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, 13 September 2010

Squares arrive from the USA!

Hello Everyone!

I  hope you have all had a good weekend.  I'm just popping in to show you some lovely Squares I have received from Marilyn 'roomontheleft' who lives in the USA.  It's such a pleasure to receive your beautiful Squares Marilyn and you've really made my day! They are just so pretty.

 Marilyn tells me that some are made with Acrylic and some with the Merino blend. The Acrylic is Caron 'Simply Soft' and the Merino is Caron 'Country'.  The shiny ones are the Acrylic. The patterns used are the Circle of Friends and the Sunny Spread. They are just so lovely. Also Marilyn used 'Fishermans Ring' by Priscilla  Hewitt on the peach one showing in the Slide Show.

roomontheleft (USA) sent me these pretty Squares today! 'waiting for the rain to stop'......>

Thanks so much Marilyn. I do hope you will pop over and check her blog out and say hello! I'm glad you are now a 'SIBOLETTE!!'.  Sit back and enjoy your Squares in your very own Slide Show!

Oh just a bit of 'goss' (gossip) Lucy Attic 24 has a bit about her Web site in the new magazine out this weekend 'Irresistible Gifts to Crochet'.  It's telling you about her Web site and her family life.  She is also in 'Let's Knit' this weekend. 'If you didn't know already!'.

The other thing I nearly forgot to say - you know how I make the Butterflies to put with the blankets, well Rebekka_uk suggested me making Snowflakes, Stockings or Trees to put with the 'Sunshine Blankets' instead of the Butterflies especially for the Christmas Blankets. Do you think this is a good idea?
Then something else came into my head I wonder if anyone wants to make any Christmas Garlands for when I deliver the 'Sunshine Blankets' in November? If you do please feel free to send them in. sueatpigsty@talktalk.net  I thought it would be nice for the Nursing homes to put them up for Christmas. What do you think? Using the same ideas maybe Snowflakes, Stockings, Trees etc.,  I know a lot of Ladies were crackers on making these last year over on Flickr.

Here I am signing off and I forgot to mention the 'Jan Eaton 200 Block Challenge'.  Would anyone like to make a Crocheted Square from her book? Turn to the Block List Directory at the front of the book and choose a Block 1 to 25. Make the Block, send it to me and then I will make them into a Blanket for the Elderly.  We still have spaces!! Please let me know which number Block you choose! sueatpigsty@talktalk.net
For a full List see the side bar please. Thank you!

I do hope you have enjoyed your visit to SIBOL! Welcome to all our new Followers!

Hugs Sue x


  1. Everything is just so beautiful to look at and the inspiration is phenomenal but now Clara has to get on the bandwagon and send you some squares! Glad there are so many wonderful people in the world such as you and your followers!

  2. Spinning through google reader and stopped dead in my tracks... I knew this pattern, but not in such lovely colors. Great fun.

  3. This is a lovely pattern, not come across it yet. Great squares and love the colour combination!

  4. I love the featured squares today, they are gorgeous. I think sending a snowflakes, trees or stockings with blankets in November is a fantastic idea. Have a great day everyone.

  5. I simply love these squares. The colours are lovely!

  6. http://web.archive.org/web/20010816061829/members.aol.com/lffunt/circlefriends.htm



    Links for Marilyns' Squares! Thank you!