Poppies, Poppies and More Poppies

Good morning poppy makers and friends … we have had a REALLY busy few weeks at Poppy HQ in Melbourne … with planning for our initial display well underway … a few radio interviews, the First Convoy Commemoration at Princes Pier last week and the Stitches and Craft Show in Melbourne to prepare for, not to mention the counting of poppies and documenting the contributors and dedications … it’s getting bigger all the time and I didn’t think we could get any more excited … but we are bursting with joy here.

We are currently at 42,898 and inching our way towards 50,000 by Remembrance Day (I knew we could do it)  … and this week’s mail is huge.  We have also collected over 2000 beautiful poppies from the earlier Stitches and Craft Show in Newcastle as well as the Melbourne Show.  Amazing!!!  I have no doubt that our revised 102K plus target is well and truly in sight.

How amazing you are.

So if you happen to be in Melbourne for the weekend … we are at Stitches and Craft at Caulfield Racecourse for the rest of the weekend and if you are not busy on Remembrance Day this year (which is a Tuesday) … we will be at Fed Square on the Forecourt from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Would LOVE to see you.

Stitches and Craft Melbourne

About 5000 Poppies

The 5000 Poppies Project is a community tribute of respect and remembrance for our servicemen and women, their families and their communities. Created in 2013 by sisters in law Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight in honour of their fathers service in WWII, the project has been closely aligned with the Centenary of Anzac 2014 to 2018, and has consisted of a number of small and large scale installations made from handcrafted poppies from many thousands of contributors from all over the world.
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4 Responses to Poppies, Poppies and More Poppies

  1. hildaebert says:

    Am planning to bring a few to Federation Square on Remembrance Day… flying in from Perth and will hopefully make it in time!

    • 5000poppies says:

      That will be a treat Hilda … love to see our Western Australian sisters. Will see you there on the Swanston Street forecourt opposite the Flinders Street Station. We will be wearing poppies.

  2. This a wonderful project. I am planning to knit my poppies on Remembrance Day. I have yarns in “Poppy” and “Wild Poppy” colourways so am set to go.

    • 5000poppies says:

      Enjoy Sue … If you are Melbourne based we will be in Fed Square on Swanston Street opposite Flinders Street Station for the day … making poppies.
      Would love to see you.

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