Skyscrapers and String

Poppies and Goodbye Too Soon!

Hello all!

I hope you’re having a jolly week so far.

One of my dear friends got made redundant today. I am pretty bummed out about it.

Today was tricky, not least because I had very little sleep last night, but because all this laying off stuff was happening, the mood in the office was dismal. You could see HR people clearing desks, walking about with boxes, one we saw, had a forlorn shoe on the top.

On a brighter note, we are still making poppies, and today saw me taking Russ and Sarah for their prize for winning the competition of a cream tea in John Lewis. I confess we ate our cakes before our sandwiches arrived!

Here you can see us assembled last week for the judging of the competition:


Here is Russ with his winning poppy (most beautiful):


Here is Sarah with the most poppies made:


You can only see some of the poppies on the table, we have made over a hundred. All bar a dozen have been sold. At a fiver each. Our firm is making a matched donation to whatever we raise. It feels like good work.

Tonight I have sewn up, added leafs, and knitted a dozen poppies. I have buyers already for most of them!


Tomorrow is Knitting Club! I am looking forward to it! But it will be weird without Karen.


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  1. * alisonsye says:

    You have all done so well


    | Reply Posted 4 years, 8 months ago
    • * jengolightly says:

      Thank you!!


      | Reply Posted 4 years, 8 months ago

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