Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SURPRISE


 
If you regularly visit my BLOG you will know I sew laundry bags and quilts for Aussie Hero Quilts and Laundry Bags .  Last Friday I received an envelope in the mail from the "Department of Defence", inside was a lovely letter and a coin.  
I sew laundry bags and quilts for our troops to show appreciation for everything they are doing and I feel extremely honoured to be doing so.  I certainly don’t do it for accolades or to receive anything in return however when I received this letter and coin in the mail I was very touched by this gesture and a little teary, I must admit, plus it is nice to know that our work is appreciated.
I would love to have more time to make more quilts and laundry bags than I currently am for our wonderful guys and gals however I work 5 days/week 120 klms away from where I live and the commute is quite hectic so my home time is very valuable.

This is the letter, the Major General wrote everyone's names and signed the letters himself personally which I can appreciate is time consuming considering the huge job he has.


Commander Joint Task Force 633 Coin..

 
 
Last weekend I hemmed the sides and bottom of 6 meters of lace for a sliding door.  It was over 2 metres in length, there was lace everywhere...

 
Cheers
Kaylee


4 comments:

  1. Wow Kaylee, I'm in awe of your commitment. Good on you, true Aussie spirit. Omg to driving that far to work, it would be quite tiring. Sharyn:)

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  2. Hi Kaylee - it's wonderful that you've received that letter of gratitude for your support of such a good cause...
    The lace looks rather dreamy in that pic - what a task!

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  3. Congratulations. A wonderful recognition of your kindness

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  4. Oh boy Kaylee I had a few tears too!! Wasn't it an amazing gesture!!

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