I needed some displacement activity yesterday.
It was a poor time to be starting the Corporal’s quilt, my head was all over the place. But while going through my AHQ supplies, I found something I’d created many months earlier for one of the AHQ laundry bags we also make. These are bright and colourful, and personalised. The forces issue plain boring green, blue and white ones, all identical, and it’s all too easy for the wrong one to be collected and uniforms to go astray. I’d made a humorous panel to go on the front of one, so I emailed AHQ to ask if they had a random someone who needed one. Back came the reply, and a lucky Flight Sergeant is getting this:
The fabric of laundry bags needs to be durable, since they get a hell of a beating in the laundry.
I had some denim and some small blue and white check for the lining, plus a little of my favourite roo fabric for a band at the top.
I thought the biohazard panel still needed some zing, so I bordered it with hi-vis orange reflective tape and appliquéd some freehand initials, and it was done.
The bag still needs a cord, I had none left, but I can get some over the weekend and it can go off on Monday, together with some goodies, up to the maximum 2kg weight limit Australia Post will carry for free for the armed forces. I’m thinking bickies, Pringles, cuppa-soups and Cheesy Vegemite Dippers…
In case you’re wondering, that chemical formula is laundry detergent…!