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, 3 February 2011

My SIBOL 'Friendship Blanket' Thank You!

Hello Everyone!

I do hope you go back a post and view the Squares that I have received. They are so lovely.

I was going to save this 'SIBOL' Friendship Blanket until the 28th February, the day that SIBOL went 'live' you might say, 'one year ago'.   But you know I can't wait. I just can't wait any longer.......I have to show you all.

Do you remember in those early days when 'SIBOL' was created? Thanks to Ladies all over the World the name 'SIBOL' was thought of. It was a joint effort by everyone around the World. 'Sunshine' because we wanted to send some 'Sunshine' into the lives of the Elderly. 'International' because this was a joint effort. 'Blankets' that's of course what they are! The last Letter 'L' I wonder what that stands for 'Love'.
Yes 'Sunshine International Blankets of Love'.  That's what we are managing to do between us all. Such beautiful Squares have come in to me and I am truly grateful.

But what's this 'SIBOL' Friendship Blanket? You  maybe asking! Well do you remember in those early days, when everyone was saying, 'Sue, we think you ought to have your very own Blanket, one for you to keep for yourself''.  Well in those early days I collected a Square from quite a few Ladies to put into my very own Blanket.  Today I would like to show you the finished Blanket.

Now I have to say...... not everyone is in this Blanket. It would be massive if I did put everyone. So please don't be offended if you don't see your Square. This is not intentional by any means.  I have had the majority of Squares sitting in a box just waiting until I could get to them.  After I had finished the Black and Whites it was my aim to devote some time to 'me'. I had been doing a little on the Blanket throughout the year, so I was really pleased to be able to say I had finished it.

I am so pleased with the outcome and I will absolutely treasure it always. I do hope everyone will pop over to Flickr and 'add note', to your very own Square. It is rather larger than usual because dear Pilar sent me the centre Square, and I've had to work around that one. It is lovely but so are all the others too!

Without further a do......Please take a look at my very own 'SIBOL' Friendship Blanket and SIBOLETTES/My Friends 'Thank You' very, very much! I do hope you like it.

Sue's very own 'SIBOL' Friendship Blanket. With 'permission' from you all ages ago! Do you remember? It is finished thank you so much! 'Please add note!'

I just love this Blanket and I am honoured that you have allowed me a Square!

Why not my own Slide Show? Enjoy!


  1. Fantastisch!^^
    LG, aus Deutschland, *Manja*

  2. Aah Sue its lovely and so well deserved! I can see one of my squares - I had forgotten about that one - its quite pretty! I am so glad you now have your own blanket to snuggle under. Take care now x

  3. Awww Sue , it's lovely . I'm so glad you have managed to do something for yourself after all your hard work :0)
    I spy one of my squares from way back last march .
    Jacquie xxx

  4. I am glad you were able to do something for your self. I see one of my squares in the back. This also lets me know you have been such a dear friend of mine for alsmot a year!
    I feel honored to have one of my squares in with all these lovely squares!

  5. Hi everyone ! this is gorgeous.

  6. Such a great idea..you do so much good for other people. Long over due. Thank you for all that you do:) Take care xoxoxo

  7. You have chosen some very lovely squares Sue. What lovely memories you will have when you use it

  8. So lovely Sue. Fabulous blanket

  9. Hi Sue, every time it's a Sibol dream comming visit you. I hope you're enjoy with your so beautifull project. it would be pleasant to meet you again with the XXL granny project. to known more don't hesitate to ask for me . It 's here :
    Best regards, xxx, and more

  10. All the squares are lovely, I especially LOVE the middle one.You so deserve a blanket of your own after all the hard work you do.

  11. Beautifull blanket for a beautifull lady. Wonderfull work on all the squares, and everytime you look at it you will remember your friends and all the love sent with each square

  12. I do soo love this blanket Sue, you do soo deserve it, I know you were worried you couldn't fit everyone in, but hey the way to look at it is, i'm sure every stitch you made you were thinking of everyone and will continue to do so every time you snuggle under it! xxx take care my lovely xxxxx