Flurries of The Heart

I wished for a snow day today to play with all my snowflake cookie cutters.decorate snowflake cookies gift basket
Not only did our usual sunny skies have no intention of performing a miracle but I also found myself on the couch with a cold. Day 3 in fact, so I can only plan my attack when I get back into the kitchen.

For a girl who has only been in slightly falling snow once, snowflakes call to me.

Every year I would make a basket of snowflakes for the silent auction for the high school’s music program that my boys were involved in.
Because they were so time consuming, I would only make 2 baskets.

One with silver dragees in a silver basket,

decorate snowflake cookies gift basket
… and the other with gold accents.

decorate snowflake cookies gift basket
I’d always make a few extras and give to friends.

decorate snowflake cookies gift basket
Many years ago at this time of year, my friend Suzi had been by her mother, June’s, side when she passed from Alzheimers. It was cold and grey as she walked out to her car from the care facility near Boston. Suddenly big, fluffy snowflakes began to fall. Her mother’s favorite. She was in awe at the timing.

Suzi also shared with me as she and her sister were growing up June would go outside after a snow storm when the sun was shining on the snow and sprinkle glitter around the yard to make the moment even more magical. Incredible.

Although I had never met June I always think of her when my counters and tables are covered in big iced snowflakes and as I sprinkle them with edible glitter. What a special heart she had to have seen the aftermath of a storm as an opportunity to make it even more beautiful for the ones she loved.

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  1. June sounds like she was really someone special, what a divine idea to sprinkle glitter on fresh snow! Your friend’s childhood must have been full of this type of special magic.
    Love your snowflakes, hope you are feeling better soon!

  2. So beautiful! And your sick day provided us with an especially love post – there’s a bright side:).

  3. what a sweet story! I echo what LPC said…the sick day brought a smile to me 🙂 xo

  4. You always have the best stories to share PM!

  5. Glitter on the snow–what a magical thing to do.

    Hope you recover soon from your cold.

    I’m on the East Coast and last year I was snowed in for many days; we were slammed with snowstorms. As soon as we would begin to recover and get everything shoveled, the next storm roared in. A blizzard of snowflake cookies is a better option.

  6. Wow. This post brought tears to my eyes – but in a good way. Very poignant. Feel better soon! xoxo

  7. ooh i love those:)

  8. Feel better, dear one! I love to watch falling snow–there’s nothing quite like it. And your baskets–amazing!

  9. hope you’re back to health and your favorite hobby, baking, very soon!

  10. you always have the best stories, AP!! xoxox♥♥♥

    p.s. my creamed corn left overs are still being enjoyed! nom nom nom!! =)

  11. your cookies are GORGEOUS Marilyn!! and what a sweet story!

  12. wow these cookies are absolutely gorgeous. Fabulous story as always.


  13. Wow!! How pretty are these!

  14. Awe, that’s so sweet. Isn’t it neat how certain things will bring these memories? Now I will think of you IF I EVER SEE a snowflake in this place I live:)

    Hope your feeling better and making those cookies soon-xxoo

  15. These are so special. Where did you find the cookie cutters?!

    Do come and enter my Giveaway from Fifi Flowers valued at $200!

    Art by Karena

  16. Snowflakes were the first decorated sugar cookies I ever attempted. They will always hold a special place in my heart – these are absolutely beautiful!

    Can’t wait to reveal my latest cookie creation on Tuesday, I think the Pink Martini will be proud! =)

  17. gorgeous and timely here in NYC–the first small snowflakes fell this morning! Come visit me when you have a moment–I have a giveaway this week!