So today lovely poppy queens and kings … we have passed the half way mark of our original target of 5,000. And we have still not really started … so it’s not beyond the realms of possibility to get 10,000 or even 20,000 by 2015. Marg and I are so thrilled with the uptake of and commitment to the project and the stories and dedications that are being shared … have a read of our dedications page if you haven’t already.
We are working on the initial display in Fed Square next month and look forward to putting on a wonderful display for Remembrance Day.
I am sure most of you will agree that poppy making is addictive … you should see my pool table … just overflowing with your wonderful handiwork – knitted, crocheted, felted, stitched … fantastic.
Monday I am off to Warrnambool to talk about the project for Seniors Week. The local library have been running a school holiday program for children to make poppies and next week they will be joining the local seniors for a poppy fest. I look forward to seeing everyone in Warrnambool on Monday morning at the Library.
Oh and if you are in the vicinity of Hamilton … they have taken 5000 Poppies on as a community crafting project running out of the local library. There has been much interest and chat in the library once the local paper turned up to do a story. Drop in and have a look at their display. It looks fantastic.