Here in the East coast we are enjoying a lovely long weekend. It is Sunday morning as I write this and today I have these two new recruits, Lisa and Chelly, coming along to join me for some sewing so that we can do some more work on their quilt.
Tomorrow I will be spending most of the day in the kitchen preparing the food for one of my son's 17th birthday party tomorrow night. Obviously I will be in the kitchen serving the food tomorrow night. I would give you a run down of the menu but this isn't a cooking blog so you will just have to use your imagination! LOL
Yes, I have twins but that does not mean they party together! My other son is heading back to Boarding School in the morning so sometime between now and then I have to make a batch of chocolate chip cookies -that will be today's baking.
I guess you can work out that means that tomorrow night's post will be brief. I do have some news to pass on though so it will be worth a quick read.
During Toowoomba’s deployment, there has been nothing more uplifting and morale boosting than receiving a care package full of goodies from home. I, like many others on Toowoomba had the special privilege in receiving a care package from a group called Aussie Hero Quilts.
Aussie Hero Quilts is a group of talented, dedicated people who had decided by creating home-made quilts and laundry bags so they could bring a little bit of Australia to the troops on the front line, showing support for all Australian Service Men and Women deployed over sea’s.
Right at the beginning of Toowoomba’s deployment, Chaplain Lewis canvassed the crew for personnel interested in having a quilt or laundry bag made for them and by sending a personal email request and some background of our
selves to AHQ, the sewing ma-chines were set in motion.
During the first two patrols we kept an eye on the incoming mail and patiently waited (noting the distance the packages had to travel and the time and care that went into a hand made quilt), but before too long we were greeted by care packages containing our special quilts and laundry bags.
As the deployment draws to a close, it is hard to find a cabin without AHQ quilts on sailors beds or go down to the laundry and not hang up an AHQ laundry bag.
So from all of us on HMAS TOOWOOMBA, we wish to recognise the members of AHQ for showing your support for us by your hard work and time in creating our marvellous quilts and laundry bags. You have lifted the spirits of the crew and provided a welcome
distraction to the daily grind of ship life and we thankyou for it.
Written by XXXXXXX (Proud Quilt and Laundry bag owner)
I intend to send a reply to the ship on Tuesday as there is not much longer to get a message to them before they come home. If you would like me to include a message from you in my email either email it to me, leave a comment on the blog or PM me.
For now, it is time to share a few more thank you messages.