Went to the Coffs Hotel with Judy and Sandy (pictured) for a drink with Bill....actually, Bill's quilt. Bill was a much loved local and a 100 year old veteran. He received his quilt just before he passed away and his quilt now hangs in the pub where he used to sit. Such a beautiful way to make sure he is remembered.
A quiet night last night but a big sewing day today and a BBQ tonight... home tomorrow.
Starting with a comment that is part of an email I received from my contact in South Sudan...
"Just to let you know, your quilts and laundry bags are very much talked about by everyone. Everyone is proud to show them around and see all the creations. They are very special and we all know they are made with love from home.”
I have found myself in a strange place. I'm a little overwhelmed and speechless from your blanket, knowing that many hands were included in creating such a masterpiece. the thought, effort and time that has gone into creating such a meaningful and personalised quilt leaves me feeling unworthy of such an item.
I feel as though there are many men/women out there more deserving then myself. I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you. You are very talented people that demonstrate the true meaning of selflessness ,kindness and generosity.
I'm honoured to have received this gift and can assure you it will be treasured. I'd be happy for you to forward this message on to the angels that helped so you all can get a bit of an idea how much your work means to me and all the veterans receiving them.