meet was a Lemko, a distinct Ukrainian ethnic group, from Szczawnik, (Austo-Hungarian empire). She emigrated to the US at age 18 on March 4, 1899, with $2.00 in her pocket.
I have always wanted to work with Lemko designs. These egg designs are different from other Ukrainian pysanky designs. They are simpler, using molten wax and a stylus that transfers the drop of wax onto the egg, and then is pulled to form a tail to the drop. Generally two or three color dyes are only used. Lemko Drop Pull eggs are a creative process, because there are hundreds of permutations of designs that can be created on the egg.
Here are a few of the eggs that I have written and also a photo of the wax pot and stylus that I use.