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 March 2011

Squares from the USA and UK!

Hi Everyone!

I'm still getting over yesterday, what a fabulous day we had! Thank you all so very much for the wonderful comments I received on 'SIBOL'S' Anniversary.  The 'Giveaway' was just so much fun! Congratulations to Ellen and Cathy over in the USA for winning the two prizes.  I have posted both of them today along with Aishwarya's thank you Gift for setting up the Ravelry Group for me.

I do  hope you will pop over to the Ravelry Group, Aishwarya is thinking of doing a Postcard Swap if anyone is interested. If we get enough Ladies taking part we will go ahead with it.

Also thank you for comments on the Flower Blanket and of course the Friendship Blanket. Would anyone else like to leave me names for the Flower Blanket? I'm really pleased how this one has come out, I particularly like Flower Squares.

Well what a lot of Squares have arrived today!  I am very late posting. I have spent the afternoon trying to find my phone.  It's definitely in the house somewhere, I know I had it around 11.00am texting Little Miss Twins. I've tried ringing it but I think the battery must have gone flat. Let's hope when I have a clean up tomorrow I 'll find it.  I do hope so.

I'm so pleased you are interested in the 'Royal Wedding' Challenge, because I am having some wonderful Squares come in. Let's take a look now at the  Squares Joyce 28 sent in to me today! The Square has Crowns, Hearts and initials. If you look closely you can see the tiny red beads. Stunning!

Joyce 28 (UK) Your Squares arrived today!

Hasn't she come up with some good ideas! Thank you Joyce 28! I love your Squares. I'm pleased you have enjoyed doing them.

We move on to bienzfive (USA).  bienzfive has made a gorgeous Square, with great bobbles, a bow and two golden rings! Simply beautiful.  She's even Knitted a Square with Hearts on too! Just take a look at these.  I'm really pleased you have joined the Challenge bienzfive, it's great to receive your Squares.

bienzfive (USA) Your Squares have arrived today! Thank You!

Steph (UK) sent me three Squares today. Thank you Steph.  The first one is for the 'Spring Challenge'. As I was saying on Flickr it makes me smile every time I look at it. A Bumble Bee, look at his little face.

For our 'Spring Blanket' I think this is so....amusing! I love it, fantastic idea! Makes me smile every time I look at him!

She's even made some Royal Wedding Squares, just take a look at her ideas!

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

Aren't they wonderful too!

Kim (UK) has sent me two Squares which are full of colour!  First of all she has sent me this delightful little Piggie for our 'Farmyard' Challenge and a picture showing a Birds nest for our 'Spring Challenge'. Oh I love this one too, both designs are so good Kim. Thank You! I can tell you have enjoyed these Challenges!

Kimbles (UK) Your Squares have arrived! Thank You!

Next we have abbiezbabie (USA).  Welcome you are now a 'SIBOLETTE!'.  abbiezbabie has sent two Squares for our 'Farm yard' Challenge. Simply gorgeous coloured Squares 'Corn' I think. Wonderful idea thank you abbiezbabie, your Squares are just so lovely and I'm pleased you are taking an interest in SIBOL.

abbiezbabie (USA) Your Squares arrived today ! Thank You! These Squares are for the 'Farmyard Blanket'. Great colours!

My final set of Squares is from Jean in the UK.  Jean has recently seen my Letter printed in 'Let's Get Crafting'. This morning I received a parcel with 44 Grannies inside.  All beautiful pastel colours. I am very grateful to her and I simply love them. Thank you so much Jean.

Jean B (UK) Your Squares arrived today! Thank You!

I hope you don't mind me making a joint Slide Show today.  There were such a lot of Squares today.
All so beautiful, thank you!

If the Royal Wedding Squares are giving you inspiration please have a go. All Squares must be in by March 18th.

Jan Eaton I am still waiting for the last few, along with Circle of Friends.  I believe there are some Two Tone Greens to come in too. I'm hanging on so don't worry. Don't worry if you haven't made your Spring and Farmyard Squares yet. I have plenty to do while I'm waiting.

Well I do hope you have enjoyed looking at today's Squares. I apologise for being late today. 

Thank you to everyone that has sent me Squares today, everyone is simply amazing!

x Sue x


  1. I love the square with the piggy , it´s so lovely.Wow it is very cute.

  2. Wow! So many squares, you must get so excited when a package arrives, I know I would! XD

    Can't wait to see the royal wedding blanket, everyones squares look fabulous!


  3. How about 'Bloomin' Marvelous' ? for the flower blanket?

  4. Thank you Steph I'll call it that.
    'Bloomin' Marvelous!'
    Great Name!
    Thanks Suex
    Thanks everyone!

  5. Wow, all those squares will keep you busy for quite a while!

  6. Hehe, thanks for using piggies to hold the curling piggy down Sue!!! Hope you found the phone xx

  7. Wow these pictures squares are amazing!! Where do you get the patterns from? Sorry i havent commented in ages, finally moved into new house and got internet back! Just catching up on all the SIBOL gossip! Everything looking lovely ladies!!

  8. All the squares are so nice,it will be nice to see what it looks like all together.You must stay busy all the time.Love being included in such a nice group!