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!

Friday, 6 May 2011

SIBOLETTE GIVEAWAY (UK only sorry!) Squares from Austria, Netherlands and the UK!

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Thanks for visiting 'SIBOL' today!

I have had quite a lot of Squares come in today for our Challenges once again.  It's so nice to see what you come up with!

First of all I would like to say thank you to Kim for her beautiful Jan Eaton Square.  Now this is Number 75 in the Jan Eaton book and it's called 'Half & Half'.

Have you got the Jan Eaton book  '200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws and Afghans? We are trying to work through the book with each set of 25 Squares.  We are on our third Blanket now so we are working on Block Numbers 51 to 75.  This book can be obtained from virtually anywhere on the net. Shop around for the best offers!

I have two of the Jan Eaton Blankets upstairs already made up. I won't be giving these ones out until we have finished the book because I want to take some photos for my records when they are all completed! It's so much fun.

Here is Kim's Square, thank you very much Kim.

Kim (UK) Your Jan Eaton Square Number 75 'Half & Half' has arrived Thank You!

Well you know we have a 'Cupcake' Challenge going on?  Well I have had two sets of Squares come in today with pictures of Cupcakes on.  I'm going to show you first of all  the 'Cupcake' Square I received from Stricksusi1.   Stricksusi1 lives in Austria. 

I love this Cupcake Square for our Challenge! Yummy!

Isn't it lovely? I really love this Square. So...yummy and I love the colours!

Stricksusi1 also sent me other Squares for our Challenges.   Jan Eaton Number 73  'Catherine Wheel' and a Square for the Flower Blanket. I have made you a Slide Show Stricksusi1, sit back and enjoy!  It's my way of saying thank you!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

Aren't they all lovely? Thank you so much for sending the Squares Stricksusi1!

The last set of Squares have come in from Corien (Netherlands).

Corien has particularly enjoyed our SIBOL Challenges and today she also sent me a Square for the Cupcake Challenge which is lovely too!   Would you like to see?

Another beautiful 'Cupcake' Square for our Challenge.

The Cupcake Squares I have received today are beautiful! Why not have a go? Details are on our Challenge web site.

Corien has sent in a Square for the Jan Eaton Challenge, which is Number 65 'Patriotic Sunburst' and also a Square for 'Grow me a Garden' and one for the 'Textured' Challenge.  Would you like to take a look at Coriens Slide Show?  I'm sure you will enjoy these too!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

I told you they were nice! Thanks so much Corien.
Kim, Corien, Stricksusi1 thank you so much for sending me in the Squares for our 'Sunshine Blankets'. We are working hard for the Elderly, but we are also having fun as a Crocheting and Knitting Group.

I have set up a new group on Flickr purely to show our Picture Squares. Why not pop over?


Hi Everyone!

I have two free ‘ADULT’ tickets for
Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts
20-22 May 2011

Aintree Exhibition Pavilion

Aintree Racecourse,


L9 5AS

If you are one of my SIBOLETTES you are welcome to put your name down.
The winner will be selected by the Random Generator on Sunday 8th May at midnight.
You must leave your name on the  RAV TOPIC 'Mrs Twins has a Giveaway!' Link below.


Please be sure that you will be able to go to Liverpool, and that you will USE THE TICKETS ON THESE DATES! Because I am sure there will be others who would love the tickets.


Just my way of saying thank you for your support.


I'm very pleased to be showing you Rags4Bags (UK) Square which has arrived today Saturday morning.  This Square is No. 52 in the Jan Eaton book and it's called 'Lemon Peel'.  A particularly nice pattern I think and of course the colour is spot on!

Thanks so much Rags4Bags! I'm very grateful for your Jan Eaton Challenge Square, I love it!

Rags4bags (UK) Your Jan Eaton Square No. 52 'Lemon Peel' arrived today! Thank you! It's gorgeous!

Have a nice weekend everyone, we have rain here at last!

x Sue x


  1. Oi amiga Querida

    Passei para desejar um bom dia e um dia das mães abençoado!(Domingo 8 de Maio)

    Bom fim de semana
    Fique com Deus!

  2. hi sue , ur blog is fantastic , i love it , i carnt wait to come on and see what u getting up to , all your squares are great , love your giveaway idea , love to u all mel xxxxxx

  3. hello, wonderful and caring heart, I congratulate you for the work you do knitting blankets for the elderly, I hope many follow your example, I live in Argentina, if not very expensive shipping, I can send a lot of work it because I love Grannys . blessings and I hope many follow your ejemplo.hilandolavida.blogspot.com