Monday, February 18, 2008

Goodies from Australia!!

Today was a great day for me, as I received a little parcel all the way from Australia!!! A while back, I had entered an Australia Day competition on Catherine Bayne's blog about what I would like to see if I ever visited the wonderful "Land Down Under"!! I wrote that the fantastic natural beauty of Australia would, of course, be the main attraction of a future visit to her country, as well as visiting the numerous Quilt Shops I see during my living-room cyber travels!! Seeing Rolf Harris live would also make my day!! I've been a fan of his since I was very young!

Anyways, for participating, Catherine gifted me with one of her beautiful patterns, a tube of Vegemite and a lovely Koala card, too! Thanks so much, Catherine! Please visit Willow Valley Store and see all Catherine's lovely creations!! She's an extremely talented designer and lovely person! The vegemite was definitely a unique experience...different than anything I've ever tried before, but I did find it quite tasty!!! Salty and a bit tangy is how I would describe it! I wasn't sure what you drink with a Vegemite Sandwich, so I tried a glass of chilled white wine and that went down well!!! ;o) Again, thanks so much, Catherine! I appreciate your kindness! :o)



4 comments:

Quiltnbee said...

Oh, dear...Vegemite is quite an experience the first time,eh? =-) Not my favorite...Love your dad's quilt...he is going to really enjoy it!! I chose fabrics for my Jane swap blocks...will start them next week when I get home from Cabo =-)

Lynda said...

Vegemite - true-blue Aussie breakfast. My No 1 daughter, now 28, took vegemite sandwiches to school everyday from Kindy to Year 12 for her lunch. Hope it was Australian wine you had with your vegemite on toast Mary Ann. Truly Scrumptious is a joy to stitch - it is really lovely.

CyberPa said...

A big "How are You Mate from OZ" Mary Anne & congratulations on your win from Willow Vally Store now remember to jump in quick for the next give away, I hope you can do it again, you have my permission to try. Catherine's Pa Good Luck Always

Leanne said...

Thanks for visiting my blog I have just been having a read here.....Mmmm Vegemite it is an Aussie icon all kids grow up on it. As an adult it is an acquired taste. I smiled when I read about seeing Rolf Harris you will have to go to England to do that he hasn't lived in Oz for a long time.