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!

Monday, 30 May 2011

'The Story of Tinka/Martines Squares' - Ta - Dah! Introducing SIBOL 68!

Hello Everyone!

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.

ATheeC (Belgium) Your Squares have arrived today! Thank You!

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


  1. Great story Sue, and what a gorgeous job Tina did with the squares. A big thank you for the yarn shop that donated the yarn. Gorgeous blanket! cathy

  2. Hi Sue, it was so much fun to crochet with the lovely Baby Soft yarn Gemma donated and you made a beautiful blanket with them. Thank you so much for your kind words and the great slide show!
    I think we should ask Gemma to choose a title for this blanket:)!

  3. Sue, this is soooooo gorgeous! I love the way you edged it! I'm particularly in love with these colors and the way they've been combined! And I'm looking at your adorable photo with the basket of crocheted pieces of cake and the other container with all the crocheted cupcakes...what an adorable presentation! x&o, Annette

  4. Hello Sue,
    the blanket are soooooo beautiful, grandios, the colour so lovely
    best wishes and greetings from Germany

  5. Verry nics done, verry nics collors

  6. hi sue and all at SIBOL , i love the pink and blue blanket , its so beautiful , keep up all the good work love mel xxxxx

  7. You will have to update the Ticker at the top - its a bit behind :-)
    A very generous donation from the yarn shop and lovely work by Tinka

  8. I love the colour of this one. It's absolutely gorgeous.

  9. Sue, this is gorgeous. The color combinations are fabulous. What a nice donation too!!