Thursday, July 19, 2012

Counting Sheep

I suffer from insomnia quite regularly, but I don't usually count sheep. I will toss and turn for a little while and then read until I'm sleepy again.

So I've established that I don't count sheep, but I sure do eat sheep when they are as cute and delicious as the cookies that Emma made this week.

She found the cookie recipe in the book 1001 Cupcakes, Cookies & Other Tempting Treats and then she went one step further by creating a whole sheepscape (I think I've just invented a word) with a fence, the moon and some stars.


Mysteriously, the sheepscape is now missing a few pieces. (They were scrumptious.)

You can find the recipe here.

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The days since returning from our New York vacation have been busy.  I have been working this whole week on a commissioned painting that I have to deliver tomorrow.  I finished it at about 5:30 p.m. today. Phew! I have had double knots about it as it was commissioned by a friend to be delivered to her friends in France, so I want her to be happy as well as the final recipients. I will post a photo of the final version once it has been delivered into her hands tomorrow. Chloé has been at a one-week overnight camp for the first time this past week. We pick up the happy (I hope) camper tomorrow. I still have photos to sort and stories to tell about our Manhattan visit. Stay tuned.


10 comments:

  1. très beaux biscuits!!! Félicitation Emma! Je vous aime xxx

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  2. Oh YUMMO! Is Emma going to reveal her recipe/method? I can see whole farmyards made of cookies!

    Congrats on completeing your commission, I'm sure they will treasure it. I don't ever feel comfortable with commissioned pieces, as the pressure is so great to get it " just right".

    Looking forward to hearing more about your NYC adventure.

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    1. There is definitely an extra layer of pressure for commissioned pieces.

      I'll see if I can share the recipe.

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  3. Wow Emma! these look amazing. I love the whole sheepscape. I better stock up on baking ingredients before your visit!! xo

    Congrats on finishing your painting Kath. I hope she loves it!

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    1. Thanks Nance. I passed on your comments to Emma. Those cookies were delicious. She also made some Nutella sandwich cookies recently that were amazing.

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  4. the sheepscape is adorable!

    everyone I know had gone to N.Y.C. this summer.
    I'm hoping we can take everyone soon.
    Your pictures are amazing. But I think it's difficult to take a bad shot of this place.

    Looking forward to seeing the painting and hearing the camp stories

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    1. Thanks Barbara. I'm so happy that we finally got Emma and Chloé there!

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  5. With such lovely sheeps, I think I'm going to start counting sheeps ... :) They look SO good !! :)
    oxoxo

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    1. They were delicious and so cute!

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