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!

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Squares from the UK and the USA!

Hello Everyone!

Well as I type the sun is shining, but it's quite chilly out there still. Hopefully going to warm up soon.

Thank you for the Squares I have received today!  Squares have come in from Heather414 in the USA and crochet3love here in the UK! Both sets of Squares are just gorgeous.  I bet you want to see them!.

First of all may I tell you I bought a copy of 'Yours' this morning and for those of you that are familar with 'Loving Hands' and Lou Jaap who founded it there is a wonderful article on her and all the good work she does for Charities.  Her Group started as a mere Knitting Group, but after 'blogging' about it on the internet rather like SIBOL I thought, her group has expanded.  She has her own personal health issues but this does not stop her from still helping others. I read that her Daughters are keeping the group ticking over until their Mother is able to take charge again.

Please visit http://www.lovinghands.org.uk/ For further information. 
'Yours' is well worth buying at £1.40 a copy.

Let's get on with the Squares shall we?

crochet3love has made three pretty Squares. I'm going to show you the Flower Fairy one she made for our 'Young At Heart' Blanket. Simply gorgeous! Then the others are in the Slide Show. crochet3love has centred the Squares with beads, how lovely.

crochet3love (UK) Your Squares arrived today! Thank You! 'A Flower Fairy Square granting a wish!' For the 'Young At Heart' Challenge....>

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

Thank you so much for the Squares crochet3love. They are all so lovely.

The other Squares have come in from Heather414 over in the USA.  Please pop over and visit her blog, she has made some gorgeous Squares for herself and I'm really pleased she has very kindly made some for SIBOL.  Her Squares will be used for the 'Spring Blanket'.  Just take a look at these and then view Heather414's Slide Show.  Thank you so much and I now officially declare you one of our 'SIBOLETTES!'. Welcome!

'Flowers on the Green' Squares for SIBOL. The other two in the Slide Show are Sunset/Sunrise Squares.

Heather414 (USA) Your Squares have arrived Thank You!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

Such pretty Squares I love them. I'm pleased you are both enjoying SIBOL!

Have a good day everyone!


  1. More pretty and imaginative squares. It is amazing how many different ideas continue to come in for the Young at Heart squares.

  2. Stunning, I will have to get the creative thinking cap on.

  3. The young at heart squares are so pretty! I especially enjoy seeing the "story" type squares, very unique.

    Thank you for the nice comments on my flowers on the green squares and welcoming me into the SIBOL "family". Have a wonderful day Mrs. Twins! :-)

  4. These square just keep getting fancier and fancier. I aDORE that last with the sage border. Do we know that pattern?

  5. Hi Garden Bell.....the pattern is the Blushing Bride Square, here is a link to the pattern...http://heather-thegoodlife.blogspot.com/2011/01/blushing-bride-square.html. Thank you for the nice compliment. :-)