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!

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Delivery day - 'St. Bernards Residential Care Home'

Hello Everyone!

Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments about my visit to Longmore Nursing Home,  (please see earlier post) they were very much appreciated!  I'm so pleased you read about my visit, it was so nice to be able to share it with you. The Blankets were really very well received by Zoe and the Staff and I was most grateful to them for allowing me some photographs to share with you. 

Thank you also to Zoe who telephoned me the other morning and said how much she liked the SIBOL web-site. So that really made my morning too! I'm very pleased also today because she has very kindly left a message in the comments for us. So please go back a post and have a read.


On Wednesday I telephoned another Home to ask whether they would like a donation of 9 of our 'Sunshine Blankets.  I  rang St. Bernards Residential Care Home in Olton. 

Earlier that morning I sorted out which Blankets to take with me.

I love seeing the Blankets sitting pretty with their ribbons tied on!

Then in lovely piles .................

Beautiful edgings and pretty Butterflies.......

Ready to go now......

I set off to St. Bernards Residential Care Home which is only a very short way from my home.

A beautiful house set back from the road, where I met Ann and the Staff.

On arriving  I sat down and had a chat with Ann. I  explained why I started the project, in Memory of my Grandmother.  I told her how Ladies from all over the World have become really interested in my project, and how absolutely amazed I have been with the kindness and generousity from you all.  I showed her my SIBOL leaflet which I have been handing out on arrival (which I will show you soon) and she thought the Blankets were lovely.

I went out to the car and took the Blankets back into the Home, Ann and the Staff gathered around. They took such a lot of interest in our Blankets.  I showed them different Squares and they absolutely loved them. I explained about our themes and it was so lovely to be able to show our Blankets to them. Ann and her Staff were  amazed!

Then I was shown into the Conservatory where the Christmas tree was standing, this is where I met some of their  Residents.  The Residents took such a lot of interest in our Blankets too and just couldn't get over the beauty of them. Once again I explained that the Squares are sent to me from all over the World.

This is where I met Alice.  Alice is a lovely Lady and she very kindly agreed to having her photo taken with me. Ann sat down by the side of her and presented her with one of our Blankets. 

It was so nice to speak to the Residents and on my way out I asked Ann if she would have one more photo!

I think this is a really lovely photo of Ann.  I had a word with her before I left about who she was going to give the Blankets out to. She will give them out to the Residents who need them the most,  I will leave that for Ann to decide, perhaps once again Residents who do not have any visitors!  

I can't tell you how much the Home welcomed our Blankets, they thought they were lovely and it gives me such a thrill on leaving  to know that we have all done a good job and most importantly that I know where our Blankets have found their new homes and of course the people who will hopefully love them as much as we do!

I'm so thankful to Ann and Alice who allowed me these photographs. As I explained to Ann  I feel an obligation to you all. It gives me such  a lot of pleasure to share them with you and hopefully the Home will be checking in too!

From the Home 'Thank You!'
From myself 'Thank You!' 


I don't know whether you have noticed but in the side bar there  is a link to Luna's blog.  Luna has very kindly said in one of her comments that if you want to go over to her blog there is a 'free download in Spanish' of the Jan Eaton 200 Block book.  How kind is that?  So for you that need the book in Spanish, please do pop over and say hello to Luna.  Once again this is our SIBOLETTES helping each other!  Very kind of you Luna thank you so...much!

Once again I'm afraid I haven't finished the Jan Eaton Blanket, you will have to bear with me.  You know I have been having a busy time delivering the Blankets.  It's not just the delivering of the Blankets, it's the writing up too, so you can all see what I've been up to!


Please don't forget either helping the Children in America that are suffering with Cancer, Beverley and also Brenda have mentioned this worthwhile cause. If you go to SIBOLETTES CHALLENGES in the side bar. Under Beverleys name, you will find details there. Thank you! They require 6" Squares. Would you be interested? I hope so.

 Bye for now!                                                        


  1. Blessings to everyone who are participating on this challenge.Wishing you all a beautiful weekend.

  2. Heartwarming and beautiful. This is what life is all about, not just Christmas. We need to take care of our elderly and revere them as they are in other countries. There are far too many lonely residents and all of us should think about something we each can do to contribute. We can help with SIBOL, we can donate our time in our own communities, we can visit..there is always something we can do to help. The Children in America Cause is also a worthy project. Thanks for sharing this with us because it really does help send the true spirit of what you continue to do Sue! Well done once again! I truly appreciate the time you are taking out of your own schedule to do this. Thank you!

  3. It sounds like you had a wonderfull day bringing more sunshine into other residents lives. The blankets look so lovely folded and ribboned the way you do it. I'm sure each person who receives one is so blessed by the care and love everyone puts into their squares and the lovely way Mrs Sue edges them all adds to the overall beauty of each blanket.

  4. Amazing Sue. I feel a warm Christmas feeeling. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  5. Thanks Sue,
    Wonderful to see you make these residents happy.
    This is what Christmas is about.....
    ~X~ Karin

  6. Sorry Mrs Sue , a late comment from me , wonderful what a nice blogpost, a realy Christmas feeling ,a big hug for you Mrs Sue :))

  7. Oi Sue
    Que lindos, amei, ficaram o máximo.
    Fique com Deus e bom fim de semana!

  8. Gracias por compartir este hermoso momento con nosotros.
    Quiero aprobechar para desearte unas felices fiestas con tus personas queridas.

  9. That has made Christmas for me! How wonderful to see all the blankets, from all over the world going to cheer elderly people - they are so often forgotton. God bless every person who crochetted or knitted every stitch. Thank you for such a beautiful stitch.

  10. This is absolutely wonderful, they're faces are a treat in itself love the pics well done Sue xxx

  11. My grandmother was one of the lucky recipients, thank you so much, it is much admired by all. Will start making some squares for you :)