Friday, January 11, 2008

Renee Nanneman

What a treat we had in store at our guild meeting yesterday! Renee Nanneman of those wonderful Need'L Love books was our speaker. Her beautiful quilts are such an inspiration. I have long been a fan of her designs, dating all the way back to her beginnings as a cross-stitch designer. In fact, I still have a few of those booklets in my possession--they survived the great cross-stitch purge of moving-to-a-new-house! I have tons of those Threads books (Bittersweet Threads, Snowman Threads, French Market Threads, etc.) and love them for their variety of projects and decidedly folk art/prim look. Just great eye candy too! And what an absolute sweetie she is!






Of course, I had to add to my collection (Big Evil Grin) with these two books based on her fabric design line from Andover! It's so neat to see such a nice Missouri girl making it big on the quilting front.



HAPPY NEWS!!! My DH's niece and hubby have been waiting for years to adopt a baby from China. Their dream came true in December and Baby Emily is now at home with them in Colorado. We are so-o-o very happy for the three of them and anxiously await a time when we can meet our newest great-niece in person. Till then a quilt and a sock beagle will have to stand in for us! You may remember this Broken Dishes quilt I finished several months ago in anticipation of the newest family member's arrival. It is winging its way across Kansas and may even have arrived already in Colorado.


21 comments:

Libby said...

Congrats and welcome to baby Emily *s* Such a sweet quilt and love that sock beagle.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

I'm thrilled to read you had a speaker that you love come to your store/guild meeting. What a treat.

Funny that you still had some of the old booklets, too. Smart woman that you are.

Congrats on the new baby and I love the broken dishes quilt along with all the lovely things you added to the package.

Big Smiles and Hugs, *karendianne.

Laura said...

I love the Needle Love books, lucky you getting to spend some time with Renee.
Congrats to the new little family, the quilt is precious.

Patti said...

What a perfect quilt for a new baby girl! Sweet and soft and simple and stunning. I can just imagine their joy - and also can imagine the long wait for her arrival.

I love the Need'l Love books too - have many of them. Haven't made much of anything from them - so far just loved looking at them. One of these days . . . .

Debi said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family. Wow what a wonderful guild meeting, I would love to meet Renee someday.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Congratulatios a great niece..how wonderful..the quilt is lovely

Jacquie said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family. The quilt is beautiful and I'm sure it will be treasured. (I noticed Goodnight Moon as part of the package. A wonderful choice!) I'm a Kansas City quilter too. Much more of a beginner than you. I would love to know more about your guild.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

OOhh. You are lucky! She is a great designer. What a pleasure!

Susan said...

Congratulations to all of you! I had a friend who took a brother and sister from China and what a wonderful family they've made together - the quilt and sock beagle are just the thing to welcome her. We'll be wanting pictures next, you know.

The lecture sounds great, and I like the top book, just from it's cover! I'll have to look for it. Thanks for sharing.

Juliann in WA said...

What a blessing to your family - a new baby in your midst. Enjoy. And I totally understand why you had to have those books.

Ali Honey said...

That's lovely news Vera. I love the quilt you have sent for little Emily. We have friends in Canada who made a similar adoption and she has become a beautiful treasured little girl. I wish the new parents joy and you too!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

How exciting, a baby!! Love the quilt you made. Lucky you getting to have such a great speaker at your guild.

julieQ said...

Lovely baby quilt, and I am so happy for your new addition to your family. Enjoy!!

JulieQ

Pen Pen said...

Congrats! on the new great niece! She is a very lucky little girl to be in your family. The quilt and doggie are so cute!

Shelina said...

Those are pretty quilts. I will definitely have to look for those books.
Congrats to the new addition to the family. The broken dishes quilt looks lovely. I'm sure it will be well loved.

Finn said...

Congratulations!! A gorgeous quilt and I love the sock beagle. I'm not seem one of those before *VBS*

Seeing your Snowbound book brought back memories. I used to have it, but since I'm so poor of an appliquer, I passed it along to a quilting friend. Is it back in print now, do you know? I'm looking forward to seeing YOUR quilt!
Big hugs, Finn

Dawn said...

Oh what a great speaker that must have been. And what EXCELLENT news on baby Emily! Oh that quilt is just going to be soooo sweet for her! And I've never seen a beagle sock dog! I love it!

Betty said...

Oh my you sure have been a busy beaver! what a great guild meeting lucky you. Lots of eye candy to see
I am trying to catch up with blogland, but my knitting has been keeping my hands busy

Belém said...

Congratulations on the new baby Emily. Your gifts are lovely and the quilt is beautiful for a little baby girl.

Karen said...

What wonderful presents for Emily. The quilt is fantastic. And Good Night Moon of course is such a wonderful book.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

I just love the Needl Love books! There are three I am itching to purchase LOL, well these three on the top of the Needl Love list anyway LOL.

One of them is the Snowman Threads book you used to make those cute snowmen blocks ;O)... Falloween is another and then SpringTime Threads... I really like how they have projects for severa mediums in each book :O)...

Congrats on the new addition :O)