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!

Friday, 18 February 2011


Hi Everyone!

I'm very happy to be announcing my first 'SIBOL' Giveaway!  On the 28th February we celebrate our First Anniversary. I can't believe a year has flown by already! In this time we have collected so...many Squares and managed to make so.....many Blankets! Unbelievable!  Thank you all so much.  I'm also very pleased to be telling you that we have just reached our 300th Follower too! Fantastic!

Before I tell you about my Giveaway, thanks to everyone that has been mailing me about the 'Royal Wedding' Challenge.  I really appreciate your kind words and enthusiasm for this Challenge! In particular an email I received this afternoon from a Lady in the UK telling me how the wedding is reminding her of Princess Diana, and how terribly sad it is that she won't see her son's wedding. Making a Square for the 'Royal Wedding' Blanket,  she feels she is making this for Princess Diana  as well as for SIBOL.   She was indeed a very special person.

I hope I haven't stepped over the mark telling you what she said, but I thought this was really nice. It's given her such a lot of enjoyment taking part in the Royal Wedding Blanket.  I know from comments you are all leaving you think the Blanket is a good idea, so I'm really pleased thank you.

So have a think about your Square, I'm sure we can come up with some brilliant ideas!


I will be using the 'Random Generator' to select two winners.
I have a  quantity of yarn and  two  'surprise tiny weeny' gifts  to share between  two lucky people.

To enter:-

You MUST BE one of our 'SIBOLETTES!'
Which means you have sent Squares to SIBOL during the last year.
If you haven't sent any I'm afraid you can't qualify for this 'Giveaway!'

Then you must pop over to Ravelry SIBOL Group
and join if you are not a Member already.

Then in the 'SIBOL' Giveaway  Feb 2011. -  Topic Post.
Just say hi to me and 'please enter me in your giveaway!'
Your Name will be at the side, so I will know who you are!

That's all you have to do. Simple as that.
The Giveaway will be closed Midnight 27th February.

We will then let the 'Random Generator' find two lucky people.
On the 28th February our '1st Year Anniversary' the two lucky winners will be announced on the SIBOL web-site.

Best of luck everyone!


Well thank you to everyone that is having a go with my Giveaway!
I must say. I'm not accepting entries on SIBOL web site.
You must pop over to Ravelry and put your name down on the Giveaway post.
Thank you!

As long as you have sent me Squares you are eligible to take part.


I have some really beautiful Squares arrive this morning.  I think Karin and Laura were flying over from the Netherlands together because their packages arrived together! Did you make friends on the way? :)

Karin (Netherlands) has sent me her two tone Green Squares. These Squares are so lovely. Nice shades of Green Karin and the patterns are lovely.  Thanks so much.

Karin (Netherlands) Your Squares have arrived! Thank You!

Your Slide Show Karin! Enjoy!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

I would also like to  say Welcome to Laura from the Netherlands. She has sent me 25 Squares this morning and they are just so lovely.  Thank you very much also for the donation of yarn for SIBOL, very much appreciated!  You are now a 'SIBOLETTE' and I hope you enjoy SIBOL! Take a look at her Squares they are really nice.

Laura (Netherlands) Your Squares have arrived today! Thank You! IF YOU ARE A 'SIBOLETTE' PLEASE ENTER MY GIVEAWAY ON SIBOL!.

These are just some of them, take a look at these in her Slide Show now! Thank you Laura very much!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

Thank you also to Beverley for the package this morning. Beverley has sent me a donation of yarn for SIBOL. I am most grateful to you. I am so pleased you are continuing to take an interest in SIBOL!

Have a good weekend everyone and please pop over to Ravelry. Button at the top of the web site!


  1. Hi Sue, Please enter me for your lovely give-away! I am Kimbles! I hope you have a great weekend. Im excited, I have completed my first picture square for you (not attempted one before!) Will be on its way next week sometime xx

  2. A thrilling giveaway, Sue! I am entering, of course. x

  3. I'm in Sue. Congratulations!!! I must have joined sometime after you started. Such a fun journey. Really well done for such an amazing chievement.

  4. Hi Sue!
    It's fantastic what has been achieved already.
    Please enter me in for this give-away!
    ~X~ Karin

  5. Ladies!!!
    I'm not accepting entries on here!
    You must pop over to Ravelry!
    Best of luck to you all!
    Love Suex

  6. What beautiful new squares! Those green one I LOVE....might just have to do something with those two shades - don't they look divine together :-)

  7. Beautiful squares Sue and a lovely comment from one of the ladies. I ask you not to enter me as I don't feel I have sent you enough squares to be a worthy Sibolette and it should go to someone more worthy! However, it is a reminder to do more for you. I might also ask my sister too as she did a few for Crochet Rainbow. xx

  8. Hazel,
    You have sent me Squares so you are 'eligible'. Please pop over to Ravelry SIBOL Group.

  9. Congrats Sue on achieving your 1st Anniversary. Its been a HUGE year for you with co-ordinating all the squares and combining them into such beautiful blankets

  10. hello again....here I am to ask to be part of the giveaway....thank you!!!

  11. PS...Happy Anniversary too Sue....so much accomplished in such a short time!!

  12. Congrats on your first SIBOL Anniversary! I'm so happy for you, Sue. Please add my name to have a chance to win. Thanks so much for this great giveaway! I really hope the Random Genetor is going to pick up. :o)
    Gloria xxx

  13. Hullo Mrs Twins, how lovely of you to offer a giveaway and congratulations on your anniversary. That is just awesome! I hope I am not sounding rude here, but I won't enter the giveaway. I have recently been donated quite a large donation of yarns to make squares and scarves that will take me through the next year at least and then there is my own stash that I have scored and collected over the years. I hope the weather is warming a little for you over there. To be honest, here in Australia, I am rather looking forward to the cooler weather so that I can get right into my hooking again. It's just been a little too warm for the 8ply yarns at the moment. Have a wonderful week at your place.