I thought you might llike to see my latest project - a poppy for Remembrance Day.
It is from Wendy Poole's' FREE pattern, and I made it using two strands of DMC red No 20 thickness cotton and a 3.00mm hook. The leaf was something I already had, and I sewed it on at the back and then sewed a brooch fastening over it too.
Here it is...
...and I think it looks rather good!
I will still contribute to the British Legion as if I had bought one of their (rather cheap-looking) poppies, of course.
I think it's a shame that the current poppy in their range looks so mass-produced, though I guess that this is because it IS mass-produced - thus keeping the costs down.
I remember when the poppies in the tray were actually attractive and there was a variety of styles - even a big, blowsy one for your car radiator.
Such a shame that things have to be tackier the cheaper they are.