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, 4 September 2010

Newbie on the block!

Hello Ladies,

My name is Charlotte and i thought i would introduce myself to you all in blog land! I am quite new at crochet, my mother in law taught me about a year ago and i have done quite a few projects already. As an anniversary present Linda bought me Jan Eatons 200 crochet squares book and i have been loving it! My last blanket was made from all different squares from the book and was really successful. I am currently working on another bigger one in lots of different blues.

The next thing my mother in law Linda (from Chalky's World) introduced me to was the world of blogging! To be honest at first i thought, what do i have to write about, i live in a quiet area in Devon, I'm not very exciting. But i thought i would give it a go... and I'm actually quite enjoying it! As i seem to write mostly about what crafty things i get up to it encouraged me to do more and more. I do hope some of you will come over and check me out at 'Sharky Knows', as i don't have very many followers yet.

Anyway, back to the main reason for my post and that is to show you the first few squares i have done for SIBOL. Again they are all taken from the Jan Eaton book.

To Sue, you are doing a wonderful job and i cant believe how generous you are being with your time and energy putting these blankets together. I am sure all the lucky people that receive one will really appreciate it! This project and blog is such a success, you should feel very proud!

Well i hope you like my squares and i hope they will be useful to Sue. I'll get my hook out again soon for some more!


  1. Well done Charlotte! Lovely blanket and the SIBOL squares are great too. Welcome to blogland will check out your blog.

  2. Congrats Charlotte. You certainly picked it up quickly the blanket looks lovely

  3. a Beautiful blanket, you must have had a good teacher. :-)

  4. Hi Charlotte, you've made a lovely blanket! Crocheting, blogging and SIBOL are all fun!!

  5. Charlotte.
    Your first 'team blog' post on SIBOL is wonderful. Thank you so much. Your SIBOL Squares are just lovely. I love the colours chosen and I love the patterns.
    Thank you so much for the kind words too! Very nice of you. I am having such fun with you all and we are doing something really worthwhile too.

    Do you know I have an idea.
    I know the Challenges are coming to an end quite soon.
    But I had this idea rolling around in my head all last night after seeing your post. I was quite excited to tell you the truth.

    OkaY here goes.
    Pick up your Jan Eaton book.
    Turn to the beginning of the book where you see the Block Directory.
    Choose a square between the numbers 1 to 25.
    Then email me. sueatpigsty@talktalk.net
    With that number.
    Then I will keep a record of the persons name and the number of the pattern they have chosen.
    Then it's up to you to make the Square for the SIBOL Blanket.

    If the number has been taken. You will have to choose another number. If there are no numbers left 1 to 25 then you are too late for this Blanket.
    Now the 'Challenge' if you like will end when the 25 Squares have come in.
    I will then make the Blanket up for the Elderly.

    When Squares come in they will be put on to SIBOL - The Archive by me unless you are a 'team blogger' and want to do it yourself.
    Just a photo of the Square you have made and the number in the Jan Eaton book.
    No pattern details because of copyright.

    If this is a success.

    We will go on to the next 25 Squares
    25 to 50.

    What do you think of this idea? I'd be very pleased to know.

    Charlotte many thanks. Welcome to SIBOL. It is so nice to have you along with us. I do hope you get lots more new followers to your blog and I also hope Linda will take part too! You are welcome to team blog with us again.

    Hugs Suex

  6. Or leave your number on SIBOL in the comment box.
    Thank you! x

  7. Welcome Charlotte to SIBOL, so lovely to meet you. You blanket is lovely and your squares are also. They are going to look great in blankets.
    Mrs Twins, this is a wonderful idea, I don't have the book, but it's now on my list to purchase. lol, what a great way to learn new crochet patterns and contribute at the same time. I love it.

  8. Thank you all for your lovely comments! Doing a post for SIBOL makes you feel much more part of it all, i would definately reccomend it!
    Sue, i think this is a great idea (obviously i would)! I have had a flick through the book and chosen no. 16 or 20.. thought i'd go for two incase someone has already chosen one. Let me know which one you would like me to do. Any colours in particular? I'l;l get searching for a North Devon post card too!

  9. Welcome to SIBOL Carlotte. The blanket is wonderful!!
    I love the colors you have chosen.
    Elke (Austria)

  10. Welcome Charlotte, what a wonderfull blanket ,beautiful colors

  11. Charlotte and Mrs Twins is this a cunning plan to make me take a second look at the Jan Eaton Book -- it bounced around the walls when I visited it initially. Lovely post Charles and squares are gorgeous