Hello ! In the USA many of us are enjoying a three day weekend. Are you? Have crafty plans for the weekend ?
Is centered around a picture I took at the St Landry Veterans Memorial which is lovely memorial to all that served. With the center display dediciated to all the branches of the service surrounded by a brick walk way of those that severed. I topped this page with some simple hand cut decorations… Lisa
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was particularly moved by the red flowers he saw popping up all over the European battlefields after the human conflicts had quieted. He noticed a cluster of poppies in Flanders Field in Belgium that spring, where he was serving as a brigade surgeon for an Allied artillery unit. Soon after, a huge battle tore through the area, killing 87,000 allied soldiers, including one of McCrae’s closest friends.
Overcome with sorrow, he wrote the poem “In Flanders Field” to channel his grief. Told from the perspective of the fallen soldiers buried beneath the poppies, it honored the troops who died:
“In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the
Hand cut Poppy :
Poppies have long been used as a symbol of sleep, peace, and death: Sleep because the opium extracted from them is a sedative, and death because of the common blood-red color of the red poppy in particular. … Poppies used as emblems on tombstones symbolize eternal sleep.
I hand cut mine and did a little tearing to show the ripple edges of the flowers.