A message to a follower who left a message on last night's post about getting together in Brisbane - I am not able to contact you to pass on details so if you really would like to get in touch please send me an email.
I want to introduce you to a lovely new Friend of Aussie Heroes.
I just have to share this little story that Peggy shared on Facebook last night.
And here is another reason to smile, especially for Lorraine and her group who made the quilt and Sue S who made the laundry bag.
I have attached a photograph of myself with both my beautiful quilt and the most "Awesome laundry bag in the World"!!!! I really do appreciate the time and effort that was expended to manufacture both of these awesome gifts. It has not been cool enough just yet to use the quilt but the laundry bag is used everyday and is sooo cool! Being in Aviation it was a perfect fit and was specifically sent to me through Chaplain Stuart but do not know who exactly. Please pass this onto the person responsible, should you know who.
Thank you and your quilters again from me. I and everyone who has received these gifts really do appreciate the time and dedication that you all commit to making these items and will always remind us of your commitment to supporting the deployed forces.
If you look closely at the laundry bag you will see that it is covered in helicopters. Sue found that fabric at a market in Melbourne for a ridiculous price and managed to get two laundry bags out of it! I have to admit that I was just a tad jealous of her find!
You never know just how much your parcel is going to mean to someone in addition to the fact that you are sending them a quilt and/or a laundry bag. It is not unusual to receive a thank you in which you read that this is one of the few parcels a person has received, or maybe even the only one, or perhaps it has arrived at a crucial time. The following two thank you messages are perfect examples of what I mean.
The following thank you message is for Sue R, a new Aussie Hero Friend -
And this one for Kiwi Karen
Apologies for the delayed response. I have received the quilt, laundry bag and all the other goodies along with it. I have just returned from Afghanistan and didn't see them until late last week. Thanks heaps again for the personalized quilt and laundry bag. This was in fact the very first welfare pack I received since I've been on deployment and means a lot to me. I have no family in Australia and my parents live overseas. I moved to Australia a decade ago and decided to join the forces to give back to the community that provided me a new home to live. Really appreciate the work done by your team and would be grateful if you please pass on my gratitude and thanks to the wonderful people and kids supporting our soldiers on the front line.
Till next time................keep spreading the word and happy stitching!