Our SIBOL TOTAL IS 1376! Thank You!

Slideshow of Sunshine Blankets (Click on Left/Right Arrows).

Challenge Blankets
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!

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.

Total 1384 Thank you!

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Would you like to make a Flower Square? /Manclass82 Squares (Wed).

Hello Everyone!

My internet seems to be improving, but at times I am back to 'square one', so please bear with me. The Engineers are supposed to be still working on the problem.

Thank you all so much for the 'SUN' themed Squares.  They are all so fantastic. I'm going to have a great job putting all these together now!  I appreciate each and everyone of them. I know I always say this, but I really do.

Our 'sun' theme has finished today. But please don't worry if you have made Squares for this theme, and they haven't arrived yet due to the 'ash' problem! They will be used. This is just to say that the theme has now ended and that we are moving on to the next one.

Which is?..............'The Flower Square' theme.   (Deadline 31st May)

Now please trawl the internet, get your Crocheting books out, ask Friends, and try and find a nice 'Flower Square' pattern.  Luna very kindly puts up some great 'Flower' Squares and there actually is a nice video in the side bar on 'SIBOL'  which you can click on to.

Once again these Squares will be made into Blankets for the Elderly.  These Challenges just make the project more interesting for all of us. We like to discuss new ideas, and try different things out. 

If you dont want to do a 'Flower Square' we have other Challenges coming up, you may be interested in.

1.  'Flower Squares'
     Deadline 31st May.

2.  'Blue and White Squares'
      (Suggested by Kim)
     Deadline 30th June.

3.   'Strawberries and Cream Squares'
      (Suggested by Handmade in Gibraltar).
      Deadline 31st July.

4.    'Male Squares'
       (Suggested by Karin)
       Deadline 31st August.
       (Darker Colours, we always think of the Elderly as Women, but of course there are men also! )

5.    'Black and White Squares'
       (Suggested by Pertinitaco)
        Deadline 30th Sept.
        (We could use this as a Man's Blanket!).

6.    'Childrens' Picture Squares'
       (Suggested by crochet3love Flickr).
       Deadline 30th Oct.

She suggested 'Children's Picture Squares after seeing my 'Little Miss. Sunshine' used in the 'sun' theme Blanket idea. She thought maybe we could make a Children's Blanket with pictures on, Crocheted or Knitted.

Make a 6

You know me by now! I am so pulled towards making Blankets for the Elderly, but I would'nt mind just seeing whether this Challenge would work! If it works out, we could give the Blanket to a Children's Charity/Hospital or whatever, some worthwhile cause.

If you don't want to take part in any of these Challenges, that isn't a problem. Please feel free to send in a Square of any colour, any design of your choice.  I can always use them in other Blankets. This is something I want to be doing for quite a while. I am just loving the whole experience.

6" Knitted or Crocheted Squares
Acrylic if possible please.

I still haven't done my totals but I will. With all my internet problems I am running a bit behind.

I do hope you will join us, we are having lots of fun here on 'SIBOL'.


I would like to thank Manclass82 for her beautiful 'sun' themed Squares which popped through my Letter box. The Squares are as bright as can be! They are just perfect for our 'sun' theme.  Gosh I am going to have fun putting all these Squares together in a Blanket. Thanks so much Manclass82!


L. DALIUS -   Can you please contact me through Flickr.   (If you join up you can send me a Flickr mail or try again sueatpigsty@talktalk.net

2.  RACHANA - Please contact me through email/Flickr.

So sorry but I have tried numerous times!

'SIBOL'. - is 'team blogging'.  If you would like to take part it is by invitation only. Which means that you email me if you are interested and I will send you an invitation, so you can log on and then write your own posts. Perhaps you'd like to show some Squares you have made and chat a little about them.

Please don't forget to check out our 'Blankets for the Elderly 2010' over on Flickr. It's our Flickr group showing our 'SIBOL' Squares.

Every day I am touched by the kindness of people all over the world. Making Blankets for the Elderly was
just a little idea that I posted back in January.  I had no idea that it would have been so successful! I would like to thank each and everyone of you! I am most grateful for your help.  Every Square I receive will be made into 'Sunshine Blankets' and donated to Nursing Homes/Hospitals/Charities.

Thank you all for your wonderful support!

~~ Sue ~~~


  1. OOh Sue what a great idea different themes I will have to print the list off and work from it!! Hope your internet gets sorted soon! Take care **Kim**x

  2. Fantastic idea Sue. Means that we can all go stash diving and use up all those odd bits and pieces that we just cannot throw out - in case ☺

  3. With thanks to Karin, I eventually sorted this post out. I do like a 'second opinion' and this post is a lot clearer for people. I would like to thank everyone for their fantastic ideas. I'm going to keep the ideas in my 'SIBOL' Book I have. We are going to keep the list down to 5 or 6. But when the CHallenges finish we will add one back on. Doing it this way, every one can have a go at something hopefully it will suit Ladies. With Karin's suggestion we are doing the deadlines at monthly intervals. I do hope this suits Ladies in Australia, as their post is pretty slow! I suppose it just means that they'll have to get a move on!
    I'm really pleased you think the ideas are good ones. I also hope 'Little Kimbles' will find something that interests her.
    Thanks Karin for your help. I welcome anyones' thoughts.

  4. Great ! It's a very good idea.I'm agree with all.Keep in touch !