Saturday 16 March 2013

Easter Eggs

Last year, just before Easter Sunday, I managed to design an Easter egg by tatting around a button (the link to the pattern is on the right hand side of this blog).  Jane showed her design yesterday and that made me wonder if perhaps mine would work around a central piece or  'doodad'.  This is how it came out. I had to add an extra ring at the bottom to make it fit but it turned out rather well.  The doodad is 'vintage' as I purchased quite a few of them 36 years ago when I lived in Hong Kong.  I think this is the best use I have found for it since then!

And here is Jane's Easter Egg, which I test tatted for her, not a very good example, but it was my first try!

Yesterday I found a branch had come off a tree in one of the churchyards so in freezing temperatures and with a cruel wind blowing, tore off the small bits and dragged the remainder of the branch to the car.  The trouble is we don't know what tree it is, I think it is a Cypress, anyway the wood is very interesting inside.

Actually I am supposed to be on the look out for either yew or cedar!  Last week after working in a wood behind another of the churches I came back with holly.  Here it is being cut down, we tried to burn it but it was too damp.

Anyway I rescued a couple of thick branches to make some Christmas shuttles in the future, at the moment the wood is very damp so is going to take at least a year to dry out.


  1. Ooooh, love the egg on the doodad. Next thing we'll here is that you've got a whole tree in the car!!!

  2. I think you are right about the tree, from the picture it looks like cypress, I think it looks a little top heavy and needs cutting back or it could be down in a gale.
    Love your egg on the doodad, great pattern.

  3. : ) I came to your blog, expecting to see your tatted shamrock --- and, surprise, you have lovely Spring tatting of tatted eggs with beads and jewelry findings!!!!

    Enjoy the day


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