Saturday, April 11, 2009
My Very Old Easter Egg
I thought I'd share this Easter egg with you all.
I made this when I was about 15 years old (I'm 40 now!) as a gift for my Grandmother. She treasured it and kept in her glass fronted cabinet. A few years ago her health deteriorated and she went into a nursing home. She gave my daughter the egg, still in wonderful condition with the colour retained.
The egg is covered in tiny strips of paper rolled into coild and shapes then then stuck onto a real blown hens egg. The art form is called quilling.
Easter Eggs are traditionally eaten on Easter Day (sunday) They are to represent the tomb. When you crack them and they are empty it signifies that hat the tomb is empty because Jesus is risen.