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, 27 January 2011

Squares from UK and the USA!

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Thank you for visiting SIBOL today! 

First of all may I thank you all for your comments, whether it be on the last Sunshine Blanket or indeed on the beautiful Squares we are getting through for SIBOL.  It's very nice of you to take the time to comment.

Secondly, some advice from  Katherine  (UK).  She is sending some Squares to me for the first time and thought you might like to know the following.......... I'm sure she won't mind I've 'copied and  pasted' her advice.

"I had folded the squares up in a small padded envelope, but discovered from the post office assistant if I had left them flat in an A5 envelope which would have gone through the letterbox it would have been 66p, but as it ended up bulky it was £1.17. Not sure if this will be of interest to other ladies in the group. The package has to be 100grms or less. My 6 squares and padded envelope weighed 97grms, so although the weight  was no different,  the envelope was bulky because I had folded them in half, therefore costing more to send.

 I will of course make sure I do what the assistant suggested next time."

Thanks so much for this Katherine. This is a really good idea. I do from time to time get Squares which have been folded and it will definitely work out cheaper if it's done this way. Many thanks.

 We are welcoming to SIBOL today our new 'SIBOLETTES! NW Nature Nut (Michele) (USA) and Joanna (UK).

Please pop over to say hello to Michele. She has a great blog. If you like Nature she has some stunning outdoor photos there. She also likes 'hooking' too and has sent us some Squares.  It's nice to have you join us. A beautiful 'Circle of Friends' Square and two - Two Tone Green Traditional Grannies! Love them!

NW Nature Nut (USA) Your Squares arrived today! Thank You!

A great selection of Squares Michele, I've made you a Slide Show, sit back and enjoy! Thanks very much for the Squares.

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

Joanna  (UK)  is new too! Welcome! It's always nice to have new Ladies.  Joanna has recently bought the Jan Eaton book and although she is a little late for the current Challenge, she has been trying her hand out at some of the other  Squares and very good they are too!

Joanna (UK) Your Squares have arrived! Thank You!

Joanna has made some Jan Eaton Squares.
No. 173  'Big Round'
No. 43    'Four Patch Granny'
No. 140  'Solid Square'

and also two 'Two Tone Green Traditional Granny Squares'
Enjoy your Slide Show Joanna! and many thanks!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

bonsall (UK) Thank you for the Squares today, they are so...lovely. You know how much I like 'Picture Squares!'.  She has made these two Squares for our 'Young At Heart' Blanket. I think they are gorgeous!

You're going to love this little girl with her Skipping rope for our 'Young At Heart' Blanket! Beautiful!

but then....We have a little boy playing with his football! so....cute! I love these picture Squares bonsall, what fun! Do you like them Ladies? I do....

Some Squares for our 'Mens' Blankets and a 'Flower Square' too. Please enjoy your Slide Show bonsall!
Great Squares and I appreciate them! Thank you!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

I do hope you have enjoyed the Slide Shows, thanks so much for sending the Squares in to me! I hope you enjoyed making them for SIBOL.

Have a nice day everyone!


  1. Pretty squares and the pictures squares are darling. I can see why they are a favorite. :-)

  2. Very nice. Creative, full of crochet goodness!


  3. Square x square = wonderful

  4. OOh I just love a picture square too