Tuesday, September 8, 2009

At last! ........sigh

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. :-))))))))))

22 comments:

Kris said...

I bet that felt good!! Great cookies! I am a quilter, so I loved those!!!

Lauren said...

I'm glad you're recovery is going well. Cute cookies! Will we be seeing you guys at family reunion in October? (I can't believe it's September already!)

Linda L said...

WOW! Back with a bang!!!!!

CookieCrazieLady said...

Kris....yes, it felt great. I'm glad to give my quilting friends something to smile about. Jill loved them. :-)

Thanks Lauren. Allan and some of the kids will be at the reunion. I can't get off since I'm taking so much time off for Ukraine trips. I'll be there at Thanksgiving though. :-)

You make me smile, Linda. :-)))))

Mini Baker said...

I love the ones with the cut-outs! Those are super cute!!!
Happy Baking,
Mini Baker :)

Diane said...

They look amazing!
I love quilts too.
You create such lovely things :)

Beth said...

Glad you're back to decorating, I always look forward to seeing wjat new cookies you've dreamed up. I love these quilted ones. Great job.

CookieCrazieLady said...

Thanks to all of you for your sweet comments. :-)

SugarBelle's said...

And we are happy to have you! I love the quilts! As for writing, I have a tip. just don't think about it, do it. I have lots of lopsided cookie writing, and I like to think that no one really notices except for me, LOL! So glad to have you back. It makes my day to see you back to blogging. I can actually sense your excitement in your words! Great entry! TTYS, Cal

CookieCrazieLady said...

Thanks for your encouragement, Callye. I will take your advice and just write. It's so hard because I'm a perfectionist and writing on a cookie is a huge challenge. ;-)

I'm so thrilled to be back and hope to start pumping out the cookies soon.

My cookie venture earlier this week was a bit taxing on me.....so I'm not going to do new ones until next Wednesday. I get my pin out of my toe that day and hopefully everything will be almost back to normal by then.

mishlove said...

I am glad you are doing better. I love the cutout cookies, where did you get the little cutouts? I cant wait to see what you do for Halloween.

cookies and cups said...

love that cup-out idea! very cute! and your hand writing looks great to me!!!

deborah said...

I LOVE THEM!!

Miss you, and am so glad to hear you're healing up after surgery! I'm down for a while with a torn ligament in my foot, so I guess it's my turn with the foot up packed in ice. =\

Anonymous said...

Your cookies are just beautiful. Can I ask what type of icing you are using (just a normal royal?).

CookieCrazieLady said...

mishlove.....the mini cutters are available where most regular cookie cutters are found. Sometimes you can get them in sets. It's amazing how many different kinds there are!

cookies and cups.....thanks so much for your encouragement. I'll keep practicing the writing even though I don't really want to. ;-)

Deborah....thank you. I've missed you too! Sorry to hear about the torn ligament. Hopefully you'll be as good as new soon.

Anonymous.....my icing recipe is linked on the right side bar. I don't prefer royal icing....instead use a corn syrup type glaze. It is not as easy to work with as RI, but the taste and lack of quirks (that are prevalent in RI) is really wonderful.

CookieCrazieLady said...

mishlove.....the mini cutters are available where most regular cookie cutters are found. Sometimes you can get them in sets. It's amazing how many different kinds there are!

cookies and cups.....thanks so much for your encouragement. I'll keep practicing the writing even though I don't really want to. ;-)

Deborah....thank you. I've missed you too! Sorry to hear about the torn ligament. Hopefully you'll be as good as new soon.

Anonymous.....my icing recipe is linked on the right side bar. I don't prefer royal icing....instead use a corn syrup type glaze. It is not as easy to work with as RI, but the taste and lack of quirks (that are prevalent in RI) is really wonderful.

deborah said...

I LOVE THEM!!

Miss you, and am so glad to hear you're healing up after surgery! I'm down for a while with a torn ligament in my foot, so I guess it's my turn with the foot up packed in ice. =\

CookieCrazieLady said...

Thanks to all of you for your sweet comments. :-)

Beth said...

Glad you're back to decorating, I always look forward to seeing wjat new cookies you've dreamed up. I love these quilted ones. Great job.

Kris said...

I bet that felt good!! Great cookies! I am a quilter, so I loved those!!!

Lauren said...

I'm glad you're recovery is going well. Cute cookies! Will we be seeing you guys at family reunion in October? (I can't believe it's September already!)

Sofia said...

Me gustan mucho tus galletas, tienes un gusto..... Saludos

 
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