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, 3 March 2011

Squares from the Netherlands 3/3/2011. Challenge Update/Squares from UK and Spain. 4/3/2011.

Hi Everyone!

Thank you for visiting SIBOL today!

May I first of all thank Steph for thinking of a fantastic name for SIBOL 56! She's naming this blanket 'Bloomin' Marvelous!'. Great name, thank you.

Such pretty Flower Squares out in the Garden!

Can I remind you all please Royal Wedding Squares must be in by March 18th. We've had some brilliant Squares already but we need more,

'THE ROYAL WEDDING' Blanket' Challenge. 

You may be aware of a certain event taking place on April 29th. Yes it is the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

'The Royal Wedding' Challenge/SIBOL 'GIVEAWAY!'

We are making  another picture Blanket this one to celebrate the Royal Wedding.
Would you like to take part?
What do you need to do?

I require
6" x 6" (15cms x 15cms) Squares Crocheted or Knitted.
Acrylic if possible please.

This has to be a picture Square depicting anything you like but it must have a  Royal theme/Wedding.
It could be a Crown, Wedding Cake, Royal Carriage, Initials of William and Kate, Doves, Wedding Rings/Engagement Rings. etc.,

Your Square must be 6" to be accepted into this Challenge
Must not arrive any later than 18th March.

I will need to make it up.
Any queries email me Sue on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net

Spring Blanket.

I'm asking for some really pretty picture Squares for this blanket. I loved doing the Seaside Blanket and the Ladies in the Home just loved looking at the different Squares.

So can you Crochet or Knit a Square, it has to have 'Spring' in mind. Anything to do with
Nature. Butterflies (my favourite), Birds Nests, Birdies, Caterpillars, Bees, Spring Flowers, Bluebells, Daffodils, Crocus etc.,

Have a think and see what you can come up with.
SQUARES MUST BE 6" X 6" (15cms x 15cms) to be accepted into this Blanket.


Farmyard Blanket.

Let's make another Picture Blanket, rather like the Seaside one again which we did. The theme is the 'Farmyard'. So let's have Squares with some Pigs, Cows, Barns, Tractors. Or you could make a Granny Square in the colours of the corn, grass, wheat. It could even be a picture of the Farmer and his Wife!

It's up to you.

SQUARES MUST BE 6" X 6" (15cms x 15cms) to be accepted into this Blanket.

Please email me if there are any queries.

I'm very happy to be showing you some pretty Squares this afternoon which have come from the Netherlands. Crealientje has very kindly made her Circle of Friends Square, Jan Eaton (4O) Granny with a Twist, Two Tone Green Grannies and some other Squares using green variegated Green yarn too. They are all absolutely gorgeous. Please take a look and thank you Crealientje!

Crealientje (Netherlands) Your Squares arrived today! Thank You!

Here's your Slide Show Crealientje, thanks so much. I do hope you will all pop over to her blog and say hello! Welcome to SIBOL!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

I hope you have fun with the Challenges which are left. I'm waiting for the last Squares to come in now for the Jan Eaton and Circle of Friends Challenge before I can make them up.


It's really strange lately because I've had a few emails asking me whether Ladies can make their own 25 Squares up for a blanket and then actually assemble the Squares themselves and then donate to SIBOL.
Well of course the answer is yes, if you'd like to do that.  I'd be happy to accept Blankets from you even if
they are 'one large Granny' using those odd bits of yarn up.  What ever makes you happy, makes me happy!
I would then be only too pleased to take them to one of the Nursing Homes for you.

I'd be most happy to showcase them on the SIBOL web-site too! Taking photos just like I do with the ones I make up.   If you like you can become a team-blogger and tell us how you have made your own blanket.

You need an invitation for this so please contact me sueatpigsty@talktalk.net

If you are making a Blanket with  Squares.
The Squares are 6" x 6"
I put 25 Squares into a Blanket.
With a 2 to 3" Border around.
So you roughly know the size.


Please pop over to Ravelry SIBOL Group too. Aishwarya is trying to organise a Postcard Swap 'are you interested?'  We may do some CAL's too if we can get enough Ladies interested. 

Why not leave a comment about Swaps over on our Ravelry SIBOL Group? What sort of Swap would you like SIBOL to organise for you. ' Aishwarya would love to know!'.


Just popping in to show you some lovely Squares which have arrived this morning.

First of all I would like to welcome Gail (UK).  You are now 'officially' a SIBOLETTE!
Gail has sent me some Squares this morning and I think the colour combinations on these Squares are just perfect.  It's always nice to welcome new Ladies and I do hope you will enjoy looking at your Squares on the SIBOL web site!

Gail (UK) Your Squares arrived today!

I've made you a small Slide Show Gail, enjoy and thank you! I love your Squares.

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

Next we have Merchy (Spain).  Thank you so much Merchy for the Two Tone Green 'patterned' Squares which you have sent for the Challenge. They are gorgeous. Also Merchy's 'Circle of Friends' Square.  They are all lovely, thank you so much!

Merchy (Spain) Your Squares arrived today! Thank You!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

I hope you enjoyed your Slide Show Merchy and Gail. Thank you once again. Just love everything about your Squares!

Have a nice weekend everyone! Thanks for visiting SIBOL.


  1. Good Morning Sue! I love the edging you crocheted around the "Bloomin" throw! And the color too! You are sooo talented at sewing all the lovely squares together. Have a lovely day!

  2. 'Bloomin Marvelous' what a great name!! I love it :-) Sue are the butterflys added to the blankets for any special reason or just because they are your favourite?? I love them too :-)