Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Made With Love!




When my Dad passed away six years ago one of my brothers said that Dad's possessions were basically the contents of his sock drawer. It was a pretty accurate statement. Dad's hobby was his family.
Years ago I was making Valentine cookies and couldn't find the right cookie cutter. I called my dad and told him what I wanted. He owned a sheet metal shop and was a master at his profession. A few hours later he stopped by my house with the perfect cookie cutter. Made with love.
Every Valentines Day I'm reminded again of my sweet Dad.


I made a pan of Thick and Chewy Cookie Bars cooled them and used my amazing cookie cutter to cut out some large hearts. They were then drizzled with white chocolate tinted pink. Slip this into a glassine bag and you have the perfect valentine.

Linked to A Little Nosh

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have been reading the posts, and I pretty much agree with what Mary said.

Nedra said...

What a wonderful story and picture of your dad. It's been 6 years already? I know how much he is missed.
I'm so used to doing sugar cookies for Valentines Day, that I really appreciate a new suggestion. Thanks!

Lois Evensen said...

Truly a labor of love. What a beautiful story.

Jennifurla said...

This is very touching! hugs

Beth said...

What a nice tribute to your father!

Anita Stafford said...

What a treasure- both your dad and the sweet remembrance he made for you! Your sweets must taste sweeter made with this cookie cutter!

MrsFoxsSweets said...

That is just too sweet! That is such a wonderful memory from your dad. Your cookie bars look delish! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)

Candise said...

Eliza Jane saw me looking at this post and asked who that man was? We had a great conversation about Grandpa! I may have gotten a little teary. Thanks for the opportunity!

Jenn Erickson said...

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful story and memories of your father!

Jenn

Chris said...

Hi Cindy, that is a beautiful story. Your dad must have been a wonderful father. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

Kayte said...

That is the sweetest valentine cookie cutter I have ever seen...such fun to read about it and share your memories with you. A perfect thing to have with your memories. He must have been so pleased that you asked for it and that he could make it for you.