Slideshow of Sunshine Blankets (Click on Left/Right Arrows).

Challenge Blankets
I'm Sue and can be contacted on
sueatpigsty@virginmedia.com

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

Butterflies LINK


'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@virginmedia.com 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.

Donations of Sunshine Blankets/Shawls/Butterflies can be accepted between these dates.
1st March to 30th November 2016. Thank you.



Friday, 20 May 2016

Delivery Day!

Good afternoon,

I'm just letting you know that I had a ride out to The Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson Care Home this morning. Situated at Temple Balsall, Knowle, Solihull this certainly is a  beautiful Home. If you would like to read more about the Home please follow on to their website. Here's the LINK.  Some of our work has been donated there before and Sharon in the office was very grateful for our Blankets and Shawls this morning.

I'm sorry I couldn't take photographs today. It simply was a matter of dropping the donations in to the Office. If you'd like to see what I delivered here's a photo I took yesterday.

Blankets and Shawls ready for the off.

The website is really interesting and tells you all about the Home. Well worth a read.

Thank you Sharon for accepting our Blankets and Shawls.

Before I left this morning I had another Blanket arrive and I'm pleased I could deliver this one too.
Unfortunately, no name was included.
I hope the person who sent the Blanket is popping in to our web site.

Thank you anyway.

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Please feel free to make a Blanket or Shawl I'm very happy to receive them.
For more information 
please follow 
our LINK to SIBOL CHALLENGES.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Donations from Norway today!




Good afternoon and welcome!

I have received Sunshine Blankets and Shawls from Isrose in Norway today.
Thank you so much.

The Sunshine Blankets are perfect sizes and colours and decorated with our beautiful 'SIBOL' Butterflies and Ribbon these are going to be lovely gifts for Residents in Care Homes.

These two Granny Blankets are called 'Grass roots' and 'Ocean Breeze'.

What perfect names Isrose!

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Four really pretty Shawls too. You are so very kind.
I am so pleased they have arrived safely and I will add them to my collection.

Thank you for the Ribbon too.

Thank you Isrose.

x Sue x

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Tickled Pink.

Tickled Pink thank you Una.



Good afternoon,

As you can see I have had another Sunshine Blanket arrive for our 'SIBOL' project. This one is called 'Tickled Pink' and it has been made and donated by uomalley.  Here is Una's Blog  if you would like to read more about the Blanket that she has made for us.

Tickled Pink made and donated by Una thank you.


Una has been trying out new techniques on this Blanket and I think it's going to be a great addition to our Blanket collection. So thank you Una.

Love the colours!

x Sue x

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Lots of colour today!

Good afternoon,

Lots of colour today in this fantastic Sunshine Blanket made and donated by the Harris Sisters.
It's a wonderful size and will have so many uses. I will take it out to a Home towards the end of the year thank you so much! I love it.

1238 Thanks to the Harris Sisters.


x Sue x

Friday, 29 April 2016

Delivery to Broomfield Hospital.

Good afternoon,

Just an up-date for you today. I would like to thank Susan for taking in three beautiful Sunshine Blankets to Broomfield Hospital. Susan very kindly made 'Purple Heather', 'Granny's Garden' and 'Vanilla Sundae' and gave them in on behalf of our group 'SIBOL'.

Susan tells me in her email that she delivered the blankets to the Baddow Ward where they have been distributed to three patients. The Dementia Care Nurse thanked Susan for her help and said the patients responded very well to the bright colours and textures.

I'm really grateful to you Susan thank you. If anyone else would like to deliver their blankets near to where they live please contact me. I will send you a 'pdf' label which you can attach to your work. This is a great way of getting our blankets and shawls further afield.

My email address is
sueatpigsty@virginmedia.com

Thank you.

Vanilla Sundae.

Vanilla Sundae made by Susan. She is taking to Broomfield Hospital.



Granny's Garden.

Granny's Garden made by Susan. She is taking to Broomfield Hospital. Thank you.


Purple Heather.

Purple Heather - Susan Thank you. She is taking to Broomfield Hospital.


Thank you. x

Thursday, 28 April 2016

A new delivery of Sunshine Blankets and Shawls arriving today.

Good afternoon,

On arriving back from a day out with Mr. Twins I found a parcel left in my porch. Lisa has very kindly sent me three Sunshine Blankets and two pretty Shawls.

Shawls are extremely useful for Residents in Care Homes they certainly take the chills off. I often sit at home with one of my own around my shoulders so I know how comforting they can be.

Let's take a look at what was inside now. Thank you very much Lisa.


Thanks Lisa.



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Thanks Lisa.


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Thanks Lisa.



x Sue x 

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Dali Rock.

Good Morning!

I am so excited to be showing you a new Sunshine Blanket that I have received all the way from 'Pink Lemons' in Singapore.  This is such a beautiful Blanket and I know one of our Residents is going to take a great deal of comfort from it.

'Pink Lemons' said in her note, 'This  photo inspired the colours of the Blanket.  It's a photo I saw online  titled 'Dali Rock'. I chose it because it looked majestic and beautiful and the light shining on the rock appeared to me to be a beacon of hope.' 

I really think a lot of thought has gone in to this Blanket 'Pink Lemons' and I would now like to show you the beautiful  Blanket she made.

1231 Dali Rock. Made by Pink Lemons (Singapore). Thank you

Dali Rock






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I love to hear what has inspired you to make a Blanket.  So please feel free to enclose a note with your work.

Not only did PinkLemons send a gorgeous Blanket she also made a Shawl for one of the Residents.

Thank you Pink Lemons Singapore.

Thank you Pink Lemons.


The pattern is just so pretty and you have used some wonderful colours.

Thank you so much.

Shawls are very useful in the Homes so please feel free to make and donate to me for the Residents.
Thank you.


Up-dated Lunchtime. 

Susan sent me an email at lunchtime telling me that she will be taking the following Blankets into Broomfield Hospital on Thursday.  This is fantastic thank you so much.

I am encouraging Ladies in the Crafting Community to make and donate a Sunshine Blanket near to them if possible. This is a great way of getting our Sunshine Blankets further afield and to be honest I am running out of Homes near to me.  So if you are interested please contact me on 
sueatpigsty@virginmedia.com
for a 'pdf' label.

I can send this as an attachment  and you can attach it on to your work in the name of 'SIBOL'.

Of course if you would rather send your Blankets and Shawls to me then please do.

Let's take a  look at Susan's work now.
These Blankets are so pretty and I know they will be loved.

First we have Purple Heather.

Purple Heather - Susan Thank you. She is taking to Broomfield Hospital.

Granny's Garden.


Granny's Garden made by Susan. She is taking to Broomfield Hospital. Thank you.

Vanilla Sundae.

Vanilla Sundae made by Susan. She is taking to Broomfield Hospital.

Aren't they lovely?

Thank you Susan. I look forward to reading about your visit.

x Sue x