This is going to be another quick post as my morning has disappeared (yet again) in a flurry of sparkler buying and dashing here and there.
Last night I finally got around to replacing my beloved remembrance poppies that had belonged to my Gran. As you can see they are a little worse for wear and certainly can’t be worn any more.
I’m not sure that I’ve ever mentioned this before but I do have a bit of a ‘thing’ about the First and Second World Wars. I wrote my A level History of Art dissertation on WW1 War Artists and my Degree dissertation on Fashion during the Second World War. I spent a few years working at the Imperial War Museum as a Museum Assistant, the pay was crap quite frankly but it remains one of my favourite jobs purely for getting to meet so many people with such interesting and sadly, often horrific stories. I think it’s very important that all aspects of this period of history are remembered and for me I like the personal detail of hearing my own Grandparents talk about it and I’m sad that my boys wont be able to hear it first hand for themselves, for them it will just be ‘History’. But there you go. I wont chat more as I’m sure that there are many bloggers who can give a much more eloquent view, on with the sewing bit.
Last year I bought the above poppy from Wychbury on Folksy, as you would expect they donate money for each poppy sold to The Royal British Legion Poppy appeal 2010.
This year I’ve made my own version, I’m sure many of you saw this one coming when you noticed the poppy on the recent Bunny Tweed Purses and it is where the idea started. I have, of course, also donated my money to the British Legion Appeal and will do so each year that I wear the above, that goes without saying really.
OK, I need to get back to work, I have to pick C up in a moment and I haven’t managed any sewing yet today. Too much to do and all that 🙂