It is always lovely to be able to share some thank you messages and photos
and this one is particularly nice. This fellow's Mum requested
a quilt and laundry bag for him and she wrote on his behalf.
I don't have much else to say except thank you again.
It was nice to get something homemade and it really helps to be able to pick my laundry bag out of the otherwise identical ones in the laundry. Our issue ones are all the same, white cotton mesh, and sometimes you can end up bringing the wrong bag of clothes back to your living area ! haha.
Things up here are pretty good at the moment, its really long periods of fairly standard patrol, with a few exciting moments popping up at random. The heats a factor, its around 39 degrees outside, but down in the engine room where I work it can get up to about 60 when everything is running at full speed. Its good for losing weight anyways.
Thanks once again for the gift.
Karen B also received a couple of lovely thank you emails from ANZAC.
Thank you so much for the laundry bag you made, its a good feeling to know that the people back home are looking out for us. Again thank you it was a lovely gesture
This was also sent to Karen but unfortunately she didn't make the actual cookie laundry bag. Linda did so I have forwarded the thank you on.
Today I received a lovely laundry bag that was made by you, I just wanted to say a big thanks for it as the one I picked is bright blue with cookies over it, blue being my favourite colour it brightens up my day whenever I see it and it means allot knowing we have support from back in Aus and kind people like yourself are thinking of us while we are serving overseas.
The chaplain is trying to keep track of who sent over the individual bags but, given the number we have sent, and the fact that some of the boxes arrived with only the address on the back of the box, I am sure he can be forgiven for getting some of them mixed up.
I know some of you are as impatient as the crew for the quilts you have sent to HMAS ANZAC to arrive but I have confirmed with the Chaplain that none arrived in the last batch of mail. Not sure when the next batch will be but I am sure we will hear as soon as the boxes are ripped open.
I don't know if this tickles anyone's fancy but I have more scraps that i know what to do with and i am gradually sorting them out. Here is a crammed full bag of strings . If anyone thinks they would like to make some more string blocks quilts as per the String Block Tutorial just let me know. You will need to send me a 3kg pre-paid satchel. I think the strings will just about fill it but if not I will make sure it is full to the brim with other donated goodies. Most important - contact me before you send the satchel in case someone else has pipped you at the post.
When I started the Aussie Hero Blog I deliberately didn’t think about what I was getting myself into, because I knew if I did, I might not be game enough to go ahead. I just felt that one way or another I could make it work if I started small enough and let it grow gradually. And that is just what has happened.
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