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.



Thursday, 23 June 2016

New donations for the SIBOL Project.

Good morning,

I would like to thank Mrs J Carney for her beautiful Knitted Blanket received for the 'SIBOL' project.
This is a wonderful donation. A great size and such pretty Squares. Thank you so much.

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Today I received 4 Sunshine Blankets from Janet down in Devon. I am so pleased you have also come across our project and your Blankets will also be passed on as soon as possible. Colours and Squares are so bright and cheerful and a great way of using your Squares.


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Thank you both so much.

 x Sue x 

Friday, 17 June 2016

Purple Knight.

Good morning,

Another Sunshine Blanket arrived yesterday. I would like to thank Ann for a very bright donation.
Knitted beautifully with a thoughtful card enclosed this is going to be a fantastic gift for a Resident.

Purple Knight thank you Ann H.


Purple Knight

I love bright colours, 

thank you Ann x 

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

A SIBOL Delivery to Broomfield Hospital.

Good morning and welcome,

I have delivered such a lot of Sunshine Blankets to Care homes in the Birmingham area over the years that I am trying to encourage new Ladies to make and donate nearer to their own homes. Susan has taken me up on this Challenge. Yesterday she emailed me to tell me about her visit, I thought you'd be interested to read how she got on.


Susan is taking these Shawls and Blankets to Broomfield Hospital thank you!


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" I took the blankets and shawls to Broomfield today. I had telephoned before my visit, and the ward Clark on the dementia ward was expecting me. She paged Julie the Dementia Nurse Specialist who wanted to come and meet me. Both she and the ward Clark we're delighted with all the blankets and shawls.
It was lovely to meet Julie as I had only spoken to her on the phone. She left two items with Baddow ward, and kept the rest to share around the hospital. She told me that giving one of my previous blankets to one lady had had a marked effect on her mood. She said it was lovely to see the change in her expression as she was given the blanket, and staff had said how much pleasure it had given her when Julie had followed up a few days later.
So here's to the next batch. I'm aiming on brighter colours, and textures. As well as the more simple Granny square patterns."


Susan this is a wonderful result I'm so pleased that everything went well.
Your Shawls and Sunshine Blankets were made beautifully and I'm sure your visit will be a talking point for many days to come.

If anyone would also like to deliver near to where they live please contact me for a pdf label. Then you can donate on behalf of SIBOL and I can count them in to our totals.

Thank you Susan.

x Sue x

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Beautiful Colours.

Good Morning,

I would just like to thank Orange Zoo over on Flickr for a very generous donation of yarn received today. I shall be making a Blanket with these beautiful colours for SIBOL.

I'm so pleased you have found a home for your un-wanted stash. We all have phases of crafting and at the moment Orange Zoo is sewing lots of beautiful items to raise money for animal charities here in the UK.

Thank you Orange Zoo. Your donation of yarn to SIBOL is very much appreciated.

Friday, 3 June 2016

Friday's news.

Good afternoon,

I would like to show you some beautiful Shawls and Sunshine Blankets that Susan has made. She is taking them into Broomfield Hospital which is only a bus ride away from where she lives. This is a great way of getting our work further afield.

Let's take a look now.

Susan is taking these Shawls and Blankets to Broomfield Hospital thank you!


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I have counted these Blankets into our totals Susan thank you.

If anyone else would like to make and donate Sunshine Blankets near to where they live. I can send a 'pdf' label which you could attach.  What a fantastic collection of Shawls and Blankets I'm sure they will be very useful. Thanks for doing this Susan.


Berryqueen has sent me a Shawl this morning. Decorated with a Butterfly and very pretty flowers this is going to be so very useful.  I'm sure one lucky Resident is going to be very proud wearing it.

Thank you Berryqueen

Thank you Berryqueen.

Thank you so very much. 
I love your donation.


Monday, 30 May 2016

What's new on Bank Holiday Monday?

Good afternoon,

I hope you are enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK.

I would like to thank 'pollypolly'  (Spain) over on RAVELRY for a very generous donation of two very pretty Sunshine Blankets. It is a real treat to receive your Blankets they are just so pretty. I am very grateful to you for sending them all the way from Spain too.

It's lovely to hear from you again. Thank you.

Let's take a look now.

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1244. Thank you Coral. Flowers for you!


1243. Thank you Coral Spain. All the Blues (2).


Very much appreciated 'pollypolly'.


I would like to thank Alma for delivering 6 Sunshine Blankets near to where she lives.
The Name of the Home is 'Laurel Court' and I'm very pleased that we can get our work further afield. So a big thank you for doing that Alma.

Robebe over on RAVELRY has made these wonderful Blankets for 'SIBOL'.


Chevon Blanket.





Bessie Blanket



Granny Blanket



 Morgan's Blanket


Flowers Abond Blanket


Ondas


The Coziest Memory


Modular Blanket



These are such pretty Sunshine Blankets.
If you'd like to see more of her work please follow this LINK
to RAVELRY.

Robebe is going to take these Blankets into a Home near to where she lives.
Thanks for doing this I'm sure they will love them

I think that's all for today.

Thanks for popping in today.

x Sue x 

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.
Added.....Thank you Charlotte. 

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.