International Nurses Day

In honour of International Year of Nurses and Midwives, and to celebrate Nurses Day, GOG decided to mark this occasion during unprecedented times, with a special project.

The idea was to create an individual hand-stitched flower πŸŒΊbrooch to be presented to each nurse within ICU and infection control, to show our support and heartfelt gratitude for these selfless and hardworking members of our community.

Last week, Mary and Amanda were thrilled to be able to make the presentation to the ACT Chief Nurse, Denise Patterson, the Critical Care executive team including Executive Director, Lisa Gilmore, Assistant Director of Nursing, Gillian, Dr Bron, Dr Manoj, Genevieve and their wonderful team of nurses in the ICU.

The joy on the face of each nurse after choosing their special flower, was as they say β€˜priceless’. Thank you to Kathleen for her support in this and to all the Goodeze who were eager to participate, and who managed to keep our little secret, despite so many of these β€˜heroes’ being part of our GOG community on Facebook!Β πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–

Zoom Working Bee 3 May

Once again, we had another fun as well as informative Zoom WB this afternoon! πŸ€© 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 Chris 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! πŸ˜‰

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!!Β πŸ₯°

A Conversation with Chris!

Zoom Stitch In!

Here are just a few of the Goodeze who popped in and joined us at our Zoom Working Bee this afternoon! πŸ€© 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 πŸˆπŸ•πŸ¦œand to Zoe’s newest hobby, sourdough baking! πŸžπŸ˜„ Thanks for joining us today, and I hope to have another special guest join in a fortnight’s time. πŸ˜‰ πŸ’œπŸ’š

SFX Woolverines Delivery

Last week I had this special delivery of gorgeous Goodie dolls and rug from the SFX Wolverines! πŸ€© They’ve continued to ply their craft, develop their skills and have produced some simply beautiful work! πŸ˜. 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. πŸ’–


Morning all! πŸ€© Today I’m introducing ‘UberKnits’ πŸ˜† 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! πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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

Day one of UberKnits! Let us know if we can help or if you need anything! πŸš—πŸ§Ά

Posted by Zoe Drew Barlow on Friday, March 20, 2020

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 …

Littlest Crochet Boss Progress Report

Some inspiration for you today brought to you by our ‘Little Crochet Boss’. He’s such an amazing role model and so many of our ‘littlies’ are wanting to follow in his footsteps and learn to Crochet. He was showing us where he started and what he’s up to now! A caring, resilient, creative, independent and principled young man! πŸ’œ

What have you got on your hook? Please post us some pictures! πŸ˜Š