Eight weeks and counting down …

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)

Exciting stuff.

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.


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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1 Response to Eight weeks and counting down …

  1. Pauline James says:

    Afternoon Your project has been amazing we congratulation your wonderful ladies, We are doing Yellow and black poppies for the families of the Invictus Games teams are Auxiliaries have also been very busy with Poppies for November 2018

    So all the very best wishes from RSL NSW Auxiliaries Pauline James State President RSL NSW Auxiliaries

    Sent from my iPhone


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