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 December 2010

Delivery day again! Thursday's visit to 'The Prince of Wales' Nursing Home

Hello Everyone!

Thank you all so much for your comments on my last visit to St. Bernards. I am so pleased you enjoyed reading the post.  Zoe at Longmore Nursing Home has left a comment underneath my write up so I hope you will go back and have a read.

On Thursday I decided to deliver the last of our SIBOL Blankets to the Prince of Wales Nursing Home in Shirley.  So Thursday morning I got the Blankets ready.

I love putting the Blankets out ready for you to see they look so pretty

                                                   and the cards with your names printed on.......

                                                             Gorgeous coloured Squares

                                                                   Each one so different

                                                                 Once again a pretty pile..........

                                                    Don't you just love to see them like this?

                                                All piled up ready to go with Butterflies hanging!

                               I set off on a very wet day to The Prince of Wales Nursing Home in Shirley

where I met the Nursing Sister who very kindly had a word with me about our Crocheting and Knitting Group. I explained once again why I wanted to do the Project in Memory of my Grandmother, and how all of you kind Ladies have helped me by sending me 6" Squares.  I told her how all these Squares travel from all over the World and how very kind you have all been.

It was time to hand the last lot of  the Blankets out.  

I spoke about our Challenges and showed the Blankets and was assured that the Blankets would go to Residents who needed them.  I'm sending my thanks to The Prince of Wales Nursing Home for accepting our Blankets and for the 'cup of tea!'.  Also for allowing me these photographs.

This was the last lot of Blankets to be given out. I've had a busy few weeks, but I'm so pleased
I finished my visits last week because today we have had bad snow. 

I want to thank each and everyone of you who have made and contributed Squares for my project. I initially wanted to make 6 I am just finishing of my 45th. 

Without you I wouldn't be able to make the Blankets. You have all been so kind and generous and I really hope all of our Blankets will be loved as much as we love our 'Crocheting' and it's so nice for me to be able to do the final part of the 'journey' so to speak, actually donating these Blankets to Nursing Homes for the Elderly.

Thank You 'The Prince of Wales Nursing Home'
Thank You Everyone!

Have a good evening everyone!


  1. Love it when you do the deliveries. The blankets look so sweet together. Love the butterflies too. x

  2. Lovely indeed! A colorful pile of crocheted goodness is absolutely glorious! I know that the recipients are so pleased and appreciative of these wonderful gifts of love. Each one is different and so very special. Happy Holidays. Tammy

  3. awww how wonderful i bet your house feels a little empty now all the blankies have gone, what a year i have thouroughly enjoyed every single part of it, may you have a fabulous Christmas Sue, knowing that all those blankies will be loved and cherished and admired, and most of all bring comfort and joy to those who truely need them xxxxxx Fondest thoughts to a truely magical lady love Amanda xxx

  4. Thank You ! ......have a wonderful weekend.They all so pretty and ready to have an owner.

  5. Just heartwarming. Thank you Sue! I hope you can relax a bit now and do something for yourself.

  6. Sue

    I can hardly find the words to say how wonderful all the blankets are, and I really enjoyed your write-ups about each visit. It's amazing how many gorgeous, beautifully-made squares have been sent from all around the world by the most talented and generous people, and your putting-together of them is inspiring. It's no wonder that all the nursing homes were so thrilled - the blankets are works of art that will be treasured, and bring so much comfort and cheer to so many vulnerable people. Well done!


  7. It's fantastic Sue!
    These blankets bring a lot of happiness and sunshine.

    ~X~ Karin

  8. Great stuff Sue. I am so looking forward to next years challenges.

  9. Aah Sue, the enough warmth and love to melt the snow. What a fab end to a fab year and the blankets look soooo lovely in a pile with their ribbons and cards. You have really thought this project out so well Sue, I know I have said this before but VERY WELL DONE TO YOU! love K xx

  10. Sue, how rewarding it must feel to give away the blankets!
    Thank you so much for your nice thank-you card, I put it up with the Cristmascards due to the lovely colours! It fits right in! Thanks again, and I loved sending you the Merry-go-round bag!

  11. what a kind thing to do, and they will be put to good use, you must be very proud

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