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!

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Good News on a Saturday with lots of deliveries!

Hello Everyone!

I'm very pleased to be popping in today I have lots of Good News to share with you.

Firstly,  we have been featured in 'Inside Crochet'.  This is the April issue.  I'm over the moon that we have a half page spread with gorgeous photos of some of our 'Sunshine Blankets'.  Thank you to everyone that has contributed Squares to SIBOL, with out you this would not be possible.

To my 'SIBOLETTES!' Well done 'again!' :) Thank You!

Here's the link if you want to read the article.

Secondly,  I am very pleased to tell you that an on-line yarn shop has very kindly offered to sponsor 'SIBOL'.  I'm so pleased that they think our project worthwhile, and I do hope you will click on the link and have a look at their  gorgeous yarns they have for sale.  The company is called 'Addicted2Knitting' and their Logo is on the side bar.  They are based in the UK. So thank you very much I am so grateful.


I've been very busy this morning I have had lots of Squares come in. I would like to share them with you.

First of all I will show you my 'silly attempt' at a Royal Wedding Square!

I had to have a go!

Laura from the Netherlands has sent me some Royal Wedding Squares this morning along with other beautiful  Squares which are in her Slide Show I do hope you will sit back and have a look at them. They are all lovely.

Four beautiful Royal Wedding Squares, are lovely Thank You!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

Gorgeous Squares Laura, thank you!

Next we have Gail from the UK!  Gail has made some Squares in my favourite colours. They are really nice and I'm so pleased you are enjoying SIBOL!

You can tell these are my colours! Simply beautiful Squares!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

 I just love Grannies! Beautiful colour combinations, thank you Gail!

Next we have Jean Nock (UK)

What a great selection of Squares!

Such beautiful Squares, and what wonderful colours! Thank you so much.  Here's your own Slide Show enjoy!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

Thank you!

I would also like to show you some Squares from the Netherlands.

ATheeC (Flickr) Tinka, has sent SIBOL some Squares from herself and her Daughter Annelinde.

Let's have a look firstly at Annelindes.  Annelinde started Crocheting a short while ago after watching her Mother crochet. Tinka showed her Daughter and I'm very pleased that she contributes regularly now to SIBOL. It's so nice to see the youngsters start new crafts.  Apart from the Crocheted Squares Annelinde has started Knitting too! So she has sent one of her Knitted Squares as well. Wonderful Squares Anneline. 

Three Crocheted Grannies and one Knitted Square. I love them Annelinde Thank You so much!

Well done Annelinde!

Then we have Tinka's Squares.  Tinka has made some great Squares for our Royal Wedding Challenge. So beautiful.

Great ideas for the Royal Wedding Challenge, Thank You!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

I'm sure you will agree that the other Squares are beautiful too!  Thank you so much!

If you want to have a go at the remaining SIBOL Challenges please pop over to our other web site.

If you would like to have a go at the Royal Wedding Challenge there is still time.  I'm asking that the Squares be delivered to me by March 18th if at all possible.  Would you like inspiration?  Take a look at this mosaic I have put together.  I'm sure you can come up with other ideas too! Have fun with us and join in.

Squares already for our Royal Wedding Challenge. Want to join us? Deadline March 18th.

I do hope you have enjoyed looking at all these marvellous Squares today whether they are in the Royal Wedding Challenge or ones that have been delivered today! They are all superb! 

Thanks for making SIBOL so....successful everyone!  It's so nice we are all working hard for the Elderly but also we are having fun in our on-line Crocheting and Knitting Group.  So nice to be recognised in one of the top Crocheting magazines and I just can't thank you all enough!

Have a great weekend, and I think I deserve a cup of tea now after all this loading up!

x Sue x

P.S.  Nearly forgot I have finished 'Circle of Friends' now. I will be doing my Ta - Dah on Monday there is a lot to look at in this post.  It's come out quite nicely I think although I did have to un-pick three times! I just couldn't seem to get the Squares how I wanted them.  They look so different once they are assembled.

I'm really going this time....Bye!!!!


  1. No silly attempt Sue the square is really lovely. So much excitement no wonder you need a cup 'o' tea

  2. WOW-ZA. That is great news. I sure wish I could order from there as they appear to have some great yarn. But......

    Look at all those new squares. And I do adore the one you made too.

    Great posting.

  3. Beautiful Royal squares,I love the white one with the hearts in the center,that one is my favor one.Love it.

    Wishing you all a very nice week.


  4. Fantastic article - well done. Greta news about the sponsorship. Lovely squares too. Great post! x

  5. Wow Sue, what great news! Youmust feel so proud to be featured in the magazine! What an accolade!
    Once again some lovely squares, everyone is working so hard!

  6. HI Ms.Sue...what a great lot of news! Congrads on the magazine article. I'm so happy for you. You must be so excited..this is going to make SIBOL even more known! Way to go!
    Your doing so much good for others, it's nice to see that "addicted2knitting" see's this as well. Great JOB! xoxoxoxo
    BTW, loved your square! Really, it's beautiful! not silly at all!! :)