Monday, 16 January 2012

Today's goodies from the postie.

Look what Mr Postman bought me today.  In the land of OZ parcels are delivered but a private contractor who brings them to the door and leaves them if they don't require signature.   My local contractor is getting to know this house well these days.

This first parcel is from Christine - three lovely laundry bags - one plain one and two for two gentlemen.  These will probably be the last ones I give out initials for - easier to manage if you just put patches for the soldiers to write their own initials.  Christine also included a length of extra wide backing which I am sure will find a home very soon, it is such a lovely colour!
Then Sue sent this lovely bundle.  She included BOLD STAR which is a lovely quilt top sewn by the Quilting Block Swaps Australia sewers and you can see the whole quilt top here.  Sue also included the blue spot for binding and the white sheeting for backing and, as if that wasn't enough, a bunch of orphan blocks AND, very generously, a charm pack for me!  I am feeling very spoilt!
I haven't had time to spread out the orphan blocks on my design wall yet but I will do it tomorrow and show you then.  In the mean time I have some work to do to get quilt backings ready for layering on Wednesday.

Before I go - I want to share some pictures that the lovely warrant officer sent me - these are Dutch Apache helicopters. The photos were taken by the lovely Warrant Officer, during a ramp ceremony for three Australian soldiers that were killed in a helicopter crash. The helicopters did a fly past, one pulled up vertically and fired flares while the other one continued the fly past.  A spectacular sight in somber circumstances, but I think it amplifies why we are doing what we do.  Our servicemen and women are doing their duty and making our country incredibly proud in a dangerous environment.  Quilts and laundry bags, though greatly appreciated by those in service, seem such a small recognition.


Keep spreading the word and happy stitching!

3 comments:

  1. Jan-Maree, you are doing such a great job!

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  2. I love what you are doing, I would like to help by donating some backing fabrics. Could you please get in contact with me as I am having trouble email you......Thanks

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