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!

Thursday, 10 March 2011

First ever 'SIBOL SQUARE SWAP!' - Interested? / Squares from France and the UK!

Hello Everyone!

A breezy day here today in the UK, sun is shining, but we have also had spots of rain and it's a bit chilly still! Nevermind!  I have some lovely Squares for you again today!

The first set of Squares have arrived today from France and Kathy has sent them to me, thank you very much, they are gorgeous!

Kathy has been busy with the 'Spring Challenge'.  She has Crocheted Squares with the sun on! Just what we need, I'm sure you will agree.  These Squares send out warmth just looking at them. Also a beautiful Flower Square in my favourite colour Pink.  I am very grateful to you Kathy, thank you!

Kathy (France) Your Squares arrived today!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

Gorgeous Squares, I love them.

The other set of Squares were from crochet3love (UK). crochet3love has already sent me some Squares for our Royal Wedding Challenge, but today she sent me some more and I'm sure you will agree they are really pretty!

crochet3love (UK) Your Squares arrived today! Thank You!

Wedding Flower Squares and a Horseshoe! How lovely! Thank you very much crochet3love!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

Thank you both very much.

Aishwarya over on our Ravelry Group has very kindly organised a Square Swap. If you are interested please pop to Ravelry. You will need to sign up. Thank you Aishwarya, have fun Ladies!

I just want to show you this book before I leave you.  I went in to the Hobbycraft store today and picked up this book, thinking there were lots of Crocheting patterns. It really was quite appealing, the cost £10.99. But when I got it home flicking through I feel that there are more Knitting patterns rather than Crocheting, so I think this one I may have to take back.  But I think it's new, so I just wanted to show you.

It's called 75 birds, butterflies & beautiful beasties to knit & crochet - Lesley Stanfield.

It says 2011 at the front, I haven't seen it before. Thought you might be interested.

Bye for now and thanks Kathy and crochet3love once again, great Squares! I love them.


  1. Immer und immer wieder,
    wundervolle Granny`s!
    Liebe Grüße, aus Deutschland, *Manja* ^^

  2. HI Ms.Sue! I try not to buy the pattern books that have both crochet and knitting patterns in them. I usually end up liking the knit ones better!! And I'm no knitter! :) Take care! xoxoxo

  3. What a lovely lady you are, your squares will be very appreciated when made into blankets :)

  4. Hi Sue,
    I have just discovered your blog and think it's beautiful :)
    What a great idea to do these crochet squares, such a kind gesture.
    I too love crochet, feel free to check out my blog at http://creativeworldwithkate.blogspot.com

    Kate from Tasmania, Australia

  5. Oi amiga querida
    Muito Lindos squares, adorei!!!! Parabéns!!!!
    Fique com Deus!

  6. Oh very nice, can't wait to see the Wedding Blanket! I think that book must be new as well??, I have the flower one which is fabulous, will have to check that one out :-)

  7. No hay día que pase por aquí sin sorprenderme, magnífico todo.