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Re: How to Decorate Easter Eggs Ukrainian Style

I think Ukranian eggs are beautiful. I have colored them before. The wooden eggs were a great icebreaker at one of our family reunions. Everyone took an egg when they came. They colored it with markers and signed it. Just before leaving the site, the eggs were voted on and the winner got a prize, had his/her picture taken with the egg and the whole celebrity thing. Each person took their egg with them or exchanged with someone else. It was a fun time.

Re: Book Giveaway Extravaganza: Magpie Series

Thank you for sharing the Guild of Master Craftman's Magpie Series. I like to make my accessories to match my fashions, especially during the warm months. If I am chosen as a winner, could I please have a book on bracelets? I like them and wear one or more everyday.

Re: Who first taught you to sew?

My sewing experience started many years ago when I was about eight years old. My mother was a dressmaker and my father was a tailor. We had one Singer pedal sewing machine to use. Momma would sew for 'her girls' and Daddy would sew for 'his boys'. The sewing machine was never idle. Momma taught the girls how to sew, embroider, and crochet so we could keep busy when the Singer was in use. When I was 12 years old, I learned how to make an apron. I was proud to receive an "A" from my Home Ec teacher. I finished making my apron and helped the others in the classroom. I am a senior now and I have used my sewing skills to teach children and adults. When I see shortcut instructions in THREADS magazine, I save them. I never know when I may be asked to volunteer my sewing skills sgain.