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!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Christmas Blankets/Next Challenge.

Hello Everyone!

Just popping into my favourite place to say thank you for all the lovely comments on the Christmas Blankets. I am so pleased you liked them. As I said before we had such lovely Squares come in for this Challenge, and it was so...much fun putting them together!

I'm going to post now the three Christmas Blankets hoping that you will see your Square, if you haven't already.

'Christmas Blooms'

Ta - Dah! Introducing SIBOL No. 36 '900 Squares I'm counting for the big one!' 'Christmas Blooms' - named by LT81 Thank you!

'Tidings of Comfort and Joy'

'Tidings of Comfort and Joy!' - Ladies 'Please Add Note!'....>

'Christmas Spirit'

'Christmas Spirit' - Named by Aussie Maria. Ladies 'that dreaded question! Please Add Note!'

Can I remind you that we still have a Block Number available on the Jan Eaton list. No. 21 is FREE! Would anyone like to have a go at doing this one? It's the only Block Number left now. Then I can start making the Blanket up. Please email me sueatpigsty@talktalk.net   Please do not enter if you have already made a Block.

Thank you!

I've been very busy today (that's why I'm quiet) I'm getting the Blankets ready now to be given out. There is a lot of work to be done. Getting the photos printed of the Blankets, printing my gift cards out which I've managed to do on my own without the help of Mr. Twins this time! clever me.....

I've bought some ribbon from Hobby Craft today. I've been rummaging through their shelves trying to find the cheap ribbon. Came across some 25p a metre, so I was pleased with that. I have enough to be going on with then I shall pay them another visit. I do think the Blankets look pretty with ribbon tied in a bow. I'm aiming to give the Blankets out at the end of November. 

What else?  Um..... I havent' had any more Squares to show you at the moment, but if any come in I'll be putting them on Flickr and of course SIBOL. 

I was having a nice chat with Janet on email this week. She makes the most beautiful puppets for charity, please pop over to her blog and have a look at them. She was saying on her blog how terribly attached she  becomes  to her puppets.   I feel the same about our SIBOL Blankets.  They have become part of me now! I shall really be so sad to see them leave me but of course this was my aim. We've done very well SIBOLETTES, haven't we? Thank You all so much.

Of course I shall continue to make the Blankets up. I have the Jan Eaton one to start (when I have the last few Squares come in) and my next batch of Squares will be the Strawberry and Cream Challenge. There are four Blankets to be made up.  They are already for my hook! But at the moment I need to get my Blankets ready.

So I'll leave you now with a few Strawberry and Cream Squares! I've just picked out a few to remind you!

shiloandspeiky! (USA) Your Squares have arrived this morning! Thank You!

Simply yummy, delicious, colours fantastic!.....>

Great Squares for our 'Strawberry and Cream' Challenge! ......>

alittlegreenvalley (Spain) Your Squares arrived this morning! Thank you so much!

Lulabelle1967 (UK) Your Squares arrive this morning! .....> Coming out into my Garden to play? OOh! dear don't trip over the hose pipe!.....

What gorgeous Squares from the States.....>

Oh my!........Just look at these colours Ladies! I love them.......>

Do you remember these Squares? I know it's been a long time, but I'm about to start making them up now.
Golly the flowers, the sunshine!

Thanks everyone!


  1. Hi sue , just popped in to see what you have been up to and was blown away by your gorgeous Christmas blankets !!
    You have done an amazing job with these , as always :0)
    Jacquie x

  2. Wow Sue, it continues on and I will have to start looking in my stash for Strawberries and Cream.
    Why not make a mention next post of what type or ribbon you need Sue to remind anyone who may want to donate some along with their squares or in place of if they are too busy with making them you would certainly appreciate ribbon!