I hope this finds you all well. It has been a busy couple of days with a late night last night, catching up on emails after being out a good portion of the day. Another WPH ladies working day today so catching up on emails again.
I have photos to share of yesterday's great day with the Invictus Team but need the time to write up the post. Tomorrow is the day for that.... I promise.
For now, enjoy these great messages.
This gorgeous quilt by Sandy and her team arrived today. The message I received said that he loves it.
Good Evening Raelyne,
Joan and Robin, just a quick note to express my admiration of your work on the laundry bags. I have three in a box in my office, just waiting for the next bunch of soldiers, recently arrived, to realise that they really need one.
Looking through them I realised how much thought and imagination you put into them and how magnificent are the results. I make the odd thing myself at home, so know how much hard work goes into producing those results, too. So I’d thought I’d drop you a line in appreciation.
I would like to express my sincere thankyou for the laundry bag that you made and sent over. I appreciate the time and effort that you have put into making something that provides me with a sense of home and comfort. It has already been put to good use and it gets a few envious looks from other Coalition forces that have no idea about AFL and because they admire the handywork.
Please pass on my thanks to your son-in-law who supplied the knick knacks and logos to make it look so good.
Once again thankyou for your wonderful gift and please know that your efforts (and those of Aussie Quilts) are greatly appreciated by all members throughout the world on deployment.
I recently received my Quilt and goodies and was overwhelmed by the detail and effort put into it. It is absolutely beautiful. I actually had some tears in my eyes when I opened the parcel (in a good way) because it honestly means so much to me. I cannot thank you enough a I have always wanted a patch quilt to pass down to my children (when i have some) and it could't have been given to me in a more meaningful way. I let my friend borrow it the other day has she has been having some bad dreams (DREAM CATCHERS) and it seems to have cleared them right up.
The girls and I are are astounded that you made each of the Dream Catchers from scratch, it would have taken ages!!! Wow!! So much talent =)
I really liked getting to hear your story too, Your spoilt cats are very lucky to have such a kind owner and your 3 adult children would also be very blessed.
When the other girls in my mess receive their quilts we are going to take some photos and send them back to you kind souls. So you can see how much we love them.
Thanks so much =)
It arrived at the perfect time! The guy I work was on leave and as you might imagine the office was a bit quiet, making it the perfect time to have the pick-me up :).
I would like to thank you very much for the hard work you have put in making the laundry bag that I have received. I assure you it will be put to good use and is appreciated very much! There is nothing like having something homemade with you on a deployment to give you that little bit of extra comfort.
I am a seaman communicator currently serving on an Armidale class patrol boat based in Darwin. With the support of my partner I enlisted in October 2015 and this is my first ship I have been posted to since finishing my basic training. So far it has been very exciting and nerve racking at the same time, but it is good to be able to finally put all the things I have learnt in basic training together to be able to competently do my job and serve our country.
Thank you again for your lovely gesture it is greatly appreciated!
I was lucky enough to be in recipient of a wonderful laundry bag that you have masterfully pieced together.
I have now been on HMAS Darwin for the last 3 years, and have loved (almost) every minute of it. There have been some ups and downs in that time, but it is certainly going to be strange when I finally step off the ship for the last time.
Last year when we were on the way to the middle east for our very sucessful deployment, I was also very happy to recieve a wonderful quilt from the lovely people at Aussie Hero Quilts, and still use it every night when I'm tucked in at home.
I have already used your laundry bag, and will continue to do so. It is a great reminder of home, and I especially love the vast variety of aussie animals that give me the warm and fuzzies.
I also thank you for the post card. I myself am 26 and from Victoria, have 4 brothers, just to the West of melbourne. The postcard you sent me is of Portland, which I'm going to assume is where you live. I have visited Portland many times, and my brothers and father have been on multiple fishing trips, catching plenty of fish down that way. They just seem to be bigger and better down there. Such a lovely place to visit, and I may even come down next Easter, depending on my schedule.
At any rate, I would like to thank you for all that hard work that youve put in, you have no idea how good it feels to recieve something from a complete stranger when you are away from home. I know I wont be speaking just for myself when I say thank you
What a wonderful surprise and delight your gift is! Sorry I haven't had the opportunity to write to you earlier.
I am so impressed with your laundry bag...and so is everyone else. It is obvious your take pride in your work as demonstrated by the attention to detail and the originality of your patterns, design and colours. Everyone is very impressed with the Australiana theme - its prefect!
Your laundry bag has already been christened. It is a wonderful thing that you have done...and do! It is very much appreciate by those of us lucky enough to receive these gifts and I can attest that your work is very much appreciated by all. In fact, after I was showing your work off, a number of other Officers decided they also need one.
I also live in the north of the state, but a bit south- west of you -Tamworth. We would certainty appreciate a coastal breeze as we are in our third month of temperatures in the high forties and sometimes fifties.
You girls do extraordinary work- its a great morale booster not to mention receiving a lifetime gift from country person who appreciate our efforts and care for us.
Good Afternoon Debbie C,
Firstly, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your gift of a fantastic laundry bag, it absolutely did brighten my day, and I will cherish it. You and the team at Aussie Hero Quilts really do a wonderful job of showing us men and women who serve that people care about what we are doing here and the time we sacrifice is appreciated. I love the design and it goes perfectly with my obsession for motorcycles. Thank you also for your background story, I will think about you and your efforts every time I see the laundry bag.
Your work with Aussie Hero Quilts is exceptional and I just received a quilt in addition to my bag to which I am so grateful. The quilts and bags that you and others craft for us, and the effort that is clear in the quality of them shows the good in everyday Australians, and a sense of a wider Aussie community spirit that we all really appreciate. We proudly carry these laundry bags around and have the quilts on our beds to remind ourselves and others that are passing by WHY we do this. We do it for the people of Australia. Thanks for the motivation top up.
Thank you kindly, keep up the good work, I appreciate it more than you will know.
Thank you so much for the Quilt and Laundry Bag, as well as the treats. Both the quilt and laundry bag are beautiful and it sits proudly on my bunk in the Mess. I live in This year will be 23 years in the RAN, I grew up on a Dairy Farm in land of Cairns. At 16 decided to give up the rolling green hills for the rolling ocean.
I appreciate the effort it would of taken for the quilt an laundry bag again thank you so much.
Till next time.... keep spreading the word and happy stitching!