Looking across the years, so many Easter bonnets...back when we wore hats and Easter bonnets to church. So many new dresses and maybe a new spring coat or jacket. New shoes for Easter...maybe even shiny ones, like patten leather. And Easter baskets and Easter bunnies, or coloring books, or new jump ropes. Easter seemed like the perfect time for a little 'pick-me-up' after the long spell since Christmas. And of course, the religious observance and an Easter dinner to celebrate the Risen.Little Sister, probably about 6, which would have made me going on 13. Just a 'little' attitude about picture taking, right ? *VBS* Mom always wanted "one more". I think Little Sister wanted her chocolate bunny and I wanted O.U.T.! But it was a pretty dress, a full whirl skirt and the palest shade of lavender, almost a frosted lilac.
Both little sisters, all dressed up for church and looking pretty for Easter. Even when Mom didn't get anything new( Dad almost never did) we had Easter finery...and treats. Many years and many miles separate us now. I'm miles from the sisters, and an eternity away from parents and grandparents, I have the bits and pieces in my scrapbag. The lingering images of those early years, and the baskets I made, or filled or purchased. Bunnies, chicks, red wagons, jump ropes, coloring and story books. Dying eggs that the kids never ate, and all the candy that they loved to eat. I don't think ,as a child, you see or sense this as the 'time' of earth's renewal. Easter is a calendar holiday, a church holiday, a time for family. Spring is what happens later, while you are swinging or playing baseball or jacks or jumping rope. The trees are bare and the grass brown, and then one day the puddles are gone, the sky is blue and green grass greets you in the morning..,.*VBS*, and it's spring!
A little Cracker(pattern name)doll quilt I made last Easter. I brought it back because the colors are soooo Easter, to me *VBS* How is everyone coming in their preparations for the big day occurring on Sunday???