Saturday, December 18, 2010

Are you ready for Christmas?

In the event that this is my only blog entry before Christmas:
Have a Merry Christmas!
Happy Holidays for all you non-denominational folks!

I have to work every day this week, so as per the usual, all non-working / non-sleeping hours will be spent finishing whatever it is I was making for Christmas... and by the time Christmas finally arrives, I will be exhausted. At least I only have 2 graphics to finish for the traditional family calendar, the one shown in this blog entry is one of them. I'm currently waffling on whether or not there should be ornaments or lights on the tree or something... Surely, I will change my mind 5 or 6 times in the next 6 days.

I also apparently have a field of poppies to draw, which is what's holding up the other graphic, since I have all the other parts for that one complete.

Tomorrow morning I think I'm going to come home and make the traditional ridiculously large quantity of christmas cookies, so at least there'll be something to snack on while I'm wishing I had a clone who really really likes to work 10 consecutive days in a row all the way up to Christmas. That, of course, would be in addition to my other clone who also really really likes to tidy up :D Oh, imaginary clones...

These are some shots from last year's cookies.

The recipe makes at least 80 cookies. Excessive? Perhaps. But it's a tradition. Plus I usually end up frosting them in about 12 different colors (and sometimes more than 12). Yes, I am one of those people that owns not only the 4 basic colors of food dye, but also the neon pack. I just keep adding a little more color & a little more white frosting to my bowl until it's time to move onto the next color... it satisfies my inner artist, I suppose.

Anyway, have a Merry Christmas! And you only have 7 days, so get cracking and get your stuff done!


Hilary said...

Oh those cookies look festive and yummy. I didn't know there was neon food colouring. :)

Catherine said...

Oh my goodness ~ look at all those beautiful cookies you made last year! That is a lot of cookies! :) Have fun if you make them again.

You have a very Merry Christmas too Sarah ~ and a very Happy New Year!
xo Catherine

Happyone :-) said...

Yummy cookies!! I'm all ready, just will do a little more baking.
A very Merry Christmas to you too.

Kimmy said...

Yum! That is indeed a lot of cookies! Merry Christmas and thank you for stopping by!

Out on the prairie said...

I would eat a few of those for you. I made 25 plates of goodies, having made 11 kinds of sugary delights, passing them out to neighbors and friends. I laughed yesterday when I discovered I forgot my sweet potatoe bread. Well something to snack on today. I am making more for a feast today, and have some cinnamon rolls and breads on the rise.I like the plain trees, but maybe a bird peeking out of one if you felt you needed
decorations.Happinesss through the holidaze.Steve

WhatKarenSees said...

Oh, I love this graphic. I don't think it needs one more thing. What a perfect Christmas card! And I do need to get 'cracking', I just STARTED my Christmas shopping. I don't think the baking is going to happen!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yum Sarah... Those cookies looks so good --and there's nothing better to do on Christmas than to make cookies... Love the smell in the house also!!!! Do you have some spicy hot cider to go with them????? OR some cocoa????

Merry Christmas and a Blessed 2011.

Nancy said...

I love the trees -- only my opinion, but I wouldn't decorate them -- if these were the ones you were speaking of.

Good luck with the cookie baking... that's alot of cookies! I just have one more pan of fudge to make.

Have a very Merry Christmas -- and thank you for commenting on my blog. I'm follow you now too -- I really like what you have going on here. :)

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely looking cookies, can you save some for me......

Pam said...

Sarah, If you would kindly send me some of yours I wouldn't bake cookies at all.. but I'd miss the aroma that fills the house.

Have a Happy and Merry :)
Pam i am

SouthernSass said...

Merry Christmas to you! Those cookies look yummy! Please take some time to enjoy this wonderful season. I'll be "seeing" you soon!

slommler said...

The cookies look so delicious!!
And I am done and ready for Santa!!
Merry Christmas!

artangel said...

Lovely images (and the field of poppies sounds glorious!)

That is a LOT of cookies! Though if there's any left over you can always send some to me (I'm all heart like that!);)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you!

dAwN said...

OH MY..thats allot of cookies..I love the colors!
Beautiful art to boot.
Merry Christmas to you..Hope you get everything done in time.

Frannie said...

Oh, what lovely cookies. Yes, inner artist for sure. I just had to the colors.
A "palette" of delicious cookies.

Happy Holidays.

p.s. I could use a spare clone too.

Dawn said...

Too fun! And I love the colors! Even in cookie making you are an artist:)
Have a wonderful Christmas!

cabin + cub said...

Oh yum!
Hmm.. still some last minute things to do in time for Christmas... how do I always leave things to the last minute!?
Happy Holidays!