Friday, March 20, 2009

Plain Goodness

Hello Everyone,

I hope everyone is having a great week! Mine has been hectic and busy. I'm falling behind in responding to e-mails, reading all the blogs I so love to read, and I'm just plain tired. I have also been working on some special things for some special someone's.... more on that another time.

But yesterday, I had a bright spot in my day. I had signed up for a Pay It Forward last year on Peg's blog. For those of you who don't know her quick go visit. I received a wonderful package from down under!! Wait until you see...

Some wonderful Australian candy and cookies. Didn't last long. Tim Tam's are great! I did a search online and you can get them at Target for a limited time only. So go stock up!

I have to say, I have heard of Vegemite, but I am not sure what to do with it, any suggestions would be so helpful.

Then the creme de la creme.... this wonderful table runner was made by Peg. Absolutely impeccable workmanship! I just love it!! Thanks so much, Peg!

Here you can see it gracing the chair side table in my bedroom. It is just the perfect place. That is my Mom with me in the picture.

What a bright spot in a busy week!

Now I would like to offer a bright spot to all of you. Click HERE to see a wonderful slideshow packed with some beautiful inspiration for your creative minds. Turn on your volume and enjoy!!

Until Next Time...


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29 comments:

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Lovely gifties! Hope you get some relaxation this weekend.

trashalou said...

Vegemite? Yummmmmmmy. Toast some white bread, slather it with butter (or some type of spread) and then smear Vege very lightly over the top. I say lightly because Vegemite has a bit of a bite but then that is just the way I like it. ;-)

Crazy Bird said...

Oooh Tim Tams - love 'em!!!

Eileen said...

hooo boy.. do I know how you feel. Today is the first day in a long time where I didn't have a deadline to meet for something.. and I actually have all the posts in my google reader read.
Lovely goodies. I just heard Lily Boot say something about having vegemite on toast.. but I had never heard of it before either.

Wonderful slideshow! Hope you get everything done. :-)

Stephanie said...

Lucky you. I saw that on her blog and thought it was just gorgeous. How terrific it now lives at your house.

Stina said...

Oh... saw that one on Peg´s blog... and wow ..its lovely...and looking just right at your home...:o)

Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Jackie,
Great gifts...the table runner is beautiful. Thanks for the slide show. The quilts have such wonderful colors and I love the music too!
~Karen~

Dayna said...

vegemite on crackers or toast with a nice cuppa tea! Now I could go for that!

Kathy said...

Jackie,
Love the quilt workshop slide show! Looks like alot of fun. Now, do we need to start calling you Director Jackie? I'll have to check out Target for those Tim Tams.

Vickie E said...

The tablerunner looks great..I sure hope you get some rest soon!

Pennie and David said...

Australians start eating Vegemite before they can crawl so it is an acquired taste but the way I get my American friends to love it is to get a slice of white bread, very lightly butter it and very very lightly spread the Vegemite, now when I say very very lightly I mean to say so that you can still see some butter... then sprinkle with some grated cheese, carefully cut into fingers and bake slowly in an oven till cheese is browning... allow to cool... Yummo!

Shari said...

I always chuckle when Americans are mixed with Vegemite. (I'm allowed to laugh because I'm American too). Do not eat it like peanut butter!!! Toast your favourite bread (mine is a multi-grain) add a little butter and a thin, tiny bit of vegemite scraped over the top. Eat immediately. I like a little cheese on mine as well sometimes. Vegemite is a yeast extract and is super rich in vitamin B. I so love that Peg sent you Vegemite. It is so uniquely Australian. What a wonderful PIF gift! A very beautiful table runner too.

Hugs!

PS Vegemite toast cut into little squares is a great snack for sick kids who don't want to eat anything else!

Julie said...

The vegemite - toast, butter and a thin smear of vegemite. I also put a dash in my vegetable soup in the Winter, about a teaspoon.
Tim Tams - very hard not to eat the pack in one sitting. Yum. Double coated, even yummier.
Lovely table runner to. Pegs a gem isn't she.

Melanie said...

What a lovely well made runner. vegemite is like the UK marmite. You butter hot toast then put a thin spead of vegemite over it. I think you can also make a hot drink from it like the UK's Bovril by adding hot water to a spoonful.

Lovely!

I keep going into the kitchen just to look at the wonderful quilt. You got my taste for bright fabrics just right. It is a wonderful work of Art and is helping me to like being in that little room. Thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

you can even use vegemite in stews as flavouring.

i love vegemite on dry biscuits the best, i think graham crackers or cream crackers are similar to our sao biscuits. but be warned use spareingly it is a strong taste and i grew up with it.
my girls love it when they are ill on toast

Dandelion Quilts said...

OH, I just love the colors in that runner. :)

Rumi said...

Beautiful quilt! Looks very nice on your table. Enjoy all the yummy goodies!

henny said...

Lovely gift and yummy food!
The table runner is really perfect at your desk. Love the color..

Annemariesquilt said...

What a great gift you have received from Peg and I must say that your new tabelrunner looks stunning. I would love to make something like that.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

beautiful! love the pay it forward gifting idea - enjoy :)

Cheryl said...

Great gifties.....the runner is absolutely wonderful!!

urban craft said...

Great score. I am getting in these pay it forwads more and more and I want to do one for my blog too. Cool blog. Thanks!

Gail said...

what a great PIF, I love vegemite on toast too, but only a small scraping, sounds like we all eat it that way!!!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! That's a great PIF! I found TimTams at Target a few months ago and I love them!

Carla said...

I just don't know why my comments are disappearing. I think I write them, then forget to post! Everything looks so good! Love that runner. It's beautiful. Wouldn't mind trying the candy but not sure about the veg a stuff.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love the slide shows. Cute stuff. Vegemite. I don't know what I'd do with it either.

Sweet P said...

ooooooo . . . you got Tim Tams . . . I love them. The table runner is gorgeous. Peg was my Secret Santa last year and sent me one of her quilts. She does wonderful work.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Hi Jackie......thankyou so very much for all your lovely words, ....I am so pleased you liked the table runner and our lovely Aussie treats....not sure what happened to my earlier post.....(I guess I lost the plot somewhere along the way).....Jackie I did enjoy so much making this table runner for you....I do appreciate that you were part of my 2008 PIF....Peg xx

Arlette said...

What fabulous goodies from Australia. The table runner is gorgeous and the fabrics are stunning.
Aloha!

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