We’ve been busy little chickens around here! It seems the girls are all laying now, and we are practically overrun with eggs— white eggs….slightly pinkish eggs (whose iridescent pearlish pink shell interior will make your heart leap a bit when you crack it) great lovely mint green eggs, and teensy tiny brown bantam eggs— one girl lays smooth coffee brown, the other a lighter mocha with dark freckles.
The other day we got out the traditional Greek Easter Egg dye I ordered from Legacy Icons and dyed a whole bowl full of eggs…..they came out a bright deep pink! I’d thought they’d be more red, but the pink is pretty too. Then I got silly and dropped some yarn into the dye….Oh, THAT, friends, is another story! The Easter Egg Yarn! But I digress….
We are up to our beaks in eggs and happy chickens….
I also painted some little wooden pins— perfect for scarfs or shawls or cardigans! I have one more left in my shop at the moment— and I will make more! They are so fun to make, and how neat to have a little painting you can wear, dontcha think?
And so, these are a few of the things we’ve been up to lately. Just little projects done here and there. At this stage in life, this is what I can manage. I’ve had a bit of an epiphany about what I can do and that its ok if it’s small. I love the St. Therese quote ‘do small things with great love.’ Small things are important. It doesnt all have to be a massive undertaking. It can be little paintings projects tucked here in there, between spelling words and math chapters. And those little things can be pretty satisfying!
What small things are you doing with great love these days? I’d love to hear about them!