STOP THE PRESSES : Our total to date stands at 26,593 … we have passed our goal and now the fun has just begun. We are not stopping and are looking forward to just how far our Poppy adventure can take us … so keep them coming Poppy friends.
What a wonderful weekend we have spent in Bendigo at the Sheep & Wool Show … lots of poppy making … a bit too much shopping amongst all the wonderful woolly deliciousness, some very handsome sheep to be admired and those incredible sheep dog trials. Truly … I would go just to watch those amazing animals and their equally amazing trainers. But for us it was all about the poppies with a wonderful display for the Women in Wool Luncheon and making lots of poppies in the Yarncraft Shed with all of our new poppy friends. We had a wonderful time making and chatting … particularly with the children as young as 2 making poppies with us. And must also mention the poppies that were dropped off by a number of larger groups … I will catch up with all that a little later on the facebook page … but suffice to say over 2000 poppies were collected over the weekend and we could not be more thrilled. I should also mention that we simply could not manage an event like this … (and like the recent Stitches & Craft Show in Melbourne) without the help of an amazing team of excellent ambassadors to man the tables demonstrating, teaching, talking about the project … but especially Kate, Janet, Margaret, Julie, Bernice, Maryanne and Carmel and the many other friends from many places who stopped by to join us for a long or a short time. We were also thrilled to be able to visit the Bendigo Library on Friday morning for their Craft Table … where a lively bunch of ladies and men were making poppies for the project … and of course, we even squeezed in a visit to the Bendigo Woollen Mills who have been supporters since we first started up. Below are just a couple of pics taken from the show. Thank you so much Bendigo. We had a great time.Our display for the Women in Wool Luncheon Its raining poppies from Hamilton Library … with Jacinta McCaskill Wareham and Chris Jenkins Sandy Galloway from Sorrento Probus Poppy Cakes from Julie Trait …. delicious Joyce Fisher from the Maitland Knitters Guild in NSW Caitlin Sebastian