i just have to share a funny story though. Jill normally reads the blog every night religiously unless she has something on. Yesterday she was off in her own little blissful world sewing for AHQ when she checked Facebook on her phone and saw the post was up. This is the message I got –
Karen B sent up these great BOM blocks. These will look great in the Nautical BOM quilt I am planning. Love those turtles and killer whales!!
Karen also sent up these great 80’s blocks. If anyone is planning to do some can you please let me know? If there are no more coming I will start looking at putting the quilt together. I think it is going to look awesome!
And Karen’s final contribution to the Happy Mail this week is this quilt top which resulted from Kylie’s Mystery Quilt over Christmas/New Year.
Kylie sent a last few September BOM blocks
and I am particularly loving these red, white and black blocks – one of my favourite colour combinations.
And finally for Kylie, her selection of Wonky Nine Patches.
Melissa T sent two great quilts
and two laundry bags.
Thanks Leonie — they look great.
Just a short note to thank you very much for the box of laundry bags I received from you in the post today. Anything we get here from Aussie Hero Quilts is very much appreciated and help add a bit of colour to our lives in what can otherwise be a fairly dreary place. We are always heartened to know that so many good people like you back in Australia take the time and effort to try to make our lives more comfortable here; gestures like yours make our long separation from families and loved ones more manageable. I saw that you wrote the card which accompanied the bags on the last day of 2012 – your gifts make the start of 2013 a little brighter.
Dear Marg, Just a very short note to thank you for the laundry bags we received from you today. You might be interested to know that I have passed them on to soldiers from XXXXX, all of whom I am sure will appreciate your kind gesture. They add a bit of colour to our lives, in what can be a fairly dreary place. When I drop my own laundry off, there are now quite often more Aussie Hero bags than there are issue ones. Thank you also for the postcard you included in the box and the thoughts it contained. You can be assured that we are relatively safe here in XXXXXX, doing the best job we can and looking forward to reuniting with our families in a few months time. Until that time arrives, we all very much appreciate the efforts of people such as yourself who provide such kind and welcome support. All the very best for the remainder of 2013,
Thank you so much for the beautiful quilt! It arrived in the mail today, just in time for Christmas. We are heading into Winter now so the quilt will definitely be going straight onto my bed when I take it back to my room tonight.
We will be having a traditional Aussie BBQ on Christmas day, and we will have a secret Santa so that everyone can open gifts together. I hope you have a great Christmas with all of your family and friends!
I am in the Navy and this is my first deployment to a war zone, I am working in the Australian Headquarters in XXXXX. Mail day is definitely everyone’s favourite day of the week. Receiving parcels from home is a great morale booster. Thank you for your hard work making my quilt, it surely is an item I will treasure as a reminder of my time here. We really do appreciate all the quilts and care packages that come from you and your team.
Afghanistan truly is a beautiful country, here are a couple of photos for you to enjoy 🙂
Don’t forget to get in your photos for this week’s Quilts of the Week. I need the photos by tomorrow night or I might not be able to add them in.
I have the following people on my list –
Carole S (NSW)
Have I left anyone off?
Till next time…………..keep spreading the word and keep stitching!
Great photos and messages. Karen's colour blocks are wonderful, that quilt will be a joy to put together. I really love Kylie's wonky blocks – I hope she made enough for a whole quilt.
….. and, just quietly, Qld is not behind an hour, we are on the right time, by choice and the southern states are ahead an hour, by choice. 🙂