October 1, 2012

Work around this home

Happy October!  It is beginning to really feel like fall, the leaves on the neighbor's maple tree have started to change color.  Last year, we made these cookies using a butter cookie recipe and carrot juice and confectioner's sugar to make the frosting naturally orange.  We got that maple leaf cookie cutter 5 years ago while in Vermont.  We gathered some acorns, black walnuts, green and brown sweet gum spikey seed pods, leaves of various colours from around our neighborhood...
If I didn't have a runny nose and sore throat, I'd make a batch of cookies today.  Over the weekend, Hannah peeled and chopped 6 apples up to make an apple pie.  She is 11 and I'm so happy that she is such a good little baker.  Maybe she'll bake some cookies?  This morning, I sipped some Traditional Medicines throat coat tea with Ell Farm honey in it.  I'm feeling a bit better.  
Rob is trying to fix the washing machine right now.  Hannah and Olivia are working on their homeschooling lessons...and I will see if they need any help and work on the alphabet cross stitch. 
P.S. Check out my hand drawn cards for sale!


elizabeth said...

hope you feel fully better soon!!

wayside wanderer said...

Cute cookies! I especially lke your bowl of nature. That sort of thing cheers me to no end. :)
Hope you are feeling better.

joscelyne cutchens said...

super cute cookies! and I LOVE your cards. I hope you're feeling better soon! :)