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.
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*
Hello! Here’s the update for February. I’m still working on the same afghan as I was working on in January. Since this is a bunch of squares that need to be stitched together, it takes me longer to make this afghan. I am thinking of seeing if I can give it away at the PH International Conference in Dallas, TX this June. Wouldn’t that be fun? I plan to be there!
January/February Need a Hug Afghan
My hope is that I can finish it this month! If you need a hug and want your name on my list of recipients, please email me your name, location, and your diagnosis (why you have breathing problems). Lots of love to you all!
This is January’s work in progress for the next Need a Hug project. These types of afghans take extra time because I make the squares and then stitch them all together. After that’s done, I crochet a border. So, it takes a little extra time and effort but it’s so worth it to me.
If you live with breathing problems and would like to receive one of these blankets to make you feel hugged on those rough days, email me. Let me know but first read the “About Need a Hug” page. This will tell you more about what I’m trying to accomplish with this project. I just mailed November’s afghan to a recipient who lives in Italy. The donations I receive help me cover the cost of yarn and shipping. So, receiving a Need a Hug afghan never cost you anything. As long as I have funds, I will keep crocheting for my Need a Hug Project.
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 Need a Hug afghan is from a pattern I’ve never tried before. It’s a sampler stitch afghan. Plus, I added a few of my own stitches to make it bigger. It will be finished soon and going out in the mail within two weeks. I’m so excited to be able to spread a little sunshine and happiness in the recipient’s life just by making her an afghan full of hugs!
This is made possible by the donations I receive through GoFundMe. All donations go to the costs of yarn and postage to ship out the afghans. Without your help, I couldn’t make this happen. So, thank you so much for brightening these people’s lives. *HUG*