So it’s a couple of weeks since I posted last … but things have not been quiet in poppy land. We have run a workshop making fabric poppies with Margaret Banks at Open Drawer in Camberwell … netting 21 poppies on the night from some enthusiastic makers. It was fun. I have also presented to the Handknitters Guild of Victoria and rallied up a few new makers … what a fantastic bunch of ladies they are … and I have finally joined the Handknitters Guild (I’ve only been knitting for 42 years). I also had morning tea with the residents and friends at the Villa Maria Society in Wantirna … they were keen to hear the background to the project and we shared and swapped lovely stories while they made poppies. And last … but not least, we have managed to amass another pool table full of poppies … and we are rapidly approaching the 6000 mark. Admittedly the pace has slowed post Remembrance Day, and I expect that people will take a little breather over Christmas (as I will) but we will gear up again with gusto in the new year … and will need to if we want to reach the 25,000 mark. So we have just over 19,000 to go … in 16 months …. that’s more than 1000 a month. So feel free to spread the word. I know it’s achievable.