these are a few of her favorite things...

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We know she doesn't want us to mention it, but Nanette is having a birthday today. We're a little late getting a post up but that doesn't mean we wish her any less of the best.
Instead of posting pictures of her as a child, or even pictures of her more recently, we thought we'd post some of Nanette's favorite things (read: we don't know how to use the scanner).
First of all, Nanette loves FABRIC (this is an image that was pilfred from one of her fab fabric friday posts). Especially vintage fabrics. Especially unique and original fabrics. Basically, Nanette loves fabric. Her fabric stash is ... monumental. Overwhelming. Terrifying. And we love it too because we borrow from it freely.



Nanette loves her iphone. She can usually be seen stitching and watching a movie on her iphone, placed at her side. This is an evening ritual it seems.

Speaking of movies, Nanette loves old movies. The Birds is one of her old favorites and most of us like this one too.

Nanette loves dishes and teapots. The house is decorated with her dishes as you've seen in many posts before. The dishes are used to make our meals look festive sometimes too.





Of coures, Nanette also loves all things Pennsylvanian. She is from Reading, PA and has lots of stories to tell about growing up there.



When we all went back to visit Reading we all fell in love with Tastykakes too, another one of Nanette's favorite things. You can't get these in very many places here in Utah.



So these are a few of Nanette's favorite things. She is a good mother and excels at everything she does. We are very proud of her. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!! -the Merrill girls (and Mason kind of)

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Candace said...

Happy Birhtday, Nanette!!!! I wish you many many more -filled with fabric and Tasty-Kakes (our favorites, too!!).
Cheers!

amy smart said...

Happy Birthday, Nanette!

Busty LaRue said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANETTE! :)

MichelleB said...

Happy Birthday, Nanette! What wonderful daughters (and Mason) you have!

Trisha said...

Happy Birthday, Nanette! I hope it is a fun one surrounded by those who love you!

dotti white said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to a very inspiring woman! I hope your celebration lasts for more than a day! Have a wonderful week!

w&v said...

V. here...
Nanette, Happy Best Birthday Ever!! You have the best daughters. I love your polka dotted teapot,and tastykakes look yummy too. Maybe you will get some tastykakes for your special day! you are a lot braver than me if you can watch "The Birds" and you are a lot smarter if you can watch it on your iphone. V.

Jodie said...

Nanette, I hope you have a fantastic day filled with all your favourit things.

CJ said...

Happy Birthday Nanette! Love the post of your 'faves'.

Muddling Through said...

Happy Birthday, Nanette! I wish you the very best one ever. And what sweet girls you have! You're a blessed woman. :)

jen duncan said...

Happy Birthday Nanette~ Nice kids you've got there. ;-)

XUE said...

Konnichiwa Nanette & Happy Birthday greetings from Tokyo!

Nedra said...

Oh my Stars! I've e-mailed back and forth like 3 times today and I didn't know it was your birthday!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANETTE!!!!!!!!!
May all your dreams come true.
You are an inspiration to all!
Love, Nedra

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Happy Birthday Nanette!

~D Spack~ said...

OK, so I'm "like" whispering this whole post in my mind as I'm reading, like it's a big secret to Nanette and we don't want her to know that we are reading these things about her on her own blog?!!! so now I'm whispering, "Happy Birthday" to Nanette. I hope it's been a great one, you certainly deserve it! (can I talk out loud now?, good 'cause I need to yell at my son!)

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Yay, a birthday celebration! I hope it's a happy one for you Nanette. You certainly deserve it and I know your girls will see that you have a happy day.

Wishing you many many more too!

MGM

Shari said...

Happy Birthday Nanette! Hope you have a great day! A lot of your favourite things are like my favourite things! It's a small world indeed! Hope you get a favourite thing for your birthday!

Hugs - Shari

carole ann said...

