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!

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Squares arrive from Spain and the UK.

Hello Everyone!

Thanks so much for visiting SIBOL today!  Welcome to all our New Followers! It's lovely having you over.

Well we've had Bank Holiday here in the UK so it's been a long weekend for us all. I hope you all had a good time.

Few things to chat about before I show you the gorgeous Squares received today.

Going back to the 'Childrens' Squares'. Remember the problem with 'Health and Safety' in the UK. Well we have decided to keep those Squares and make  a 'Young at Heart' Blanket for the Elderly.  But this will be saved until 2011. So I won't be posting anymore details about it on the Side Bar just yet.

I must thank everyone for the fantastic list of names for the last 'Blue and White' Blanket.  We decided on 'BlueBelle'. This was chosen twice. Thank you RaggedieAnne and papillongold! Now we still have 'Blue and White' Blankets coming up I think another 3, so we can use some of those names.

Thank you so much  everyone for the wonderful comments I receive by email. I'm so pleased you like the Blankets and saying too  how much you  are enjoying seeing all the latest Squares! It's such a pleasure to meet you all. Aishwarya (arien156) over on Flickr enjoys making Squares for SIBOL and during the last few days she has put together her own SIBOL Gallery of her own Squares she has made.  Now would you like to take a look? She has given me permission to link you. I hope you will pay her a visit. They are gorgeous Squares and I'm happy you are enjoying SIBOL Aishwarya! Thank you.

I'm so pleased too when you ask for invites to 'team blog' on SIBOL with us. It's so nice to have new Friends on here with us. If you would like to 'team blog' with us, please email me. sueatpigsty@taktalk.net

I have finished the third 'Blue and White' Blanket but I just have to sort those dreaded ends out! OOh! make the Butterflies too! So I'm hoping tomorrow or Thursday I will have a Ta - Dah for you. I could have finished it yesterday but I had to help Mr. Twins out in the Garden.  We've had the family around too at the weekend  so it's been difficult to sit down.  Then today I've been trying to get myself straight after the weekend.

Please don't forget to pop over to SIBOL - The Archive This is a special place where we post details of patterns used for SIBOL Squares.  If you fancy posting information about a Square you have made for SIBOL please email me for an invite. You'll be most welcome over there. sueatpigsty@talktalk.net

We also have a special group over on Flickr for our Blankets. This is where our SIBOLETTES post their own photographs of Squares made for SIBOL. Wanna take a look? Follow the link!

The 'Mens' Challenge and also the 'Sea/Seaside' ones finish today. But......if you have Squares still in the pipeline for these or are on their way,  please don't worry. I will wait. I am busy still doing the other Challenges, so you have plenty of time. I would like to thank you all for the gorgeous Selection of Squares received for these Challenges.

Now to get to business........ A certain Lady in Spain 'Pilar' (pertinitaco Flickr) has been busy again, Crocheting away for SIBOL! She has made the most gorgeous Mens' Squares. I want you to take a look at these. They are in such warm colours and it just goes to show how you can combine a variety of Colours. These Squares will be perfect for our Men's Blankets and I know for a fact our SIBOL Mens' Blankets will 'not be boring or dull!'.  Pilar has made three lovely 'Sea' Squares too. Just take a look at her ideas. I'm sure you will like them!

Thanks so much Pilar for your continued support I am so pleased you are still 'getting pleasure' from SIBOL!

Now I have to show you some beautiful Knitted  Squares from 'Sockknitter' on the MSE Knitting Forum. She has sent me some really bright wacky Squares and I just love them. I'm so pleased you have taken part in our project 'Sockknitter'. We are having such fun over here.  I have made you a Slide Show so please take a look. Many thanks for your contribution, it's very nice of you.

I'm sorry if I have been babbling on a bit today, a lot to tell you!

Have a good evening everyone!


  1. Always nice to see the latest arrivals.

  2. Goodness Sue, you have received some beauties today. I can't get over the detail in Pilar's squares. Sockknitter's squares are very happy and bright in radiant tangerine. Great work ladies!!!!!

  3. I agree with you beautiful Squares today!