Thursday, April 5, 2012

Give Your Easter Egg a new Look

  This afternoon I stopped by my friend Nancy's for tea and a friendly chat. She showed me some dyed eggs she and her girl friend Jan had done with pieces of silk.
I was amazed at her patterns.. Jan used some of her husband's ties and nancy had some silk from a quilt she made for a lady.


Silk Dyed Easter Eggs.....check it out here

Cut pieces of 100% silk large enough to cover an egg. Wrap as smoothly and tightly around egg as possible, with right side of fabric facing in, and secure with a twist-tie or piece of string. Repeat process, but wrap with a plain piece of lightweight fabric, like an old white pillowcase or sheet.

Place eggs in a large stock pot and cover with water at least 2 inches above eggs. Add 1/4 cup white vinegar. Bring pan to a boil and reduce to simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes and then use a pair of tongs to remove eggs and lay them (still wrapped) on layers of paper towels or an old dish towel. Let cool to room temperature and then remove the fabric wrappings. Store in the fridge until ready to display. If desired, rub with a small amount of vegetable oil for shine.

                                      Theses pictures are from the above named site



 I got a nice surprise from Nana Diana at   in the mail today.. A nice Easter card and a chocolate egg from Seroogy's with my name on it.. How sweet of her to think of me. I know I will enjoy it and so will my waistline.
  Thank you Diana


April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go. ~Christopher Morley


  1. You are most welcome, Elaine...seems to me I got a little something from you not all that long ago!;>) Those eggs are gorgeous. I might try that next year. xo Diana

  2. Elaine, Those eggs are the prettiest things. Funny how the lowly egg has evolved. Smiles, Susie(She Junks)

  3. Happy Easter Elaine, The Easter eggs are so pretty. I have seen them colored several different ways while I have bring reading tonight. A little me time. The little one is so cute in her swim suit in your previous post. I hope you are feeling better and the headaches are less. Take care. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

  4. Happy Easter to you and yours also.
    Those eggs are so pretty. It is so neat what people have come up with to do a colored egg.'

  5. Hope you are doing okay after hitting your head. We've had a week off for Spring Break. Back to school tomorrow. Wishing you a blessed Easter. Love, Tammy

  6. OOh your Easter egg looks yummy! What a dear Diana is! Have a beautiful evening!