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Handmade Hugs Society

Cowichan Valley



APR / MAY / JUN 2017

Posted by handmadehugs on August 19, 2017 at 3:55 PM

Our 7th annual Hug-A-Thon was held April 8th and has been deemed a success by all. We had approximately 40 people come to volunteer as well as a few Lookie-Lous. But as much as what we do is based on our willing volunteers AT the Hug-A-Thon, this year in particular proved that we also have amazing, dedicated volunteers behind the scenes as well. Spouses, family members and friends all worked to make our event a success. We had a few too many injuries for my liking (a couple of wounded shoulders, a couple of strained backs, a few mashed fingers, lots of sore feet and legs) but my point is, everyone worked together for a common goal and the goal was to help Handmade Hugs help others.

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Along with what was going on at Mellor Hall, we collectively moved out of our Lake Cowichan storage units and into the new downtown Duncan storage location. Aside from the obvious trucking of inventory, there were shelves to be dismantled and removed, stairs to be schlepped up and down and up and down, inventory to be sorted, and on and on and on.

But we’re moved in so one hurdle done. Now we can focus on the present; we’ve plans to make for this year, goals to reach for this year and expectations to exceed for this year, so let’s get started.

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With one meeting left before our official summer holiday time, it seems the Spring has just flown by. May was a little hectic and the first part of June will be busy as well but then we don’t meet again until September 9th; it seems a long way away but I assure you, it’s not. I encourage you to take a break from anything to do with Hugs. Of course, I won’t ask you to stop things that you love to do, like stitching or sewing, but I am suggesting that anything that even vaguely resembles a chore be put away until September. We all work very hard for Hugs and, just as with any wearying task, we’ve earned and need our rest.

However….we have one more Group Hug, Sat. June 3rd, before the break so we’re going to put the time to good use. So far, our focussed work bees have produced enough quilt tops, pillowcases and kit bags to make it through the year. (You guys are simply amazing!) So this work bee our sewing crew will be focussing on cutting and ‘kitting’ the rest of our needed pajama bottoms and our stitchers will continue creating slippers and mitts kits so we’re ready for the sewing and stitching marathon that always happens in the Fall.

If you need supplies, please stop by to pick up what you need or email your requirements so we can make arrangements to get it to you.

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