Well I am almost packed, the cookies have been delivered, and Macbeth, Brownie and Goldie have opened their gifts. That last part was not on purpose - while I was out delivering cookies it appears one of the cats found their stockings and knocked them off the shelf. Once on the floor it looks as if it was a free-for-all...
I played with my Carolina Christmas blocks before packing them away until after the holidays. I love how the scraps are coming together...and there are a lot of scraps!I did get some questions from our International quilters on what this cookie thing is all about...it really is just a chance to bake cookies. I know some folks take it very seriously (someday I will post about my friends search for edible gold leaf like she saw in a cooking show...) but for the most part I stick with traditional. I make cookies for some young servicemen that work with my husband, for my veterinarian and his staff, our priest, my nieghbors, and some members of the MS group at the clinic I go to. It is just another way of saying Merry Christmas. This year I used these fun chinese take-out boxes but was a bit disappointed in how few cookies fit in them...only a half dozen of the mixed and 8 if they are the same shape...maybe I should make smaller cookies?
Of course this little blue willow cup only fits three biscotti but I think she will like the cup better than the cookies anyway!
Have a Merry Christmas!