A Temporary End…

Need a Hug Project

For the past 3, almost 4 years, I have been crocheting tirelessly to create many afghans and lapghans for those of us who use oxygen or have breathing problems.

I’ve come to the point where I need to take a temporary break. I have finished the current lapghan that I’ve been working on since January and I’ll be getting that out into the mail very soon. It’s the longest time I’ve taken to crochet an afghan. I’ll try to get you a picture of it soon. I actually have a picture but it’s on my phone but I don’t have that next to me right now. Sorry!

I will also be closing the GoFundMe account until I decide to restart this project again. I may decide to make a few afghans here and there and have a drawing for a winner of one. My husband has always supported what I have been doing with this project.

For those who have donated to this Need a Hug Project, you have touched many people’s lives and helped put smiles on their faces as well as made them feel as if someone truly cared about what they are going through with their breathing. You’ve helped me make all of this possible and I am grateful for your help.

I hope this will only end up as a short break from creating these afghans. I will let you know when I resume the Need a Hug Project by keeping you updated on my Living On O2 for Life Blog.

I wish you all well.

Christine

January 2017 Need a Hug Update

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January 2017 Need a Hug

January 2017 Need a Hug

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!

Winners were notified from the 2016 PHA International Conference

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I only committed to one donated afghans but I wanted more people to leave the conference with a hug!

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!

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 PHA.

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.

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*

December Need a Hug Afghan

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Hey there! This is a picture of the next afghan. It’s actually completed but I haven’t taken the finished photo of it. I just want to let you see it. I’m currently working on January’s Need a Hug afghan right now. If you need a hug or know of someone who needs a hug because they are having a tough time with their breathing problems, perhaps one of my afghans could be for you. All you need to do is email me because they are free and I send worldwide… wherever you get mail! Let me know what you are diagnosed with and I can put you on my list of recipients. Be well and stay safe!

This is an update picture of December's afghan. It's actually finished but not shown as finished.

This is an update picture of December’s afghan. It’s actually finished but not shown as finished.

October 2015 Need a Hug afghan finished!

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Wheww! This afghan took much longer than I thought it would but… Wow! It turned out great. The person getting this one will be so happy and well hugged! But don’t fear… I’ve already started my next Need a Hug afghan. I’ve chosen a fall color scheme for this next afghan. I think it will look lovely.

These afghan are crocheted and sent to those who have breathing problems and could use a hug. How can you help give hugs? By donating, a few dollars goes a long way in helping me purchase yarn and pay for the shipping cost to send these afghans out… even worldwide! The furthest I’ve sent one of my Need a Hug afghans was to New Zealand! How cool is that? A hug from Texas has reached all the way to New Zealand!! I couldn’t have done that without the generous help of all my donors. Lots of love to you!! Take a peek at my blog to see what life is like using oxygen. livingono2forlife.wordpress.com *HUGS* to you all!

Christine

August 2015 Afghan

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August 2015 Need a Hug afghan.

August 2015 Need a Hug afghan.

I’m so very excited about this month’s Need a Hug afghan. It is nearly finished, in fact I should have it finished within this weekend. Then I’ll drop it in the mail. This afghan is going to a sweet 19 year old who has been diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension as of 2014.

My next afghan will be going to an older woman who has breathing problems of a different diagnosis. I hope that each of the afghans I crochet will give the recipients a lot of hugs and smiles on their faces knowing that there are people who truly care about them.

As always, thank you so much to the generous donors to the Need a Hug project. Lots of love to you all!