This message was left on facebook for us by one of our special Aussie Heroes who is about to return home. He has been one of our biggest supporters and has been receiving and distributing our laundry bags for us where ever he can. AND he has clocked up over 37 years of service in the RAAF! A real gent and an absolute Aussie Hero!
A hard act to follow but here is a good story and it goes like this....
Janelle made this awesome helicopter themed quilt and sent me a picture. Well of course we had to try and find an appropriate person to give it to so I emailed my handsome friend here (on the left) and asked him if he was able to find just the right person to present it to. He wrote back and said he felt he had found just the right person if Janelle didn't mind him giving her quilt to an American. This lovely young lady is currently on an exchange posting to a unit in Australia. Whilst here she has been deployed to Operation Slipper. She is "over there" working on helicopters. Now my feeling, and Janelle agreed with me, is that if that is what the fellows over there think is the right thing to do, then that is just fine by me. Americans have given our guys and girls quilts in the past and it is so nice that Janelle has given our blokes the opportunity to return the favour.
Looks like a perfect match to me! Don't you think so?
And this is my favourite email for the day because this is one of the most purely fun quilts I have made. I emailed this fellow to see if his quilt had turned up on Toowoomba and this is the response I received. It just made me smile!
OMG I did:) Thank you so much for that. I love it and I can't wait for show it to my families:) You are guys are so kind and thoughtful. I'm so proud to be in the Navy.
Till next time.................keep spreading the word and happy stitching!