SIBOL BUTTERFLIES.

Butterflies are always needed for decorating our Sunshine Blankets and Shawls for the Elderly.
If you are interested in making any please follow the Link to Netties Blog in Australia. Thank you.




It is so important that email addresses and names are enclosed with your donations of Sunshine Blankets, Shawls and Butterflies please. Thank you!


'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@talktalk.net Thank you!

Deadline Date

Please Note

As Christmas is approaching could you please try and get Sunshine Blankets, Shawls and Christmas Gifts for the Elderly sent to me by the end of November please.

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 for your support once again this year.

x Sue x

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Ta - Dah! Introducing SIBOL No. 37 'Tidings of Comfort and Joy!' - Saturday Squares from Canada!

Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Snowflakes, Stripes, Flowers! All with a Christmas theme!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to all our new SIBOL Followers, it's nice to have you visit us!

I'm so happy today to be showing you our '37th Ta - Dah!'.  925 Squares 37 Blankets. I'm counting to the big 1000! I reckon that will be the 40th Blanket. Only 3 more!

Thank you all so very much for the gorgeous Christmas Squares. They have been amazing! I have just finished the second of the Christmas Blankets and I have one more to make up in this Challenge. This Blanket has lots of Snowflakes, Wreaths, Christmas Trees, Stripes and it even has a Bell! It  has been such a lot of fun. I do hope you like it.

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

Your Squares have been great to work with and I thought I would make some Butterflies and Christmas Trees to decorate the Blanket.  I hope you will  check the links out!

Manda's challenges wreath.

Thanks Amanda! Also for naming our Blanket!

Karinaandehaak 'Snowflake'.

Thank you Karin!

Anja's Square

Thanks Anja!

pertinitaco's square with stocking.

Thanks Pilar!

Everyone has worked so hard with their Christmas Squares I do hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have! Thank You!





UPDATE - SATURDAY SQUARES FROM CANADA!

I've popped into SIBOL this morning to be showing you some wonderful Squares that have come all the way from Canada.  Clara has very kindly sent me some gorgeous Granny Squares.  The colours are really nice. Ice Blue, White and Brown make beautiful Granny or actually 'Grandad' Squares.  They would be ideal for our Mens Blankets. 

She also sent me a Red, Green and White Granny Square this will be ideal for our Christmas Blanket, and it has arrived as we say in the UK 'just in the  nick of time!' ha.ha.  I am due to start the last of the Christmas Blankets this afternoon, so it will be a pleasure to fit your Square in Clara.

Thank you so much  for the Squares I shall definitely be finding a place for all of them. I am most grateful to you and I'm very pleased to be welcoming you to SIBOL.  You are now 'officially' one of our 'SIBOLETTES!'. 

Sit back Clara with a cup of tea/coffee and have a look at your very own Slide Show!




Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.


I do hope you will go back to the previous post because I had a great selection of Squares come in yesterday from ATheeC in Belgium. I wouldn't want anyone to miss them!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, 29 October 2010

Squares from Belgium!

Hello Everyone!

I'm very pleased to be showing you some pretty Squares that have come in from Belgium today.  The Squares are from ATheeC. Thank you so much for the package today.

Do you remember me telling you about ATheeC's  Daughter learning to crochet from her Mother? Well I'm
very pleased to say that her Daughter is enjoying her Crocheting still and today she has sent me some lovely Granny Squares. I am sure you will agree she has done very well with them. They are so pretty. Thank you so much. I do love to see our youngsters enjoying the Craft of Crocheting!

ATheeC's daughter (Belgium) Made these for SIBOL. Thank You!

Also ATheeC's friend was visiting the other week and she also sat down to Crochet SIBOL a Square!
So pretty and as I said in my mail to her I really love the colour combination.

ATheeC's friend made this one! Thank you Anne! Thank you all so much! Beautiful Squares!

