Sunday, April 19, 2009


What a delightfull treat. I went to my postbox and found a lovely parcel from Pip at Rest Is Not Idleness Pip had made some lovely Quince Paste (which she gives the recipe for on her blog) and wanted to share some with me when I said that I loved it too. The paste arrived all sealed up and in a lovely little box

as well as that Pip included a little red organza bag that held a grogeous red beaded rose pin that she had made, and the cutest little bounding bunny (check these out on her blog also).

My lovely cheese and fruit plate I made last night that featured that yummy Quince Paste.

Thank you so much Pip, the real treasure in that box is friendship.. how wonderful to think that technology enables two people that might not have met under ordinary circumstances to 'meet' and share bounty. Do look at Pips blog, its so nice to see people living a sustainable life in these times when our economy is battling. I think most of us will benefit from becoming more selfsufficient and thats not an imposition.. its rather nice to produce homemade/grown goodies for our families.


our shabby cottage said...

YUM! What a delightful treat!

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

What a sweet treat and goodies, thank you for sharing, I will have to check out her blog!! Have a happy day!
♥ Teresa

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful treat for you!!!
Great Post!!

Rest is not idleness said...

Happy that you enjoyed it all. I hope your neck is getting better.
take care

Federica said...

Hello Marylin, thanks for your comment! Even a simple "hello" is always nice, don't you think?
I hope to keep in touch with you!
By the way, I like your post, it's great!
Hugs, Federica.

Wendy said...

I love your blog title and picture. Last year my sister and I went to Squim Washington to all the Lavendar farms. Wow! what a sight it was to see all the fields of lavendar in bloom. My sister lives on 10 acres in Monterey California, a perfect place to grow lavendar, so we are in the process of propogating them to plant hopefull later this year.
Wendy - Mrs Peeks Farmhouse

Leisa said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. You will have to change your no-reply so I can send you an email back!

Grace said...

confession: i have NEVER tasted quince. never ever. i'll bet it made a tasty addition to your cheese plate, though. what a great gift!

Federica said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog, I hope you get well soon!
I look forward for your netx post!
Hugs, Federica.

Jeanette said...

Gday Marilyn,
What a lovely surprise to go to your letter box and find this lovely parcel. Your Fruit and cheese platter looks so yummy..

Tootsie said...

what a wonderful treat!!! looks very tasty!
thanks for the visit to my birthday party and blog anniversary!!!! I am so glad I have my brought so many wonderful people into my life!

~♥~ Monica S said...

Lucky you!!! :-)
Friendships are great. I have had a little break, but thought alot of you, and missed you...


Anonymous said...

Come on over to my blog... I am having a huge Give Away! !

Pink Slippers said...

I love getting packages, It's so much fun!

Modern Country said...

Yes a delightful treat!

Thank you so much for your thoughtful words, hugs from me!


My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

What a lovely surprise for you Marilyn I just love getting parcel in the mail. So how is the weather down your way?? we are on high flood alert again, Bello is cut off again & Lismore has gone under. There are so many people here who cannot get back into their homes yet after the last flood. Mother Nature sure is cranky about something huh.We are all crossing our fingers & toes for the rain to go.
Have a great weekend

Lyn xxx

Thank you for your lovley comment to me xxx

Hill upon Hill said...

This is truly lovely. I do hope that you are feeling better now.