"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Monday, March 26, 2012

What Came First ?

Well . . . in this case the chickens came first.
When my husband and I were very young, my husband's uncle made an egg cup for him , and my mother made an egg cup for me.
Our families did not meet until nearly 20 years later.
My husband was born in Portland, ME. Within six months of his birth he and his parents moved to CA and he was fondly nicknamed, Buddy.
Six years after his birth, I was born in Lawrence, MA, not many miles from Portland, ME. ; but I lived in Andover, MA for a little over four years on Flying Feather Chicken Farm and then I moved with my family to a poultry farm in MO.
In 1971 while visiting my sisters in CA, my older sister and her husband introduced me to the sailor who became my husband six months later. We had many adventures together for nearly 38 years before he died of heart disease.
When I look at our egg cups, I fondly remember the strong common bonds we shared. As Christ followers we were convinced God had brought us together even though there were times we were so angry with each it was tempting to believe God made a mistake ! But He did not.
When I saw the pattern for crocheted Easter eggs on Teresa Kasners blog I decided I wanted to make a basketful of eggs ; but the first two I made are just right to fill Buddy and his mate.
Do you agree ? < 3


  1. Gracie, I started a comment and it seemed to have gone, so I hope you don't get 2.. :-) But I love the story of your ceramic egg cups, how sweet. Your crocheted eggs look just adorable in them! Thanks for the linkie! I'm glad you had many long years with your sweetheart. Hope to see you soon. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Hello Gracie the story of your egg cups and meeting your husband is lovely. So good that you had many years together. My DH and I celebrated our Ruby Wedding last year - I was 15 when I first saw him but he did not take me out until I was 16 and we married when I was 20. I think I get angry at times but he always seems to stay calm. I think I must make some of the eggs as well. Anne x

    1. Forty years together is so special, Anne! I am happy for you and DH ! <3

  3. Two hearts that were meant to be become one...for sure! Such sweet chicken egg cups, and with Teresa's pattern for crocheted eggs, they are just perfect!!!!
    Have a wonderful day!!!
    XO KRis


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