I'm very pleased to be telling you we have now reached our 300th Follower! Welcome Delfina!
Thank you all so much for the kind comments on the 'Young At Heart' Blanket, I am so...pleased you liked it.
You may be aware of a certain event taking place on April 29th. Yes it is the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Great British Yarns is running a special competition. They are asking participants to Knit or Crochet something to mark the occasion. 'SIBOL' has decided to make a 'Royal Wedding' Blanket.
Another picture Blanket but this one to celebrate the Royal Wedding. So you could have pictures of a Crown, Royal Wedding Cake, Wedding Rings/Engagement ring, Royal Carriage, Initials on a Heart/Union Jack Flag, Bouquet of Flowers.
If we send a Blanket on behalf of SIBOL, the Blanket WILL NOT be sent back. We would send it off to reach by the 20th April and then the items are auctioned off to raise money for a Charity that Prince William is involved in. It may be the Prince William and Prince Harry Foundation. This supports disadvantaged people, especially the young and servicemen/women.
The top prize will go to the design the judges think is best, it's got to be original, well designed and appropriate.
The Top Prize of a £50.00 voucher to spend in the online store, with second and third place also receiving vouchers. The Winner would be announced 29th April. Every entry will be photographed and put on the Great British Yarn web site along with the name/s of the person(s) who made it.
I have been told that the Great British Yarn web site will tell us how much each item has raised when auctioned. Of course we should not be disappointed if our item a SIBOL Blanket did not raise very much, as it can be very disappointing.
If SIBOL was lucky enough to win a voucher this would be put towards yarn for our SIBOL 'Sunshine Blankets'. But at the same time we would be having fun making the Squares, and watching them come in on Flickr.
Now SIBOLETTES, FOLLOWERS, any one visiting today. Let's put our thinking caps on. Let's use that wonderful imagination you all have. Let your imagination once again 'run riot' and come up with some original ideas.
I really want this Blanket to be a piece of art. I would like you to make a 6" x 6" (15cms x 15cms) Square Crocheted or Knitted but it must have a picture on. Let's think now. It has to have a Royal connection of course, but it's also a Wedding between two people in love.
So let's see some Doves, Hearts, Rings, Initials as well. Here are some images so let's try really hard to think of some fantastic Squares for our Royal Wedding Blanket. I just think it would be so much fun to work together and come up with something brilliant 'as we always do!'.
I really would love our Ladies abroad to have a go too! It would be absolutely lovely if the World could come together on this project, even though it's a British event. I need the Squares by 18th March though so there isn't much time. We must get a move on with this one. I know we can do it.
Here are some more images....
Good idea? Let's have some fun now. Remember.........
SQUARES MUST BE 6" x 6" (15cms x 15cms) TO BE ACCEPTED INTO THIS CHALLENGE.
Crocheted or Knitted Picture Squares.
Acrylic if possible.
Use any colour yarn on your Square.
It's got to have a Royal theme and a Wedding theme.
LIMIT OF 2 SQUARES EACH.
For my address or queries firstname.lastname@example.org
I know we can do it. Thank You!
As we have reached our 300th Follower and actually SIBOL has it's first birthday on 28th February. I am holding a Giveaway! This hopefully will be announced on Saturday, so please visit us again!
OOh, please pick up your Hooks or Knitting Needles, we need some fantastic Squares. Please send them as soon as you can. If there are enough Squares for two Blankets we will save the other one for the Elderly. But as I say we are aiming to make one for the 'competition'.
Thank you so much Pippa for the beautiful Squares received just now. I love the colours on these Squares they co-ordinate beautifully. Very kind of you to send along a few more, thank you so much.
Bye for now