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, 22 March 2011

Squares from Canada! and me!

Good Afternoon Everyone!

I would like to start my post by saying a big thank you to everyone who left comments on Flickr, 'Mrs Twins' and 'SIBOL' about 'All Tidy and Cosy!'  SIBOL No. 59.  I do appreciate your comments and I'm so pleased you liked the latest Blanket.

I have some Royal Wedding Squares to show you today.  Pattygloria (Canada) has sent them to the UK, and I'm thrilled to pieces! I just love the Squares she has sent, particularly because they have William and Kate's initials on! I'm sure you will agree they are beautiful. Take a look at these.

Beautiful 'initial' Squares for our Royal Wedding. Gorgeous and I'm so pleased they have arrived!

I have a few more on their way still from the Netherlands and the UK! I am pleased you've joined in the fun 'Pattygloria!'. Thank you!

Pattygloria (Canada) Your Squares have arrived!

Aren't they lovely?

I have started working on the Royal Wedding Squares but I am still waiting for a few Squares to come in from the Netherlands and the UK. I do hope they won't be long now. I'm eager to get on with the Blanket.

With regard to the Jan Eaton Blanket, I am still waiting for one Square to come in from Australia.

Can I remind you we only have a couple of Challenges left now. They are the 'Farm yard' Challenge and also the 'Spring Challenge'. Do take a look at SIBOL CHALLENGES.  I'm always happy to receive Flower Squares and Grannies too!

I picked up a copy of 'Simply Knitting' today and inside was a special 'Royal Wedding' supplement. We could have done with this a few weeks ago!

There is a pattern for a Knitted Union Jack inside, a Catherine Middleton 'Bride of the Year' doll, a Tea-pot Cozy, Royal Bunting, Knitted Horseshoe and Chimney Sweep and a Knitted Ring Cushion. All beautiful projects!

I think we've done okay though with our little 'beauties!' Don't you think?

May I thank you all for your kind comments and lovely emails I get. It's so nice that you enjoy our Group, but most of all our Web site! It really makes it all so worthwhile when new Ladies find us and they write to me and say how much they enjoy it.  I jump out of my chair with excitement, it's such a good feeling.

I am sure 'Teresa' won't mind me telling you. She lives over in the States and she was so....inspired by SIBOL and the work we do here, that she is asking the Ladies at her Church  if they want to start a project similar to SIBOL. Well I can't tell you how over the moon I was when she asked me how I started etc. She's even showing her friends how to crochet, isn't that simply wonderful! I do hope it will be a success for her. I'm sure we all wish her the very best! 

I think that's it for now, have a good day everyone! Thanks for popping in to 'SIBOL'.

Just popping back. I sat and made a Square for the Royal Wedding this afternoon.
'Mrs Twins' - Royal Wedding. Horseshoe with Heart. 'Can't get a better photo!'

Not a good photo I'm afraid. I used Craftlon Nylon Craft Ribbon with Craftlon White Eyelet Lace.
You do a foundation row, and then on the next row you crochet through the holes as you go along the next row.

What did I do with this? >>>>>>

Bye xxxxx


  1. I've just had an idea! How about we make a blanket for the Japan Appeal? We could sell it on eBay or Ravelry? Or somewhere and all the proceeds go to the Japan Appeal?

  2. Good idea, trouble is...
    I have such a lot of work to do here Steph.
    Would you like to organise one?
    You could collect the Squares on behalf of SIBOL and put them together? Maybe?
    or if anyone else? Any offers?
    Love Suex

  3. I love your Royal Wedding Square Sue, its really pretty, thanks for dropping by my blog, I really appreciate it. Love to you and the family. x

  4. Sue, thanks so much for the mention. WOW, I feel so honored. Again, I appreciate the inspiration and encouragement.


  5. Thanks you so much,Sue. I really enjoyed making them. Your square is very cute. I love the ribbon and the lace you used, great idea!
    Gloria x

  6. Thanks everyone! Much appreciated! x

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