Of course ATheeC herself sent me some great Squares.  She has enjoyed making the Squares very much and they too are also  so pretty! I think my personal favourites are the Flower Squares, you know I have a soft spot for these as we made some gorgeous Flower Blankets.

I have made you a Slide Show, it's only short but it gives you chance once again to look at your beautiful Squares thank you all so...much!

I'll be popping back later because I have No. 37 to show you!

Thanks again Ladies!


Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

I'm busy buzzing around for Christmas! Ta - Dah! Introducing SIBOL No. 36! 1/3 'Christmas Blooms'.

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Hello Everyone!

As the title of this post suggests, I'm busy 'buzzing around' making Christmas SIBOL Blankets and what fun I'm having today!  I'm very happy to say that I have finished the first of three Christmas SIBOL Blankets. I can't tell you how excited I get with every SIBOL Blanket we 'jointly' make. This one is no exception.  The first of three Christmas SIBOL Blankets.  I always get excited when I know I am nearly finishing a Blanket.
Then I can't wait to go outside and take some photos for you.

It's pitch dark  and pouring of rain now and it's only 6.00pm but this afternoon I took the opportunity while we had some sunshine to take some photos for you. 

'Buzzing around?'   Yes, that's what I said.  Thank you dear pertinitaco for your gorgeous Bumble Bee Square.  Would you like to see Ladies?

Do you remember this little fella?....pertinitaco your little Christmas Bumble Bee! complete with Christmas hat and sack! Ready to give his gifts out!!! :)

pertinitaco sent a Square to me and she had crocheted a gorgeous little Bumble Bee complete with a Christmas hat and Christmas sack, isn't he adorable?  Please pop over to her blog and say hello I'm sure she would love you to visit.

Here's another little project for you.  Nettie has a wonderful tutorial on her blog for Butterflies and Christmas stockings, why not take a look too!

and who's square is this?......begins.........with b....5?

I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has sent me Christmas Squares.  This first Christmas Blanket is made up of mainly Christmas Flower Squares.  I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed working with these Squares. I do hope you like it. I give you a Challenge and you never fail to amaze me. The Squares I receive are just absolutely out of this world! Thank you all so much.

I think I had better show you now....... Mr. Twins was just about to cut the grass, I asked him before he began if he would take a photo for me.  Here I am.......

Would you mind Mr. Twins? Thank you!

Do you like it?
Can you see your Square? If you can't don't worry it will be either in the next one or the one after that. There are 'only' 3.  The next one will have the Snowflakes, Wreaths, Christmas Trees in.

Would you like to see our SIBOL Slide Show?  Here goes........





I hope you enjoyed looking at the SIBOL Slide Show, have a lovely day! Thanks to all our new Followers, Welcome! Nice to have you visiting us.



Thank you to Aussie Maria, the name for this SIBOL is 'Christmas Blooms!'.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Squares from the UK today!

Good Afternoon everyone!

Well Friday is here once again, soon comes around! I do hope everyone has a pleasant weekend.

It's my pleasure today to be showing you some lovely Squares that arrived this morning. Jan from the UK, I am most grateful to you. 

Do I mind Granny Squares? I am often asked.  Please don't ever feel that you have to make complicated Squares. I love Grannies or 'Grandads' as the case may be!  I think the Squares can look so different with the choice of colour, and it's always nice to see what colour combinations arrive.  I particularly like these Green ones that Jan has sent, take a look at them. The Squares seem so appropriate for this time of year with the leaves falling.

Lovely Autumny Squares, don't you just love the Grannies or Grandads!.....>

Jan very kindly sent me her 'Jan Eaton' Square. It is No. 14 'Alhambra'. So pretty!

Thank You for the 'Jan Eaton' No. 14 'Alhambra' Square!

