It’s been two months since I last posted … I feel like I am making a confession here. Not that I haven’t wanted to … it’s just that well … I’ve been busy.
Marg (sister in law) and I have had a very busy couple of months … the 5000 Poppies project has hit fever pitch much earlier than we expected and well … we thought we would have 500 poppies for our milestone display at Fed Square this week … but ended up with close to 5000 (and I mean close) so the display was a much bigger effort than we initially thought. Coupled with the fact that we changed galleries in Fed Square for the installation at the last minute so we had to do a rethink on HOW to display … and then of course there was the actual physical installation … and it looked FANTASTIC. Must thank EVERYONE who has been involved to date. And grateful thanks to Sue and Anette who came along on the day to help install. We are proud and thrilled … you can read more on the 5000 Poppies blog …
Throughout this time, Marg and I were also preparing for our very own personal planting of Remembrance Poppies at my Dad’s Battalions’ Cypress Pine at the Shrine of Remembrance on Monday morning …. 120 poppies all on sticks planted around the tree … This was a tribute to both our dads … Wal Beasley and Stan Knight … beautiful men both … and we miss you every day … it meant so much to us both.
I even took my other knitting to Pubcrafters this week just to get back to normal …. hahaha … forgot the pattern … knitted unpulled, knitted unpulled, knitted unpulled. Still fighting with it even now … trying to keep a pattern correct while increasing for the sleeves … you know the drill. Looking forward to getting back on an even keel next week … just before the Christmas fever hits … there will be holidays and LOTS of crafting … and the poppy juggernaut will continue to roll on to its modified goal of 25,000 poppies by April 2015.
There will be more posts in the next week as I catch up on myself.