Happy Tuesday Friends!
Good Morning Sheena.B
To start off I want to thank you for the awesome quilt you made for me because that quilt looks great! I will differently use this all the time in the winter.
When I was at the Invictus game I was lucky enough to receive a Bronze medal from Prince Harry which was fantastic, I even got to speak to him and I got a hand shake and a HUG.
The time over there was an eye opener due to all the competitors and there medical conditions and the City was massive and hard to get around haha.
It’s good to hear that your family is going good in these times and striving to, you have a big family and you’re lucky you could have a family Christmas. I haven’t had a Christmas with my family since 2019 due to Covid and military restrictions but I will maybe this year.
Thank you again for making me a quilt I have shown heaps of people and they all love it.
Thank you thank you.
Good Evening Shirley.D
Dear Janet, Bridget and Jan-Maree,
Firstly, I thought I’d write to you all as a group, because it seemed that each of you had a key role in putting together the beautiful quilt that I received. I trust that is ok.
So, I recently received the quilt you sent, and what a wonderful surprise it was, thank you very much indeed. The Invictus Games – The Hague 2023 was a great experience, and I was deeply honoured to coach the team of serving and former serving Australian Defence Force members. I’m currently a Senior coach with Judo Australia, so I was fortunate to be able to continue coaching with the Defence Force for the Invictus Games.
I was fascinated to read the short biographies in your letters, so I thought I’d give you a bit of background on myself. I joined the Army as an Army Apprentice in 1977, and left full-time service as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2019, so quite a long time in uniform! During that time I undertook six deployments to three Areas of Operations (Bougainville, East Timor and Solomon Islands). Each of those deployments was a fantastic experience, and I was pleased and proud to have been a part of Australia’s efforts in our region.
The quilt was lovely, and very much appreciated in chilly Canberra! The work involved in putting it together must have taken a great deal of time…the detail is superb, and I’m very thankful that you took the time to make this wonderful item for me.
Thank you so much again, and very best wishes to you all and your families.
Thank you for making the special laundry bag for me.
I love the design, especially the Mandalorain on the bag!
I showed this to my friends onboard the ship and everyone said that it’s a beautifully made laundry bag.
Appreciate your effort making it and I feel so special today!