Friday, 21 November 2014

Weekly Dispatches 21 Nov

G'day all. Well my week in Canberra is nearly at an end and it is nearly time for me to head back to Sydney.  I have had a wonderful time, have caught up with some really special friends, have met some recipients and handed over some quilts and have done so much more. Today the fellows from 1st Joint Public Affairs Unit came to a sewing day to film us and take pictures. I told them no double chins!  I hope they listened.  Ha Ha 

Tomorrow I drive back to Sydney and on Sunday a few of us have been invited out to farewell HMAS Success.  It is the first time we have been given the opportunity to farewell one of our ships and I am looking forward to it though I am conscious that it will be a sad day for the families and friends who are there.  All I can say is that we will do our best to let the crew know they are not forgotten while they are deployed and many of our quilters and laundry bag makers are poised to send parcels on their way to the crew come Monday morning.

And now enjoy the pictures of this week's quilts.  

1079 quilts and 1330 laundry bags for 2014. 

3479 quilts and  5270 laundry bags in total.


Ann T



 Christine C



Claire


Carolann of the Chocolyn Laughalot Group


Cath



Donna P (front)


And back


Robyn B



Helen S


Jo B



Joan





Keryn



Leigh H


Lynn made the quilt top and Kym quilted it.


Noeleen



Pam M (Vic)





Stephanie D



Ann W



Made by Carol who received a donation from her friend Meg towards expenses...


Michelle created the embroidery for this one and then sent the pieces to Debbie who pieces the quilt top and finished it.


Jan-Maree



This was a block of the month quilt that lots of ladies contributed to including Evelyn who made the two cute sausage dogs blocks shown here and then put the top together.  Robin quilted it and then Evelyn sent it off. 



Evelyn and the girls from the sewing day at my home and quilted by Robin


Julie Robin


Lynn Robin



For those of you waiting for the postal address for HMAS Success - please email me if you have not already received it.  

Till next time.................keep spreading the word and happy stitching!  
Jan-Maree xx

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