Sunday 6 November 2011

Poppy Day Pin

I buy lots of poppies from the Royal British Legion every year -
I like the big silky ones best. 
For me, Remembrance Day is something I find almost unbearably moving and this year it’s 11am on 11th November 2011 … that’s 11:11:11:11 so it touches my nerdy soul too … woot!

P1070580_800x600This year I decided to make a blingy one for work too …
I cut two different sized circles of felt and then shaped them into a couple of squashed
8s …
I beaded round the edges in pink, purple & red and used an old Victorian jet mourning button for the centre.  I like that link of remembrance.
Nothing exciting round the back - just a safety pin ..

So, at 11:00am on Friday I will be wearing my poppy and keeping the silence, even though it’s break time at school and all will be loud and chaotic around me.  I may need to go and hide in the loo to do it though!

I like that reflective quiet time ... I don't think we have enough of it in our jam packed lives ...


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