A very Happy Birthday from one Pennsy to another. I come from the land of Tastycake, the Peanut Butter ones are my fav.
Love all of your fabric also.
Many, many more Bdays to you.
A Philly girl.

Jen in NY said...

Happy Birthday, Nanette! I hope it was a great day. What an awesome post from your kids! They obviously love you a lot. Mmm, my favorite tastycakes are the butterscotch ones....delish!

Julia said...

Happy Birhtday, Nanette!!!! I wish you many many more -filled with fabric and Tasty-Kakes..I'm sure they would be my favourites too if we had them here!
Julia ♥

Pam said...

Happy birthday, Nanette! How wonderful that your daughters posted about your favorite things. We have a lot in common...fabric, dishes, iPhone, although I am usually playing Facebook Scrabble on mine!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Girls and Mason, you have done your mother proud, she speaks of all of you with such love and I can see the love you have given right back. So Happy Birthday dear friend, and to many, many more! xoxox
PS Did not know about the i-phone and I love and own the Birds!!

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday Nanette!! You family you has me singing "these are a few of my favorite things! What a nice tribute! I hope you have a wonderful Birthday!!

Bea said...

Another June 1 birthday...My daughter is 25 today. Happy Birthday, Nanette!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday to You!

I must be asleep at the wheel. I had no idea your special day was coming up and here it is, TODAY!

I hope it was an extra special day!

Hugs, Kim

Kerry said...

Happy birthday Nanette! You are an inspirations to us in blogland!

Mushyhed said...

Happy, happy birthday Nanette! Hope you had a wonderful day!

~Chen

Lurline said...

Happy birthday, Nanette! Your girls are wonderful for letting us know! Have a great day!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Nanette!

Sherri said...

Happy Birthday Nanette!!! What great girls (and son) you have!

Karen said...

Hi N, I hope that your b-day is teriffic;) Thanks for the gift of inspiration that you give to all of us;)

Mel said...

Thanks for letting us know that our BFF is having a birthday!!

Happy Birthday Nanette!!

Fiesta said...

Happy Birthday Nanette. What lovely daughters you have honoring you on your day.

madrekarin said...

Happy, happy birthday, Nanette, dear.
Happy days will come to you all year.
If I had one wish, then it would be,
A happy, happy birthday to you from me! ;)

Jenny said...

Happy birthday Nanette, love reading your blog.

CuteStuffInside said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANETTE!

S.W.A.K.

Jackie said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Nanette! I share many of your favorite things too! The iPhone, vintage fabrics, The Birds, PA, teapots, and MMMM Tastykakes! Hope your day was fantastic.

Lynn said...

Happy belated birthday - thanks for all the sharing you do on your blog. Tastykakes - we had them in Maryland and after 20 years of going without them in North Carolina - I walked into my local Wal-mart one day recently and there they were!

Joanna said...

Happy Birthday Nanette!!! Your blog is one of my favorites and I'm so glad I got to meet you in person:) Here's to another wonderful year!!!

Sarah and Jack said...

Hapde Burfday!

Darlene said...

Well, I'm late and I hope you won't mind!

Just leaving a ton of Happy Birthday wishes!!! I hope your day was wonderful and filled with everything "Nanette Loves". :-)

Micki said...

Happy Birthday and glad that you are from my homestate of PA. Have a great day!
Micki

Karen said...

Commenting for the first time to say Happy Birthday to Nanette! I absolutely love this blog. I made a couple of baby quilts years ago, but honestly do not have the patience for quilting. Nonetheless, I adore quilts and so admire the craftsmanship and artistry that goes into the ones you display here. I'll keep coming back, just to look!

Patricia said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday!!!
I love you tons. Love, Tricia

Linda said...

I'm late too, I do hope your day was filled with love and laughter.

PamKittyMorning said...

Sweet! Happy birthday Nanette! xo

Julie said...

Hope you had a super day--I so enjoy reading your posts. Happy Birthday. Julie

Elizabeth said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Lori Holt said...

