Regular readers of my blog know I have a friend with my same name, Nanette. She goes by Nan. She has a blog too. Her blog is Pots and Pins. Nan is a quilter AND a chef. And also, a fantastic friend and person. If you read Nan's blog you will know she is always doing things for other people and when I say "things" for other people I mean THINGS. Everything Nan does is to perfection.
I was so excited to tell her when my daughter, Laurie, was assigned to be a missionary in Nan's area in Washington. Saturday Nan and her husband took their entire day to drive to Marysville and delivery Laurie a "greenie" package. Beyond thoughtful. Since Laurie is a "greenie" missionary, Nan loaded up with all things green. Of course Washington apples were front and center. Not only is it a thoughtful thing to take a missionary a package, but it is SO CUTE!
Nan sent me this photo of Laurie's apartment door. I was so touched that they have a picture of Christ on their front door. And knowing this is where Laurie is living and the door she comes in and out of is like a gift to me. Thanks so much Nan. I can't find words to thank you enough.
So Monday is the day Laurie emails to home and she emailed this photo of her (left) and her companion, Sister Gale. Aren't they so cute? Laurie was so happy and surprised to get this beautiful basket. She asked me if I had told Nan things she likes. No I didn't. But of course Nan
got it right!
I am glad Laurie hasn't lost her sense of humor and I'm so glad she and her companion get along well. Funny funny.
Ok folks, that's not all! I got home from a little few days away at my sister's house in southern Utah and this package awaited me. It is from none other than....Nan! (sorry I know I'm using too many exclamation points in this post) Needless to say, she knows just what I love. It is a package to help me along with my London 2013 quilt. Can you believe her?
Inside was a fat quarter pack of London themed fabrics. Adorable and perfect for me.
Also perfect, a vintage fabric charming pack. Cute little squares for me to slip into my projects. Vintage fabric is so happy.
Susan Branch book about England...It is prefect to inspire me. I really like Susan Branch, too.
My ancestors are from Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire in southwest England. I will think of them as I read and enjoy things vintage and present in the English towns and country.
A beautiful cookbook of all things British. Some of the food is frightening to read about (tripe? but my dad used to eat that) and some of it is so yummy. Again, inspiring.
One of my favorite dishes is Yorkshire pudding with roast beef. Who says English food is bland? Not me.
Nan couldn't remember sending me a British themed package before. So I thought I'd repost this picture. Everything she does is so thoughtful and cute.
Thanks again Nan for being such an amazing friend. Even if you didn't send me wonderful things, I'd still love you.