I'm very happy to be saying that the 'Jan Eaton' Challenge seems to be very successful. The Squares are arriving fast now and it's nearly time for me to be making the Blanket up. But before I do there are a few Squares which haven't been chosen.  Take a look in the Side bar and if you fancy having a go at a Block that hasn't been chosen then please email me and let me know which number you want. sueatpigsty@talktalk.net

I can't make the Blanket up before I receive the 25 Squares! What numbers do we have left?
Let's see.    No's 1, 21.  We are trying to get 25 different Ladies, so if you have had a go already, then please don't choose another number.

Haven't got the book? Let me know I will see if I can help.

I have made you a Slide Show Jan, before I do.....I am very pleased to say you are now officially a 'SIBOLETTE!'.  Welcome to our happy group.





Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.


I do hope you enjoyed making them for SIBOL, thank you so much!

Thursday, 21 October 2010

'Bonfire Blankets' - Thank you to everyone who sent a Square for this Challenge.

Hello Everyone!

Just popping in to say we only have a few Squares left now in our Jan Eaton Challenge. (Please see the side bar) so if you haven't already had a go please do. Then I can make the Blanket up.

Just wondering if you want to take a closer look at the Bonfire Blankets. Thank you to everyone who sent a Square for this Challenge and indeed for the other ones that helped me fill the 3rd Blanket up.

I'm just over the moon with them all.

'Guy Fawkes Delight' (33) (1/3)

'Bonfire Challenge' Blanket - 'please add note' if you see your Square (if you can!)....>

'Fireworks' (34) (2/3)

'Do I have to say it Ladies?' Okay then.....'please add note' if you see your Square! Thank You!

'Striking Light' (35) (3/3)

SIBOL No. 35. Here we go again!!!! 'please add note' to your Square Thank You! Names please! ....>

I'm busy with the Christmas Blankets now.
Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Squares from USA!

Hi Everyone!

Gosh what an awlful day here in the UK.  At 3.30pm this afternoon it was pitch dark, pouring of rain, dreadful.  I had some Squares come in this morning and couldn't even go into the Conservatory to take
photos so I've taken a few in the kitchen. Light not particularly good at the moment. (Up-dated now).

roomontheleft USA sent me three Squares this morning.  The first one is the Square for the Jan Eaton Challenge.  It is No. 6 in the book and it's called 'Textured Bluebells'.  Really lovely pattern Marilyn thank you.





roomontheleft! Your Squares have arrived Thank You!


The other two Squares are lovely colours and they are the 'Fisherman's Ring'.  So thank you for these also Marilyn! I love the yarn you've used.  If you remember Marilyn sent me some the same a few weeks ago.
Very nice of you to forward them on to me, thank you.

Have a good afternoon everyone! Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Introducing SIBOL No.. 35! 'Bonfire Challenge'.

'Guy Fawkes Delight (1) Right. 'Fireworks' (2) Left. ? (3) Middle.

Good Evening Everyone!

I hope you are having a nice weekend.  Beautiful day here in the UK and I've managed to get outside to take some photos of the last of the Bonfire Blankets.  OOh I've had such fun making these Blankets, the Squares have been amazing!!!! Thank You so much for the wonderful, wonderful Squares.  What fun I've had!
I've had great fun putting them on Flickr and indeed making the Slide Show for you.

SIBOL No. 35. Here we go again!!!! 'please add note' to your Square Thank You! Names please! ....>

The next Blankets I have to make up are the Christmas ones. I think I have three to do.  So please if you are having a go at Mandas Challenge in the side bar, do get your Squares to me as soon as you can.  Once these three are made up I will start the Strawberry and Cream Blankets.

Can I remind you about the Jan Eaton Challenge over in the side bar too, we still have blocks left if you haven't already had a go. sueatpigsty@talktalk.net is my email address if you want to choose a Block to make.

Thank You so much for your help. I can't believe I've just finished 35 SIBOLS. 35  x 25 = 875 Squares!   After all these Blankets I am still enjoying our SIBOL so much. I just love making the Blankets up.

Without further a do, heres the last of the Bonfire Blankets. Introducing SIBOL No. 35! Thank You!



