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!

Monday, 23 August 2010

Squares arrive from Canada and the Netherlands today!

Hello Everyone!

Thank you all for your comments on SIBOL No. 25!  If you haven't seen the latest SIBOL please go back a post.  I need a name, any ideas? The last Flower Blanket was called 'Kensington Gardens' - named by The Garden Bell. Thank you Kate.

I hope you have all had a good weekend.  Back to Squares today.  I am very happy to say Glorias' Squares arrived today all the way from Canada.  Gloria has made the prettiest Squares for our Challenges. I really love them and I'm sure you will too!  Squares for our 'Blue and White' Challenge which are really lovely, and also some for the Men's Challenge.  Some of Glorias' Squares have an Autumny feeling to them I think. I just love the colours she has used in the Brown ones. The Flower Squares are pretty too.  Even though our Flower Challenge has ended don't worry the Squares will be used.   Thank You so much Gloria. 

I want you to take a look too at the gorgeous Post Card she very kindly sent me. Such a pretty picture and then Gloria has decorated the picture with tiny little stitches, buttons, bows and thread. Simply gorgeous. Gloria has put her photos on to Flickr if you want to take a look. I'm sure she won't mind you popping across. Thanks so much Gloria.

Gloria, I have made you a Slide Show, sit back and enjoy!

Thank You!

Also today in the same delivery I had some Squares arrive from the Netherlands.  I have told you before
we have Squares come in from all corners of the World! Today is no exception.  Dear Anja from the Netherlands has very kindly sent me these Squares. The colours are wonderful, the pattern too is very interesting!

I bet you want to know what pattern Anja used?......>

I think it's really lovely.  I have asked Anja if she wants to tell us where she got the pattern from and whether she'd be interested in posting a Square on to SIBOL - The Archive for us so that other's can have  go.  This is our other SIBOL Blog! Anja has a lovely Blog I do hope you will check it out yourselves.

I'm very pleased to make a Slide Show for you Anja. Thank You so much for the beautiful Squares! I love them.

Thank You both for sending me the Squares today, it's been a pleasure to make the Slide Shows for you and I can't wait to put your Squares into SIBOL Blankets!


  1. Oooh I will be looking out at the archive for the pattern for the flower square.

  2. Good Day to everyone.Great squares and colors.Lovely.....! wishing you all a nice week.

  3. Thank you Sue for this beautiful slide show, I am happy that you like the squares,the pattern I used is on the site from Karin ,she translated it into dutch, she is a lovely woman who inspired me to learn crochet.http://karinaandehaak.blogspot.com/

    greetings Anja

  4. Thank you Anja for letting us know. I am pleased you enjoyed the Slide Show on SIBOL!

  5. The new blue and white blanket makes me think of Wedgwood plates...perhaps "Wedgwood Willow"?

  6. oh i love the new blanket, totally agree with Lauren, I too thought of wedgewood as soon as i saw it. So pretty. Sue, again, you have done an awesome job of showcasing these beautiful squares. Just lovely.
    Anja, I love your squares too, they are just so delicate and lacy. They are going to look beautiful in a blanket.
    Gloria, your squares are stunning too. I so love the pumpkiny coloured ones for Autumn. They are instantly 'warming'. You have such a wonderful eye for colour combos, I love them.
    Wow, such beautiful squares coming through.

  7. Gloria, love you're squares too, I am working now on christmas colors, wauw christmas in august :))

    Beautiful blanket Mrs Sue :))

  8. Thank you all so much for your comments,
    Congratulations Lauren. I will choose your name!
    'Wedgewood Willow' it will be!
    Hugs Suex

  9. Anja,
    I checked the pattern out on karins blog.
    I didn't realise it was the Circle of Friends one. The pattern looks so different in the colours you have used. Wonderful. I'm pleased we have it on SIBOL - The Archive!

  10. I'm so happy they arrive save and that you like them. Thank you for this pretty slide show,Sue.
    Anja, you've made some lovely squares too.
    Thanks everybody for all your kind words! I really enjoy helping SIBOL project a little bit.
    Gloria xxxx

  11. I really like the flower squares, Jane in Australia

  12. You're most welcome Gloria!

    Jane Thank you! I've sent you a mail.