Well before I begin this post, I must tell you that today is my First 'Blogoversary' over on 'Mrs Twins'. So I hope you will pop over there. The Story continues here on SIBOL..........
Not only has it been my First Blogoversary, but also another special thing happened yesterday. A few weeks ago the Deputy Manager from The Willows Nursing Home in Cheshire contacted me because she had seen our SIBOL Blog and wondered whether we'd like to donate 'Sunshine Blankets' to her home. Of course this made me terribly happy. I mentioned to her that my Husband Colin was on holiday week beginning 6th September and I asked if we could take them up to her on the 9th which was yesterday. My Husband was only too pleased. I had planned to give all the Blankets out in November, but because Colin was on holiday and the home was quite a distance, we decided to go up this week.
So this week I have been preparing the 'Sunshine Blankets' and the cards to go with them. Now I really have to apologise here because I haven't had much chance to get round to my 'blog-reading'. Please forgive me.
Colin and myself spent Tuesday morning preparing some cards on the computer to give with our 'Sunshine Blankets'. I couldn't have done that on my own, and I really appreciate his help.
We had some photos printed off of each 'Sunshine Blanket' and inside I typed a message from 'SIBOL' to the person who receives the Blanket. I wrote the name of the Blanket and I also made a list of everyones' name who contributed Squares for that particular Blanket. It does take a lot of time to sort everything out but this was something I really wanted to do because you have all helped me so much.
This is the front of one of the cards.
Anyway, the cards were printed, now it was time to go out and buy the ribbon. I tied the 'Sunshine Blankets' with ribbon and attached the Butterflies. When I made a Blanket with Posy Lindas' Squares I made a couple of Butterflies. She named the Blanket 'Butterfly'. When Salma over on Flickr saw the Butterflies she suggested that I made Butterflies with each Blanket and used them as a type of trade-mark for SIBOL. I really think the Butterflies finish the Blankets off beautifully. So thank you Posy Linda and thank you Salma!
I took lots of photos when I was preparing the 'Sunshine Blankets' I wanted you all to see what I was doing. What do you think? When preparing the 'Sunshine Blankets' emotion came over me because I actually felt quite sad to think that our 'SIBOLS' were leaving me, but at the same time I knew that this was what I wanted to do.
The 'Sunshine Blankets' were ready to go. So we waited for Thursday.