My Poppy Week

It has been a massive poppy week in poppy headquarters Australia with more than 500 poppies finding their way to me this week.  A simply amazing achievement don’t you think.  Huge thank you and big cyber hugs go out to Bev Lane of East Malvern Vic, Tina Johnston of Rowville Vic. Michelle Steel of Holland Park, Alma Reid of St Albans Vic, Jeanette Shaw of East Doncaster Vic, Valda Morris of Burwood East Vic, Jane Leahy of Bendigo North Vic, Maggi Burchall of Frankston Vic, the  Beaumaris Legacy Ladies, Margaret Banks, Annette McRae, Ursula Simmons, Setsuko Berry, Deb Lewis, Jill Smith, Sue Egglestone, and Merrin Hartrick. Marg and I both feel very privileged and extremely lucky to be curating this incredibly heartfelt community project …  The total stands at 1559 today sitting on my repurposed pool table.

How was your poppy week?

14 September 2013

About 5000 Poppies

The 5000 Poppies Project is a community tribute of respect and remembrance for our servicemen and women, their families and their communities. Created in 2013 by sisters in law Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight in honour of their fathers service in WWII, the project has been closely aligned with the Centenary of Anzac 2014 to 2018, and has consisted of a number of small and large scale installations made from handcrafted poppies from many thousands of contributors from all over the world.
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2 Responses to My Poppy Week

  1. wendynbix says:

    It’s knitting day here in St Marys and our pile of poppies continues to grow. We are planning to display them in one of our local galleries before we send them on.
    I had the most amazing visitors last week… the most wonderful couple (Bill and Polly Chugg) came to visit me to share Bill’s research… he has complied a list of every serviceman who enlisted from Tasmania in WW1 and I now have list of all those who enlisted from our Valley … 334 young men. It’s our plan to make a poppy for each and every one of them by ANZAC Day 2015 so here’s hoping.
    This little project is really engaging our small rural district and it’s great to hear such wonderful stories… and to hear that several of the daughters/ nieces and grand daughters of those original soldiers are busy knitting too.

    • 5000poppies says:

      Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful story Wendy … It positions the project firmly where it belongs … In the community and for the community.

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