The sun is actually shining today - it is so pretty! I must get out and enjoy it. The first day of March, we are getting there, and oh how we will appreciate those first signs of Spring!
I know our alpacas will too. They have spent way too much time in the barn, that is where the hay is, the snow has been too deep to venture very far.
And it is way too deep for their keepers, us, to venture through it to put hay in the pastures. They will be very happy to see green grass and run in the pastures!
Thinking Spring, these are some Easter eggs that I have wet felted.
If you've been wanting to try wet felting, this is easy, just takes soap and water! I have put together a kit that is fun and with some creativity, produces lovely results!
The fiber in the kit is from our guard llama, Lacy Lady! There are also bits and pieces of other fun fibers to embellish with.
In Christian times, the egg was a symbol of new life just as a chick might hatch from the egg. The egg is symbolic of the grave and life renewed by breaking out of it.
And in doing some reading about the symbolism of eggs, I found a good article about The Easter Egg on a website called The Holiday Spot. Here is a little blurb from the article that I thought was interesting . . .
Many traditions and practices have formed around Easter eggs. In Europe an egg was hung on New Year trees, on Maypoles, and on St. John's trees in midsummer. Indeed, all were of one accord in using the egg as a symbol of the regenerative forces of nature. Later during the Christian period, it was believed that eggs laid on Good Friday, if kept for a hundred years, would have their yolks turn to diamond. If Good Friday eggs were cooked on Easter they would promote the fertility of the trees and crops and protect against sudden deaths. And, if you would find two yolks in an Easter egg, be sure, you're going to be rich soon. That's what they believed!