Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Happy Mail 20 November

G'day all.  
At last a lovely sunny day in Sydney today - but still a great day for sewing.....if only I could get away from my laptop.  LOL

Tonight, for Happy Mail, I thought I would share with you the sorts of emails that I am receiving back from the crew of HMAS Melbourne once they hear that their quilts or laundry bags are on their way to them.  I think they will leave you in no doubt that what we are doing is appreciated across the board.  I am very conscious of the fact that I see all the messages that come in and that, in itself, can be so encouraging.   I want you to enjoy some of that encouragement as well.
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Thank you so very much.  I am very much looking forward to receiving this kind gesture and will be sure to have a photo of myself and gift in transit soon after arrival.
Again thank you so much it is an excellent thing that you and your team do
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Thank you very much. All your efforts are greatly appreciated not only from myself and the crew of HMAS Melbourne, but from the greater Defence Force Community
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Jan-Maree ....THANK YOU, THANK YOU , THANK YOU
I'll gladly let you know when it arrives... I await its arrival with baited breath and eager anticipation
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I am sure I'm going to love it and thankyou very much for all your effort. It will be greatly appreciated and definitely a humbling feeling that others are doing such a thing. 

Thanks again and really looking forward to seeing it
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Jan-Maree,
Thank you very much Jan.  I cant wait to see it thank you very much and I will let you know as soon as it arrives.
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Thankyou for forwarding this on to me, it is greatly appreciated. I will send you an email once I recieve it
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Thank you so much for letting me know. Also can I just take the opportunity to thank you and everyone who put so much time and effort into organising and making the quilts/bags for us. I am personally extremely grateful, it brings a lot of happiness to everyone involved in the deployment to receive them.

Thanks once again and I will be sure to let you know when it arrives.
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Thank you very much. I will be sure to let you know when it arrives and I will take some photos of it out on the flight deck.

It means a lot  that your organisation would take the time to make the quilts and laundry bags for deployed personnel.

Keep up the great work.
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Thanks so much for your email, and I look forward to receiving the quilt.

Such a wonderful program you have put together, its heartwarming to know we have the support back home.

You, and all the quilt makers, are a credit to Australian society, and I am very proud to be in receipt of such a special gift.

Thanks for keeping the Aussie Spirit alive
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Thank you so much for these quilts, I'm very much looking forward to them.

I will email you as soon as it arrives. Hope you have a fantastic day.
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Thankyou very much for the Aussie Hero Quilt.  I look forward to receiving it at our next port visit.  I will advise as soon as I receive it.

The support that you and your team have provided to HMAS MELBOURNE has been greatly appreciated and I can genuinely say that it makes a difference.  Thank you.
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:-)

Seeing as we don't have a Block of the Month for November there is not so much mail to show you.  I received three quilt tops this week.

Two from Julie


Julie


and one from Louise.


I expect Happy Mail posts might be a little shorter for a while as people are getting ready for Christmas and holidays.  Now is probably a good time to tell you that, like last year, I will reduce the number of weekly posts a little over the December/January period.  I will let you know the dates but I will probably pare them back to Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  I look forward to a break like everyone else but let me tell you, it feels a little strange when I do it.  I will still keep the Request Lists going though and will still be answering emails and posting Weekly dispatches.  Anyway, that is just a heads up seeing as there is so much on for me in the next two weeks I thought I should mention it now while I thought of it.

I have a special day coming up tomorrow.   One of our recipients has kindly invited me to go to Victoria Barracks in Paddington for morning tea tomorrow.  After that I will be meeting with a chaplain for an "Intro to Aussie Heroes" chat.   You never know, I just may have some photos for you tomorrow night.

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

1 comment:

  1. Great response from the Melbourne - have a nice time in Paddington.

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