P1120618 I'm Sue and can be contacted on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net


Butterflies are always needed for decorating our Sunshine Blankets and Shawls for the Elderly.
If you are interested in making any please follow the Link to Netties Blog in Australia. Thank you.

It is so important that email addresses and names are enclosed with your donations of Sunshine Blankets, Shawls and Butterflies please. Thank you!

'Crochet keeps our hands busy so our minds can rest. It is a gift to help quiet the world around us, if even for a moment. To create -- and think of those we create for --is a quiet prayer of hope, love and dreams all wrapped up in a hook, a book and a ball of yarn. Author Anonymous. Thanks Cynthia.
I NO LONGER ACCEPT KNITTED OR CROCHETED SQUARES. I DO HOWEVER ACCEPT MADE UP BLANKETS FOR THE ELDERLY IN CARE HOMES. I'D BE VERY HAPPY TO RECEIVE YOURS! THANK YOU! 'SIBOL' is a charitable outlet for your Crocheting and Knitting Skills why not join us? Together we are 'Sending a ray of Sunshine into the Lives of the Elderly.' All enquiries please contact Sue on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net Thank you!
Please Note

Please may I remind you to enclose your email address with parcels delivered to my home. If I don't acknowledge receipt it's because I can't find your address. Thank you.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Four Ta - Dah's!

Good afternoon,
I would like to thank Sally60 for the Sunshine Blanket below. She has very kindly sent it to BigBlue so that she can deliver it to one of her local Care Homes. I am very grateful to you indeed. It is such a pretty Blanket made with really lovely colours. This is on behalf of 'SIBOL'.

BigBlue has very kindly assembled the following Sunshine Blankets. This one is called 'Sea Breeze'.
The Squares are really interesting. I love the centre flower Square too.
Gorgeous colours and a great name. Thank you.

This one has been made and donated by joyce28. It is called 'Twisted Lime'. So Tangy!

Next we have 'Autumn Glow'. Great colour combinations.

Such lovely Blankets thanks everyone!

Saturday, 2 May 2015

New donations arrive for 'SIBOL'.

Good evening,

I have had some beautiful Crocheted Shawls arrive from 'Isrose' (RAVELRY) who lives in Norway. How kind of her to send the Shawls from her part of the world. They are made in such pretty colours and I just love the pattern.

Here they are....

These Shawls will be loved by Residents in the Homes and they will definitely be given out on my next delivery. Thank you so much 'Isrose'.

Next we have a very pretty Granny Blanket made by Joanna. She has a great name for the Blanket it's called 'Fusion of Colours'. Every colour has been used in her Blanket I love it. Thank you so much Joanna.

Another superb Blanket for an Elderly Resident I know it will be appreciated. Thank you so much.

x Sue x

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Knitted and Crocheted Squares are desperately needed please for '2 Wish Upon a Star' Charity.

Good afternoon,

Our 'SIBOL' project has become very popular indeed and since January 2010 we have made well over 1,000 Sunshine Blankets which have been donated to Residents in Care Homes throughout the UK.  From time to time I am asked if we could help out with other Charity work so it is my absolute pleasure to now give you details.

Yesterday I received an email from Liz in Wales. She writes...

"I was wondering whether I could ask for your help with a project I'm working on.
A friend of mine asked me recently to make a blanket for the
"  2 Wish Upon A Star :: Cwtch of Comfort' project.'
This is a Charity that needs donations of blankets to put into 'bereavement boxes' for
parents who have suffered the loss of a child.

I have committed to making three blankets  for them and I'm asking others to help me
make more. We've organised a local crochet along and I'm asking people if they would like
to send squares to me to be made up into blankets for this very worthy cause.

I have been so inspired by SIBOL over the past few years and the fantastic
work you have done.  I have always been touched by how the online 
crocheting/knitting community will rally together for a good cause.

I have put a post up on my blog  it's under Unravelling Me.... Thank  you"

Can we help Liz? I do hope so. 
She needs the following:

6" Squares Knitted or Crocheted 
White or very pale pastel colours
Pale pastel colours need to be 'gender neutral, ie, pale lilac, pale yellow, etc.,
This is so that the bereavement boxes don't need to be marked as 'for a boy' or 'for a girl'.
Acrylic yarn please
1 or 2, or how many you can manage would be fantastic
Deadline End May 2015

 Please contact Liz on the following email address.

