Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving ~

This is truly a time for the Davis family to be thankful! As Lydia and Jeff are approaching their first anniversary, and my sweet Larry's health is doing so much better than last year, I'm grateful. We have dinner in the works. The house smells like Pumpkin Pie Cake today, yum! The still frozen turkey is thawing. Cornbread stuffin' with my Momma's recipe is happening either later today or early tomorrow. The zucchini is grated for bread, here's the recipe for you:

Zucchini Bread

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
3 tsp. ground cinnamon
3 eggs
1 cup oil (sometimes I use 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
3 tsp. vanilla
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

1/2 cup quick oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup softened butter


1. Grease and flour two 8x4 inch pans.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
2. Combine flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl.
3.  Beat eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugars together in a large bowl.  Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture and mix well.  Stir in zucchini and nuts until well combined.  Pour batter into the prepared pans.
4. Combine topping ingredients, cutting in butter.  Topping can be sprinkled on before baking, or after the first 10 minutes of baking to keep it from sinking.
5. Bake for 40 - 60 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.  Cool.

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Ginny's two quilts for Kaylee were quilted this weekend, one is a dolly quilt made to match Kaylee's, and both are adorable ~

We planned both blankets around the cute paper doll print, which when she bought it a year back, she only got one yard. Much planning around the little amount made us use all but a couple of 4 inch squares!

We chose the coordinates to match prints of the little doll dresses ~



~ To all the sweet ladies who come visiting via the blog, thank you for your friendship and comments! They bless my heart, and I'm sending back many hugs to you. I'm grateful for you, your creativity and inspiration through your blogs. Happy Thanksgiving, be it your holiday now or on another day ~

Psalm 100: 1-5 
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Serve the LORD with gladness: come before His presence with singing.
Know ye that the LORD He is God: It is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.
For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations. 



  1. I love the paper doll fabric. I have fabric with paper doll dresses. One day I will figure out what to do with it :-) Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. That is just a darling little quilt and looks like one I could do. Have a great Thanksgiving. Blessing Trish

  3. I love the paper dolls fabric... the quilts both look great!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Pokey!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving, Pokey! Those are adorable quilts. I just love the paper dolls fabric!

  5. Mmmmm! I can almost smell that pumpkin pie cake baking in the oven. Ginny's quilts are adorable. That paper doll fabric is so cute. Glad things are going well for you. I have a lot to be thankful for too but ours will be a very quiet Thanksgiving this year.

  6. Kaylee will love these quilts! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  7. Love those quilts......I have always liked that dolly fabric but never knew what I could do with figured out the perfect way to use it. I'm glad you have so many reasons to be thankful this year!

  8. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your famly.
    Love the quilts, the fabric is so cute.

  9. Super quilts! And we are all thankful for you too.

  10. Beautiful quilts Pokey. I love that they match and way to go on the planning with inches to spare.

    I hope your Thanksgiving was full of fun times and relaxing. I wish we Aussies had our own Thanksgiving.

  11. What cute paper doll fabric! I love that the quilts are matching.

  12. I am so glad your husband is doing well. I remember his (and yours) ordeal last year.

    What cute quilts!

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  13. Yum! I love zucchini bread :) Happy near Anniversary to Lydia and Jeff, and glad your Larry is healthier. Good news, good smells, good quilting, good friends. Definitely thanksgiving worthy!

  14. what a wonderful post! I cant wait to make things for Stella, AND the 2 more I just found out about....lolololol...LOVE this quilt!!!!

  15. You have made me so hungry for zuccinni bread! Sounds like a wonderful recipe - will have to give it a try. Have never done one with a topping before. Hope your day was wonderful and that you enjoyed your break from school. Sweet quilts.

  16. What adorable quilts you were able to quilt! :o)
    Wish my home smelled as delicious as yours!

  17. Hats off to your students for coming to school when they had no electricity at home. It sounds like you have a wonderful class. I love your blue quilt; the fabrics are gorgeous.


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