Good morning Poppy Makers. Well a lot has happened since my last post … post Anzac Day. We have jumped from a total of 12,500 poppies to over 15,000 poppies … seemingly in no time. New Zealand has well passed their half way mark and are also going very strong … we are in good shape.
We have been asked to exhibit and conduct workshops at the Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair from June 26 to 29 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf … that’s exciting. We have also been asked to exhibit and workshop at the Bendigo Wool and Sheep Show in Bendigo from July 18-20. So a lot happening in our little corner of the world. I am hoping that this gives many of you an opportunity to come and meet us in person and maybe sit and have a chat while you are making a poppy or two with us. There are still workshops and poppy meets happening in lots of other places … keep your eye on the facebook group and the workshops page on this blog for more details. If you are conducting workshops … don’t forget to or post on the facebook group … especially if you are looking for people to join you.
Marg and I are getting excited about the coming months … there is a lot to do … but the end result will be absolutely worth it don’t you think?
Yesterday (was it only yesterday) I asked the facebook group to do the math on what would be the approx. size of our display end to end if we layed our 25,000 poppies out flat on Anzac Day next year … the result was somewhere in the vicinity of 90 square metres. Astounded here … and that’s only if the number is 25,000 and they are tightly packed. We could very easily double that I am thinking. So, very soon we will start working on concepts for the final display … which will be very exciting indeed.
So again … thank you for helping to make this wonderful little project so fantastic … it would be nothing without your ongoing support. Have a wonderful week … enjoy your crafting … poppies or not … and we will be back with more news soon.