For Julie Ann
This note is to thank you very much for the lovely laundry bag you sent me whilst I am deployed, it is far too nice to use for a laundry bag but I know that I will always treasure it.
Like everyone else that deployed here and has received a laundry bag, we are all very touched by the time, effort and thought that yourself and the other ladies of AHQ put into your work.
It is wonderful to be reminded that the work that we are doing is valued by those at home.
I wish you and your family all the best for the future and hope that with your new grandson you can still find time for quilting.
And four more for Julie Ann
Thank you for my awesome quilt and laundry bag. This is my 8th deployment and I have never received anything quite like your gift. It is so humbling to know there are people like you who give up your time and money to think of others in such a unique and personal way.
Thank you again so much. It has brightened my room and deployment.
Thank you on behalf of all soldiers in Afghanistan for your amazing contribution to our mission.
A gift from home is so special, and even more so when it comes as a complete surprise!
We don’t expect anything, but believe me when I write that you really have made a big difference. Our bedroom is a flush of colour with everyone’s laundry bags and quilts.
I have been in the Army for 12 years now and have never experienced such kindness from a stranger.
I hope you enjoy Christmas with your family. I will be home in a couple of months.
Thanks again so much.
Thank you for my quilt and laundry bag. You brought Liverpool to Afghanistan!
I have just had a son while I have been deployed and cannot wait to put the quilt in his crib when I meet him in a couple of months. He has no choice but to become a fan!
I hope you enjoy Christmas with your family.
Thank you so much for my Liverpool Gifts! They are amazing.
I haven’t been able to keep up with the football over here, but am hoping to get some time off
when I get home and head over to the UK to watch some matches.
Thank you again.
Dear Rita M
I received my laundry bag and quilt. They have made my Christmas. I absolutely love what you have done with my quilt with the themes of snow and surf and my Laundry bag is beautiful.
Thank you so very very much.
G’day PeggyYou sent an awesome quilt to me for Christmas!!
I just wanted to say thanks and it means a lot, I don’t get any post so it was quite a surprise;) it’s absolutely freezing here at the moment so it’s keeping me warm at night, I’m taking it home with me too, can always use a good quilt.
I got it right on Christmas eve so the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. Sorry about emailing, but I figured a letter would probably reach you in a couple of months or not at all.
I’ll be home in under a month now and cannot wait. I have a 3 year old girl
and an awesome wife waiting for me. We are hoping to add to our little family when I get home.
Anyway just wanted to say thanks heaps. Take care.
And finally – when I visited a past recipient in the Navy last week I also had the chance to meet up with and chat to the Chaplain from HMAS Toowoomba. He presented me with a frame copy of this terrific photo! If you recognise your quilt and would like a copy let me know.
Till next time…………………keep spreading the word and happy stitching!