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

SIBOL BUTTERFLIES.

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.


Monday, 2 March 2015

Beautiful Shawls and Sunshine Blanket to show you today!

Good afternoon and welcome!

I have some pretty Blankets and Shawls arriving today.

First of all Dulcatis over on RAVELRY has made a Sunshine Blanket which she is going to deliver to one of her local Homes. A very sensible idea because this will save postage to me and I'm sure she will get a great deal of satisfaction of delivering it herself. I have no problem at all with this anything to save money.  She has even made one of our SIBOL Butterflies to decorate it with.  Introducing 'Midnight Flowers'.

980 Dulcatis thank you.


Pretty isn't it? She has sent me a photo so I can count it in with the other ones. Thank you Dulcatis I know you have enjoyed making.

Next we have four Shawls from Hilde (Norway).

Shawls from Hilde (Netherlands) thank you.


Such pretty Shawls Hilde. You are so kind making these for the Residents in UK Homes. They are all wonderful patterns and I love the yarn. Many thanks indeed.

Next we have a Sunshine Blanket from 'Paulson' with  two Shawls.

979 Thanks to Gill 'Florists Delight'.


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Gill P thank you.



I hope you see this post 'Paulson'.  I am desperately trying to find your email address and name to thank you.
It is so important that email addresses are enclosed inside parcels.
Please do email me if you see this post so I can make sure I save it

sueatpigsty@talktalk.net

Thanks so much the Blanket and the two Shawls are superb!

Thanks everyone!
We only have 20 more Sunshine Blankets to make now.
Then we will reach our 1,000th Blanket.

Well done to you all

x Sue x


There is good news on postage charges. Royal Mail will REDUCE the cost of posting some parcels from the end of March 2015. The main difference will impact on a lot of our blanket-size parcels and is very good news. Basically the current charge for posting a medium size parcel weighing up to 2kg is £8. This will go down to £4.89 from March 30th. This means Royal Mail will be able to compete with cheaper couriers.
Letter charges are going up by 1p, but I think we were all really finding parcel charges prohibitive, so roll on March 30th.
The £2.80 charge for small parcels doesn’t seem to be changing.
There is more info about prices here.
Anyone planning on posting a parcel in March needs to weigh things up carefully…(excuse the pun!)


THANKS UNA! 

Friday, 27 February 2015

Delivery day again today!

Good Morning

I'm very pleased to be telling you that this morning I delivered 27 Sunshine Blankets in total to the Olivet Care Home in Acocks Green near to where I live. I had 7 Blankets arrive from Sarah this morning and I'm pleased that I could get them  ready in time to take them out.  Jane at the Home is going to send them down to one of their sister Homes in Torquay where the Residents can use them over their laps while out in their wheelchairs.  Thank you ever so much Sarah for sending them to me and thank you to Jane too for accepting them.  Some of the  Residents who knit agreed to have their photos taken this morning. Thank you.









Here's Jane accepting our Blankets.

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I am eager to reach our 1000th Blanket.
If you think you can help please pop over to 
SIBOL CHALLENGES
Here's the LINK.

You will find info  on there.

Thanks everyone!

x Sue x 

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Squares are needed if anyone wants to help? Thank you.

Good morning,

A wet one here in the UK today!

As you know I no longer accept Crocheted Squares but there are a number of Ladies in the 'SIBOL' RAVELRY Group that are asking for help. So if you feel you would like to make  one or two Squares please follow the LINKS.

There is never any pressure to make Squares  I know postage is a real problem for many these days. But if you feel you want to you are most welcome.

I will now list the various projects on the go.


YarnballKiki - (Hudson Falls, New York) - Here's her LINK.

I was wondering if anyone could help me out by sending squares to make lapghans for a nursing home. I’m part of a nursing home ministry at my church and they are in great need of a lapghan. You can use whatever yarn you have. Five rounds or six is good. Thank you so much if you can do this. Send me a message for my address.





‘theemuts’ (Belgium) - Here's her LINK.
She is Currently seeking for Zorghuis Oostende crocheted or knitted squares, socks/bedsocks, shawls and lapghans.
Zorghuis Oostende is a small home located in Belgium where single cancer patients can stay and are taken care of during their chemotherapy. Only 4 people maximum can stay at the same time, the staff is a doctor and 2 half time nurses - all others are volunteers
Items Needed by This is ongoing, I collect things year round and deliver each time I have a box ready with at least 4-5 lapghans. 
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/charity-knitting/3102992/1...;
Requesting: crocheted or knitted squares of 15 cm (6 inch) or 20 cm (8 inch), socks, bedsocks, shawls, lapghans (34-40inch)
Requirements: Acrylic only please as they need to be washable. Colors suitable for adult men and women , no black please as black is associated with dead here.
Submit Items to Me. Please PM me for the address. 
I’m in Europe, Belgium
‘SIBOL’ inspired ‘theemuts’ to pick up her hook after 20 years and over the years she has donated many Squares and Blankets to us. I think it’s time we help her now. Why not crochet your favourite Square and put it in the post to her so that she can help others.

Big Blue- (UK) -Here's her LINK
Has decided to take the plunge and take some blankets and shawls to homes near to her Home to cut down 
on postage costs, but she would still like them to be from Sibol with butterflies and everything.
She would like to know whether any one would like to make Squares for her so that she can get them out quicker to Homes by her.

