I've finally gotten my cookie "fix". It was a joy to decorate cookies yesterday......I've missed it so much. My foot wasn't thrilled with the idea of being used thoroughly for several hours.....but I tried to treat it nice by sitting much more often than I usually do. I usually stand the entire time I am decorating, so it was a bit of an adjustment.
My 22-year-old daughter, Jill, is coming home to live with us after having been gone for the last four years as a Youth With A Mission missionary in Nashville. We are thrilled to have her back.....knowing she'll be leaving in just a few short months to go overseas. I wanted to surprise her with some fun cookies.
I decided to do smiley cookies because I knew they would be nice and easy.....and my foot needed "nice and easy". ;-) The funny thing is that I ended up doing quilts too because Jill loves quilting. However, those cookies were not nice and easy. Oh well......I had a blast and if nothing else, my emotional state is uplifted.
These guys are very photogenic. :-)
Next I tried an idea I saw from Polka Dot Zebra that I thought I would try. I love this little cut-out idea. My handwriting on a cookie needs lots of improvement, but believe it or not, it is a LOT better than it use to be. I need to practice more, but I avoid writing on a cookie as much as possible because I do so poorly and thus, no practice. It's a vicious cycle. lol
Finally, my favorite part.......I love quilts and so does Jill. I've been studying them the last few weeks while I've been recovering in bed. I also am greatly inspired by one of my cookie heros, Amifsud on Cake Central. I had such fun doing these. Sadly, I used a beautiful purple color and in these photos, it shows up as blue.....so it looks like I had tons of blue quilts. I wish you could see the contrasting colors.
These are my very favorite ones. :-)
You can be sure I'll be doing more quilts.
Next week is my youngest daughter, Allison's, SIXTEENTH birthday, so I hope to make some special cookies for her. Hurray!
Until then......it is great to be back in the cookie world. :-))))))))))