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, 18 September 2010

Squares from Belgium and the Netherlands.

Good afternoon!

I hope you are enjoying your Saturday. I have two beautiful lots of Squares to show you. Are you sitting comfortably? Here goes......

First of all our 'team blogger' Karin from the Netherlands has very kindly sent me in these Squares for the Challenges coming up. They are so beautiful. 'Bonfire, Christmas and the Jan Eaton' Challenges. Do you want to see now?

My Flowers seem to be improving second lease of life. Pretty Squares from Karin!......>

I told you they were nice.  Karin also very kindly made a card to be given to the Elderly. Inside if you can see she made a mosaic of all the Squares she had made. It was simply beautiful.  Posy Linda actually suggested this idea a few weeks ago, and I am pleased to say a few Ladies have enclosed their own personal card which will be passed on to them with a 'Sunshine Blanket'.  Just a little telling about yourself makes the Blanket more personal. Such a good idea from Linda.

 Here's you Slide Show Karin! Enjoy! Many thanks for taking part once again in 'SIBOL Challenges!'.

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

The beauty of 'SIBOL' Squares does not stop with Karin. The beauty carries on.  ATheeC (Flickr) from Belgium has sent me in these wonderful Granny Squares. You know how I love traditional Granny Squares. They are all so different because ATheeC has used a wonderful variety of colours, and they are just so pretty.

One in particular has a gorgeous Flower in the centre.

I love this one (I love them all though!)....>

Isn't it just so...pretty!  Ooh, you know I do so love Flower Squares.

Last Wednesday my Mother came round to visit.  I said, 'Mom, would you like to see our 'Sunshine Blankets?' She sat on the sofa and I steadily brought from upstairs 22 Blankets.  She sat on the sofa and looked at each one. She could not get over the beauty of the Squares that you had all made for the Elderly.  She could not believe either that I had  the patience to crochet them all up together either. She even saw the 29th which I haven't show you yet, because I still have to take the photos. She thought they were all so lovely.  I even tested one out yesterday afternoon, because I was finishing off the border and I got so sleepy sitting there on the sofa that I curled up and fell asleep with my glasses on and hook in hand! It was so warm and gorgeous.So number 29 has had a trial run you might say.

Oh dear sorry ATheeC I got side tracked.  Your Flower Square just brought back to miind the gorgeous Flower Squares that we had come in for our Flower Challenge. I think the Flower Square Challenge  was my favourite so far. Perhaps another day, another year 2011 we will do more Flowers. 

Anyway, ATheeC made a gorgeous Flower Square along with some other beautiful Squares. Such pretty colours.   I would like to present to you ATheeC your very own Slide Show, I hope you enjoy and thank you so much for taking part in the fun on SIBOL! I really loved your Squares!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

Thank you both so....much, it's so nice of you. Beautiful Squares from lovely Ladies!


  1. Beautiful squares from Jan Eaton's book. I have it too and love all designs. Next time (if there is a SIBOL 2011?) I will crochet them.

  2. Amazing, I have just done the poinsettia one this afternoon from the same pattern. They are all lovely, this is such fun. I had had a reall pants few days of stress and unpleasantness but now Ive made a few squares I feel MUCH better. Cheers. xx

  3. Wonderfull squares ladies, great work :))

  4. Karin makes lovely squares and these are just gorgeous. I love the beautiful card ATheeC sent and Sue, i'm a sucker for flower sqs too