Welcome to Happy Mail Wednesay again.
The first of Naomi’s October BOM blocks had arrived with Naomi.  Just a reminder that you can find the tutorial for the block here  and don’t forget to post your blocks to Naomi this month  – 

Aussie Hero Quilts
Attn Naomi Vela
1 Obst Place
Berri  SA  5343
12 BOMs received from Julie Ann (Sth Aussie).  
Thanks for being first cab off the rank Julie Ann.  Love the fabrics you’ve used.  
The two toned blue border one has given me an idea for a quilt top!

 Close ups of a couple of the blocks, as they’re just such great fabrics she’s used.

Aren’t they great?

I was reminded this week that it is common practice to sign blocks when you take part in a block swap etc so I am going to suggest that if you want to get hold of a Pigma Pen (please no laundry markers) and sign your blocks with your name and state that would be great.  I think the recipients would love to know that the blocks came from all over.  Embroidery is good too if that floats your boat.

Also, on Facebook Naomi, aka Tech Guru, has started a group called Orphan Blocks for Aussie Heroes, and the wonderful Chelle, aka Postmistress, who only started sewing just a few short weeks ago, sent in a couple of her orphan blocks…..and here they are:

Thanks heaps Chelle….stay safe, and Naomi looks forward to some BOM’s from you when you return home!

Here is some more Happy Mail that landed with me.

Melissa T from SA sent us two gorgeous quilts and laundry bags.  These came out of the blue and what a lovely surprise!

Great job Melissa.
Aileen from SA made this fabulous laundry bag and now I am looking for a dog handler to send it to so if you know of one let me know please.

Hello Jan-Maree
 A lovely surprise awaited me when I got back to camp tonight – a quilt and laundry bag! My sincere thanks to you and AHQ and a special big email hug to Jen B at Nambucca Heads for the love and attention that went into my special gifts. 
 Both the blue panels and the stars work in with the whole RAAFie thing. Per Ardua Ad Astra. Through adversity to the stars. So on a long, cold, bad day I’ll look forward to getting back to camp and under the stars!
 When I get an opportunity, I’ll try and get a photo and send it on. 
 Thank you so much again. It’s a huge morale boost to know there are people back in Oz supporting us all here in foreign lands. 
 Kind regards

This is the quilt to which he refers.  Very appropriate for a RAAFie chappie.

And last, the cherry on top of every post if we get one!  A photo – this is one happy fellow who received one of Jill’s quilts.  A hearty congrats to this fellow too as he has  brand new baby just waiting to meet his Daddy when he gets home!  Sending our very best of wishes to the whole family!

Till next time…………..keep spreading the word and happy stitching!