Hello sweet friends!
It has been some time but I’m excited to be back and invite you to… a High Tea! There’s such a special reason behind it, and a special bunch of people organizing it, I thought I would share with you. It has to do with Mission Amanda… A dear friend, Sharon, began Mission Amanda, in honor of her daughter Amanda. Her story is below:
This “Pure Bride”, painted by Amanda Kelsall, painted this image, depicting the Bride of Christ entering into God’s presence. Amanda, whose name means worthy of love, knew she was loved by God and His love bubbled out of her, reaching all those she came in contact with. Amanda was studying Medicine at UOttawa. She went to be with her heavenly Father on January 5, 2014 after a motor vehicle accident. The day of the memorial, a photo of an exploding star, named by NASA, the “Hand of God”, was in the news. The star actually exploded 1700 years ago! When you see the photo and Amanda’s painting side by side, there is no question that this “Pure Bride” is in the “Hand of God”! “Mission Amanda” now seeks to continue to spread faith, hope and love through its’ initiatives. We would love for you to join us in a celebration of Mission Amanda’s “Higher Tea” on Saturday, February 10 at 1:00 at Willow Creek Church in Midhurst, Ontario, Canada. I know geographically this may not be feasible for you, but I thought I might share, just in case it is!
Amanda was planning to celebrate her 23rd birthday with “High Tea”. She is now having “Higher Tea” with the King of Kings!
One of the door prizes will be this set of decorated cookies.
Hope to see you there!
Thank you so much to the following talented people for the cookie design inspiration!
- Yukiko Mori, a.k.a. Rosey Confectionery Sugar Art, for the beautiful birdcage, bird and dress cookie cutters, as well as the darling icing designs.
- Peggy Porschen‘s butterfly design
- Teri Pringle Wood for teapot inspiration
- You can find my Cherry Pie Cookie Tutorial here.
Wishing you a lovely (early) Valentine’s Day and happy decorating!
p.s. If you have any questions about how to decorate the cookies, cookie cutters, recipes etc. please feel free to leave a comment below.