Hello Pennie and Anna,
What a lovely surprise to receive my beautiful laundry bag so quickly!! It is absolutely gorgeous and I truly appreciate the effort that you went to! Especially considering how busy you are, working as an ED nurse, looking after two little ones when your daughter is away AND quilting for deployed forces! You are the reason that I do the job I do! The amazing Australian spirit is alive and well!!!
A little about me, I am in the Australian Army, and have served for 17 years. My husband is a serving member as well, and has been looking after our children whilst working full time. We have four children, two boys, XXXX would have been 8 years old, XXXX is 7 years, and two girls, XXX 4 and XXXX 2 and a 1/2. I miss them so very much and look forward to going home soon on leave to see them. Then back here for a few more weeks and then home!
I work in a small team and am very blessed to have such a wonderful team. We all get on fabulously which makes the trip go a lot quicker.
I hope my quilt request wasn't too difficult, and I look forward to seeing how it turns out; I'm sure it will be very lovely!!!
Sorry it has taken me so long to send you an email it has been a busy time over here.
Thank you so much for taking time out of your days and making my quilt and laundry bag I love it and you have done such an amazing job with it.
I felt very spoilt when I opened both boxes and had treats in there as well.
I have had a like for vikings for a long time so I am very happy with how the quilt turned out and how awesome the laundry bag is.
Thank you again very much for making it you have done an amazing job.
Thank you sooo much for the laundry bag. I had been having quite a taxing time at work for a few weeks, away from my regular office on a few different tasks and to get back 'home' to my office and have this lovely package waiting for me was extremely heart warming. The laundry bag is beautiful thank you so much, and the care package was very much appreciated (the biscuits didn't last long at all, thank you from my team), and thank you for the car, it is really nice to have some 'trinkets' or tokens to have in my workspace to look at when I'm daydreaming, so thanks again. White is my car color of choice too.
I've been writing this email in between work interruptions so I hope it is coherent. Once again thank you to you and all the other Aussie Hero Quilters. They really are appreciated.
Thank you so much for the time and effort toward my quilt. Very much appreciated.
May I suggest you change your team preference in AFL to Port Power for 3 reason; they are South Australian, have a very cool uniform and are your traditional blue collar die hard club. Girl thing, but have good legs too.
Chelsea Football Club is the sporting team closest to my heart. I was born in England and played for them to the age of 16. My father decided to immigrate at that point. Although I was quite disappointed in immigrating to Australia at the time, on hind sight my father made a great decision. I still follow them very closely and I will cherish and proudly display my quilt to anyone that ventures into my home.
Once again, thank you for investing your time toward something for myself. Most appreciated.
I am a Lieutenant Engineering Officer currently posted to HMAS Rankin. I was lucky enough to receive a quilt and laundry bag from your amazing organisation. On behalf of the whole crew of HMAS Rankin I would like to sincerely thank you and your group of volunteers for taking the time to make us these wonderful products.
On a more personal note, I would like to thank Blackhead Beach Quilts for making my quilt. It did get quite some use while at sea as it was too hot for a doona, I found the quilt was exactly what I needed.
Keep up the good work, I can assure you that those that received your gift are humbled by the generosity and are extremely grateful.
Hopefully the weather down in Melbourne isn’t too cold for you this winter!
Till next time... keep spreading the word and happy stitching!