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!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Squares arrive from the UK.

Good Evening Everyone!

OOh I'm so happy to be telling you that I had Squares arrive from Devon today here in the UK.  Charles
is one of our new 'team bloggers' and I'm so happy that she's now officially a 'SIBOLETTE!'.  Her Squares
are gorgeous.

You may remember a couple of posts back she wrote about herself and she showed the pretty Blanket which she made using the Jan Eaton Blocks. 4th September 'Newbie on the Block'.   That very night I went to bed thinking of her Blanket and could'nt get to sleep because I had another idea whizzing around in my head.  Why not make a 'SIBOL' Jan Eaton Blanket?

Do you have the Book?
Jan Eaton 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws and Afghans.
Turn to the front of the Book  'The Block Directory'.
Go through the Squares 1 to 25 and choose one you would like to make.
Email me the number sueatpigsty@talktalk.net
I will then type it on to the list in the side bar.
I then await your Square.
When I have the Squares 25 arrive,  I will then make them in to a Blanket for the Elderly.
Good idea? Want to have a go?
Please do.

Getting back to Charles (slightly side tracked there).  She has sent me in a great Selection of Squares, including her Square for the Jan Eaton Challenge. She has chosen No . 16  'Waterlily'. It arrived  very quick Charles! I'm so pleased you liked the idea.  The other Squares are lovely too I think my favourite is the purple and pink Square 'Waterlily' because  I just love those two colours together. So many, many thanks.

Before I show you your Slide Show,  I also want to tell you that a couple of posts back  5th September, 'Sunshine Wishes across the Miles ' Posy  Linda in the USA had an idea about writing a few lines in a letter or on a postcard telling 'the receiver of the Blanket' a  little about yourself as the one who contributed a Square for that particular Blanket.  I'm very pleased to say Charles did this very thing and today I received her 'postcard'. So when your Square(s) is  used in a Blanket I will make sure the card is enclosed with the Blanket. A brilliant idea from Posy Linda. I hope you pop back and read her post.

Today has been the most wonderful day and before I tell you about it, I have a lot of work to do on the post, so would you please keep checking. I'm hoping to get it on for tomorrow. You will be really, really interested in what I have to say.......

It's my one year 'Blogoversary' over on 'Mrs Twins' tomorrow I do hope you will pop over and say hello!

Charles thank you so much for everything, Enjoy your very own Slide show now.  Have a good evening everyone! May I say thank you to all our new Followers, and for the enquiries I have received by email. Glad you want to join us!


  1. Always nice to welcome a new SIBOLette aboard. Beautiful work here....

    Now, Mrs. Twin's.... I'm waiting patiently for the b-day party.

  2. Wow Charles! They're all so lovely. Great idea for a challenge too.