Please accept my thanks on behalf of all I work with.
Dear Maree J,
Just a quick note to thank you for the laundry bag. I will now be able to recognise mine from the others and my two children who are Scouts will no doubt be using it for years to come.
It is great to know that what we are doing over here is appreciated back home. It is a shame that the Vietnam Veterans were not appreciated and treated in the same way.
Thank you again
Not sure how you came across my details and tastes in motorcycles but thank you for the laundry bag and letter Di T. Australians like you are one of the main reasons Australian soldiers deploy to far away places. Service to ones country can be carried out in many ways. Thank you for yours.
Just wanted to write a quick thank you for the wonderful gift you made and sent through recently.
When I originally arrived on deployment, I noticed a quilt hanging proudly in our break-out room and enquired about who donated it. I quickly learned about the great work you all do there at Aussie Hero Quilts and how many people were proud of the ones they had received (most people had deployed multiple times with theirs). I was initially reluctant to ask for anything since I figured there would be plenty of people that would benefit from your generosity, but I was quickly convinced that something that had a personal touch would be a welcome addition when separated from my family.
So when you package arrived in the mail on Thursday and I received my personal laundry bag (complete with the space theme which I love), I was pretty chuffed. It does stand out in the laundry here…perfect.
Your personal note and extra goodies were also well received…I’m trying to be good but the MMs are already gone
So thank you again for your kind effort and will treasure the gift as a reminder of my time over here.
I was just skyping my daughter in the middle east and she was telling me and showing me the lovely laundry bag she just received with her initials embroidered on to make it personal.
Thank you from a very proud mother, who appreciates what you have done for her daughter.
Hi Cath – and family,
Thank you very much for your thoughtfulness and generosity in creating the Singing in the Rain-themed laundry bag for me. I arrived in XXXX today to find it waiting for me in the ship’s mail bags, and although you describe it as a small token, it means a lot to me and will often make me smile – wherever I may be – and think of that infectiously cheery scene. Please feel free to let your sons know that their quality/lameness checks on your fabric selection are proving very successful. Even I can tell that the bag will last for years and years.
I had no clue how anyone would decide to approach the theme request, but the silhouette looks great – its quiet subtlety is also perfect for me. I also thought the Australian flags around the drawstring were a lovely touch. I am glad that you enjoyed creating one to this theme – I thought it might be a bit different.
I can’t say I’ve ever visited XXXX, though I spent a few months in Canungra in QLD last year, which seemed to be a very nice part of the country. I grew up in the suburbs of Melbourne, and have lived in Sydney, Cairns and Canberra since joining the Navy five years ago, so I can’t really imagine what it’s like to live on fifty acres, though I hope it is as peaceful and beautiful as I am imagining it to be.
When I’m not at sea, my favourite pastime is ballroom dancing – I thought of Gene Kelly when trying to come up with a subtle dancing-related theme to request (one has to keep up appearances). I’m also known to spend hours playing bridge on the slightest excuse, and for being nutty about dogs. My family currently own a Shetland Sheepdog and a Rough Collie, though unfortunately I need to cram a year’s worth of affection for them into one or two visits each year. Still, there’s nothing like a doggy welcome when one finally gets home.
Thanks again for the bag (and tim tams!), I will enjoy telling people that Cath from Aussie Hero Quilts made it for me when they inevitably ask about it on future postings. I will have to see how many countries in the world I can take it to over the years.
With warm regards,
I would like to thank you for the Laundry Bag you made for myself.
I could not be happier with the design and colour scheme of the bag. I am a mechanic
looking after a fleet of over 40 vehicles and the laundry bag represents that. You have
done a fantastic job and it will come to great use whilst I’m here. Also I would
like you to thank the News agency that donated the car magazines, which have been
Once again , thank you for everything. It makes me feel proud that people
back home in Australia appreciate the work we are doing over here.
P.S I hope you are getting on top of those bandicoots digging up you lawn.
Shared on Facebook this week….
Big thank you to Lesley Poole for my quilt. It means so much to all of us on deployment to receive these.
Thank you for all of your support for past and current serving members
Got my Laundry bag a couple of days ago….thank you very much to Jan and the team of young ladies. I’d like to give a bigger thank you to Su J who made my Laundry bag…..I love it, it is just like I was hoping it would be
For information, everybody who received a laundry bag the other day all had a smile on their face, especially when proudly telling everyone about them…..there are some very happy people over here
Thank you again to all who gave their time for us to make the bags, Su….Thank you very much
Till next time……keep spreading the word and happy stitching!