This fellow received a cool laundry bag from Angela with toys soldiers on it. Can't show you a pic as it has the initials on it but it was made out of toy soldier fabric! Love it. And so did he and he has just given me permission to share these pics when he sent so that Angela could put a face to the name.
Obviously he is the fellow on the left in the first photo. That is the Afghanistan flag but I am sure you know that. How would you like to try and reproduce that on a quilt? And one of these photos has the Kyber Pass in the background, on the Afghan/Pakistan border. I am guessing in the the first photo also but check out that haze! Kind of spoils any view really.
I am a little embarrassed at how many of these emails are addressed to me but I have actually been sending off quite a few quilts and laundry bags of late and also I am an easy point of contact for people who are working long hours seeing as they contacted me in the first place. I always pass any thank you messages on to those involved with the quilts etc before I post them if I can.
Just like to start by saying thank you very much and the quilt is just the best thing I have received in a long time and am one of the most happiest sailors around at the moment. I can see just how much time and effort has gone in to making it and it will be the pride and pleasure not only on my rack at sea but my bed at home when I am not at sea.
I received the quilt just prior to going on leave, I just got back.
How wonderful, I can still feel the tingling sensation when I first opened the box. It is absolutely beautiful ! (I nearly cried) I will write a letter of thanks to Liz, who completed the fine work, and also to your wonderful team. It will take pride of place in my home when I get back.
I have photos and will send them soon, I'm just a little under the pump at the moment, catching up from being away for the last two weeks. Many heart felt thanks, Warm regards,
I have just returned from leave with my family to find that the quilt and laundry bag has arrived safely.
Thank you so much for your kind gift which provides a bit of colour to a sometimes drab room and will be a great memory of my deployment and the kindness of the Australian people supporting those of us serving overseas. As you could imagine, the temperatures here are not inviting to the quilts immediate use but as the temps are continuing towards 40 degrees, the air conditioning systems are working hard so the quilt will come in very handy. The laundry bag was commissioned into active service immediately.
Keep up the great work and please pass my gratitude on to Gale as well. yours sincerely
I received the quilt about 2 weeks ago. It is very beautiful and I love the bright colours of Kangaroos and flowers. Thank you for taking the time to make and send me the quilt along with Tim Tams and lollies. Everyone here talks about the organisation and think it is just wonderful what you are all doing. Thank you again,
Today I received my laundry bag and it's absolutely gorgeous...thank you soooo much...I love it:) Please pass on to all your ladies how grateful everyone here are with their quilts and bags. We are humbled by their generosity.