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, 5 March 2011

The Story of Posy Lindas' Squares

Hello Everyone!

I do hope you will go back to the previous post and have a look at Mummy Cat's Squares and also the Square for the Jan Eaton Blanket which came in on Saturday from Rona in the Netherlands.

Today over on Flickr I posted SIBOL 57.

Back in April 2010 (I know its' a while ago) I received  beautiful Squares from Posy Linda in Florida in America, her Squares were absolutely gorgeous.  On the 25th April I finished her Blanket.  I asked her for a name and because I had made a Butterfly for the Blanket she asked me if she could call it 'Butterfly'.   Salma over on Flickr loved the Butterfly so....much she suggested I always make Butterflies as a sort of 'SIBOL' trade mark. To this day, I have made Butterflies for every Blanket since.

This is the 'Butterfly' Blanket I made first of all.

I made Butterflies and lay them amongst the Squares on the Blanket.

I loved the Blanket and it's now in one of the Homes.

Well the rest of the Squares have been patiently waiting for me to make them up. Today I'm showing you the rest of the Squares which I have made up in to SIBOL No. 57 with some additional Squares from bonsall, Ruth, Sabiha.  I'm really pleased with the Blanket.  So I've made a special Slide Show now for Posy Linda and of course anyone visiting SIBOL.  It's the Story of her Squares.

SIBOL 57. 'Name please?'

Just to say really if you don't see your Squares straight away there is a very good reason for it.  They are waiting for others to join them in their special 'colour pile'. 

Sit back now and Enjoy!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.


With regard to the Royal Wedding Challenge. I'm wondering whether anyone would like to make extra Squares for the Royal Wedding Challenge. They are rather thin on the ground and I really need some more. So if you have already contributed for this Challenge and you'd like to do a few more 'please do!!'.  This Challenge is 'really important to me and I know you!'.  I really want it to be a success. If you haven't made a Square yet 'why not have a go!'.  Thank you.


  1. This one is great.
    By the way, I will try to start soon.
    Right now I'm just looking at and getting a feel. Needed to give my arm and brain a little rest. Last week, I went a smidge overboard I would say....he-he...

    How's about if I take "PURPLE RAIN".

  2. Your latest afghan is so pretty. Fall colors are some of my favorites. Beautiful work as always!

  3. Amazing Sue. Love this one

  4. LOL I should have waited 5 more minutes before I asked you that question about the butterflys! This blanket is Awesome, I love it!! Lovely colours :-) Can we have a tutorial on how to make the butterflys? They are so cute!

  5. Hi Sibolets just passing by to greet all of you ,wishing you al a wonderful week.
    This blankets are so pretty . Interesting colors,love them all.

    hugs....... :)

  6. Oh I just love the browns in this blanket - it's another gorgeous one! 8D

  7. Sorry Ladies I should have given you the link I forgot all about it.
    Crochet Butterfly tutorial Parts 1,2 and 3.