Thimbleanna!

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Thimbleanna was one of the first blogs I started reading more than 2 1/2 years ago, well before I even dreamed of having a blog myself. I was impressed by her talent, wit and ability to connect with other women like myself. In fact Thimbleanna, PamKittyMorning and LizzyHouse were some of the first blogs to inspire me. And they still do. Last week Anna came to visit her family that live around my local area and I was hoping to get to meet her along with our friend Kim. Unfortunately I had a very busy week at work and it was impossible for me to break away to be with them. I was so disappointed.Last night I sat by Kim at our local quilt group Kim brought me this wonderful gift from Thimbleanna. What an incredible surprise!! The little zipper bag is made with every attention to minute detail. I love it. It was wrapped up so sweetly with a ribbon and an N charm. Sigh. Typical Anna - small touches that make things so perfect.The darling bag with beautiful fabric has my name on it! Don't we all just crave things with our names on them? That love must go back to grade school when our name had to be on anything and everything from our ruler to our snack.I looked inside the bag and there were treats!! Yes treats for a quilter. Nice nice treats.Thank you so much Anna. Those are incredible scissors! Scissors make my heart beat fast . I couldn't stop from fitting my fingers around them and experiencing that sensual sensation associated with snugly fit metal and a pointy tip! (I know I'm getting creepy but it is true. Admit you know what I mean) Those scissors will be lovingly used along with the needles as I keep them both in my little To-Go Nanette bag you made me and tuck them along with me when I go anywhere.

Next time you are in town I will not miss the opportunity to meet you. It has been such an incredibly busy summer and I feel like I'm missing so many things I want to do. I love my surprise gift. Thank you again, so much.

-nanette
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27 comments

Colleen said...

We drove through Southern Utah a few weeks ago. I wanted to go to your shop, but I didn't know where it was. Sorry I missed seeing you.

Purple and Paisley said...

anna is one of my favorite people, too...what a wonderful little bag...and i hear you on the scissors...☺

Muddling Through said...

Gifts are always good, and surprise gifts are the best! And what a lovely gift it is, to be sure. Anna was one of my first finds, too, and she continues to inspire me.

Messy Karen said...

those personalized gifts just make me sigh!

Thimbleanna said...

Awwww....I'm so glad you like it. I was so sorry to have missed you -- next time for sure! I definitely hear you on the scissors -- I think I have a scissors fettish and can't ever have enough pairs -- I like them in every room and in every bag and...well, anyway, thanks for the shout out -- you're a sweetie!

Kaaren said...

What an awesome little bag, Nanette. And personalized too!

And I thought I was the only one who had this thing for scissors.

All of us who have the same affliction should do a post about it one day with photos. Now wouldn't that be fun!

Katy said...

phew, I'm not the only weird scissor feeler. That is good to know!
What a wonderful gift, so thoughtful and precious!

Stephanie said...

Pretty quilt in the background. Definitely a cute bag...yes, with your name on please!

Nedra said...

Cute little bag. How thoughtful of her.

Living on the Spit said...

My mother use to wear her goose snips on a chain around her neck...I have a scissor issue as well, so I can completely understand what you are talking about...my kid's are constantly telling me, "Mom, put the scissors dow!!!", but it is usually so I will feed them or something, not because of creepy things.

What a thoughtful and beautiful gift.

Candace said...

Well isn't Anna just a sweetie! I just love how the bag perfectly made with the scissors in a row across the bottom! I'm so sorry you couldn't meet with her, Nanette - but I would say it's destined to happen someday!
Cheers1

pratima said...

Such a sweet bag... the details are beautiful!

Susan said...

Isn't that the sweetest treat! Thimbleanna and Freda's Hive were my first inspirational blog reads...and still are.

Catherine said...

What a great little bag!! I love scissors too -- I think we all do!

Jackie said...

I love Thimbleanna too! So sorry that you didn't get to meet her, but I am sure there will other opportunities. She was very thoughtful and gave you a wonderful gift. It is beautiful! I am sure you will get lots of use from it.

PamKittyMorning said...

Anna, or Thimbleanna as she will always be to me, is so clever. I love how she actually uses her embroidery machine. I never get mine out, although each project she embroiders makes me vow to do it. it would be lovely to meet everyone wouldn't it?

xo

belinda said...

Oh neat....I'm crazy over cute little zipper bags like that one. I love them in any and all sizes.
This was such a sweet gesture!

Joy said...

What a lovely giftie from Thimbleanne!!! Love the little extras she popped inside too. How nice to see that I'm not the only one with a 'scissor fetish' LOL.
Hugs,
Joy :o)

dotti white said...

Nanette....what an absolutely sweet and thoughtful little gift. I will have to check out thimbleanna's blog!

Kim said...

I'm glad you loved yours as much as I loved mine. We're sooo lucky!!! I think I have 20+ pairs of scissors and wouldn't mind buying more! I LOVE scissors too!!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I so agree, we seem to love things with our name on them. How wonderful to have blog friends that know us so well. I need to go and visit these gals! They sound wonderful!!

Dawn said...

Your bag from Anna is darling!! Love the quilt behind it too!!

Lurline said...

A lovely thought and you are special - isn't Blogland a lovely place to be?
Hugs - Lurline♥

yellowfarmhouse said...

That Anna is such a sweetheart and always so giving and dang clever to boot. What a nice treat from her. I hope you get to meet sometime in the future.

Oh I don't even want to count the scissors I have and I know you can never have to many - so i totally get what your talking about :)

Hugs - Karen

Carrie P. said...

How very nice of Anna, a very cute bag.

happy zombie said...

That's it. Anna's goin' back to UT, and I'm goin' with her.

Eileen said...

Oh yes. I definitely know what you are saying about scissors! Reminds me that I got a new pair in Columbus at the Quilt Convention and never blogged about the, Will have to do that soon. :-) Thanks!