Thursday, 14 October 2010

Ta - Dah! Introducing SIBOL No. 34. 'Fireworks!' - named by ATheeC's Daughter. Fridays Update Squares from the UK!

Lots of Fireworks, Catherine Wheels.....>



Hello Everyone!

I'm very happy to be introducing SIBOL No. 34! This is the second of the Bonfire theme.  Now I have to say today I received two lots of Squares from the USA I do hope you will go back to the previous post and have a look at them they are beautiful! Thank you Luna and Debi!

Before I do, I would like to thank our new Followers for their lovely comments on SIBOL.  Occasionally I receive emails and indeed comments on SIBOL telling me how much you enjoy visiting our site and indeed looking at the beautiful Squares and consequently our 'Sunshine Blankets'.  It's so nice to receive positive feedback and I am so pleased you enjoy popping over to the UK to see what's going on with our SIBOL project.  Thank You!

Back to SIBOL No. 34.  I am so pleased to be showing you this Blanket. We have a very young SIBOLETTE  'ATheeC's' Daughter who has very kindly sent me a Square.  I've included it in this Bonfire Blanket along with her Mothers.  It is the red, navy and blue  one, beautiful Granny Square so this Blanket will be special for her as she has just started Crocheting.  Please feel free to take a photo off the site. Actually while I am saying that.....if anyone wants to take photos off SIBOL, because their Square is in a Blanket, please feel free! I don't mind.

'Do I have to say it Ladies?' Okay then.....'please add note' if you see your Square! Thank You!

I've had such fun working with your Squares. They are so explosive, full of colour. I have just loved them. Thank You so much! I will be putting Luna's Squares into the third Bonfire Blanket.  I only have her 6 Bonfire Squares left,  so I am having to raid the Square stash! Lets see what happens...... Let's hope we can make another 'Explosive Firework Blanket!' :)

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

I've taken a lot of photos out in the garden today.  Here's my Slide Show showcasing your beautiful Bonfire Squares! Thank you all so very much! Enjoy!




Fridays Update

I'm very pleased to be showing you some Squares that came in this morning.  They are from 'Jean Nock' over on Flickr.  The Squares I have received are just so pretty.  Great for our Christmas Challenge Blankets and some pretty Flower Squares too in gorgeous pastel colours! Simply lovely.

Would you like to see them?

Jean Nock (UK) A nice surprise! Thank You!!

and some others too?


Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.


It was my pleasure to make you a Slide Show, I do hope everyone has enjoyed looking at the Squares today!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Plenty of hooking......

x  Sue  x

American Squares Flying in today!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to SIBOL if you are a new Follower! It's very nice to have you visit us. I do hope you enjoy 'the SIBOL Experience!!' ha.ha.

Today I had two lots of Squares come in from the USA. 

Our team blogger 'Luna' has very kindly sent me 6 Squares for Bonfire Night. They are the brightest, firey, explosive Squares you have ever seen! Just take a look at these. Simply wonderful thank you Luna!

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

I've put together a little Slide Show for you Luna, sit back and enjoy looking at your Squares!





Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.


Aren't they just lovely?

Now Debi Y has also sent me some Squares today!  She has tried the papillon gold pattern for the Butterfly Squares but has slightly modified it. Take a look at these, so pretty! I love the colour of the yarn.

Debi Y (USA) Your Squares have arrived! Thank You!

Lovely Butterfly Squares! If you want to try, the link to the pattern is over to the right in the side bar. Thank you Jane 'papillon gold' for doing a post on this Square for us.

Debi also sent two Squares which are  her own pattern. 'The Squircle pattern' is available on her own blog and I am happy to link you! This is so different, and I just love it. You must try it out.
Here's your Slide Show Debi, enjoy and thank you!





Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.


Thank you both very much. Squares are lovely. x

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

What do we have here? Squares, a tree and flowers from the UK!

Hello Everyone!

Having a nice day? I hope so.

