Last night a few of my friends came over to help me work on the display for Fed Square. We’re on a countdown now with still a lot of work to do … not insurmountable, but certainly needs a concerted effort. So my poppy making colleagues … mark in your diary now … 9-13 November, Deakin Edge Fracture Gallery Fed Square … to see the fruits of our labour so far … and on 11 November we will have poppy playtime as normal from 12.00 til 2.00 at Fed Square.
When Marg and I originally started the project, we thought we would be pretty lucky to have 500 poppies for the November display. Little did we know just how it would just take on a life of its own … we received 535 poppies this week alone (and 518 last week) and the count as of yesterday 3715 with many more on the way.
Look at the gorgeous hand stitched dedication on this poppy below.
We will not be stopping at 5,000. We think we haven’t even started yet!!!!
I am going to pull together a nice little crafting prize for anyone who can guess the final number for Anzac Day 2015. We will work on that later.
In the meantime, there is another radio interview this morning on Radio Eastern Community Radio …. 98.1fm. Excited and of course just a little nervous as well.
This week’s haul.
Keep an eye on the blog or join our 5000 Poppies facebook group for regular updates.