This is a really worthwhile project  and I'm sure we can help.
Why not pop over to 'Unravelling Me' and see what's needed.

Thanks everyone!

x Sue x

Friday, 24 April 2015

Shawls and Butterflies arrive today!

Good afternoon!

I would like to thank Jayne this afternoon for three beautiful Shawls and a lovely collection of Butterflies. They really are superb! Butterflies will be great for decorating our Sunshine Blankets and these Shawls will be put towards our next delivery.

Jayne I'm ever so grateful to you thank you so much. I know  the Residents are going to love them and will definitely be very useful to them.



For further information about our work 
please go over to SIBOL CHALLENGES.

I'm Sue and you can contact me on

Thanks once again Jayne

x Sue x 

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Thursday's post.

Good evening!

I would like to thank Sally today for assembling a beautiful Shawl and Blanket for me. The Squares were made by Irene. So thank you both very much.

Let's take a look now.

I love the pretty border it really finishes it off so well.

Thank you both very much indeed.

x Sue x

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

We are in need of Shawls. Would you like to help? Thank you!

Good Morning,

When I visited one of the local Homes yesterday the Staff said how useful the Crocheted and Knitted Shawls would be. I offered to go back when I have enough for the other Residents. I'm wondering if you would like to help me make some more for them?  They are so useful when sitting about and I tend to use one myself when watching TV. They really do take the chills away.

We have over the months found some nice patterns on RAVELRY here's the LINK to the site.
You will have to sign in if you haven't been there before.
But then if you click on Patterns and just type in whether you want 'Knitted or Crocheted'.
You will be able to access  many ideas.

One of the popular patterns is the 'Original Half Granny Square Shawl' by Amar Enid Alcala.
Here's the LINK. to that one.

It can be made in any colour you like and whatever size you like too.
But a good size is 124 cms across and 65cms top to point.
It could also be smaller or larger it's entirely up to you.

Here are some of the Shawls that we have made using  this Half Granny Square method.

Shawls made my Bev thank you.

Shawl made by Gill thank you.

Shawl from Marilyn thank you!

Thanks to 'me' Shawls for the Elderly.

This is a very simple pattern using the Granny method and it's a great way of using your un-wanted stash. Why not make a Crocheted Butterfly to finish it off. Here's the LINK to Netties Blog in Australia. She has a great video tutorial and once you start making them I can guarantee you will become addicted to making them.

Thanks for stopping by today!

I'm Sue on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net
Thank you

x Sue x

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Delivery Day today!

Good Morning and welcome!

I am very pleased to be telling you that this morning I delivered 24 Sunshine Blankets  to the Wythall Residential Home local to where I live.  I also gave them a few  Knitted and Crocheted Shawls which had been donated to our project.

Over the past few days I  have been getting the Blankets and Shawls ready for my delivery. It's always such fun decorating them with Butterflies and Ribbons. It still surprises me how quickly they arrive at my Home and I'm very grateful to everyone that spends time making them. They really are works of art and today the Home really appreciated them. Karen and the Staff admired your work and really was extremely grateful for these wonderful donations.  One of the Residents agreed to having her photograph taken too which was really really lovely.

They have asked for some copies of these photos so that they can put them on their notice board which I thought was a super idea.

The Staff told me that the Shawls especially would be very useful and if anyone would like to help me make some more please do.  The Shawl shown on the above photo is the 'Half Granny Square Shawl' and if you would like to try it please follow the  LINK.  If you can make a Granny Square you can make a Large Half Granny Shawl  it's so simple and very addictive too.

I think the Shawl shown really suits this Resident and I do hope she finds it useful. We always attach Butterflies it's rather like our 'SIBOL' trade mark.

So in closing may I thank you all on behalf of Wythall Residential Home the donations today were very well received. They were extremely grateful and couldn't get over how beautiful your work was!

If there is anything you would like to ask me please feel free to mail me.

I'm Sue on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net

Thank  you!

x Sue  x