April Eggstravaganza

Whan that April ...

 

Whan that April with his showres soote

The droughte of March hath perced to the roote,

And bathed every veine in swich licour,

Of which vertu engendred is the flowr; (ll. 1-4)

                               Geoffrey Chaucer                                The Canterbury Tales,

                                       14th century, Middle English

 

When in April the sweet showers fall

That pierce March's drought to the root and all

And bathed every vein in liquor that has power

To generate therein and sire the flower;

                                                       Modern Version

 

April showers bring may flowers

                                                       Springtime saying

 

 

 

April also brings Ester this year, so I decided to push my knitting art to the eggstreme and finally eggsibit my crafts as a real eggspert.

 

Welcome to Easter Eggstravaganza!!

 

Eggciting Easter - Salute to Spring

The meaning of the many different customs observed during Easter Sunday have been buried with time. Their origins lie in both pre-Christian religions and Christianity. In one way or another all the customs are a

"salute to spring" marking re-birth.

 

The white Easter lily has come to capture the glory of the holiday. The word "Easter" is named after Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring. A festival was held in her honor every year at the vernal equinox.

 

People celebrate Easter according to their beliefs and their religious denominations. Christians commemorate Good Friday as the day that Jesus Christ died and Easter Sunday as the day that He was resurrected. Protestant settlers brought the custom of a sunrise service, a religious gathering at dawn, to the United States.



 

Crocheted eggs

 

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Easter Gift Ideas

Easter Egg Hunt

The custom of an Easter egg hunt began because children believed that hares laid eggs in the grass. The Romans believed that "All life comes from an egg." Christians consider eggs to be "the seed of life" and so they are symbolic of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

A crocheted egg. Mohair.

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Easter Eggs to Dye For

Easter is approaching, and that means lots of brightly colored eggs and candy will be filling baskets and little mouths.

 

Follow the link to read about natural dyes

http://www.pressherald.com/life/easter-eggs-to-for_2011-04-13.html

 

A knitted egg. Cotton.

Eggspectations

Easter is the only time when it is a good idea to put all your eggs in one busket.

 

 

 

Knitted and crocheted Easter eggs

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Have an eggciting Easter!

Eggstra Info

Some eggciting dates that "well-apparelled April"(W.Shakespeare) brings are his (Shakespeare's) and my daughter Anastasia's birthdays.

Happy celebration of youth!

 

"When proud-pied April, dressed in all his trim,

Hath put a spirit of youth in everything ... " 

     From Sonnet XCVIII



 

 

 

 

 

“The web of our life is of a mingled yarn,

good and ill together.”

From All's Well That Ends Well, Ac IV, Scene III

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