Christmas in July! πŸ˜‰

Today we had our first in person working bee in what seems like years. πŸ€© It was incredible to meet everyone face to face, to be able to see all the different colours of yarn, and to feel the amazing work everyone had been doing. (Also a bonus, we don’t have to look at our own faces on the computer during zoom working bees πŸ˜‰). We did a small raffle and raised around $80, which is an awesome effort from the people who attended! There were games and prizes galore! Robyn took out ‘Best Dressed’, Amanda guessed the number of chains in the ball, and many ‘Job for GOG’ Packs were won! We will be holding a larger Father’s Day raffle, and further information will come at a later date. The show an tell was so inspiring and the mountains of Goodies only just fit into the boot of my car!! πŸ˜…

Hearing everyone’s laughter, seeing their smiles, and sharing stories, has clearly revitalised many of us. It’s important to stay connected and above all, safe. It was awesome to see everyone today and I hope that everyone obeys and follows all physical distancing guidelines in place, so we can continue to be able to meet! πŸ˜ See you at the next bee! πŸ€©πŸ’ž

Shout out to ‘Shout’!

Gratitude Post! πŸ™πŸ’œ

Today I’d like to send a huge thank you ‘shout out’ from GOG and Mission Stitchin’, to Carol and Elsa from ‘Shout Inc’ for their incredibly generous and valuable gift of fabric! Pat and I arrived to find huge bags full of fleece and other fabric ready to be used as backing for the beautiful quilts that Mission Stitchin’ hand craft.

Thank you ‘Shout’!!Β πŸ’•πŸ’•

“Friday I’m in Love….” πŸ˜‰πŸ˜

Another Friday and another visit to Mission Stitchin’ to collect some stunning Goodies! Exquisite quilts by Chris and Lynn and ‘therapy pillow’ pillowcases by Pat and the girls. How fortunate we are to have them in our GoG family! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’

This stunning table runner will be part of our Christmas raffle, so save your pennies, it’s going to be a whopper! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ’•πŸ’

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The South African Connection!

“How wonderful that GoG has inspired another group of creative and compassionate people to craft such gorgeous comfort toys for children across the ocean! I hope they get many hugs and bring much joy! Well done Ruimsig!’πŸ’•πŸ’–πŸ’

These are the comfort toys made by the crochet group at the Ruimsig Retirement Villlage in South Africa.

The toys will be going into approx. 200 Santa bags for children in creches, places of safety, institutions and care centers.Β πŸ’–

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GoG Working Bee – 22 September Roundup

What another amazing GOG working bee! πŸ€© On a beautiful Spring afternoon it was lovely to see so many people (including some new members) come along and spend an afternoon of creating, learning, sharing, cake (yes we had cake this time … thanks Amanda😍) and, more than just a bit of laughter … we were even able to open the doors and β€˜overflow’ into the courtyard. Special thanks too, to those who made the effort to pop in to drop off their Goodies. πŸ’•

If we thought the last working bee saw a mountain of Goodies, then this was an even BIGGER mountain! There is so much love and creativity in all the Goodies created that it is an absolute delight to be able to pass them on to the hospital. The generosity and skills of our growing group is mind blowing! πŸ˜

It was so exciting to see the first contributions to our new “Colour of the Month” project. The wonderful assortment of pink crocheted and knitted squares handed in already, has Robin and Amanda rubbing their hands with glee as to how they might be able to put them together and wondering just how many blankets we’ll end up making given the amazing response to this challenge so far. πŸ₯° Remember to keep an eye out for Robin’s posts on the project and keep in mind the basic requirements … pink 8ply acrylic in 15cm squares of any design or shade, you can be as basic, or as adventuress as you like. I know a number of us are using this project as a way to challenge ourselves to try something new, but don’t shy away from β€˜old favourites’ like the traditional granny square.

Thank you for putting your heart and soul into everything that you do to make a difference to members of our local community in need. You’re all wonderful examples of “being the best we can πŸ”….right Robin Szczepanik! πŸ˜‰πŸ’–πŸ’–

Footy Colours

Good morning Goodeze! πŸ˜ We often receives special requests for β€˜footy blankets’ from staff within the ICU and other critical care areas within the hospital. These colourful blankets are extremely popular with both men and women. The charts below show NRL team and AFL team colours. Choose colours you love and have fun creating different patterns and designs! We have several different packs made up already for those wanting to start a rug.😊

If there are any amazing Goodeze out there that would like to contribute by donating yarn, we are currently running very low in white, black, red and green yarn. If you would like to make a donation, please contact us regarding drop off points. Thank you for all you do for GoG!πŸ˜πŸ’•πŸ’–

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Block of the Month!

We have decided to include block of the month into our busy schedules.

If you wish to participate, you will complete a block and bring it/send it to a Goodeze workingΒ beeΒ during that month. The blocks will be put together to make a blanket (many hands make light work).

Each month will have a colour theme. We are beginning in October with PINK to connect with our Pink Ribbon ‘Feast’ that we will be holding to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Foundation.

We ask you to adhere to the following guidelines so that all the blocks will fit together easily
* the completed block should measure 15cm x 15cm
* the block can be crocheted or knitted
* use 8 ply acrylic yarn
* your block can be any design but, MUST be 15 cm square
* the block can be any shade of the colour chosen for that month

Enjoy! I cannot wait to see what you creative, caring folk come up with!

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GoG Working Bee – 25 August

Thank you to those Goodeze who came along and made today’s working bee so much fun! πŸ˜ On top of the usual sharing of skills and ideas, β€˜show and tell’ and β€˜yarn dealing’ that always make these gatherings enjoyable and rewarding, we also tackled some tasks that had slowly been building behind the scenes. For that I have to say a HUGE thank you to Vicki, Marnie, Cara, Robin and Amanda for going the extra mile for me today. You guys are legends! πŸ’•πŸ’–πŸŒ»

To all who donated the truly stunning collection of β€˜Goodies’ today, you guys just blow me away with your creativity and generosity. You can feel the love that’s poured into each item just by looking at them… “it’s a kind of magic!” πŸŽΆ πŸ€©

It was so much fun today, I can’t wait for the next WB! πŸ˜πŸ’–πŸ’•

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Posted by Mary Barlow on Sunday, August 25, 2019

GoG Working Bee – 7 April

Another successful GoG Working πŸ! πŸ˜ Thanks to Amanda for winding the largest ball of yarn I’ve ever seen!! Robin and Debbie for tagging the mountain of blankets that have been gifted! Rhonda for sewing in the ends of rugs and the many Goodeze that knitted and crocheted the afternoon away! Thanks also to Christa for sharing a very heartwarming story this afternoon and Tess for finally living up to her promise to pick up a crochet hook again one day! πŸ˜‰ πŸ’–πŸ’œ

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