Our SIBOL TOTAL IS 1376! Thank You!

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Challenge Blankets
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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!

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Squares from the UK this morning!

Hello Everyone!

I've had two lots of Squares arrive this morning and I'd very much like you to see them. They are gorgeous!

First of all Mia Self (UK) has very kindly sent me two Squares. They are so....nice!

Mia has very successfully made the 'Circle of Friends' Square in very pale pastel colours pink, green  and cream. I do think pastel colours make the Square look so delicate.

Mia Self (UK) 'Circle of Friends' in beautiful pastel colours! So delicate looking! Thank you!

Isn't it pretty?  Then she has sent me a Square for the 'Farmyard Challenge'.  Now take a look at this. What a good idea! Pretty Flowers and she's crocheted a Farmyard animal.  Of course you can guess what it is without me saying! Superb, absolutely gorgeous.

Mia Self (UK) Your Squares have arrived! Thank you! 'Farmyard Challenge'. Gorgeous!

I just love them both thank you Mia Self!

Bunny Mummy very kindly sent me two Squares also for our Challenges. The first one is 'Circle of Friends'. Bunny Mummy has used ten colours in this Square and once again it looks so different. So colourful and it's really nice.  I'm so grateful thank you.

Bunny Mummy (UK) 'Circle of Friends' in ten colours! Isn't this pretty? Thank you!

Bunny Mummy also has sent her Square in for the Jan Eaton Challenge. It's No.  39 ' Gavin's Stripes'. This one also is so pretty! Just take a look!

Bunny Mummy (UK) 'Gavins Stripes' No. 39 Jan Eaton, such a pretty Square Thank you!

Thanks to Mia Self and Bunny Mummy for the Squares this morning, both sets are terrific!

Happy Crocheting everyone and do take a look at our Ravelry Group SIBOL!


I can't believe I've had a second post today, but glad I did because Bev's Squares have arrived from the UK. She has sent me five Squares all so....pretty.

The first one is actually Jan Eaton No. 72. It's called 'Ribbed Square' Beverley thought this Square would be ideal for our Farmyard Blanket, 'a ploughed field'. I'll be very happy to put this in with out Farmyard Challenge Bev, thank you. A really nice ribbed pattern. I love the shade too. It's lovely thank you.

Also she has sent a Square for our 'Two Tone Green Traditional Granny Square'. I'm just loving this Challenge, it's so nice to see what shades of Green you all have in your 'stash!'. This Square is pretty, a
great colour combination.

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

The other Squares will be useful too, all such wonderful colour combinations. Bev has sent A Square called 'Pastel Delight' it's actually No,. 100 Jan Eaton. Also a Traditional Granny Square in beautiful shades of Pinks and Purples!  The last one is for the Spring Blanket Challenge.  It's got purple stripes with a Flower absolutely ideal for our Blanket.

It's a pleasure to receive your Squares Bev, thank you so much!

I have now made Mia, Bunny Mummy, and Bev a Slide Show.  Sit back and see if you can spot your Square!

Thank you to everyone!


  1. They are all quality squares. The bar is high.The lamb is the cutest and pretty too. Bunnymummy, your colours are so CK.

  2. oh where do i begin. these are lovely. the little lamb is too cute. the colours in the gavin square are so pretty, a whole blanket in these colours would be cosy. circle of friends, what beautiful colours in both. gosh its amazing the different colours used totally change the feel of the squares. i love the greens of the two tone square and the pinks and purples. the little flower square is beautiful too. oh gosh, i need to get my hook out and wool sorted. thanks for sharing.

  3. I totally agree with Joyce, cute lamb, lovely colours, great to see how different the circle of friends square turns out with the different colour changes

  4. Hi Sue , glad these arrived safely . You always photograph the squares so beautifully and say such kind things .
    Hope you are enjoying SIBOL in 2011.
    Jacquie x