Hi all.

Hope you have had a lovely weekend.  My thoughts keep drifting to some of the servicemen I know who had made it home this weekend and others who I know are heading home in the near future.  Of course that means that they have been replaced by new members whose families are just beginning to adjust to them being away.  It makes me so glad that we are doing something positive.  Don’t underestimate the value of what we do to the families back here.

Knowing that someone else is sending a message of support and a gift of love, as what else is a quilt but a hug made from stitches and love, means a lot to those back home.  It means that they are not the only ones who value their loved one’s contribution!

Seeing as we are now sending quilts to members in Egypt as well as in Afghanistan and also Dubai (they also come under Operation Slipper) I have decided it is time to officially change the label text to the following:

This is an
 made for an
Aussie Hero
serving OVERSEAS
with gratitude for your service.

I thought it was also worth reminding you to add a little note with your quilt or even a letter.  Tell them a little about yourself.  Include your address and/or your email address.  And please share if you receive any thank you mail – it is good for everyone to know that messages are coming back.

Now check out this gorgeous quilt by Liz, as if you couldn’t tell with her trade mark kangaroos.  I have to say Liz that I am getting a lot of comments about those red roos!  They really look fabulous!  Liz had also done a laundry bag but I am not showing it here as I don’t want to give away who the quilt is for in case the impending recipient sees it.  I don’t want to spoil the surprise!

Love these stars and don’t they just glow against the black background!

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