An Angel in Washington

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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.

-nanette
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27 comments

Carol said...

Such a sweet package for the greenie...I love that idea! Great package of fabrics,too. The post was worthy of all those exclamation points!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- how sweet! Nan, obviously knows what you love! LOVE those brit fabrics -- they'll look great in your version 2 quilt.

Pots and Pins said...

YOU are TOO nice and TOO kind...I'm blushing! It was so fun, really, if every one of your readers knew how fun it was to find little things and mail them to you, well, you would be receiving dozens of packages every day - which you deserve for all the inspiration you pass along! xoxo, Nan

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Nan is a true blessing and guided by the love of Jesus to bless others. What a wonderful thing to say about a person is that they are always giving of themselves. Blessings to her always.

It was so good to see Laurie. And you know, when Nan blessed Laurie with the kind gift, she also blessed Sister Gale, too. It was twice the blessing!

Oh the fabrics are just perfect. I am getting so excited to see your London 2013 quilt.

Sending hugs your way dear friend and blessings to you and your sweet family, too....and Nan of course, too. :)

thegreenapricot.com said...

Love a blog about fabric and friends! I love that the things we are passionate about are the things that can bring us together!

Our son is in the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah. He's been there for less than a week. He is headed to southern Brazil. I hope there is a Brazilian Momma there that will care for him from time to time! Lots of love from one missionary mom to another!

Jill said...

Is there a pattern for your London quilt? I think I saw a photo in another post of a quilt that could have been London themed. I love all things British and would love to give the quilt a try if there is a pattern available.
How lucky you are to have a friend who sends out surprise gifts!

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CathyK said...

What a true and thoughtful friend! You are blessed, indeed.

Kindred Quilts said...

What a sweet post Nan... your friend Nan deserves all the exclamation points... what a kind soul! And a real bonus for you to see the door your daughter walks in and out of daily... amazing how a simple picture can be an abundance of joy to a mother's heart! Blessing to all of you!

Sandi said...

What a sweet package for Laurie and how clever to make it all green! Your goodies are sweet, too. I'm going to have to find that book by Susan Branch. I love her books and one about all things English would be "the icing on the cake". :-)

Heartsdesire said...

I read Nan's blog everyday. I love her sense of humour (would love to meet The Mister). And she always has great recipes. You're so lucky to have her as a friend.

em's scrapbag said...

What a great missionary package! So creative. And your package is delightful. Nan is amazing.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

How kind of her to think of your daughter, and the theme, perfect!
Speaking of perfect, the fabrics she sent you. What a sweet friend.

Lynn said...

Don't worry this is a post that deserves lots of exclamation points!!
What a wonderful friend Nan and that picture of the girls is adorable.

Sinta Renee said...

Wonderful basket of greens. I really enjoyed your post. I also just got a "English" cookbook. Loving it!

Nedra said...

Such a wonderful story from one Nanette to the other! Love it! And it must do your heart good to see Laurie look so happy. Big payback time for you and Dave as parents.

michelle said...

Wow what a thoughtful person. You bloggers are the best. I will be thinking about you Friday when we are flying to Pa. Wish you were going with us.

agirlnamedmaria said...

You're going to love Susan Branch's book! What a great friend you have.

Kelli said...

The girls look so happy. :) What a treasured friend you have. I always enjoy your posts, Nanette!

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sallgood said...

Such fun! Nan's a peach, isn't she?? :D
Such a fun post! It's so nice that you two Nans get to be friends, even across the miles!

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