I'm very pleased to be showing you some Squares that Beverley (UK) has sent to me today.  Beverley has already sent me the 'Jan Eaton' No. 3 'Square Target' but she couldn't stop there and she has made some others too. 

Beverley couldn't stop at making 'Square Target' she made some others too! For the future Challenges!


Louise has already made the 'Tradtional Granny' No. 18 Beverley, so I will keep that for a future Blanket if that's okay.  But she has also made me two other 'Jan Eaton' Squares.  I think Beverley must like Jan Eatons' book because she has also made No. 53 and 81. I'm going to keep these Squares for when we go on to the other Squares of hers.

The Squares are so pretty, lovely colours and the patterns are great.

Beverley has been very busy and she has made a tree for the SIBOL Christmas Blanket. She thought it might be a nice idea to attach it on to the Christmas Blanket rather like I do with the Butterflies. Here is the link.
http://theroyalsisters.blogspot.com/2009/11/grandma-tree-tutorial.html

She also sent me some lovely flowers. She's very kindly sent me the link for these too. Would you like to have a go?
http://vallieskids.blogspot.com/2010/05/tiny-flower-scrubbie.html

Aren't they just lovely? Thanks so much. You certainly have been busy and I'm very grateful to you Beverley, I just love them.

I've made you a little Slide Show, enjoy and thank you!


Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.


So don't forget Ladies if you haven't already had a go at making a 'Jan Eaton' Square 1 to 25 (please see the side bar) and have a go.  The tree and flowers are a lovely little project too, great fun and thank you for that Beverley, very nice of you!

Sunday, 10 October 2010

'Remember, remember the 5th Of November, Gunpowder, Treason and Plot! Introducing SIBOL No. 33! 'Bonfire Challenge' 'Guy Fawkes Delight!'

Tablecloth view of the 'Bonfire Blanket'..>

Hello Everyone!

Are you having a nice Sunday? I hope so.  It's always so nice when I have a Ta - Dah for you! Number 33, goodness, it amazes me, let alone you!

Okay now first of all thank you so much for all the beautiful Squares I have had for the 'Bonfire Challenge'. The Squares have just been absolutely wonderful. Your imagination certainly ran away with you again!

 I had a smile to my face on Friday morning.  My Freezer broke down and a lovely Engineer came to the house.  Well at four rows in on my blanket it was lying on the Conservatory sofa, ends all hanging there, BUT this did not stop the nice man from remarking on it.  He first of all spotted the Bonfire picture Square in the middle. He said  a 'Bonfire Blanket?'  I said yes.  I told him the story about the Squares how they fly in from all corners of the World. Such kind generous Ladies taking part in my project.  I told him about my Grandmother and he was so interested.  He wanted a closer look.  I went and got the Blanket and bought it into the Kitchen.  I told him where each Square had travelled from.  He was just so interested SIBOLETTES! Wonderful he said.  It didn't stop there I was telling him about the other Challenges. I said I had just finished a Seaside Blanket.  So upstairs I went to fetch that one.  He absolutely loved it.

So there you are! Isn't it nice that a 'random chap' just walking into my house remarked on the beautiful of the Blanket.  BUT it didn't stop there because Little Miss Twins (2) boyfriend was here, and he started chatting to him about the Blankets also.  He even told him all about SIBOL.  How I had made the Blog with the music and the Slide Shows.  Well was I chuffed? It really made my day.

So thank you to everyone who has sent me Squares for this Challenge.  I have enough Squares for another Blanket which I shall be starting later on today after I have been to my Mothers. The Squares are absolutely beautiful once again, you certainly rose to the Challenge!

'Bonfire Challenge' Blanket - 'please add note' if you see your Square (if you can!)....>

Lots of Fireworks going off now in my Slide Show.




We have had  a Challenge on SIBOL for 'Firey, Bright, Sparkly, Explosive Squares!' There may be friends in other countries who do not know about this yearly event so I will tell you.

