March 14, 2012

I am so proud of him.....of all of them

Photo from "The Age" on line
"We're right now - the Big Boys have arrived!" was a statement I heard last week, in an online interview recorded in a small country town that was besieged by flood waters. My Nephew was one of those 'Boys' who came, sent from a Victorian Army base to help with sandbagging against the impending flood.
With the water not 20 meters from his tent he sent home a message...
 "It's going to be a long night".
Then the very same day I had an email come through from *Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags) about how I could help make life a little more comfortable for our troops overseas.
So....  I have pulled out my Orphan blocks and started to put them together to make some quilts to send and have 'enlisted' a non quilting friend (yes, such a creature does exist) into making laundry bags.

This week I have been working on some Pink and Mauve "Drunkards Path" blocks (not all Heroes are Guys!) and next week I plan to pull out some of those excess blocks from a quilt I started a couple of years ago.  I realised the quilt was going to be WAY to big when I found myself moving the furniture to lay it out on the lounge room floor!  Oh well! At least they now have a purpose in life...
I may not get many done before the April 15th cut off date - but every little bit helps. And I can keep working for the Christmas shipment!

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1 comment:

  1. Bless you Wendy, it will be wonderful for those who receive your quilt. It is a fun thing to do. The best is when you are making it they are in your heart and mind. I have participated in a few of those projects. It is an amazing feeling.
    Hugs Bunny