Good morning all … we are now on our final few thousand stems for our AWM install for November … These poppies are for backups and replacements … and just in case. Its been a mammoth job and I can’t thank the teams who have made the icord, stuffed and neatened the stems, gooped the stems and then added the poppies. It is quite a process as you can imagine and our teams both in Victoria and Canberra have been absolutely amazing … job well (almost) done.
It’s only 8 weeks now til planting … hard to believe … its gone so fast and the next 8 weeks will fly.
If you plan to be in Canberra and want to help us plant, you need to have your application in for planting by NOW. I will be working on the rosters over the next week or so and getting back to all those who have volunteered to see where we are at. Application are on the blog (click here)
There are all sorts of other bits and pieces that we are working on … small and large for November … and I expect with all the activity on our facebook group from makers everywhere, that there will be a sea of knitted and crocheted poppies made with loving hands all over Australia and in many places throughout the world. If you are still itching to continue to make poppies as I see that many of you are and I apologise for getting you hooked in the first place … really I do … you can meet up with any number of local poppy tributes through the facebook group.
Our main tributes will be centered in our Nation’s Capital, but there will be others which will be just as important and impacting as well … more information coming sooooooooon!!!!
I have to say this has been kind of surreal for me … that so MANY of you have joined us in our journey … it’s been a true labour of love, and a fitting and heartfelt tribute to those who have served or are still serving.
LEST WE FORGET