Friday 23 November 2018

Nearly Finished

I looked back at my blog posts to discover that I started this mat in January, not sure if it will be finished by the end of the year but only plan to tat one more row.

Today is is very dull so the colours are not coming out very well either. Indoors or outdoors there does not seem to be any natural light. 

Well I suppose I should do some Christmas tatting, as so many people will be expecting a little something in less than a months time!

Tuesday 13 November 2018


It was May when we first decided to organise a poppy cascade from the tower of a very old church to commemorate the WW1-100.  We asked the community to knit or crochet poppies and by the end of October over 4,200 had been donated.  Some even came from the USA where a family who used to live in the village had moved to.  How to construct the installation took a lot of thinking about, but finally it all came together and at the beginning of November it went 'Over the Top'.  That is the name we called it, as those who fought would say those words as they climbed over the trenches into battle. 

Over the last ten days it has rained and the wind has blown but fortunately the cascade has remained in place, although a bit soggy!    The porch was also decorated.

And this is what it looked like on the evening of Remembrance Sunday.  

The poppy installation has attracted wide press coverage and hundreds of visitors have come to see it and look at the exhibition inside the church.  A fitting tribute to those who gave their lives so that we can live in peace. Even if there are people who do not believe in remembering such events, I am sure they would agree that this poppy cascade is a work of art if nothing else!