Good morning Poppy Friends … I hadn’t realised just how long it has been since I have posted on the blog … not ignoring you … really!!!! Just keeping my ahead above the water in the Poppy Juggernaut.
Did you realise when you got involved with our little project … just how BIG this is going to be. I hope you are as excited about this as I am!!!!!!!
Much has happened in the last few weeks … We have been interviewed for Channel 7 News in Melbourne this week, which I hear has been replayed on Weekend Sunrise nationally this morning and the blog and facebook group are abuzz. Need to convert those new members into addicts like the rest of us lol
We have topped the 1000 member mark on the facebook group and passed 300,000 hits on our blog … mostly the patterns which augers well for future poppy contributions … and both are growing at a rate of knots.
The National Wool Museum in Geelong has partnered with 5000 Poppies to create a small display of 1915 poppies to support their 2015 exhibition Empire Women from Feb to May, which will be amazing and we are planning a wonderful fun joint event in September to promote the partnership.
New Zealand has their display up and running at the Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre in Upper Hutt and it looks BEAUTIFUL. Congratulations to Lisa Wallace and her superb team for their amazing efforts. So much to look forward to!
With the Anzac Centenary events program underway in most Australian States (if not all) now … we are not surprising getting more interest all the time.
We will have appearances at the Royal Melbourne Show (24 and 26 September) more on that later and we have been asked to guest at the Melbourne Stitches & Craft Show at Caulfield from October 23 to 26. There are also a number of other events coming up and we will post on the blog and the facebook group about those.Every now and then I like to remind myself where all this started … with Wal Beasley and Stan Knight
We are now on the countdown to April 2015 … there are many 5000 Poppy events planned by our makers in their local towns/RSLs/libraries and other venues … So excited about you all being able to display locally before you send your poppies to us for April. It is not beyond the realms of possibility that we will end up with 100,000 poppies or even more …. that’s a dream I’d like to see come to fruition.
We are also starting to formulate the next stage of the project and will let you know more about that when we have more information to share.
Back in touch soon … but in the meantime … keep poppying.
Lynn & Marg