6" Crocheted Squares in Acrylic are needed. Thank you.


Thank you so much!

x Sue x 

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Information on the 'SIBOL' project.

Good morning!

Thank you very much for visiting the 'SIBOL' Blog today.

As a Group we make 'Sunshine Blankets' and 'Shawls' for Elderly Residents in Care Homes and if you would like to help us please follow the LINK over to 'SIBOL CHALLENGES' where you will find all the information you need.

We also have a Group over on RAVELRY where you will find a friendly group of Ladies who of course share the love of Crocheting and Knitting.  Here's the LINK.  Why not pop over and introduce yourself?

If you are interested to see our work since January 2010 why not pop over to FLICKR. FLICKR is a photo sharing site where I keep the visual record of all  our Sunshine Blankets made since January 2010. Here's the LINK.

We have now made 970 Sunshine Blankets and I am very eager to reach our 1,000th! So if you think you can help please do!  Shawls are always needed in the Homes too.  For any enquiries please do not hesitate to contact me on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net.

Please note my address is only available through email.

Thank you

x Sue x

UP-DATED 10.43 a.m.


Samantha has very kindly sent me a parcel this morning.  Thank you so much. A beautiful Hexagon Sunshine Blanket has been made in very pretty colours and it's very kind of her to donate it to our 'SIBOL' project.  This certainly will be very useful to the Care Homes I visit.
It's a nice size and will be ideal for someone's lap.  

Thank you so much for the ribbon too Samantha we can certainly find a use for it.
It's very nice of you thank you for everything. 

Let's take a look now at this wonderful Blanket.



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Superb isn't it? Thank you!

x Sue x 

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Sunshine Granny and new Blankets to show you.

Good morning to you,

I would like to thank 'Kianie' today for her donation of one 'Sunshine Granny' Square. This will look superb in our special 1,000th Sunshine Blanket on the horizon. We are only 30 Sunshine Blankets off our target now thanks to you all!

Kianie thank you 'Sunshine Granny Square'.

A great Square thank you Kianie.

 I would also like to thank Sally today for sending in two pretty Sunshine Blankets. Crocheted beautifully as usual! Thank you Sally. I love the colours, a great size and these will be very useful to Residents in the Homes.

970, 969 made and donated by Sally thank you. 'Shells' Left, 'Square Boxes' Right.

970 'Square Boxes' made and donated by Sally thank you.

969' Shells' made and donated by Sally thank  you.

So colourful thank you very much!

 If anyone has anything to ask me please feel free to mail me
I'm Sue
on
sueatpigsty@talktalk.net

x Sue x 

Friday, 20 February 2015

Delivery Day to St. George's Home for the Elderly, Shirley.


Good Morning and welcome!

I am  very pleased to be telling you that over the last few days I have been getting our Sunshine Blankets ready for delivery.

20 Sunshine Blankets to be delivered to St. Georges Home for the Elderly 20/02/2015


Once again it is surprising how quickly our Blankets add up, we have 20 beauties here and they are ready to find them new home at St. George's Home for the Elderly in Shirley.


St. Georges Home for the Elderly.

I went along with pippa and her Husband this morning  and we were met by Magda who is in charge of the Home. I  first of all met Magda when I visted back in 2010 and it was nice to see her again.

Magda accepted our Blankets so well she absolutely loved them and wants me to thank everyone 
for making them for her Home. 

Delivery Day to St. Michael's Home for the Elderly. 20 Sunshine Blankets.

Magda (Left)
Me (Second Left)
Member of Staff
pippa (Right)

After we handed over the Blankets we went to see pippa's Mother who is a Resident of the Home. It was nice to see her  again and I was pleased to see  she had settled in  so well. 
We were invited to have tea and biscuits while talking to pippa's Mother and it was nice to see our Blankets from years ago still in  use around the room.

I would like to thank Magda and the Staff for making us so welcome and I have promised to go back and take some Shawls to her.

I'm always so proud of everyone that has made and donated Sunshine Blankets to our 'SIBOL' project. Thank you.


I would like to thank  pippa today for her Sunshine Granny Square for our special 1,000th Sunshine Blanket. I love it.

pippa thank you. 1,000th Square.

Before I go I would like to draw your attention to a video I came across.
'I wish!'

Here's the LINK.

x Sue x

UP-DATED.

I'm very pleased to be telling you also that I have now delivered Shawls, Bed Socks and
Warm Hats to St. George's. These were left over from Christmas Gifts. Please note that I am only accepting Sunshine Blankets and Shawls at the moment. 

Thank you.

Shawls for St. George's Home For the Elderly.


With thanks to Myrna. Knitted Items.


Thanks to modelwidow 'Axa Purls'

x Sue x 

Thursday, 19 February 2015

A new Shawl and Sunshine Blanket to show you today!

Good morning,

I would like to thank MarilynJG today for a beautiful Shawl and Sunshine Blanket that I have received this morning.

Such an interesting Shawl and I just love the Blanket too.

Let's take a look now

Marilyn thank  you for the pretty Shawl.


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968 Thanks Marilyn


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Both the Shawl and Blanket have been made in really pretty colours I know they will be acccepted so well in local Homes.

Absolutely superb thank you MarilynJG

x Sue x