Good afternoon everyone! I have finally started a blog solely for the use of posting about my Need a Hug Project updates. I’ve been giving away these afghans and lapghans for almost two years now. I was posting Need a Hug updates in my Living On O2 for Life blog but I wanted to add a little separation of the two so that the really important Living On Oxygen for Life information doesn’t get lost with this project. If you are new to Need a Hug, please click on the ABOUT tab above to read what it’s all about and how YOU can receive a lapghan or afghan too.
My goal with Need a Hug is to make your sad day better, to wrap you in a warm hug with one of my afghans, and to remind you that people care about you.
If you’d like to follow this blog to keep up with which afghan I’m crocheting currently or what packages I’ve sent out, sign up to receive email updates. Look to your right and you’ll see how. *HUGS*
Okay… Wow! I haven’t updated you on the two most current crocheted “Need a Hug” afghans I’ve been working on lately. February’s afghan is finished and ready to be mailed as soon as I slap that postage on the box. (Most likely tomorrow morning!) yay!
I’m working hard on March’s afghan. I’m using my leftover balls of yarn from other Need a Hug afghans. So, it is looking interesting for sure. When I look at it, it reminds me that with breathing problems, everyday is different. You take the good days and bad days and work to make something beautiful out of them.
If you have breathing problems and need a hug and would like to be placed on my list to get an afghan, you must email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know your diagnosis and a little bit about yourself.
As always, these afghans are free to the recipient because of generous people who donate to my gofundme or my paypal account to cover the cost of yarn and postage. I wish I could put into words how thankful I am for their kindness. *huge hug* to you.
If you’ve been wondering if I’m still crocheting, wonder no more! Hooray! I’ve only taken a little over a week off crocheting to enjoy the holidays. Really it was more like time to put the Christmas decorations up and put them all away with a little time spent with my sisters on New Year’s Day. I was a little wiped out after all of that. I really needed a break but I did get December’s Need a Hug afghan in the mail.
It really feels weird to me when I take a break from crocheting. I feel almost fidgety. So, I can’t really take long breaks away before I find myself with a hook and yarn in my hands again. However, my health has declined again and I’m slower in mobility. I get tired faster and need to rest even more until I get the hang of my new reality.
So, if you are waiting for an afghan from me, don’t give up me. I’m nearly finished with January’s afghan and I know I’ll be cruising into the next month with another afghan in the works.
I know it’s easier to go about your day as usual but when you see your chance to do a good thing, Pay It Forward and expect nothing in return. Just do it out of kindness and love for the human race. ❤️ Stay well everyone!
I just want to update you on what I’m working on for the next Need a Hug afghan. It should be done sometime early December this year. So exciting. Email me at goredrider@gmail if you’d like to place your name on the list to receive a Need a Hug afghan. They are free thanks to the donations I get from some awesome and generous people.
Sometimes, I will crochet little things between afghans, such as hats or pet Christmas stockings. I’ll try to get a picture of those posted soon. Have a great weekend!!!
Wow! Is it nearly November already? I’ve been busy crocheting like crazy. In fact, I even crocheted while on vacation last month. I’m super dedicated to this project of spreading hugs to those with breathing problems and/or using oxygen.
The afghan I finished in September has already been shipped out and received by a lovely women in Illinois. Yay!!!
With this post, I am giving you my most recent update picture of the next afghan I’m working on. This one has already been tagged for a specific event. Remember, every afghan I make is given away at no charge because of kind & generous donors. My thanks to them for helping me keep this project going which helps me stay a little more active.
This afghan is full of bright, cheery colors to bring happiness and hugs to its recipient. It should be done soon.
I can’t wait to finish this afghan to give it away to someone who has breathing problems. I’m actually further along than the picture shows. I am also ready to get going on the next afghan! So exciting!!! I want to thank those who have recently and generously donated to my Need a Hug Project fund so that I may continue creating & giving away these afghans.
I’m so happy that my husband understands my need to spread love, joy and hugs to those who have breathing problems through these afghans. He’s such a great guy!
I only committed to one donated afghans but I wanted more people to leave the conference with a hug!
I’m really excited that I could provide these afghans as my donation to a raffle at the 2016 PHA International Conference this year. I intended to donate only one afghan which was one of my most favorite one that I made.
One of my favorite afghan! Someone attending the 2016 PH International Conference. won this afghan!
Here I am standing with Mary Kozik showing off one of my afghans. She is super kind and was instrumental in helping me become involved in the raffle.
Raffle at the 2016 PHA Conference in Dallas, TX I’m standing with Mary Kozik, V.P. of Development of PH Association Organization.
This is the third afghan that I donated to the raffle. Unfortunately the picture doesn’t do the colors of the afghan justice. It’s really much brighter and cheerier than in this picture. I think if I have an opportunity to go to the next PH Conference in 2018 in Orlando, Florida… I hope there will be another raffle to which I can donate afghans.
One of the 3 Need a Hug afghans that I donated to be raffled off at the 2016 PHA International Conference.
Please consider donating to my GOFUNDME account so that I can continue to crochet these afghans. They really do make a difference in the recipients lives. Give a HUG by donating! Just click on the GoFundMe button to the right of my blog. Lots of love to you!! *hugs*