Thursday, 10 January 2013

Our first thank you from South Sudan and & BOM Update

Well, only a couple of days ago I wrote about our guys and gals in South Sudan and already we have received our first thank you message.

Lynne from QLD only joined us in December and her first quilt went off to South Sudan and it has just arrived.  This thank you email arrived yesterday for Lynne and I from her happy recipent.

I was lucky enough to receive my personalised quilt and laundry bag today– it’s absolutely beautiful & certainly has been made with great care and love!  I also received a box full of goodies – with help from Lynne’s friend Rae  - once again thank you!! You have no idea how much happiness you have bought to Australia house – the rest of the members are waiting in anticipation now for theirs to arrive!


I was all set to include some photos that our recipient sent showing the personalised label that Lynne attached on the quilt as well as the Aussie Hero label.  I had the photos loaded and text written and then realised the label was "Personalised" i.e. showed the recipient's name! LOL  Glad I caught that!

And a thank you message for Pauline

I would just like to say thank you so much for the quilt, laundry bag and the goodies. It is so nice for someone like your self to go out of their way to make gifts for us it really puts a smile on our dials to know that there are people at home thinking of us during our deployment.  
Now time for a Block of the Month (BOM) update.

During the last sewing day on the 2nd and when Terry came over on Monday we managed to put together several quilt kits which will be sewn together at the next couple of sewing days.  I thought you would like to see the BOMs and how fabulous they look together.

  
First up some September BOMs.


These are a few of the OCT/NOV BOM that were sent to me and so I am keeping them to put them together.   Excuse blurry picture - it was taken on Caroline's iphone but it gives you the idea.


Now we move on to December''s wonky nine patch blocks.  




As always I think it is safe to say that these blocks result in some of my favourite quilts!

A question of Rank

During a call with Angela this morning she pointed out that lots of you civvie types out there don't know what the rank abbreviations stand for nor the service they repesent.  We decided that I need to put a rank chart on the blog and I thought that was a great idea ....add it to my list.  Well, it didn't stay on the "To Do" list very long as Angela mentioned it to Amy who straight away got it organised so here you are!  A complete list of the Ranks of the Defence Force.   Hope that helps.

 Australian Defence Ranks

Navy

Abbreviation
Ranking
ADML
Admiral
VADM
Vice Admiral
RADM
Rear Admiral
CDRE
Commodore
CAPT
Captain
CMDR
Commander
LCDR
Lieutenant Commander
LEUT
Lieutenant
SBLT
Sub Lieutenant
ASLT
Acting Sub Lieutenant
MIDN
Midshipman
WO-N
Warrant Officer of the Navy
WO
Warrant Officer
CPO
Chief Petty Officer
PO
Petty Officer
LS
Leading Seaman
AB
Able Seaman
SMN
Seaman

Air Force

Abbreviation
Ranking
ACM
Air Chief Marshal
AIRMSHL
Air Marshal
AVM
Air Vice-Marshal
AIRCDRE
Air Commodore
GPCAPT
Group Captain
WGCDR
Wing Commander
SQNLDR
Squadron Leader
FLTLT
Flight Lieutenant
FLGOFF
Flying Officer
PLTOFF
Pilot Officer
OFFCDT
Officer Cadet
WOFF-AF
Warrant Officer of the Air Force
WOFF
Warrant Officer
FSGT
Flight Sergeant
SGT
Sergeant
CPL
Corporal
LAC/W
Leading Aircraftman/ Aircraftwoman
AC/W
Aircraft man/ Aircraftwoman
NCOCDT
Non-Commissioned Officer Cadet

Army

GEN
General
LTGEN
Lieutenant General
MAJGEN
Major General
BRIG
Brigadier
COL
Colonel
LTCOL
Lieutenant Colonel
MAJ
Major
CAPT
Captain
LT
Lieutenant
2LT
2nd Lieutenant
RSM-A
Regimental Sergeant Major of the Army
WO1
Warrant Officer Class 1
WO2
Warrant Officer Class 2
SSGT
Staff Sergeant
SGT
Sergeant
CPL/BDR
Corporal/ Bombardier
LCPL/LBDR
Lance Corporal/ Lance Bombardier
PTE
Private

This table is now available on a page listed at the top of the blog page for you to reference whenever you get a special request.

Thanks Amy!

Till next time.................keep spreading the word and happy stitching!

2 comments:

  1. It is fun finding your own blocks in those BOM quilts. Is it possible to have some explanation of how/who puts those together?
    And, I was wondering if it would be possible to have a special Quilt Gallery for BOM quilts.

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