WHOOPS! We had email conversation yesterday & i didn't even know it was your b-day...happy b-day and happy everything Nanette!
I can't wait to meet you in person at the end of the month!!!
BTW, what cute daughters you have...

Thimbleanna said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Nanette!!!

Purple and Paisley said...

happy birthday, friend! i am so sorry i am late in my wishes for you...forgive? hope you had a wonderful day! ☺♥

potsandpins said...

Happy birthday to you,
Your quilts I love to view,
One day we'll meet with much a-dooo
Happy birthday...to Y O U !!!

And mannnnnyyyyy moooooore!!!
xo, The Other Nanette

Blakely said...

happy Birthday!!

Stephanie said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you has a special day.

Susan said...

Happy birthday from one PA girl to another!

Rumi said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday yesterday Nanette!

julieQ said...

Happy, happy birthday!!

Quilt Monkey said...

Happy Birthday! What a thoughtful post from your kids. Hope you enjoyed your day!

Kathy in CA

Judi said...

Happy Birthday Nanette! You're always so generous with your time and fabric. What a blessing you are in our lives! Have a very happy day...(one time my husband forgot my birthday and ever since I celebrate 'birthday month', so I can be celebrated again and again and never feel bad if he forgets! Incidentally, it was an expensive mistake on his part!) Hugs

sallgood said...

Happy Happy Birthday Nanette dear!
Happy days will come to you all year!
If I had one wish then it would be
A Happy Happy Birthday (and thanks for your fun blog) to you from me!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Nanette, Oh I'm a day late, but wishing you a Happy Birthday and just keep celebrating all year. Isn't it grand we have one to celebrate.
Many, many happy years to come.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Tina said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Nanette! Thanks for all the great blog posts and pictures! Hope you have had a great day!

Kaaren said...

Belated birthday wishes, Nanette! I hope you have many, many more.

Thanks for all the inspiration that you've given me. A Special day for a Special person!

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

I missed your birthday ! HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY my friend. I hope you had a WONDERFUL day! ooxx`jodi

Beth at Aunties said...

This is a bit late... the time I actually run on lately. Never the less it comes with a huge wish that your birthday was full of love and well wishes. I am glad the Penn. girl feel in love with one of our own from Idaho and somewhere is our vast family we are connected as cousins!
Happy, Happy new year of life.I hope your birthday was really special.
So fun you watch movies as you quilt. That is one of your secrets why you accomplish so much!
Thanks for the visit!

Yvonne said...

Happy Birthday Nanette....hope your day was filled with lots of happy wishes and things that made you smile.

Susan said...

A belated wish but here goes:
Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Nanette, happy birthday to you!!!

rachel griffith said...

happy birthday nanette!!!

Annette said...

Happy Birthday. Hope your day was extra special...Just like you!

Living on the Spit said...

Happy Belated Birthday to my favorite fabric addict and creative guru ever!!! Much love always!!!

sarahmurray said...

Happy Happy Birthday to sweet Nanette! I love all of your favorite things too. You are so blessed to have such wonderful daughters. I'm so thankful to call you my friend. xoxo

Sandi said...

How did I miss this post? I was so busy cleaning on Monday that I never got around to reading any blogs and then yesterday was my birthday, so no time and then I lost my internet connection! Hope you had a great birthday!!! The cupcozy is a great idea.

sewtakeahike said...

Happy belated birthday Nanette! I'm a big fan of my iphone too, I carry it with me like a baby! I don't know what I did pre-iphone, but I really couldn't live without it now! ;)

Blushing hostess said...

While I cannot quilt to save my life and have quit the folly I created in doing so - I share your fabric addiction - shamelessly, I might add and have been known to order items from the quilted castle with intention other than gazing at them, esp. when it comes to Amy Butler's fabric!

Nan said...

A very belated, yet very heartfelt HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANETTE!!!! Your children wrote the loveliest post about you - I think they're keepers!