February AND March Update!

Need a Hug

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 goredrider@gmail.com 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.

January 2017 Need a Hug Update

Need a Hug Project

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!

November 2016 Need a Hug Update

Need a Hug Project

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.

November 2016 Need a Hug Afghan

November 2016 Need a Hug Afghan

August 2016 Afghan nearly done!

Need a Hug Project

This afghan is full of bright, cheery colors to bring happiness and hugs to its recipient. It should be done soon.

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!

February Update

Need a Hug Project

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

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!

January 2016 Need a Hug afghan

Need a Hug Project

January's afghan project for Need a Hug

January’s afghan project for Need a Hug


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.

Giving away November’s Need a Hug afghan!

Need a Hug Project I’ve been pretty busy lately but I still find time to crochet. I finished November’s afghan and now it’s ready to give away to someone who needs a hug. If you have breathing problem and you … Continue reading