Happy Wednesday all …
Yesterday was our first day back at Poppy Headquarters in Melbourne, and WOW … THE MAIL!!!
So … drum roll here … we also managed to complete our commitment to the RSL for 50,000 pinned poppies for the 2018 Poppy Appeal. An amazing feat and months ahead of schedule.
I am in awe of you all.
Our Canberra team is flying with the creation of some 10,000 plus stems to add to the 28,000 that are sitting in our warehouse waiting for their next big outing … more than half way to our target of 62,000 and months ahead of schedule (although we will be making extra stems to cover breakages over the 5 week installation period).
Our i-corders and goopers have been tested to keep up with demand for “stems” from our Canberra team, but now that our RSL commitment is complete … it will be all hands on deck for these tasks … we will be churning out stemmed poppies by the multitudes in no time …
So I think it’s time to down poppymaking tools for a time, until we can take stock of our resources here. We will be over subscribed with our poppies for both projects, there is no doubt, but we have some plans afoot as I’ve mentioned before. All very exciting and the team is raring to go.
So, let’s take a break, put our crochet hooks and knitting needles away for a time, and send in your wonderful poppies now … Then we can see where we are at.
Again … I am in awe of you all!!!
With love and much, much gratitude.