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 Thank you!

Deadline Date

Please Note

As Christmas is approaching could you please try and get Sunshine Blankets, Shawls and Christmas Gifts for the Elderly sent to me by the end of November please.

Thank you

Saturday, 18 October 2014


Good morning!

I would like to thank Gill this morning for some super duper Sunshine Blankets!
You are just going to love them.

Let's take a look at them now.

874 'Gill K' thank you!


Good ol' Granny Square. Reminds me of a football strip.

Then we have

875 Gill K thank you!


A lovely Granny Ripple Gill.

Look what we have next! Wow!

876 Gill K thank you!

Absolutely beautiful. What a lovely change and I'm sure these could be used for Shawls too. I love these Star Ripples both made in gorgeous colours.

877 Gill K thank you!

Spectacular Gill and I amazed once again how quickly you have made them thanks  so much.

I am always so grateful to you and everyone else that contributes to our 'SIBOL' project.

Have a nice day everyone!

x Sue x

Friday, 17 October 2014

Christmas Gifts for Elderly Residents.

Good Morning and welcome!

I would very much like to thank Olivia for a  pretty Sunshine Blanket received yesterday and also for some lovely Knitted items for our 'Christmas Gift' appeal for the Elderly. The Sunshine Blanket is made in a lovely colour combination and it's also a perfect size too. Once again someone will receive a great deal of comfort from it. The Knitted items too Olivia have been made beautifully I can't thank you enough.

873 Olivia.


Olivia thank you for the Knitted items for Christmas Gifts.

                                                                   Absolutely superb! Thank you.

Today I received a parcel from Chris. Once again wonderful Fingerless Gloves for Christmas Gifts.
These are made in lovely colours and as Chris was saying the darker colours will be ideal for an Elderly Gent. Why not indeed! They are made beautifully thank you so much Chris. I'm  very grateful to you.

Chris thank you!

The deadline for Christmas Gifts for the Elderly is the end of November and also for Sunshine Blankets and Shawls. I intend to go out on my last delivery at the start of December.

Thank you both so much. I know how much time goes in to the making of them.

x Sue x 

Monday, 13 October 2014

Sunshine Blankets, Hats and Gloves arrive today!

Good Morning to you all!

Thank you very much for popping in to our 'SIBOL' Blog.

This morning I would like to thank Lyn from Bournemouth who has very kindly sent me a bumper parcel of 'SIBOL' goodies. I knew she was busy Knitting Sunshine Blankets for us but I had no idea she had also made a Scarf and  Hats and Gloves too. The parcel arrived this morning from Hermes courier. I have to say a while back I wasn't too impressed with their service when they let me down on a collection from my home but lately they seemed to have got their act together. Not only can you have your parcel signed but you can also pay I think 30p to have a text sent to your phone when your parcel has been delivered. Amongst the other couriers they are the cheapest too and their service is excellent.  So thank you very much Lyn for sending the parcel to me.

Let's take a look inside now.


 Beautifully Knitted Butterflies  so useful to decorate our Sunshine Blankets.


                                                             Absolutely gorgeous!

                                                    Ribbon too very useful thank you Lyn

                                                          Warm Gifts for Christmas.....




and 9 Sunshine Blankets which are such a good size and are so colourful! I know these will keep someone so warm and cozy!


I'm sure you want to have a closer look.  Lyn has been making these over the weeks and she has also been keeping me up to date with their progress. Such pretty Blankets made in Knitted strips in such interesting yarn. So bright and cheerful just what we need for an Elderly Resident.










A pretty Granny Square Blanket too Crocheted in well co-ordinated colours.
How lovely!

Lyn thank you so much for making these wonderful Sunshine Blankets and Christmas Gifts. They will be delivered over the next few weeks. I think I have over 50 Sunshine Blankets upstairs so it's time to go out again.

I can't thank you enough this is a superb donation and it's been lovely to chat with you on email about your progress too.

I'm sure everyone has enjoyed looking at what's new today.

Thanks again,

x Sue x

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Christmas deadline for your 'SIBOL' donations 2014.

Good Morning.

Just letting you know if I could please that all Sunshine Blankets, Shawls, and Christmas Gift items for the Elderly should be with me by end of November if possible.  This is so I have plenty of time to sort them out ready for my final deliveries of the year.

I would like to thank everyone today for their wonderful support over the year once again. We have had some amazing Sunshine Blankets and Shawls arrive here at SIBOL HQ and the Homes really appreciate your wonderful work.

Without your help we wouldn't have achieved 871 Sunshine Blankets! I would really love to reach 1,000! Maybe next year. I shall have to do a count of the Shawls for you.

Thanks so much

x Sue x

Friday, 10 October 2014

A bumper delivery of Bed Socks and Sunshine Blankets today!

Good afternoon and welcome!

A busy day here today and I have lots to show you.

First of all I would like to thank MarilynJG for some beautiful Crocheted Bed Socks.  If you remember I have been inviting you to make small items for Christmas Gifts.  So far we have had
Shawls, Wrist Warmers and now today some fantastic Bed Socks. I'm sure Residents in the Homes are going to find them very useful indeed. Thank you so much MarilynJG.

I am accepting small items which I will take to a local Home just before Christmas.

Let's take a look at them now.







These will be so warm and I'm  sure they are going to be loved. Made beautifully from MarilynJG thank you so much.

Next we have 10 Sunshine Blankets made by the Ladies of the AXA Purls Knitting Group. Every so often they send me a large parcel full of Blankets and I am always very grateful to everyone. Please thank everyone concerned Susan for making  them and thanks to you too for arranging delivery to me.

All of these Blankets are a great size and are so pretty! Thanks to everyone at AXA Purls Knitting Group. Thank you Susan for sending them  to me.

If there is anything you would like to ask me about our 'SIBOL' project. Please email me

I'm Sue on

Thanks so much

x Sue x

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Lots of Shawls today!

Good afternoon and welcome!

I would like to thank 'BigBlue' over on RAVELRY for the parcel received today. She has sent 8 Shawls today which have all been beautifully Crocheted for our 'SIBOL' project. The dark purple one has been made by her friend Janice from her Knitting Group and I am  very grateful to both of you. They have  all been made in different patterns and I love the colour of the yarn on each one  too. What a great parcel!

Let's take a look at them now.









I've been busy too making 3 Shawls for Lady Katherines Home, Solihull. Irene's neighbour will be taking them in for me and unfortunately I wont be able to take any photos.  But here they are.


Big Blue and Janice thank you so much.
I love all of the Shawls and I know the Residents will too!

x Sue x