Still finding it hard to keep up with everything as there is so much to do to get AHQ back up and running as well as all that has to be done with our home.
Just got word today that the old house will be demolished sometime next week. I reckon the neighbours will be glad to see the end of the smelly smokey old wreck. We back on to 40 hectares of bush and I am sure that there are some of the bushland critters that have been enjoying the open fridge still stocked with food..... it sure smells ripe! Another reason the neighbours will be glad to see the end of it.
I thought you needed another post so found time to edit a few more of the messages we have received. I will try and get some of the Weekly Dispatches up tomorrow too but it won't be all the ones that I have on file as there are too many. I file the photos in alphabetical order so it will be the first group.... A to whatever I get up to... Bear with me, things will get to a new normal soon.....
I am also hoping to post some pics to show you what some of the money you have all donated is being spent on. The new Aussie Hero HQ is starting to take shape slowly but surely and there is no doubt in my mind that it would not be anywhere near in the shape it is if not for the help of all of you!!
I am so looking forward to Sunday as not only I, and a group of Aussie Hero Friends, will be on the wharf to welcome home HMAS Darwin from her deployment. If you are coming along, please do say hello. The Aussie Hero Friends will be wearing pins like these....
Firstly thanks so much for the very very groovy quilt you have so kindly made for me. I LOVE it!. It adds so much colour to my bed space. Its funny since my time here I have seen so many quilts be delivered, and they are all awesome. i love the fact that they are all personalised.
Hope you enjoy the photo that i have attached.
Its funny listening to people when they receive their quilt - all you hear is' wow - look at my quilt' with a few screams associated - its a very exciting time.
I have been deployed since early February and will be heading home in early August. I am so very excited about going home and seeing my family. My son has had a birthday and has obtained his licence, I have missed a few key events which has been hard. Though in saying that, i am very grateful to have been a part of the awesome Australian contingent over here.
The weather here is out of control, we average 47 degrees, though i have been told next week we will hit 50 degrees. I find it so hard to comprehend.
Back home I am from Canberra and my husband tells me its minus 5 today, so i do not know which is worse. :)
My husband is also a serving member so being apart and away from home is common for us, but its still so hard as you know.
Can I ask that you pass on my massive thanks to Jan-Maree, Leonie, Julie Ann and all the other awesome ladies in the quilt team.
Once again thank you so much!
I just wanted to drop a line to say thank you for the lovely quilt you made and sent to me whilst I was deployed this year.
There was obviously a lot of work and love put into the making of such a fine quilt which I will have all my days.
It was so nice to go to my room at night and see something so special and personal.
The weather was cold and it was well used as well as decorative for my room.
Thank you also for the book. Not my usual genre but my wife enjoyed it on my return.
This was a very thoughtful gift from home and very welcome when you are so far away.
The postcard was great. With electronics taking over, you don't receive postcards these days.
Wish you well and thank you again.
Till next time............keep spreading the word and happy stitching!