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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.

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Friday, 20 May 2011

'Olympics London 2012' Challenge is announced! Saturday Squares from Australia!

Hello Everyone!

I would like to officially announce a new Challenge here on SIBOL.

We had such a fantastic time sending in Squares and making the Royal Wedding Blanket, and subsequently raising £112.00 for Prince William and Kate Middleton's Charity Gift Fund Charity that I thought it would be nice to take on another similar project.

Would you like to help me make a Blanket to celebrate the occasion of the Olympic Games London 2012 27th July - August 12th?

When the Blanket is finished, it will be auctioned on EBAY around the time of the Olympic Games.
All proceeds will be given to a UK Charity.
Ideas of Charities would be welcome on Ravelry


I am inviting you to send me Crocheted or Knitted Squares.
6" x 6" (15cms x 15cms)

Your Square must have the Olympic Games in mind.
Pictures Crocheted or Knitted on the Square for example

                                                                     OLYMPIC TORCH



represent the Five continents

                                                      THE FLAG OF YOUR COUNTRY

I would be thrilled to receive as many Flags as I can to put in to this Blanket. So where-ever you are in the World why not Crochet or Knit a Flag and send it to me?

216 Countries are taking part in the Olympics.


A picture Square with a Sport.
A List of Sports played at the Olympics 

                                                           FIREWORKS OF COURSE!


No limit on the amount of Squares, make as many as you like.          
There is no deadline as yet.

You must enclose

Your  Email Address
Your Name and Address   
Your Internet User Name
Your Rav/Flickr Name    
Your Blog Address   

You must  attach a tag to your Square
with Your Name and Country.                          

Thank You!               


SATURDAY'S SQUARES 21/05/2011         

I am very pleased to be showing you some Squares that have arrived this morning all the way from Australia. 

Maree has very kindly sent me her Jan Eaton Square which is No. 72 'Ribbed Square'. This has been made in a beautiful shade of Red. It's come out really lovely, I can't believe we are now doing our 3rd Jan Eaton Blanket. 

 I think it was Karin who suggested doing a 'Winter Wonderland' Challenge, with Squares all being in White. I wondered at the time about doing an 'all white' Blanket, you know wondering what it would be like. But with all the gorgeous 'White' Squares arriving, I think that this particularly Challenge will work out just fine!  Maree has sent two Squares for this Challenge and the pattern is from 'Jean Leinhauser Book of 101 Squares'.  I must  get it sometime, because these Squares are gorgeous!  I really love the pattern she's used.

Finally two beautiful Flower Squares, all in my favourite colours. I said to Maree in my email to her that I thought a Blanket made in the pattern she has used would be stunning!  Would you like to try doing this yourself? The pattern once again is from the Jean Leinhauser Book of 101 Squares'.      

Aren't these Squares gorgeous!

I have made a Slide Show for you Maree, thank you so much for the gorgeous Squares, I love them!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

Thanks for visiting SIBOL today!


  1. I'm putting on my thinking cap right now. I have a love for sport and the Olympics, as you know.....mmmmmm....I'll be thinking hard...

  2. Hi,
    I'm from Germany and I think I make for the blanket the flag of our country.
    Greetings from Germany

  3. There's a great website which has a directory of UK charities. Here's the link: http://www.charitychoice.co.uk/categorysearch.htm
    There's a local one called 'East Anglia's Childrens Hospice' which might be a good one. There are others which are more national too. x

  4. Thanks Steph for that information! I'll look into this one.
    Thanks everyone else! I'm pleased you think it's a good idea!

  5. Hola Sue!!! soy la chica que hace mucho tiempo te escribió de Venezuela, me gustó la idea , a ver su te puedo enviar unos grannys de la Bandera de Venezuela para que estemos presentes en tu maravillosa manta , así pondríamos un granito de arena... Besos mil desde acá para ti y que tengas un maravilloso fin de semana!!! , por fin encontré tu link es que se me había perdido ... adoro tus trabajos y las amigas tan generosas que te envian sus donaciones.

  6. Crissi thank you for making the Flag for Germany.
    Sandy thank you for making the Flag for Venezuela!
    oh what fun! x

  7. Hello Sue !!! me alegro mucho de poder volver a encontrar tu Blog . Me inspiro mucho , tienes un hermoso grupo de amigas y una idea maravillosa de como ayudar , besos mil desde Venezuela y estamos en contacto :)

  8. Hi Sue, great idea I will get my thinking cap on! have a great week love Kim x