Happy Tuesday Friends!
Good Morning Su J,
Your quilt is amazing. Thank you so much for the time and effort you have put into this. Especially that you made two of them, maybe one day the original will be returned to sender.
It arrived on Wednesday while I was home by myself, so I unwrapped it. When my wife came home she saw your quilt on the bed and shouted “What’s this? It’s beautiful, where did you get it?”. She was a little jealous as she is trying to get back into craft work and has done quilting in the past, though not to the same quality as you.
You gave me a chuckle with the term whirlybird, not heard that one in a while. But both it and my Eclectus are amazing pieces of work. I would have been stoked with a silhouette but seeing the effort you have put into this and the quality that they are makes me so much more appreciative. This quilt will travel with me on all future deployments. I put it on the bed at home, but naturally it only covers my side, and something about it “clashes with the décor” meant I had to remove it.
I did appreciate the photo of Dante’, that’s a good innings reaching 16 years, he looks quite chuffed with himself in that photo and as you said, not spoiled but over loved. Just before I deployed my wife and I discussed getting a puppy for my kids aged 9 & 7, after asking her if she was sure she could handle two kids and a new puppy while I was away, we compromised and we got a new puppy and kitten. Both are spoiled and about a year and a half old now, but naturally from my quilt you will know Athena my Eclectus parrot is mine, and she also controls the house. Both the dog and cat are scared of her. I’ve had Athena for almost 4 years now, only about 36 more to go if she lives a full life. She can be opinionated at times and is very demanding of attention, but she is a social bird and dislikes being left alone.
Have a happy Christmas and New Year to all of you and yours. Thank you so much once again.
Hi Pennie T,
I recently received the quilt that you made me – it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. It arrived at a time when I needed it most – mid-deployment starts to get a little slow.
Yellow is my favourite colour for the exact reason that you have described. It always makes me happy/vibrant, and that’s exactly the effect your quilt had on me.
I hear Canberra Zoo is amazing. My parents also recently visited the venue and stayed overnight in the giraffe treehouse, which allows you to overlook the enclosure.
I wanted to respond to your lovely letter and show my immense gratitude for the time and effort you spent making the quilt. My Oma used to make quilts, so I know how much work goes into them. The level of detail and care you put into personalising my quilt is extremely special – thank you.
I’m happy to advise you that I received my Aussie Hero quilt yesterday.
I would like to thank you for your time and effort in producing this magnificent quilt, you used all the facets I asked for within the quilt and it couldn’t of come out any better. I noticed that you mentioned that not everyone writes back to you thanking you or any of the fantastic ladies (or gentlemen if appropriate) for the tireless work you put into these quilts and bags, but I know for a fact that whoever does receive one that they are extremely appreciative and happy with the end product.
A little history about myself; I enlisted in Mar 2000 as a Plumber within the RAAF and am currently what they call a Works Supervisor (Project Manager equivalent), I have had many postings (some good, some bad J), Townsville, Sydney x2, Brisbane x 2, Adelaide, Woomera and quite a number of deployments across the globe. I have a beautiful family consisting of my wife and three children who unfortunately get moved around far too often being a defence family, we’re currently in Brisbane where we’re looking at settling in to in the future.
Once again I would like to thank yourself, Arthur and Philomena for the quilt it certainly is appreciated and thank you for your continued support to the members of the Australian Defence Force regardless where they are in the world. I also graciously accept your token hug and return it in spades J.
Keep sewing and doing what you love, as we love that you sew and support us.
I’m happy to advise you that I received my Aussie Hero Laundry bag today.
I would like to thank you for your time and effort in producing this magnificent laundry bag, you used all the facets I asked for within the bag and it couldn’t of come out any better. I’m not sure if everyone writes back to you thanking you or any of the fantastic ladies (or gentlemen if appropriate) for the tireless work you put into these quilts and bags, I know for a fact that whoever does receive one that they are extremely appreciative and happy with the end product.
I personally grew up in SA (Salisbury area) and have family all over the state even in O’Sullivan Beach, I do travel home to visit family approx. yearly but it does get difficult with the current tempo within the defence.
Once again thank you for the laundry bag it certainly is appreciated and thank you for your continued support to the members of the Australian Defence Force regardless where they are in the world.
G’day Ruth S,
I am just writing to thank you so much for the Laundry Bag you made for me. It is such a great initiative you are a part of and the quilts and laundry bags you make truly bring joy to all the deployed members who receive them.
You absolutely nailed the design – it looks great and I can’t wait to use it.
I hope you had a very merry Christmas, and wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!
Hi Ruth S,
Sorry this has taken so long, something happened with the post overseas and I only received my laundry bag today!!
I returned from Overseas in July and I told everyone (literally everyone) to keep an eye out!I cannot thank you enough, it is everything I had hoped for. It is perfect!!! Thank you again so much!
I hope you had a beautiful festive season with your family! Wishing you all the best for this new year!!
Thank you again!
Good Evening Heather B,
It is with great pleasure that I inform you that I have received my beautiful quilt that you made for myself and my new best mate.
What a wonderful story you have about your Uncle Charles and daughter’s appreciation for service men and woman, you and your husband definitely sound like the active type with your swimming and attending sailing events.
Both myself, my wife and our newest bundle of joy cannot thank you and your husband enough for the time and effort that you have put in to making this quilt. It is absolutely gorgeous and we will be using it for many of years to come.
We have attached some pictures of not only our little boy enjoying his new quilt for some tummy/back time but also myself holding it up.
We are all speechless with the end result of the quilt. You have definitely put massive smiles on all of our faces.
Thank you so much and I wish you and your family all the best for 2023
Dear Penny T,
Thank you very much for your package and letter. The quilt is fantastic! It is exactly what I envisaged. I will treasure it for a long time to come. As luck would have it, the quilt arrived here on Christmas Eve. I’ve only been in the middle east for a few weeks so it ended up being the only present I received. Also thank you very much for the biscuits. I love short bread so I have been having one each day with an afternoon coffee. I ate the gingerbread on Christmas morning whilst I was calling my partner and family back in Australia.
Until next week keep your letters, emails and photos coming in.