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!

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Strawberries & Cream Challenge


This is my first post here at SIBOL. I must tell I feel absolutely honoured to be able to participate.

This time I want to show you the first squares I have made for the project, I hope you like them. They are intended to belong to an Strawberries and Cream blanket.

The ideas for the stitches and distribution are taken from 200 Crochet Blocks book from Jan Eaton, but I have made changes and adapted them.


  1. Hi Merchy - the strawberry squares you have made are really lovely. Thanks for posting today.

  2. Merchy,
    Wow! Your Squares are gorgeous! I just love them. That little Strawberry is just so cute! Jan Eaton must be doing a roaring trade, everyone loves her book!
    Superb Squares, Superb post, thank you so.....much Merchy!
    Hugs Sue

  3. Both squares look lovely and thanks for posting about them - more wonderful ideas

  4. Merchy, so love your beautiful squares. That little strawberry looks good enough to eat in the middle of your square. I love the crochet pattern you have used, it's very pretty.

  5. lovely squares, merchy
    Welcome to SIBOL