Our SIBOL TOTAL IS 1376! Thank You!

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

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'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!
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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!

Friday, 21 January 2011

It's been a long time

It’s been a long time.
Too long really. Back in July 2010 I discovered SIBOL and decided to make some squares up for Mrs Twins as a way of distracting me during my breakup with my boyfriend and subsequent moving out of the flat we shared.

I swore that I would make more squares again soon but I failed miserably and before I knew it, it was 2011 and I hadn’t kept up my promise. Oh the shame.

The beginning of 2011 also coincided with some money problems that I was having and I was feeling irritatingly sorry for myself. I had no money to go out and see people, I was worrying about paying the bills and just generally whingey and annoying.

And then I remembered SIBOL. And I remembered that making those squares last time allowed me to remove myself from all my worries and just do something nice for someone-else. It’s incredibly gratifying to get out of your head sometimes.

I went for the 2-tone green granny square challenge because, well, it looked like the easiest. My crochet skills are not up to whipping up flowers and farmers to put on squares. One day though...

So thank you again to Mrs Twins for allowing me the opportunity to escape from myself for a bit and for reminding me that actually I’m really rather fortunate and that actually there are lovely people like herself out there who are doing amazing things to make people’s lives better, so I had really better pull myself together and get a grip.

There’s more about this story HERE.

Apologies for the rubbish photos but I never seem to be home during daylight at the moment!


  1. Thank you 'The Girl' for this honest post. I'm so pleased that SIBOL has come to your rescue. I do feel that crocheting relaxes and helps take your mind off things.
    The Squares look great and as I've said on your blog, I am 'so grateful' for Grannies.
    It will be a pleasure to receive them thank you!

  2. Hooray and welcome back to SIBOL, so glad you remembered that it helps you while you are helping others....no better way :-)