Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Cookies and Cross Stitch

Today I baked. And baked and baked and baked. Then I decorated and decorated and decorated (a little over 13 dozen cookies). Thankfully my friend, Niki, came over to help. I had a great time with her and lots of good conversation. Her little dude came over to play too looking adorable as always. I am finally finished with Halloween baking and ready to move on. I love the cookies I make for fall and Thanksgiving...my favorite of all year. Can't wait to show them to you.

As I am getting tucked into bed I am working on a Christmas bread towel (is that what they are called) I am cross-stitching for my mom. I love the simple pattern and think it will look beautiful on a Christmas table. She loves using these in her bread basket. I was wondering though if you think it would look better tea stained. I just think the white is too stark. What do you think? I would love lots of opinions.
Also, several people have asked me about how to make these cookies and I was thinking about posting a tutorial. They are really simple. What do you think?


Jessica Russo said...

I think you should definately tea stain the cross stitching. It gives it more character and makes it look like an antique store find.
I vote YES that you put a tutorial up on how to make the cookies! I love to bake and I can decorate a cake but I haven't braved the sugar cookies.

Sandy Toes said...

Those cookies are just amazing...wow!!!
-Sandy toes

Brittany said...

definitely post a tutorial. I agree w/ Jess, teastain would make it look more antique. But, would it hurt the colors that you have already cross stitched?

Rambling Girl said...

Hey new to your page and I love all your decor and crafts. Had to add you to my favorites...your babies are so adorable also! WOW lots of cookies. Oh I would love the recipe, I am having a birthday party this weekend for my soon to be 4 yr old and would love to make some for her birthday party.

I just got my cross stitching stuff back out a few nights ago to get back doing this. I think the tea stain would be pretty. With rolls sometimes you get grease from the rolls and you would want it in a dark cloth so it does not show up so bad...the white would really set it off that way...anyway love your blog and look forward to getting to know you.

Ruth Ann said...

OOOH a tutorial! That would be awesome! I couldn't imagine making 13 dozen cookies! WOW! That's alot!
I love the cross stitched towel. I'm not sure if I would tea dye it! I think it would look good tea dyed, but I like the bright white look!

Erin said...

Wow, your cookies are amazing! How fun is that! I haven't done any sugar cookies yet for halloween. I think you have just inspired me. I also love the cross stich you are making! Beautiful!

Shannon said...

YYYEEEESSSSS to the tutorial!!!

You are one creative lady!

PS I didn't know people even still put matching bedside lamps out. This is 2008! :) jk

Mrs. B said...

Hi Betsy! Those cookies turned out so cute! I have to make some cupcakes for school on Friday, but I don't think I'll be able to make something nearly that cute!

Oh, and you've been "Boo-ed"!

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P.S. Happy Halloween!!
P.P.S. Those cookies look so wonderful! Yum!!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I would love a tutorial...we already made our sugar cookies for Halloween...and while they tasted wonderful...did not look half as good as yours. That towel is gorgeous...your Mom will love it. cherry

Kelli said...

Yes, I do believe that you need to share your tips because those cookies look GREAT. How crafty are you!

southerninspiration said...

I vote yes for a tutorial also! Your cookies look like a magazine
!!!!!! They're totally amazing!