This one for Nancy for a request from Sue and Aileen
Hi Julie Ann, I would like to thank you for the laundry you made for me, it's lovely. I will be missing my family this Christmas but we keep very busy so the time will pass. Thank you for thinking of us here it means a great deal to us all. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
For Fran T
I was one of the lucky ones to receive of your wonderful quilts made especially for me, as well as my very own laundry bag. Thank you sooooo much, I was so excited when I saw the package sitting on my bed with the Aussie Heros sticker in the corner, I opened your parcel before I opened my mum's :-)
Your kind gifts have been received and distributed to the lads and ladies in our Force Protection team. When I walked in with the laundry bags and the bag of goodies, they were curious and (despite regular communications on AHQ) they wanted to know more about AHQ. The bags were gratefully received as the individuality of each bag saves a lot of looking at night when there are several hundred bags of the same size and colour. And to have something from home is always well received. Rob and Liz. Thank you very much for your generosity and support. It is well received and recognised among the troops. Thank you very much. To you and your family, please have a merry XMAS and happy new year. ps. don't tell the Force Protection boys, but, I saw them comparing laundry bags. Tough, yeah right. Stay well, stay safe.
I just want to say a big thank you to Aussie Hero Quilts - my quilt and laundry bag arrived with some welcome goodies and certainly brightened my day!! The weather is getting colder and the snow is creeping down the mountains, but it is lovely to add some colour and warmth to my room with one of your amazing quilts - thankyou for your love, support and generosity - it means a lot to all of us!
Yes the quilt that your organisation sent to me had been received. Thank you so much for that. I really love the quilt and the laundry bag that arrive a few days back with my initials on it. I was the envy of my colleagues.
I enclosed some of the photos of the quilt. I don't have one for the laundry bag yet but I'll send one when I have the chance.
Thank you so much for supporting us. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Please keep safe and continue your fantastic work. You and your group should be very proud of yourselves, we soldiers are.
Yep, that just made my day!
Now, some admin.
First up Pigs and 7RAR
I have been reliably informed that those from 7RAR would think it was pretty cool if there was a pig on their quilt or laundry bag somewhere but just because someone's address includes the "7RAR TG" does not mean that person is normally a member of 7RAR. Sometimes they are just attached for this deployment. For example, an engineer attached to 7RAR would not have the same appreciation for pigs! I will try and confirm from now on if the request comes from a 7RAR member or one attached and will try to remember to let you know. It would be wise to check with me though in case I haven't remembered to ask or pass the info on. If you would like to make some piggy themed laundry bags on their own I am able to give you an address to send them to so that they will go to 7RAR members who will receive them
When I receive a request I always cut and paste the info to avoid typographical errors in the spelling of names, or the PM Keys numbers or any other details in the address. That doesn't mean that the original address doesn't contain a mistake from time to time. I think I pick most of them up but if I thought if I explained the features of a standard address you might be able to pick up errors too if I miss them
I don't think I have come across a different postcode that has not been an error.
If I see something that does not fit in with the above pattern I always query I and if I pass you something that appears different please feel free to query it with me.
Fallen Warrior Quilt Updates.
As we all know Christmas is drawing near and with that comes all the normal extra events and activities that entails and it also heralds the start of the summer holidays for many. I have made the decision that December is a good time to slow the blog down a little for a few weeks. Everyone is a busier trying to fit everything in, me included, so hopefully you won't miss a couple of posts a week too much.
Starting on Monday 10 December there will be three posts a week instead of six.
(Jill, I hope you will cope!)
I will post every Monday with a Friend of the Week post - I can always use more volunteers if anyone wants to put their hand up. Every Wednesday I will post the Happy Mail and every Friday I will post Quilts of the Week. I will add on any thank you messages or other relevant information onto those posts so you won't miss out on anything. There will not be a Friends of the Week post on the 24th of December. I am planning something else, if I can get some help from past and present deployed members. Sorry, Aussie Hero Friends, but I am hoping to keep it a surprise. Hee Hee
Normal posting schedule will resume on Monday the 7th of January and to give you something to look forward to I have an exciting announcement for something I have been working on which I will release on Tuesday the 8th.