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In these strange times of #stayingathome and #physical distancing, I did wonder what we would do and how we could follow our family traditions of ANZAC Day.

Standing at the end of the driveway with a candle rather than marching down to our local cenotaph seems a bit lame. But as far as sacrifices go, it's not even close to the sacrifice of running up the beaches at Gallipoli.

And the sacrifices that 2 generations of young men and women made, means that it is relatively safe for us to loiter in our driveways before dawn . . . . so not a hard decision for us to join those of our neighbours keeping apart physically but together in spirit.

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I made this beautiful 12" x 24" double page layout earlier this year for a tutorial group I am involved with - yes I do have it for sale on my tutorial page. It is a celebration of my visit to the Shrine in Melbourne on the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day. My mum and friend Lisa and I truly enjoyed seeing all the gorgeous knitted and crotcheted poppies on display.

When I saw our January to June Mini Catalogue and the stunning Peaceful Poppies Product Suite, I knew I was going to do some pages to celebrate these memories.

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I have loved using these poppy dies from Stampin' Up! and was inspired and motivated to dig them out again yesterday to whip up a quick remembrance wreathe for ANZAC Day today.

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No-one who lives in Melbourne can help being affected by the tragic death of 4 police officers earlier this week, so I just loved Jo Weedon's idea of adding 4 blue poppies to our ANZAC wreathe. 

While the wreathe looks like A LOT of work, I actually completed it in under 2 hours - and made a timelapse video of assembling it - what fun!

This ANZAC Day, I am also joined by my stamping sisters in another blog hop. This is my entry in the circle of blog posts about War & Peace. To see all the participants, visit Kelly's blog here.

To go to the next blog on our War & Peace Blog Hop, click the next button below :

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I hope you've had a good day and find time to stamp over this ANZAC weekend.

Keep #stayingathome and #stayingsafe,

Hugs,

Kathryn

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