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

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'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!
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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.

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Thursday, 18 March 2010

Sunshine squares

I have finally got round to bringing out the orange wool and doing something with it ! I have a confesion- I don't like orange, not on it's own, not with yellow. I see things that other people have made and it looks nice but I take a look at the ball of orange wool and can't think of anything I want to make !!

Well,this Tuesday was nice and sunny and I thought of a bright sun in a blue sky, are you with me ? Are you thinking what I'm thinking ?
Then, I had to work at the craft shop and took my hooks and wool with me for a bit of hooky time killing between customers.

So I made these...

I used my daisy middle squares, you can find the pattern on my blog if you like it.

(this square is desperately in need of blocking)

I also used my method of making corsages with 8 petals and worked it up into a square. I was feeling terribly clever until I got home and realised I had a book which explained very clearly how to make exactly such a square!

Anyway I have 2 sunshine squares for the post, I will make one for your frendship blanket Sue. I must have been snoozing because that project had passed me by. I'll make you something nice with no orange...

Louise x


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  2. Hi Louise,
    I know what you mean about the colour of wool/yarn. I feel like that sometimes. Those two balls look pretty uninteresting on their own, but just look what you have done with them! I can see what you are trying to achieve in these squares. The blue, the sky, the centre the sun. I think its fabulous. Brilliant idea, and it will look lovely in our Sunshine Blanket. It's nice to see what everyones comes up with.
    I shall be posting photos of Blanket no. 4 within the next few days, and you're in it!
    So please look out for it.
    Thank you very much for taking the time to make us a Square or two!

  3. Louise, the squares are so lovely, very sunshiney. Blocking does make a huge difference, something I have just learnt recently.

  4. Great squares Louise... most assuredly full of Sunshine...

  5. Great squares!
    I love the blue yarn!
    ~X~ Karin