Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter Weekend

John and Dawn left Saturday after a full week of fun and work making progress in getting things ready for their move here this summer.   It was great to see them again and to be a part of their big adventure.  

After they left Paula and I went to my friend Sara's house and dyed Easter eggs using a technique involving silk scraps.   Sara is an artist who works with silk and she has a lot of scraps! 

You find an interesting scrap, wet it, and wrap it around an egg.  Then the egg and scrap are wrapped in a cotton square, secured with a twistie tie, and boiled in water and vinegar for 15 minutes.   When cool, the little egg packages are unwrapped.   It's such fun to see what the silk did to the egg.  

We loved this egg since it looked like That Handsome Dog Gus. 

We had a lot of fun. 

 Easter was a perfectly beautiful spring day and Ben and I went for a long bike ride.  It was the second ride of the season, the first having been on Thursday.  Sure was great to be back on a bike!  Ben is training for the Ride Across the Rockies in early June, but I'm just having a good time.

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