Yesterday I kind of felt that Aussie Heroes grew up a little.
We opened up our bank account!
I don’t expect lots and lots of donations but it is nice to be in a position where we can accept them if they are offered which up to now it has been a little hard to do.
Lots of lovely mail again.
First up Bernice sent some more gorgeous green Strippy String Blocks.
That means I now have 8 of these! I think they look really fresh.
Next a lovely blogger from the States, Aunt Spicy, sent me these great Wonky Star blocks
and about 2m of fabric to go with them. I see a fun and funky quilt coming from this lot!
Thanks Aunt Spicy – love that name!
These two quilt tops are from Edith who says she has some more girly ones coming too.
I think this one needs to be marked appropriately so that a dog handler gets it.
And last but not least you may remember me asking if anyone was interested in making a quilt for a Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot who had been to East Timor. Actually his brother received an Aussie Hero Quilt whilst in Afghanistan and he was a little jealous that he never got one.
Well, as far as I am concerned he served overseas, and I have since learned that he flew helos during the flood relief as well, so he deserves a quilt.
Liz from WA volunteered to make his quilt and here it is. Not sure when it will be handed over but stay tuned. A simple chinese coin design but so effective.
We might have to do these one month for a BOM- what do you think?
Well, that is it for me tonight. I have to get back to sorting the mountain of donated fabric we have received in the last few days.
Oh, nearly forgot.
I am going to be in Melbourne on the 14th of July for my MILs birthday. Anyone interested in a coffee on that morning in the Doncaster area let me know. I would love to meet some of you Melbourne ladies, quilters or spouses. Gents welcome too! Just leave a comment or send me an email if you think you can make it
Till next time………keep spreading the word and happy stitching!