Hi, everyone! First, I apologize for the skipped Spotlight (last week) and the delayed one (this week). It was the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US and so I decided to take off from work to be with family, to recover from my mother's move to St. Louis the week prior, and to do some things (besides cookie decorating) that I like to do.
I hope that all of you who celebrate Thanksgiving were also able to spare some time to relax and create wonderful new memories with your loved ones!
If there is a theme to this week's Spotlight, it's holiday time! Whether for the recent Thanksgiving holiday or for Christmas, the cookies on this week's hot list* shine. Special congrats to @Petra Florean and @Zeena for being the first entrants in our ongoing Watch-Learn-Create Challenge, and for having their entries featured here. (Double congrats to Zeena for earning our coveted cover spot for her entry, which actually combined the last two challenges into one!) But, enough chit-chat, let's see all of the lovely cookies that were honored this week!
#1: Christmas Cookies in White and Shining Silver by Bożena Aleksandrow
#2: Thanksgiving Place Card Cookies by Gloriabakes
#3: Crochet Bauble by Zeena
#4: A Thanksgiving Feast by Zeena [EDITOR'S NOTE: Congrats again, Zeena, for your second mention of the week! I love these delectable miniatures! ~JMU]
#5: Fish in Winter by Petra Florean
#6: Christmas Village! by Di Art Sweets
#7: Lady Dior Bag by Maggy Morales
#8: Fall Fun by LisaF
#9: Another Manu-Inspired Cookie by Stevie Jean
#10: Christmas by Skilful Cook
Such a festive holiday collection! I can't wait to see the other Christmastime delights that you post this week, so keep the photos coming! You might also consider tying your posts into our current Watch-Learn-Create Challenge. That way, they can do double-duty as challenge entries and increase your odds of winning some one-on-one time with our special challenge guest @Evelindecora. What a wonderful Christmas gift that would be, right?! 'Til next week, keep cookie-ing!
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