We had a party on the Easter weekend this year and, as always, it was great fun.
I know, I know. It’s already Memorial Day. Easter was more than a month ago! It took me a while to get all the pysanky photos I wanted together. Thanks to Chris for providing additional photos, as well as the egg-blowing video.
The pysanky was a hit — I underestimated the attraction. I’d had a card table set aside for the dye bowls, candles, beeswax, and kistkas, separate from the main table where the food and the kids’ egg coloring was to be had. I thought only I and a couple of friends who’d tried it last year would be doing it, but other guests were fascinated and wanted to try, too. I ran out of the raw eggs I’d set aside and had to raid the fridge for more. Counting myself, six people tried their hands at it.
Over the years, I’ve improved my egg-handling techniques. This year, with so many people doing pysanky eggs, it felt like I’d gone into full-scale production mode. Here are this year’s how-to notes. (Warning: lots of photos ahead!)