Small world indeed - that must have been the talk I gave to the Rotary Club recently. You just never know who are you are going to reach when you talk about Aussie Heroes!
What a gorgeous, selfless man. Could we not do with more like him in this county!
Before you ask, I headed to the post office yesterday morning with a second quilt for this Hero. There is just enough time to get one to him.
Seriously - who would head over to winter in Afghanistan with only a summer weight sleeping bag and why are we not issuing these blokes with appropriate gear - why do they have to provide it?
Finally, speaking as a MUM, guys if you are heading over in the near future please ask around and find out what you need and take the right gear! Our quilts are good but they are no match for the snow and the cold that you will experience over there!
Only a very few items of the loads that we have sent to HMAS ANZAC have made it through so far. Karen B received a thoughtful hand written thank you letter from this young man and I have type up part to share with you.
Once again, thank you
Did you know it is actually easier to get mail to those in Afghanistan that it is to those on HMAS ANZAC? A very small mail delivery made it in mid October, another was due around ten days later and it was supposed to be a big one, but it didn't happen, probably because they were too busy keeping the shipping lanes free! Now they have to wait till mid to late November! I guess they are used to it but I am not sure I would be so patient!
Please be encouraged, if you are working on an ANZAC quilt to get it in the mail sooner rather than later (if you can) so that it makes it to the ship. I want to send the Chaplains quilt off in the next week or so and even though it is late October there is no way to know if it will make it in time for Christmas!
I have three more lovely thank you messages for tonight!
First up these ladies combined to send a fabulous quilt (Liz), Eagles laundry bag (Marg) and care package to this lucky but very deserving fellow.
The next two messages were posted on Facebook but I am sharing it here so that all you non-FB ladies can enjoy it too! This first one relates to quilt that Nancy sent off from Kalgoorlie.
I just want to say thankyou,I received my quilt last week and so appreciate it.The difference you guys make to us over here means a lot. Keep up the good work and again thankyou.
This one relates to a quilt that Tracey sent off.
HI, Just letting you know that the quilt that you sent off for my Nans friends son was recieved. He is greatly appreciative and says a HUGE THANKYOU!!!!!!
He will be taking a picture so I can post it on here.
WOW!!! I am so delighted by the number of you who are keen to attend, especially from interstate! The date is set for Saturday the 8th of December.
Email Caroline (aka Deputy Nut) if you can make it.
The end of the month is coming up. I am dying to see what new BOM blocks have arrived at Naomi's this week - only another few days to go till the new November BOM block is released. I think you are going to like it and Kylie has already picked the December BOM and I am sure you are going to like that one too!
Great work this last week everyone.
Hope you have all had a great weekend.
Till next time.............keep spreading the word and happy stitching!