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!

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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!
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, 7 August 2010

Ta - Dah! Introducing SIBOL No. 23 (Flower Theme 8)

Hi Everyone!

Well if you read today's earlier post I was so excited this morning because Joyce 28 sent me some Squares for the 'Sea/Seaside Challenge' and also the 'Mans' Challenge. Please click on 'older posts' I wouldn't want you to miss them. They are so original, really good ideas. Thank you again Joyce 28!

I had to take a break the other afternoon from Crocheting and catch up with a bit of work on here and also sort the Flower Squares out to see if I had enough to do any more Blankets.  I still had Lunas' Red and Blue Flower Squares + some Granny Squares of the same colour she sent. I decided to go through the 'Blue and White' Square collection I have and find some with the same sort of yarn to add to the Red and Blue, so I could make a full Blanket.  Wandas yarn seemed heavier like Lunas' (I still don't know what type of yarn it is. Is it the worsted type?' I had never heard of this until a few months ago on Flickr.   So I decided to use Wandas' Squares and also add one of Mollys and a couple of Netties. So yes I managed to find 25 Squares for that one. I realised when I was taking my photos that I really needed to even up the Flowers I needed one more. So luckily my Blue yarn matched and I used the video on the SIBOL Blog to make another Flower like Lunas!  If you haven't had a go at the Flowers scroll down the side bar and you will find it. It's so easy peasy!

Well this is the finished Blanket.  I'm really pleased how it's come out. Yet the border really gave me a bit of a headache. I just couldn't seem to decide what border to use. So I went for my favourite, but decided to do in the Red, Blue and White. It got me thinking about the next Challenge the 'Blue and White' one.  I have so enjoyed the 'Flower Challenge' but I'm ready to move on now. Well there will be 9 Blankets at 25 Squares each so that's quite a few!  I'm already thinking how I'm going to make the 'Blue and White' Blankets look different from each other. I have come up with some ideas, I just hope they work out. We will have to see.

I just can't thank you all enough! Beautiful Flower Squares, simply such a pleasure to work with!

Please 'add note' to your Square (if you can spot it!).

I'm off again and please don't forget to check out the post before, have a lovely evening everyone!

As requested a close up of the edging for this blanket.


  1. Aaaaaaah. Sue you have worked magic again. No. 23 is like a splendid blueberry/strawberry dream. You certainly possess that special talent in designing. I'm very proud of you and the wonderful SIBOL friends who donated the squares.

  2. Sue, it's a W.O.N.D.E.R.F.U.L. blanket!

  3. the blanket is so beautiful...you really have a good taste....

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  4. Oh it's fabulous, stunning, (Patriotic Nautical, SO Many countries have these colours very fitting i love it!!

  5. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS, Good job , blessings

  6. Wow Sue, yet another gorgeous blanket. Well done!