One more sleep

We have been busy making kits and getting ourselves organised for the big day tomorrow.

So … see you at Fed Square 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

We have Anzac Biscuits and some kits to make these lovely poppies below so be early.

Fabric poppiesLynn's poppies Sue's poppies




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Anzac Day at Fed Square

Just a reminder to all you wonderful poppy people who are organised and already planning next weeks activities.

We have a big Poppy Playtime planned for Fed Square from 11.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m.

Sues anzac poppies

Bring your friends, your hooks/needles, red yarn and a chair if you wish (not sure how many will be turning up but hoping for a crowd).  There will be a small amount of red black and green yarn … some commercial felt poppy kits and with any luck some Anzac Biscuits to share.

We will be making poppies and talking about poppies all day … so come for as long as you like … we will be there.  Bring a picnic lunch or partake of many of the yummy goodies in Fed Square.  Pray for a lovely day … especially for the marchers.  If the weather is good we will be in the upper square … if not so good … we will be in the atrium downstairs.

Even if you don’t want to make a poppy … come along and say hi!

If you would like to donate some yarn, needles (3.75 or 4.00 mm or crochet hooks 3.5 or 4.00 mm) we would gratefully receive them.

Hope to see you there.






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Amazing Tributes ….

Marg and I are so thrilled and amazed by the wonderful tributes that are being created for this project … here are a few below.  Thank you so much for your creativity.

Bendigo Library Vic.


Bendigo Library - 1Charters Towers Branch QCWA Qld

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Wondoflex Poppy Workshop : 12 April

That’s tomorrow Poppy friends.  From 2.00 p.m. til 4.00 p.m. we will be at Wondoflex Yarn Craft Centre (a yarn lovers paradise) … 1353 Malvern Rd, Malvern for a cup of tea, a bit of a chat and some poppy making.   Bring your hooks, needles and whatever scraps of red yarn you have … there will be some yarn available for those who are short.

Hope to see a whole bunch of you there.




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Hi There,


We have reached 1000 poppies!  We are doing so well.  I am so impressed by everyone who is getting involved here.  It makes me feel proud to be a Kiwi.

We have our first poppy making afternoon tea happening this Sunday 13th April at the Uxbridge Centre in Howick 1-4pm.  I am looking forward to this as it will be nice to meet some faces that have contributed to this project.  Then from 5th May we will be displaying our poppies thus far as part of a WW100 exhibition at the Uxbridge Centre.  That should get more people involved.  Look out Australia we may catch up to your 10,000 yet!

Also I am pleased to say we have a few venue options that I need to follow up on. So I am hoping very soon to have a fix abode for our beautiful poppies.

Lisa Wallace

NZ Co-ordinator 


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Everybody is talking about 5000 Poppies … and Workshops Galore

I am feeling quite excited about this month.  On Anzac Day we start the countdown to 2015 … I can’t believe how quickly that came about … and there is lots happening.

I met with the ladies from the RSL Womens Council yesterday to talk about the project, and to pick up a huge hoard of poppies (yet to be counted) … what a wonderful group of committed ladies.   I have a workshop at Wondoflex Yarncraft Centre in Malvern this Saturday from 2.00 until 4.00 p.m. and another workshop in Fed Square on Monday 14th.  Marg is talking to the Mornington Peninsula Quilters on Monday also and I am heading off to Daylesford Library on 17th and then we have Fed Square on 25th from 11.00 til 4.00 p.m.  Don’t forget Fed Square on 25th.  I would love to see a huge number of people join us in Fed Square to commemorate Anzac Day … we will have lots fun making poppies … and I am dreaming about coming home with a suitcase full of poppies that day.


There will be more workshops coming up over the next year so don’t worry too much if you miss out … but we would love to meet you at some stage if you are Melbourne based.

And … of course there are many more workshops happening out and about with new groups coming on board and people championing the 5000 Poppies cause … so if you want to attend a workshop in your local area … ask at the library and if you can’t find one … why not start one up for yourself.  I can email you some materials to get you started!!!



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It has been looming for the last couple of weeks that incredible milestone of 10,000 … and today … we hit it.  Big celebration (in my mind) here … and Marg and I could not be more thrilled and inspired.  Everyday brings new poppies, new stories and new joys.  We are so humbled by your incredible commitment to this wonderful project …  Thank you Thank you.

Only 15,000 to go lol!!!


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