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Project by diggerdelaney posted 11-05-2013 07:27 PM 550 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a idea to make or should I say turn a poppy as it is that time of the year so I dug out some tulip wood and beech I had laying around.
I know it is a copy of The Royal British Legion poppy, Now it is finished I will take it to a local branch and give it to them to do as they like with it this Thursday.

It measures 7” at its widest and 6 3/4” from top to bottom as seen in the first picture. The poppy is 5”

-- Derek, Kent, UK, http://s702.photobucket.com/albums/ww21/diggerdelaney/





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crowie

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#1 posted 11-05-2013 09:06 PM

Very nice workmanship Derek,
THANK YOU for remembering Armistice Day eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month; the poppies of Flanders Fields….. LEST WE FORGET…...

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 11-05-2013 11:44 PM

Amen to that. I’ve wanted to make a poppy for a while (and still donate to veterans of course). Yours is lovely.

What’s the centre and how is it pinned? Could you show a picture of the back? Thank you for sharing.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#3 posted 11-06-2013 03:35 PM

Thanks guys

What’s the centre and how is it pinned? Could you show a picture of the back?

Doe the centre is part of the flower all I done was to stain it black and put some gold guilt on it and rubbed off to leave it in the dimples. Sorry no picture of the back as it is all wrapped ready to go.

-- Derek, Kent, UK, http://s702.photobucket.com/albums/ww21/diggerdelaney/

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