979 quilts and 1469 laundry bags overall!
Well it looks like we have hit the ground running this week - holidays are just about over and lots of Aussie Hero Friends are back on deck, and just as well as I have a healthy supply of requests for us all to sew for!
Funny note - today is the anniversary of the first time that Caroline, A.K.A. Deputy Nut, left a comment on the blog! How far we have come. Actually at the end of this month we will be starting a new regular post - "This Time Last Year" - looking back at what we were doing a year ago. So, that is bound to bring back some memories, for all of us, as I won't be writing it. Janine has "volunteered" to do it! Thanks Janine!
Friday's are usually a busy day for me so just as an explanation I am not going to write something about every quilt and laundry bag I show you unless there is something special to tell you about it. Also, to be guarentee being included in the Quilts of the Week post please get your photos in by Thursday night, or as early in the week as you can manage as it is too hard for me to try and add in loads of photos on Friday during the day. And I will try and remember to remind you a couple of days before as well.
Now on with the show!
and I had hoped the picture would turn out better but written on the Aussie letters are all sorts of Aussie words and place names.
I can send you this template if anyone wants it - you can use any pig but this is one that was sent to me.
Can you tell I have been enjoying sewing during the quieter period over the Christmas break.
More of Caroline's work
(name on the other side)
This is one of the quilts made as a result of Kylie's Mystery Quilt run over the Christmas break. you will be seeing more of these
These letters and Roos were done with fabric paint pens!
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. I would like to say to your son Nicholas that I hope the surgery went well and that the recovery be quick and as free of problems as possible. i hope this letter finds you all safe and well.
I am writing this email to thank you for taking the time to make and send me a quilt. It has already come in handy a few times with the temperature dropping and a can't thank you enough for this. Thank you again for quilt and I wish you all the best in the New Year. It is good to know that there are people back home thinking of us. Regards,
Till next time..................keep spreading the word and happy stitching!