Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy & Blessed Thanksgiving!

(a closeup of the pumpkin wall hanging that I photo-shopped the scripture verse on to: 1Chronicles).

Family and friends throughout the years have blessed us...
We have gathered together with family and/or friends during Thanksgiving.

...places like...
the Philippines, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Japan, Texas, Taiwan, New Mexico, Hawaii, Alabama, Florida, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Georgia...

& there are many different recipes that we are sure to have for Thanksgiving,

...but my hubby's favorite Thanksgiving treat is his mom's Pumpkin Pie Bars.

(This pumpkin wall hanging is the first "fully completed" quilt that I had done years ago.
Instead of the other words that were to be embroidered on it, 
I decided to print out the ingredients from his mom's pumpkin pie bars.)

I made the bars today to share with dear friends tomorrow.  They are so sweet to open their home & hospitality to us tomorrow to spend Thanksgiving with them this year.

Although this year, my hubby and I will be the only ones of our family that will be in Georgia for Thanksgiving, we are so thankful that our children will be in great company.

Girly~Twirly and Dr Awesome will be spending Thanksgiving in their home with his parents. (His dear parents have had all of us to spend a Thanksgiving meal with for the past 2 years!)

Girly~Whirly and her fiance' Dr. Amazing will be spending Thanksgiving at his parent's home.

Heartbreaker and his girlfriend Sweetie will be spending Thanksgiving at her family's home.

We are so thankful also that we were able to spend Thanksgiving with my dad last year.  He had just had heart surgeries for 5 bypasses. This Thanksgiving, he will be at my sister's.



Still working on more art orders...but will not post them, since they are to be given as Christmas gifts. I have also completed an order for calligraphy on wedding envelopes for a sweet sorority sister of our daughters. I love doing these too! :o)

Close up, but with the address and personal info blocked out.

Thank you Lauren, for your email:
"...We received them.. They are Magnificent!!! Thank you so much for all of 
Your work! I love them! ....  I can't wait to send them out!"

Thanks again!
What special family treat or dish do you have at Thanksgiving or other family gathering?

Wishing all a day of Thanksgiving today and every day!

Signature for blog


LV said...

Best wishes and many blessings to you and family. My holiday is rather like yours this year. I am just staying home and eating out. My family had other plans and that is okay as long as they are well. May you and family continue to enjoy a healthy and happy life.

LDH said...

Sending very Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you, dear friend!

The Pumpkin Pie Bars sound delicious and the quilt is lovely :)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Happy Thanksgiving Maria...ours was last month...we are getting a snow storm right now....looking more like The bars look delicious....

Natasha in Oz said...

Blessings to you and your family for Thanksgiving. I hope that everyone enjoys this special time to give thanks.

Best wishes

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Have a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I know this sounds strange, but I cook the turkey in my mother's old roasting pan. That's kind of special to me because I think of all the years she cooked Thanksgiving dinner. And when I make the gravy I make it the way she taught me and it's so good. That's not really a special dish, but both these things are special to me. Happy Thanksgiving!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

The pumpkin wall hanging is so pretty, and what a great idea to put a family recipe on it. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

I'm cherishing these days when my children are still at home. With a sixteen year old, I realize they will soon be coming to an end. Enjoy your Thanksgiving, and your pumpkin squares. Sometimes friends are family.

Vicki/Jake said...

How awesome to quilt your mom in laws recipe! Looks yummy:) Hope you have a happy Turkey Day with your honey and friends, knowing your kids are sharing it with loved ones too. See you here next week:)

Morning said...

Happy Thanksgiving.


Annesphamily said...

You are so talented! Glad I stopped by! I wish you and yours many beautiful blessings. It is wonderful knowing you and for that I am grateful! Hugs Anne

Lauren Nicole Gifts said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

☆☆Mumsy said...

This year I will have my oldest son with me to share the holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Sue said...

I'm sorry all of you can't be together this time, but I hope that each one of you has a wonderful Thanksgiving. And I know you will be united in spirit, because that's how you guys roll.

Happy Day!


Riet said...

Thank you for your visit and happy Thanksgiving

anitamombanita said...

Our family is in different places glad for Skype so I can chat with them face to face even when they're not close by. Happy Thanksgiving.

Cloudia said...

such lovely work, Maria.
aloha to you too,
from Honolulu

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Pondside said...

Like you, we've celebrated the holidays in many different places, but the table, the feeling is always the same. You do, indeed, have lots for which you're thankful this year! I hope the weekend ahead is a great one!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful. I sure wish I could write like that, I love calligraphy! Hope your Thanksgiving was fantastic, as I am sure it was. YES, we almost took some moss home and something told me not too. Then when I read that, I was relieved. Have a great weekend my friend.

Veronica Lee said...

Hi M! Blessings to your beautiful family!

Have a great weekend!

Debbie said...

I wanted to stop by to wish you a belated happy Thanksgiving! I've been so busy working and dealing with family issues, I've not had much time for reading my favorite blogs like yours. Maria, I love your positive attitude as your children are spending Thanksgiving with others. You are a great mom. And you are so talented too.

Sending you a blog hug,

Jen said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We spent it with my husband's family. I liked the turkey the best!

He & Me + 3 said...

Pumpkin pie bars sound wonderful. Sounds like you have a busy thanksgiving just keeping up with everything. Love the calligraphy. Beautiful job.

Jenny said...

I, too, love pumpkin pie bars!

And I also love your joyous spirit in spite of the fact that your family is scattered. You are just an inspiration to me!

Your joy shines out for all the world to see, my lovely friend!

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