I hope you have all had a nice weekend and indeed Bank Holiday for those in the UK!. What a wet one!
I'm very happy to be telling you the 'Story of Tinka/Martines (ATheeC Flickr) Squares' today.
On January 17th of this year I had an email from Tinka over in Belgium. She was telling me that for the first time ever she ordered some yarn on the internet with a company in The Netherlands http://www.remyhandwerken.nl/
Tinka gave links to Flickr and also SIBOL, and she very kindly told Gemma at the yarn company about our project for the Elderly. Tinka enquired whether they had any left over yarn that they would like to donate to our project. In return Tinka promised Gemma that we would put some links up on the SIBOL Blog. Well Gemma mailed Tinka to say that she was going to put some extra yarn in with her order.
On January 17th Tinka's order arrived and Gemma very kindly put all this beautiful yarn in with the order. How nice of her! 400 gr extra yarn for SIBOL, 16 skeins of 25 gram! Look at this great donation in lovely colors:
What beautiful yarn! Tinka has been working very hard making her Squares for SIBOL, and here are her finished Squares.
These Squares arrived on April 26th.
Tinka also sent me an email asking me whether I could put the Pink and Blue Squares in a particular order for her in one of the Sunshine Blankets.
So......this is what I have come up with. I do hope you like the finished Blanket Tinka and Gemma.
Can you spot the Pink and Blue Squares made with the donated yarn?
I have of course used other Squares which have been patiently waiting to be used from other Ladies. Thank you to the other Ladies who have very kindly contributed the Squares to SIBOL also.
When the Squares arrive I colour-group them, so Tinkas' Squares matched the other Squares beautifully, and they matched hers!
I know there are other Squares from Tinka on their way to me and a few are in my Square stash ready for when I can use them.
I am so pleased that the yarn company in the Netherlands thought our SIBOL project worthwhile, and wasn't that nice of them to donate some yarn to Tinka Thank you so much and please pop over to their web site! and look at their beautiful yarn!
I absolutely loved working with these Squares. I do think the Pink, Blue and Deep Pink is a wonderful colour combination. Of course having the correct coloured yarn to do the borders makes such a lot of difference too!
Gemma, Tinka and all the other Ladies now it's time to spot your Squares! Tinka would you like to name the Blanket or shall we ask Gemma?
I have made you all a Slide Show!
I am so grateful to everyone! This is a really pretty 'Sunshine Blanket' and I am sure it send lots of love and warmth to an Elderly person. The Blanket has been named 'Bubblegum' by ATheeC and Annelinde. Thank you!
x Sue x