Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Hi all!  Please come out and join us at the 2014 Hampton Cup Regatta this weekend, August 2nd and 3rd, that's Saturday and Sunday!

(Photography by David Knopp, taken from Hampton Regatta website)
 We have added Wire Name Writing to our repertoire and can't wait to get out there and make a name pin, pendant, or tie tack for everyone in Hampton Roads!

But we are not the only AMAZING thing out there this weekend!  The Regatta itself is worth seeing!

(Photography by David Knopp, taken from Hampton Regatta website)
In addition the local VFW Post 3219 will be conducting there Buddy Poppy Drive, which is a great cause to donate to.  If you don't know about this incredible program here are the details:

The VFW conducted its first poppy distribution before Memorial Day in 1922, becoming the first veterans' organization to organize a nationwide distribution. The poppy soon was adopted as the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

During the 1923 encampment the VFW decided that VFW "Buddy"® Poppies would be assembled by disabled and needy veterans who would be paid for their work to provide them with financial assistance. The next year, disabled veterans at the Buddy Poppy factory in Pittsburgh assembled VFW Buddy Poppies. The designation "Buddy Poppy" was adopted at that time.
(Picture & text taken from VFW Buddy Poppy Program Website)
In February 1924, the VFW registered the name Buddy Poppy with the U.S. Patent Office. A certificate was issued on May 20, 1924, granting the VFW all trademark rights in the name of Buddy under the classification of artificial flowers. The VFW has made that trademark a guarantee that all poppies bearing that name and the VFW label are genuine products of the work of disabled and needy veterans. No other organization, firm or individual can legally use the name Buddy Poppy.

Today, VFW Buddy Poppies are still assembled by disabled and needy veterans in VA Hospitals.

The VFW Buddy Poppy program provides compensation to the veterans who assemble the poppies, provides financial assistance in maintaining state and national veterans' rehabilitation and service programs and partially supports the VFW National Home For Children.

Love & Hugs!
Jack & Jill
All Tied Up