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!

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Lots of Squares for our 'Strawberry and Cream/Mens' Challenges.

Hi Everyone!

I do hope your week is going good for you! Today I have had two lots of Squares arrive. I would like to thank Colorbook (USA) and Louise (UK). Both Ladies have taken our Challenges on board and have enjoyed doing some Squares for us.

Let's start with Louise. If you would like to know any more information about Louises' Squares please pay a visit to our new blog SIBOL - The Archive. In this blog we are going to try and post photos of the Squares with some information underneath telling you where the pattern was sourced from. We are all eager to learn new stitches, so we thought this would be a good idea. Now Louise has very kindly posted over there so please fly over!

Just look at the lovely Squares Louise has sent for the SIBOL Blankets. Enjoy her Slide Show!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

Weren't they gorgeous Squares, thanks so much Louise!

Colorbook from the USA has very kindly sent me some Squares once again so appropriate for our 'Strawberry and Cream' theme and also our 'Men's Blankets. Now we always think that it's Women in the Nursing Homes but of course there are Men!. So we thought we would try and collect Squares which would be suitable for those Blankets. You know the darker colours, the Blues, Greens, Greys, Navy, Brown etc., Colorbook has sent some really nice Squares and I was so excited once again to receive them this morning. Colorbook was the fifth person back in January to send me some Squares for SIBOL and she has been following our progress ever since. Very much appreciated Colorbook!

I'm showcasing Colorbooks Squares now, enjoy these pretty Squares too!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

I am so grateful to both of you for taking the time to take part in our Challenges. Your Squares are just so wonderful and I just can't wait to make them up into Blankets for the Elderly.

Thanks to all our new Followers, thanks to Ladies leaving comments. Don't forget to write your Story either on a 'team blog' or in the comment box how you started Crocheting. You don't have to have sent Squares into SIBOL, you could be just visiting us. We'd love to hear from you. We get so excited when we have new Ladies join us.

Bye for now Suex


  1. These are just beautiful. I love the fish square. such talent, looks like i am going to be learning me some new crochet goodness very soon.

  2. Hi Sue,
    Would you like some circles aswell?

  3. Thank you for your question Jose. Can you make the circles into Squares please?

  4. Hi Sue: Those squares from Colorbook and Louise will be wonderful additions to any blanket! I'm off to check out Sibol-The Archive. Have a great one!!!!

  5. Hi Sue,

    I like to make squares aswell. Where can I send them if I have them?

  6. Please contact me Jose on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net
    for my address Thank you!