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.

I'm Sue and can be contacted on

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!
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, 2 August 2015

De-Cluttering Magazines!

Hi everyone!

De-Cluttering magazines!

Inside Crochet - 2014

£2.00 plus £1.50 Second Class Postage  = £3.50


Simply Crochet Hooked On Handmade 2014.

Two magazines £4.00 Plus Second Class Postage £2.05
= £6.05


Let's Get Crafting - Knitting and Crochet - 2014

Issue 62 & 63.
£4.00 for the two magazines plus Second Class Postage £1.51
= £5.51


Knit Today

 Issue 102 September 2014
Issue 101 August 2014 

Two magazines £4.00 Plus £2.05 Second Class Postage
= £6.05


Let's Knit  

|Issue 83 September 2014
Issue 82 August 2014
Issue 81 July 2014

Three magazines £6.00 Plus Second Class Postage £2.80
= £8.80 


Crochet World 2010

Magazine £2.00
Plus £1.20 Second Class Postage = £3.20


Complete Guide to Knitting and Crochet.

including Second Class Postage. 


My mail address is

Bank Transfer is great thank you. 

Friday, 31 July 2015

Three new Sunshine Blankets to show you!

Good afternoon to you all !

Today I have three new Sunshine Blankets to show you. The first made by Sally. This Blanket is going to be given to a Nursing Home near to where Sally lives but in our 'SIBOL' name. That's absolutely fine with me and I'm pleased that our Blankets can go further afield.

1092 - Sally thank you.

sally one

Such a pretty Sunshine Blanket this is really going to cheer someone up!
Thank you Sally.

Next we have two Sunshine Blankets made by Lisa and Ladies of the 'SIBOL' Group.Lisa  is very kindly putting Squares together and donating the Blankets near to where she lives. Once again I'm so pleased that Ladies and Gents in other areas are benefiting from our work.

'Cotton Candy'

1091 - 'Cotton Candy' - Lisa and Ladies.

and 'Claret Jug'

1090 'Claret Jug' - Lisa and Ladies .

The Squares are so interesting aren't they and Lisa has made a great job of putting them together.

We have now reached 1092 Sunshine Blankets!

Thanks to everyone that supports our project.

For all details please follow this LINK

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Fluttering Butterflies!

Good morning and welcome!

Butterflies have flown in today from Linsey. Thank you so much! Just what we need to decorate our beautiful Sunshine Blankets.

Butterflies from Linsey thank you. X

It's very nice of you to make and donate them to our SIBOL project many thanks to you!

x Sue x

Saturday, 25 July 2015

A Sunshine Blanket all the way from Spain today!


Hi everyone!

Don't you just love Blankets tied up with Ribbon and pretty Butterflies!  I love receiving your donations for Residents in Care Homes and decorating them ready to be delivered. I have over 20 Sunshine Blankets upstairs now so I will be looking for a worthy Home to deliver them to.

This Sunshine Blanket was sent to me by Edit in Spain. How kind of her!  Edit tells me she had no use for the Blanket after making it and thought of our SIBOL project. I know an Elderly person is just going to love receiving it. What a lovely Gift. Thank you so much Edit.


Made so neatly and in beautiful colour combinations this is definitely going to be a talking point in one of the Homes.

Thank you so much Edit.

If you would like information about our 'SIBOL' project 
please pop over to SIBOL CHALLENGES.

Or contact me on

We have made such a lot of Blankets for Residents over the years and each one is shown on our Blog. It certainly gives you need ideas so please feel free to scroll back down the posts to view them or you could pop over to my Flickr photo site.

Here's the LINK.

Thank you for visiting our Blog today.

x Sue x 

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Lots of Sunshine Blankets to show you today!

Good evening and welcome!

I am very pleased to be showing you three gorgeous Sunshine Blankets arriving from Lisa today.
All made beautifully and are going to be so welcome in the Homes. They certainly are going to bring some smiles to the faces of the Residents.

Lisa said in her email that  she enjoyed making them and is glad they'll be 
useful. She  used a pattern and colour pack from Attic 24.

Here are the details of Lucy's website. Here's the LINK.

So all credit to Lucy for the colour selection!

Thank you for the Butterflies too Lisa they are so...pretty!

You are very kind for donating them to 'SIBOL'.


1086. Thanks Lisa.

1085. Thanks Lisa.

1084. Thank you Lisa.

I also had two more Sunshine Blankets arriving from Sally today.
Once again such wonderful colour combinations, perfect in every way Sally.
Thank you so much.




All of our Sunshine Blankets look so pretty decorated with 'SIBOL' Butterflies
and Ribbons to tie them up.

What lovely Gifts for the Residents?

Thank you both very much indeed.

x Sue x

Thursday, 16 July 2015

I am inviting you to make a Sunshine Blanket for 'SIBOL'.

Good afternoon,

Our beautiful Sunshine Blankets are great gifts for the elderly. Making now well over 1,000 we certainly have made a difference to Care Homes.  Many residents often feel the cold probably because they are on medication or maybe it's just the sitting around and not moving about so much.
Making a Sunshine Blanket  for them is a really lovely idea. A great way for us to keep our hands busy while watching tv and our thoughts on others. What a great way to use those odd scraps of yarn up. The Residents in the Homes are always so thrilled that someone has thought of them and our Blankets really brighten up dreary rooms.

Today I have received two very pretty Sunshine Blankets from pippa's friend Joan.
Made beautifully and both in great sizes these surely are going to be well received in the Homes.



Both made in the basic Granny Square design the Squares really do make stunning Blankets.

I love them. Thank you pippa for bringing them to my home this morning and thanks to Joan too for making them so beautifully.

If you are interested in helping our 'SIBOL' project we have a Group over on RAVELRY. Why not join us? Here's the LINK.

If you'd like more information about our project please pop over to SIBOL CHALLENGES.

Of course you can contact me on for any other enquiries you may have.

I hope you can find some odd scraps of yarn and sit down and make a Blanket for us. I am very happy to received Knitted and Crocheted Blankets of any colour ideally in Acrylic yarn.

Thank you so much.

x Sue x

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Sunshine Blankets Galore!

Good evening to you! Welcome!

I am very pleased to be showing you a beautiful Sunshine Blanket called 'The Snow Mink'. It was made by Dulcatis over on RAVELRY and she is very kindly donating this Blanket to a Home near to where she lives. This is a superb Blanket and I know it's going to be very well received by one lucky person. Dulcatis tells me this one took a little longer than the other ones she has made but I know it's
been worth it. It is so...pretty!

Let's take a look now I can't wait to show you.

The Snow Mink 1

A Butterfly added too can you spot it?

Thank you so much Dulcatis.

Next we have 5 Sunshine Blankets from Gill K.
I am amazed at how quickly she puts her Blankets together.
Her hook must be permanently smoking!

Such beautiful Blankets. Great sizes, lovely designs
thank you so much Gill.

Thank  you Gll x






Thank you so much Gill. I love all of your Blankets!

x Sue x