Our SIBOL TOTAL IS 1376! Thank You!

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

Challenge Blankets
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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.

Total 1384 Thank you!

Friday, 14 May 2010

Squares from Austria today! (Fri) and Up-dated Saturday Squares (UK).

Hi Everyone!

Friday evening, weekend arriving! Anything nice planned?

Today I had beautiful 'Flower Squares' come in from Elke in Austria.  I am sure you will agree they are so....pretty.  It just shows you how adaptable a Granny Square can be! The pretty little Flower in the Centre is just marvellous.

All the way from Austria, thank you so much Elke. Just wonderful!

Aren't they just lovely? Thank you so much Elke, I really appreciate your help.  The Squares are just wonderful. I can't wait to use them in the Flower Blanket.

You must of heard about our 'Flower Square' Challenge.  Now it ends  on 31st May, not that long in fact. You still have time to make a Square. It can be any sort of 'Flower Square' pattern there are loads on the internet and in the side bar there is a video link that Luna posted.  We're having such fun making the Squares for the different Challenges.  Of course as I have said many times before you certainly don't have to take part in the Challenges.  The Challenges are just there for us to get ideas. It's only the Challenges that have deadlines. I still need Squares and there's no hurry for those, anytime!

What a nice thing to do this weekend! Make a 'Flower Square!'.  You should know by now that I have made 10 SIBOL Blankets for the Elderly. Work that out 10 Blankets x 25 Squares in each = '250' I have used already.  I have over 300 left ready to be made in to Blankets. All the Blankets will be donated to Nursing Homes around November just in time for Christmas.  It may seem like a daunting task, but I love making the Blankets and I really couldn't do it without your help. I thank you all so much for your support.
It's also very nice for me to get to know you all. 

I do hope you will read previous posts too.  It's always nice to see Squares that have come in. I hope you go back and read Kim's post and I thank her very much for helping me in my project.

I hope you all have a good weekend. Thank you all for following me. If there is any questions about SIBOL please do not hesitate to mail me. sueatpigsty@talktalk.net

Bye for now Sue x


Hi Everyone!

I'm so pleased to show you Sally's Squares 'Chunky Hooker'.  She's very kindly taking part in our 'Flower Square' Challenge and once again it's the traditional Granny Square we have here 'with a twist!.  She's added Flowers once again like Elke, but on three of the Squares there are three tiny little Flowers. So once again, something different.  Could you let us know where you got the pattern from Sally?  It would be nice to know where Elke got hers from too?

Beautiful 'Flower Squares', aren't they lovely? Thanks Sally.

So over the last two days we've had some gorgeous Granny Squares come in with Flower designs. Why not have a go? Our Challenge ends 31st May all are most welcome to join in. But as I've said many times before you don't have to do the Challenges.

I'm off to help Mr. Twin in the garden now, let's see if there are any 'real flowers' in my Garden.......
Good Weekend everyone and many thanks to Elke and Sally.
Your Squares are in the Slide Show.



  1. They are so beautiful,delicate and adorable .Love the colors ,lovely colors .Have a nice and quiet weekend , blessings!

  2. Sweet, Sweet Squares.
    Ok, I get the hint. I start on mine the first of the week. Guess you can tell I've had my hand a little wet the past few days. I really just need to sit in my chair now and focus on the challenge. You know this will be a new pattern for me.... icks....

    Have a great weekend and thanks so much for you kind words over in the garden today. Promise to not be serious again for a while, but I need to do that from family.


  3. Hi Sue: I can not believe all of the beautiful squares you received this week!!! Of course our computer is not working at home - so I had to steal away to my office on Singer Island this afternoon for a little peek on the web....Wonderful squares all. Have the greatest day!!!!!

  4. Beautiful squares. I squeezed a couple in and there blocking now - hope I make the deadline

  5. Thanks Maria, You'll be okay dont worry! x