Guy Fawkes was brought up as a Protestant, but later became a Catholic. When James 1 became King in 1603, Guy Fawkes and other Catholics hoped for better treatment than they had received during Elizabeths 1's reign. But James 1 allowed the persecution of Catholics to continue. In 1604, a small group of Catholics, led by Robert Catesby, plotted to kill the King. They invited Guy Fawkes to join them because of his ability to deal with explosives. (A bit of a bad boy I think!)

Anyway, the plan was to blow up the House of Lords when the King came to open Parliament on 5th November 1605. They hired a cellar and filled it with gunpowder. Guy Fawkes agreed to light the fuse. But the plot was discovered, and on 4th November Guy Fawkes was arrested. Although he was tortured, at first he bravely refused to name the other conspirators. Eventually he signed a confession, and was tried and executed.

Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Bonfire night is an annual celebration held on the evening of 5th November to mark the failure of the Gunpowder Plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

All over the UK Fireworks are on sale, they have not as yet been banned as in Australia I think. Festivities are centred on the use of Fireworks and the lighting of Bonfires and of course many people make their own versions of Guy Fawkes to sit on top of the fires!

There you are a 'History Lesson on Guy Fawkes!' I think we succeeded with our Challenge.

Enjoy your Sunday everyone!

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Squares from Spain arrive today!

Hello Everyone!

Well I'm sitting here with a nice hot cup of tea to warm me up, because it's pretty dull and cold today here in the UK.  I've just got back in from supermarket shopping and I've been longing to get these Squares on to SIBOL.  They arrived this morning from Merchy in Spain. Please pop over to her blog and say hello!

Now first of all back  in September Mandas challenges put up a pattern on here  .Mystery C.A.L.  inviting you all to have a go at making a very Special Christmas Square for SIBOL.   I am very pleased to say that Merchy had a go and here is her Square.

'Mandas Challenge' put a Challenge up on SIBOL. Merchy very kindly took part. Here is her Square! Thanks very much for the Squares Merchy! Gorgeous, really pretty! Her Christmas Challenge to SIBOLETTES!

Isn't it lovely? Thank you Merchy and Thank You Mandas challenges!

I also received two other Squares from Merchy a beautiful red and yellow one for our 'Bonfire Challenge'

'Bonfire Square!' Explosive Colour once again! ....>

and....... A Square for our 'Jan Eatons' Challenge.  This is No. 2 'Tiny Textures'. This is a gorgeous pattern and Merchy has made it in a lovely yellow yarn.  So interesting to see all these 'Jan Eaton' Squares come in.

'Jan Eaton' Challenge No. 2 'Tiny Texures' Gorgeous!


I've made you a Slide Show Merchy.  I've been out in the garden for you this morning. Sit back now and enjoy and thank you so....much.




Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.


Beautiful Squares weren't they?

Do you want to have a go at our 'Jan Eaton's Challenge' Details are in the side bar!

Welcome to all our New Followers, it's really nice to have you on board!

Enjoy the rest of the Weekend everyone!

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Squares from the Netherlands today!

Good Afternoon Everyone!

I'm just stopping by to show you some Squares that I have had come in today from the Netherlands. Sandra has very kindly sent me her 'Jan Eaton Challenge Square' which is No. 4 'Bobble Diamond'.  These Jan Eaton Squares are gorgeous.  If you would like to join our Challenge please see the side bar. You are most welcome to join us and there are some Blocks left if you'd like to have a go. We are collecting Squares 1 to 25 out of her 200 Block book (please see to the right) and it's such fun! Then when the 25 have come in I will make them into a Blanket for the Elderly.

Sandra didn't want No. 4 to be travelling on it's own, so she very kindly sent me some other Squares too. I can see she really likes making Bobbles in her Squares.  I just love all the colours in these Squares but take a look at the other four Squares too. Beautiful colours, thank you so much.  I love them all and I'm pleased you have enjoyed the Challenge with us.

