A message from the Sinai in Egypt.
And from the same recipient to say thank you for her quilt which one of our Block of the Month quilts.....
First of all, thank you. I am an Able Seaman Marine Technician in the Royal Australian Navy.
Thank you for putting aside much of your own time and effort to create not just a laundry bag, but a tangible reminder of why we are sacrificing and giving up so much of ourselves. To me receiving the laundry bag was not just a new laundry bag but a constant reminder that someone, anyone out side my immediate world, appreciates the contribution individuals make to the greater good. After reading your letter that came with the laundry bag, I can't help but be inspired by the story and the amount of bags and quilts you have supplied.
To the lovely ladies of the Belrose Patchwork and Quilters, my laundry bag that I received takes pride of place at the end of my rack (bed) hanging next to my towel. Every day its is one of the first things I see when I walk into the cabin, and without failure it gets used twice as much as anything else. When I walk around the other cabins I can see that the other sailors and Officers on board our boat have also embraced the laundry bags. Hanging them in a similar sort of fashion, and I only hope that they, as much as I do, appreciate and are as thankful for the contribution the bags represent toward our current serving.
For every bag you send, and every quilt you make, just know that every recipient is ever so thankful for the reminder of home.
You can read it here.