Zoom Working Bee 3 May

Once again, we had another fun as well as informative Zoom WB this afternoon! 🤩 It was great to see the projects that everyone’s been working on and to pass on some feedback we’ve had recently.

Our special guest star today was Christopher Odell! For those who don’t know, Chris is a former ICU patient who regularly joins us to chat about his GOG experience. He’s a passionate and inspiring Goodie himself these days, and it’s a real treat to have him join us when he can. To thank him for giving up his afternoon to join us today, Robin decided to give him the honour of choosing the next BOM colour theme! We all look forward to seeing his BOM square at the next Zoom WB! 😉

I’ve recorded our little chat and will put it up on our facebook page for those members who couldn’t attend today and who may interested in hearing his amazing story. 😁 Thanks Chris and everyone who joined us today. It was great to see you all!! 🥰

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Zoom Stitch In!

Here are just a few of the Goodeze who popped in and joined us at our Zoom Working Bee this afternoon! 🤩 Along with the usual catch up and show and tell, we had Kath drop by from ‘down on the farm’ as our special guest to enlighten us on the GOG gifting process. We videoed the ‘interview’ which will be uploaded on the next few days. We were introduced to everyone’s cute crochet companions 🐈🐕🦜and to Zoe’s newest hobby, sourdough baking! 🍞😄 Thanks for joining us today, and I hope to have another special guest join in a fortnight’s time. 😉 💜💚

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ICU Feedback April

Thank you GOGs for this little Gogster that a Granddad in hospital gave to his little Grandson to make him feel safe and special when coming in to visit.
Your kindness makes a difference.
Xx

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Dear Mary, Gog Leadership and the GOG Community,
We know you are working hard in self isolation and we appreciate your kind thoughts and messages to all our staff.

We also appreciate the work you do in supporting patient care.
Please take care of yourselves and your families and each other in self isolation.
Xx

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Thanks GOGs for your Easter Goodies.
The patients were thrilled to get them especially when delivered by the Easter Bunny.

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I would like to thank you for the lovely blanket given to my grandma. It has given her many hours of joy and comfort ❤️ – Max n Gloria

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Dear GOGs
Just letting you know that I recieved feedback from a family of how grateful they where of the blanket that was donated by GOG for end of life care.
Thankyou for all you do for others.
X

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SFX Woolverines Delivery

Last week I had this special delivery of gorgeous Goodie dolls and rug from the SFX Wolverines! 🤩 They’ve continued to ply their craft, develop their skills and have produced some simply beautiful work! 😍. I can’t wait to see their creativity over the coming weeks! Thank you Sue for continuing to support GOG and inspiring and supporting so many amazing students. 💖

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ICU Feedback March

Dear GOG Villiage,
Hope you are all well.
Just feeding back that we have been collaborating with infection control on the best ways to store and package the comfort goods.
Our team acknowledge how important the comfort care goods are at the moment.
Many patients are not able to have contact with their friends and family due to the visiting restrictions and recieving a special GOG gift means a lot.

Today we had two patients in our care that must have been the Rabbitos biggest fans.
They where so emotional when receiving the blankets.
Simple acts of kindness can make a big difference to someone’s day.
Thankyou GOGs for your kindness.

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Hello to all the GOG community.
Just letting you know that we still continuing to give our your beautiful comfort care goods to our patients. We are working closely with infection control regarding packaging, storage and handling.
We continue to receive the most warmest and heartfelt feedback from families and patients.
Over the last few days nearly all the Gogsters have been adopted. According to our register the blankets are steadily being gifted.
The gowns have been most appreciated by our long term patients and we are continuing to supply to long term patients on the ward as well. We found one lady had been in a hospital gown for nearly 9 months. I will never forget how excited she was choosing new gowns, beanies and bandannas.
Thank you to the GOG and Mission Stitchin community
Let’s look after each other in our village and regularly check in with each other at a social distance of course.
Xx

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Uberknits

Morning all! 🤩 Today I’m introducing ‘UberKnits’ 😆 on this glorious Canberra Autumn day! Any members who would like supplies delivered to their doorstep or have Goodies they would like collected, please PM me to sort out the details! 👍😊

UberKnits on its way! Let us know if you need anything!

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Day one of UberKnits! Let us know if we can help or if you need anything! 🚗🧶

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A Sweet GOG Story….

Every thing we craft has a story, sometimes it’s a ‘simple’ one: a trip to the store to purchase yarn; a find from the GOG stash of yarn that sings to us; practicing a new stitch; or, working a well known favourite … sometimes, as with Kathryn and Marnie’s recent granny square rugs the story is more ‘complex’ and isn’t fully known as we pull together and finish work that some-one else started. Sometimes though, we know the story … earlier this month I was gifted a stash of yarn from my niece’s mother-in-law, she had passed away a number of years ago and it was only while the family were cleaning out the family home after the father-in-law’s death did the stash resurface. Hidden in the stash was a started granny rug with enough yarn to complete it, so in honour of the original crocheter and her family here is ‘Tricia’s Rug’ ready for the next chapter in its story …

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