I loved coloring Easter Eggs when I was a kid. I was never patient enough to get a really deep color (go figure!), but my brother was. He used to get some of the most gorgeous colors. Of course, he wanted to keep the prettiest ones, so he’d save them in his sock drawer. My poor mother probably thought Mike had a foot fungus or something before she found the rotten eggs. My younger brother and I always had to mix all the colors together at the end to see what we’d end up with. Yeah, you guessed it – a really ugly brown. But it was fun.
Hunting eggs was also a treat, but I think it was more fun to hide them. We’d always find less then we hid, though. Depending on when Easter was celebrated, it was sometimes more fun to look for them inside than out. When it’s at the end of March, it can still be a mite chilly here in Northwestern Virginia.
I’ll never forget Jon’s second Easter. I had boiled about 1-1/2 dozen eggs and they were cooling on the stove. I heard Mike (husband this time. The other Mike in the first paragraph was my brother. I know…very original family.) say, “You’re gonna be in trouble!” Here came my cute little 13 month old Jonny with several eggs in his hands saying, “Ball!” I think he had tried to bounce about a dozen of them. They still colored ok; I was just careful to keep them in the fridge! And that was the year Jon learned eggs don’t bounce.
I love the “Heaven Blessed” set in the Occasions mini catalog. The bunnies and little children are just so cute. Here’s the swap my friend Kath sent using that set.
Stamps: Heaven Blessed; Ink: Jet Black StazOn; classic ink for watercoloring; Paper: Watercolor Paper; Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade card stock; Everyday Enchantment designer series paper (Sale-a-bration); Other: Big Shot, Framelits – labels, aqua painter
Isn’t Kath just a watercoloring genius? Even in my dreams I can’t watercolor like she does. I love getting cards from her, because they’re always just so gorgeous. A lot of my swap friends are planning to go to convention this summer. I hope Kath goes – and I know my friend Martha is going. They’re both my watercolor idols, so maybe if I hang around them long enough some of their talent will rub off on me!
Don’t forget my technique class this Wednesday (Feb. 1 – can you believe it’s February already? I just ordered Jon’s 22nd birthday present the other day.). We’ll be working with ribbon and a vellum kissing technique (thanks, Rachel!!!).
Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by.