You too Sandra are a 'SIBOLETTE' now! Welcome!

Here's your very own Slide Show and thanks again for taking part.

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.


Thank You!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Squares from the UK today! Welcome to two new SIBOLETTES!

Hi Everyone!

It's my pleasure to show you these lovely Squares that came in today from Pattie in the UK. Pattie has crocheted some gorgeous Granny Squares, in such beautiful colours and has also sent me 2 Knitted Squares also. I just love them all and I appreciate your help.

You are now a 'SIBOLETTE!'. Welcome! We are a happy bunch, aren't we Ladies? Sit back now and enjoy your very own Slide Show!




Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.


I do hope you enjoyed looking at your Squares, thank you!

Pattie was not the only new SIBOLETTE today! I would like to welcome Mia  Self (UK) to SIBOL too!
I'm very grateful to Mia Self because she has sent me some lovely  knitted Squares today which are for two Challenges the Bonfire and the Christmas Challenge.

Mia's Squares for the Bonfire Challenge are absolutely ideal. I said on Flickr that they were 'EXPLOSIVE' well they surely are. Just take a look at them in her Slide Show.  You can just imagine the Fireworks on these Squares flying off into the sky! Gorgeous.

Also Mia Self knitted two Squares for the Christmas Challenge.  Once again they are ideal for our Blankets. I just can't wait to put all today's Squares into Blankets.

Mia Self, are you ready? Sitting comfortably? Here goes.....



Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.


Two new SIBOLETTES in one day, WELCOME! I do hope you have enjoyed looking at your Squares. It's a pleasure to make the Slide Shows for you. Thank you both so...much!

Bye for now.....

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

'Jan Eaton' flys in from Australia!

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Lovely day here again, the sun is shining and leaves are falling. Is it Summer or Autumn I'm wondering?
Anyway, Maree from Australia has very kindly sent me her 'Jan Eaton' Square. 'Bars and Diamonds' (No. 23).  Maree has already sent me two of the same number, but she's wondering which one will be best for me.

I'm always amazed at how Squares look when you use different colours! Here's todays!



I love the two contrasting colours used in this one.

Then we have the other two that Maree sent.


They are all lovely Maree. Thank you.  I shall wait until I make the Blanket up and decide then. But I shall find a use for the other two be assured!



Now I had an email from Beverley this morning one of our SIBOLETTES! She was wondering whether I'd do a shout out for her. Would you like to have a read and see if you are interested.  I have to say this has nothing at all to do with SIBOL.  Beverley is just trying to drum up some support for another Co-ordinator Shelly who is trying to get her own project off the ground. Would you be interested?

Now I'm doing this the easy way.  I've copied and pasted the words from Beverley's email, for the simple reason I thought it would be better coming from her.  She doesn't have a Blog (I'm working on that) so she can't write a team post herself. 


Beverley said:

I know that we can’t make a children’s blanket over here (which is madness!!) but I have crocheted squares for children with cancer in Texas for a group which I found on Ravelry. I have put the urls below for the blog and the flicker group.


http://thiseclecticlife.com/share-a-square-2010-faq/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thiseclecticlife/sets/72157606612996699/

I don’t want to distract from SIBOL as what you are doing is fantastic and so worthwhile but I wondered if you could maybe put the details on the SIBOL site so that if any of the Sibolettes had any spare time in the next couple of months they may be able to contribute to this “challenge” too? They are trying to make 150 blankets which is no mean feat and are trying to get squares from all over the world. They ask for tags for each of the squares that will be laminated and attached to the blankets so that the children can see where their blanket has come from. I sent my squares off a couple of weeks ago and got a lovely note back from Shelly (the co-ordinator).

Thanks Beverley. It's up to you now if you want to help. Click on the links and have a read.

Welcome to all our new Followers and many thanks once again for the lovely comments on 'Beach Picnic!'. SIBOL No. 32.

Have a good day everyone!