Recently Carol M wrote to me offering some fabric for donation out of gratitude for the quilt that her son received whilst on HMAS Newcastle. She told me where she lived and, as I usually do, I looked for someone in her area. As Carol L made the son's quilt I started with her and lo and behold found that they both live in the same small town.
Carol M was a very grateful mother who was delighted to meet the lady who had made a quilt for her son. Carol L said later that it was wonderful to meet Carol, such a lovely lady who is so proud of her son. "Hearing his story was inspiring, to know your hearts desire at 15 and push to enlist, fantastic." said Carol L.
Carol M also said
"I'd like to give you all a big pat on the back for the wonderful gift you give our service personnel serving overseas"
Thank you for the laundry bag - it is perfect! It was a nice surprise when I received the package today, and it certainly made my day all the better. I am quite partial to bright clothes/items, so the laundry bag will complement my cabin. I would like to thank you for taking the time to make the bag and write to me; it is greatly appreciated and it makes the distance from home seem not so far.
I am the senior Officer of the Watch onboard HMAS Melbourne, responsible for the navigation and operation of the ship whilst at sea. Although the ship will be deployed for seven months and the hours can be long, I can assure you that that crew of Melbourne are motivated and committed to achieving our mission.
Thanks again for your kind gift - it has made my week!
You are a star, my quilt arrived today and it has made my tour, the effort and attention to detail is outstanding, the Welsh Dragon is perfect made me very home sick, even though I live in Australia..
This is a lovely thing that you do and you can be assured it is well received by everyone involved, the quilt will take pride and place where ever we are,,
You ladies are an absolute credit to all..
I shared this on the Facebook page but for the non-Facebookers...
A message from the Chaplain on HMAS Melbourne
Thanks to you we are fast becoming a ship of smiles. There is real joy when they receive their quilts. Thanks so much for this wonderfully supportive ministry.
Blessings to you and all the team.