Thursday, November 19, 2009

Here Come the Turkeys.....Happy Thanksgiving!

It is really hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just one week from today. Oh my! Two ladies at church last night had on Christmas shirts. Oh my again! Things are just coming way too fast.

They say that the older you get, the faster time seems to move. I'm inclined to agree wholeheartedly.

I made some Thanksgiving cookies again this week. I've added some new ones in the mix....and boy, were they fun.

I had one major flop......a very elaborate turkey that I attempted. After doing some of the outlining, I thought, "What was I thinking? Crazie.....oh yes.....that's me!" I opted to glob a bunch of icing on those three cookies and feed them to my cookie-starved family. = )

I couldn't resist having some fun photographing my much repeated fall cookies. It seems a shame to make so many of them, tweak them time and again, and not include them in the photo shoot. ;-) If you are totally tired of candy corn, quilted pumpkins, and pie slices......hide your eyes through the next few pics.

I had fun making these pilgrim hats. It was nice to add a fairly easy cookie to my the black really photographs well with the other Thanksgiving cookies.

My collection wouldn't be complete without sending the true message of Thanksgiving. "Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men." Psalm 107:8 (I would love to be able to put that on a cookie.......but I don't think so. You know how much I love to write on a cookie. NOT! lol)

Here come the turkeys!

They are so photogenic. :-)

I love these colorful guys!

Here's an assortment of all of them. Fun, fun!

I'll be helping a friend decorate Christmas cookies first of next week so she can send them to some of our soldiers in Iraq. Then I have to whip up a quick batch of Thanksgiving cookies for my extended family as we go visit them for the holiday.

I doubt I'll be posting any more pics by next Thursday, so I wanted to send big HAPPY THANKSGIVING wishes to all of you! May you reflect on where you are in the season of life and recognize all the wonderful blessings of God......


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Get Well Vickie!

Now that my sister-in-law has received the get well cookies I sent her.....I can post about it. I wanted it to be a complete surprise, so I didn't want to write about it here or on Flickr until she received them.

My sister-in-law, Vickie, just had a mastectomy a week ago after finding out she has stage III breast cancer. This has been a hard time for her and her family and I wanted to do anything I could to be there for her. Since she lives in Memphis, TN, the possibilities were limited. But God put it on my heart to make some special cookies for her and attached encouraging Bible verses to each one. I sent them on Thursday hoping they'd get there in two days (rather than three days which would have been Monday)......and I just read her caringbridge post finding out she received them yesterday. YAY!

You've seen all the flowers and quilts I sent her. Here are the other cookies I included with them.

These medicine bottles were totally inspired by Polka-Dot-Zebra's version. My writing stinks......but I hope I got the cute sentiment across. :-)

Here's some special one's made just for Vickie.

And finally a group pic of several of the cookies I sent.

This week I'll say good-bye to spring colors and go back to burnt orange, brown, gold and avocado colors when I make lots of Thanksgiving cookies to sell next weekend. I've got a few new designs in mind and can't wait to try them out!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cheery Flowers

I made some cookies for someone who needs some cheering up. It was kind of fun to get out spring time colors after doing so many burnt oranges, browns and golds lately. :-)

Sadly, the photos don't show the purples. They look more like blues.....but they are still cheery, just the same.

Here are some random flowers.

Then some daisy-type flowers. I like this simple shape because it is much less break-able than the ones above (better for mailing), but they seem a little plain this way.

I love these little cuties! They are 2" cookies beaming with happiness. :-)

Of course I made some quilts with all the bright colors. :-))))))

And then some quilted flowers too. lol

And finally, Maryann inspired me with her bundle of sunflowers. I changed it up with an assortment of flowers and colors. Boy, I love these (but they sure did take along time to make them!)

Here's a close up....

Next week I'll be back to the burnt oranges, browns, and golds to make lots of thanksgiving cookies. Hope you enjoyed the change of seasons. lol

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thanksgiving is Coming!

I hope you don't tire of my fall cookies just yet. I did many more of the same yesterday, but I also added a few new Thanksgiving related ones.

I tried a little different angle on my quilts....

I'm still trying to perfect my pumpkins.....I'm likin' these stems so much more.

On to Thanksgiving.......

I wish I could remember where I saw this great idea for a pumpkin pie pieces. Forgive me for not acknowledging the one who inspired me.

Here's all my tries at turkeys. I'm definitely planning on doing things differently next time around.

My favorite turkey so far.... wouldn't you know he took the most time to decorate. :o)

All my new ones together....

One of each from this go-around.

My mission trip to the Ukraine has been postponed. :-( I was supposed to leave Friday, November 13. Sadly, Ukraine currently has an epidemic of the H1N1 virus, so they have closed schools for three weeks, restricted inter-country travel, and prohibited gatherings of thirty or more people. The decision was made Monday to postpone the trip until March. At first I was very down about it, but now that I'm seeing that God has a plan even in delays, I'm excited about being home the whole month of November. It means more time for Thanksgiving cookies. hee hee hee :-) Stay tuned.
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