Some lovely messages to enjoy tonight but first it is time to remind you all of our upcoming Christmas Dinner.
It will be held at my home in Sydney on Thursday the 11th of December at 630 for 7pm. I need to start working out numbers so if you are planning on coming please send me an email to friendsofAHQ@gmail.com and put Christmas Dinner in the subject line.
Also, have you started making your Laundry Bag for the Christmas Dinner Challenge yet?
I received the first bag in the mail yesterday! I am looking forward to seeing the rest.
I have just received the wonderful quilt you made for me. Thankyou so much for such an awesome gift. I was very surprised to see that it was made by you, XXXX's mother. I briefly lived next to XXXX in the lines just before he deployed.
Please also send along my thanks to your friend Sally. She made a very cool beanie and it will come in handy in the next few weeks as the temperature starts to drop.
I am very glad to hear that XXXX's deployment inspired you to become involved in such a great cause. The last time I was over here the organization didn't exist, but our work was in the media and more known to the general population. So we would receive lots of nice letters and packages from people at home. Now days very few Australians seem to understand that we are still here. It makes me glad that the Aussie Hero Quilt bunch do this and show so many that we aren't forgotten.
Once again thankyou so much for the quilt and the beanie from Sally. I hope all is well at home with yourself and your family.
Good morning Maree and Jan-Maree,
I received the quilt and laundry bag today, when the parcel arrived I was very excited by what could be inside. I waited until I went back to my room after dinner before I opened the package (its a bit like Xmas really), I have to say, what a fantastic piece of artwork. I could not have imagined what the quilt would look like, but based on the photos that I had seen of previous ones I was sure it would be great, I am worried about putting it on the bed though in case it gets dirty...........In all honesty, this reminds me of home especially my grand kids rooms who spend a lot of time with us, my mother in law when she was alive was a seamstress who also quilted, and it will be a pleasure to return to my room each day and reflect on home.
I can say with all honesty that everyone who is deployed, who have taken up the opportunity of a quilt, has had their time deployed made that much more comfortable and easier. I thank you all with much gratitude for the tireless and selfless work that you and your organisation devote to this project. . Please keep up the good work, in all areas, it is greatly appreciated by all.
For Cher T
I recently had the pleasure of receiving your quilt and laundry bag. Thank you very much for all the effort you put into both items. They are very pleasing to look at and certainly bring some colour and joy to my mess. I loved the jerky you have very good taste! Cheers also for the Sudoku book - hopefully I can graduate from the easy level by the end of the deployment.
Thank you for all that you do for Defence members serving overseas, it is greatly appreciated.
My quilt arrived today. Thank you so much - I love it (and the little goodies you put in there as well)! I love pink and turquoise so it was perfect. It fits nicely on my single bed. It brightens up my room immensely!
Thanks so much again for the beautiful quilt.
Upon my return home next year, the quilt will remind each of us of this deployment experience (amongst the others). Moreover, the quilt will serve as a reminder of why I choose to soldier, and of the sacrifices my wife and son make in their support for me. Thus, in closing – all three of us wanted to thank you, Lynn, Kym and the families of the Aussie Hero Quilts team for providing such a wonderful gift. In doing so, we wanted each of you to know that you have personally touched our family (as you have many others) in a way that will be remembered and treasured.