2016 is whizzing by in a blur. We've already had to complete the kids paperwork for the next school year - we will have a Senior, and she is graduating early, so by mid January one of my babies will have left school ........ truth be told, this makes me want to sit down and weep (OK, sob like a baby !!!!)
This year is turning out to be a year that's requiring ALOT of work - we have things going on that are having to take priority, hence my sporadic blogging. I don't want to give it up completely though, and for now, I'll be content with popping in when I can, or more to the point, when I have something to share.
My little cookie business is taking off so nicely ... March has been a busy month !!!!
Our church Women's Retreat was this past weekend, and what a superb weekend it was ..... absolutely loved it !!!! It was held at a retreat center along the banks of a lake, and it was just so peaceful, pretty and relaxing. The accommodation was outstanding - hotel quality. Our guest speaker for the weekend, was Mindy Caliguire, author of the book STIR, which was in fact the theme of the retreat. She is a lovely lady, so friendly and personable - she spent much of our free time, just hanging with all of us. I was asked if I'd be willing to make cookies for the weekend, cookies that would work with the theme, this is what I came up with.
This is the cover of Mindy's book that the retreat was based on ...... see those 3 perfect little icons :-)
Cookie replicas of the icons :-)
Compass cookies .... we were talking about direction after all !!!
They were such a hit ...... it was so exciting to get such phenomenal feedback. Each cookie was individually wrapped in its' own cellophane bag, and tied with a coordinating ribbon. Each lady was handed a cookie upon her arrival. They were also given as thank you gifts to the four guests who came in on Saturday afternoon, to facilitate one of our sessions.
I'll leave you with some of the cutest little cookies I've ever made ...... these are for a baby shower this weekend ....
I'm hoping to get some time with my sewing machine soon .... I'm really missing it !!!
Whatever you're up to ....... hope you're enjoying your creative time :-)