...
A horn playing cat...

I've hidden a few in my house plants...
 and around the living room.
 to remind me...
what a wonderful "gift" my mother was and how important it is to take the time to celebrate each moment... in your own special way. Thanks Mom... I miss you.  Happy Easter.

9 comments:

  1. They are fabulous! I am glad you misplaced your other decorations! Have a happy Easter. Tina

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  2. So sweet... sometimes we dont see our parents doing these kinds of 'other than parenting' things and we're reminded of the multiple sides of human nature, creativity being one. I'm sure she would love that you keep them in a special place in your house.

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  3. Connie, these eggs your mother did are just beautiful. Love the way you displayed them. They should always be treasured by you and your family. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  4. The eggs your mother decorated are absolutely beautiful. The fine details, the lovely colors, the sweet images - all are wonderfully artistic. What great memories they must evoke.

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  5. So, so pretty; I've never seen anything like those. Have you tried your hand at them?

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  6. Beautiful eggs and beautiful post!

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  7. This blog post about your mother's decorated eggs was amazing. Those creations say so much about her (along with your descriptions).

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  8. Wow, those are amazingly beautiful Farmlady, your Mom took such care and attention and countless hours to make them. As a quilt artist I can really appreciate the time it took to create these, I remember "blowing" eggs as a child and that alone is a painstaking process. Such a precious inheritance and remembrance. How many are there?

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  9. What beautiful eggs, and what a Blessing that you have such sweet memories of your Mother!

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