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, 29 January 2011

Lots and Lots of Squares arrive today! USA and UK--

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Thanks for your wonderful comments yesterday on getting in to 'Let's Get Crafting!'. Click on the photos below 'Mr. Twins' has very kindly scanned the pages for me. (I must ask him to show me for 'next time!' ha.ha.!)


I wrote about SIBOL!.....>

I'm really grateful to you all! It's so nice when we hit the magazines.

Well I've had 5 sets of Squares arrive today. We didn't have any yesterday so that's probably why, 'a back-log' at the Post Office.  We've had Squares come  in from bienzfive (USA), Pippa (UK), Jean Nock (UK), Rainbow Ribbon (RAV) (UK) and Mia Self (UK).  Thank you so much!

Lets start with................Mia Self!

Mia has sent a beautiful Square for the Farm Yard Challenge. An Apple Tree, simply beautiful. Can you spot the little white Rabbits? Pretty flowers too, gorgeous thank you Mia Self!

Mia Self (UK) Your Square arrived today! Thank You!

Then we have bienzfive (USA).  bienzfive has made some pretty Squares for our 'Spring Challenge'. They are gorgeous and....she sent me this adorable little Angel, isn't she lovely?  Take a look at her and then view bienzfive's Slide Show.  Thank you bienzfive, very very much!

Look at this beautiful little Angel bienzfive sent to me Ladies! Thank you so much!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

Beautiful Squares from bienzfive!

I'm very happy to tell you that we have a new 'SIBOLETTE' today from the UK.  I'm welcoming 'Rainbow Ribbon' (RAV) Katherine.  Katherine I am so pleased you have made Squares for SIBOL. Your Squares are just lovely. I particularly like the colour combinations you have used and the yarn is just so nice. I'm pleased you are taking an interest in SIBOL. Thanks so much. I had fun taking photos of your Squares this morning.

I do love these Squares! So neat and the colours are just lovely!

I've made you a Slide Show sit back and enjoy!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

Aren't they nice 'SIBOLETTES?' Thank you Rainbow Ribbon!

Next we have.........Jean Nock (UK).  Thank you so much this morning for the gorgeous Squares. I love them all, but of course the Flower Squares are my absolute favourite! Do you remember I made 'Sweet Flowers' SIBOL No. 47 with some Squares that she sent before? If you want to see the 'Sunshine Blanket' I made with her Squares please scroll down the right side of the web-site. No. 47.  Thank you so much.

Beautiful Flower Squares Thank you! I love them. Do you Ladies?....>

Now your Slide Show....

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

I told you they were nice....Thank you once again for your help.

Pippa (UK) from the MSE Forum very often sends me Squares and today she has sent me these beauties! They are just so pretty and she wants to take part too in the 'Circle of Friends' Blanket. Would you like to see Pippas' Squares now? 

'Circle of Friends' - beautiful! Love the colours!

It's my pleasure to make you a Slide Show Pippa, enjoy watching your Squares and thanks so much!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

Well what a wonderful morning I've had taking photos of your beautiful Squares and making the Slide Shows for you! It's my pleasure, I enjoy doing it for you.

From the mail that I get it seems to me that everyone gets such a lot of inspiration from over on Flickr but most importantly our SIBOL web-site!  The enjoyment of visiting SIBOL is that virtually every day there are new Squares to be seen. We get ideas from others which is really nice. 

Please check out

Flickr photos
Our Flickr (SIBOL Group)
SIBOL - The Archive
SIBOL Challenges

and of course now we are on Ravelry.  I would like to get some new topics going on over there if anyone has new ideas. Aishwarya very kindly has loaded all the 'Sunshine Blankets' on to one of the pages, and every day she loads up new Squares arriving. She is visiting her Mother at the moment, but she will put the latest ones on when she gets back. Thank you Aishwarya.

Sign up and join our Ravelry Group over there or why not join Flickr if you haven't already.

OOh, I've just remembered to say.

Would anyone like to 'team blog' with us?
You can team blog about anything to do with SIBOL.
So you may just be telling us how you found SIBOL, or maybe you'd like to tell us how you started Crocheting.  Perhaps you have made Squares for SIBOL and would like to take a photo your end before they leave you. You are most welcome to write about them and post a photo.
So write about anything to do with SIBOL only please.

On SIBOL - The Archive. Once again you can 'team blog' with us. Would you like to share that special pattern you used for SIBOL Squares? It would be nice to get some new Squares on the web-site over there and of course see what's already loaded on.

To 'team blog' with us you will need an invitation. So please email me sueatpigsty@talktalk.net
and I will send one to you.

Oh well, I'm finally off to my Mothers. Have a nice afternoon everyone and thank you all so much for the continued support!


  1. So many beautiful squares - you must love it when the post arrives with so much crochet goodness being delivered. It's great to see the SIBOL message being written up in magazines - hopefully even more people get involved! I've been busy trying to get family and friends to do squares for SIBOL so hopefully there will be some coming from them soon too!

  2. Wow!
    These new squares are very pretty!

  3. Sue, thanks for commenting on my post and learning how PIFs work. Also, thanks for following my blog. I'm working on squares, slow but sure. I will become a Sibolette someday! LOL.

    Renee :)

  4. Such fabulous squares Ladies and welcome to our newest sibolette Ktherine xx