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!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Lots of Squares from Belgium and the UK!

Good Afternoon Everyone!

I'm very pleased you are popping in to SIBOL this afternoon.  I have such wonderful Squares to show you.

I would like to thank three 'SIBOLETTES' today they are....... Ruby (moleymakes) (UK), Tinka  (ATheeC) and Annelinde her Daughter from Belgium.

The Squares are all lovely and I would like to show them to you now.

First of all let's start with moleymakes.  I'm very pleased 'Ruby' has contributed towards the Jan Eaton blanket.  The Square which she chose to make was 'Edged Square' which is number 62 in the 200 Block book from Jan Eaton. I'm sure you will agree it's a lovely Square.  We are making our third Jan Eaton 'Sunshine Blanket' slowly working through the book by Jan Eaton.

Here's 'Edged Square'.

Jan Eaton 'Squared Edge' No. 62

Now let's have a look at the other Squares moleymakes has sent today!  She has sent in some pretty Granny Squares. Thank you so much. They are all lovely.

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

I'm also very happy to be telling you I had a large box arrive this morning.  The box was from ATheeC (Tinka) and her Daughter 'Annelinde'.

Tinka was telling me in an email yesterday how SIBOL  has given her such a lot of enjoyment.  It was around a year ago she found SIBOL over on Flickr.  She admired the beautiful Squares that were coming in and indeed the 'Sunshine Blankets'.  She thought at the time that she would like to take part in our Group. A year later she has sent in 182 Squares to SIBOL. At home she has made her own Blankets and Pot Holders and has even taught her Daughters to Crochet! She says that without our Group she wouldn't have had all these fun hours Crocheting!

Thank you Tinka, and I am so pleased you have taught your Daughters to Crochet. It's so nice to see this Craft being passed on!

Now I'm sure you will want to see their Squares!  I'm very pleased to be showing you the Squares because Tinka has been working so....hard for our Challenges. You will see what I mean.  The Squares are amazing and there are such a lot.  Now lets' have a look at what was in this box.!.......

A lot of Challenge Squares!  Some for the Olympic Blanket. Take a look at these!

Four great Squares for our 'Olympic Blanket' Challenge.

Tinka has made a wonderful job of these Olympic Squares for our Special Blanket for next year.

Four great Flags for our 'Olympic Blanket'.

Flags too,  Austria, Gambia, Finland, Japan. Brilliant aren't they? 

Two Squares for our 'Cupcake Challenge'.

                                                              Our Cupcake Challenge.

Three Squares for our 'Grow me a Garden' Challeenge.

            Grow me a Garden Challenge.
and plenty more to follow! But first let's see Annelindes' gorgeous Squares! She's really taken a shine to Crocheting and it's so nice to see her also enjoying our Group! You are doing very well Annelinde! Thank you!

Three pretty Grannies from ATheeC's daughter 'Annelinde'. Thank you so much!

There are such a lot of Squares to see, I think you better make yourself a cuppa and sit back and enjoy this Slide Show!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

We have Squares for our Textured Challenge, Two of a Kind,  Tropical, Winter Wonderland and there are also a variety of other Squares.

Why not take part in our Challenges yourself?  Pop over to our Challenge web site.

Well I think today there is a lot to inspire you!

Thank you Ruby, Tinka and Annelinde I've had such fun today!
Your Squares are wonderful and I know they are going to make such pretty Blankets for the Elderly!


  1. I just wanted to say that I absolutely love this blog - what a beautiful thing to do - you're wonderful! x

  2. Some beautiful and creative squares Sue, they will make fantastic blankets and put smiles on faces

  3. Oh - also I thought you might like to know that you're featured on the front of Netmums Parents Bloggers Network!

  4. hi sue , just popped in to say hi , lovely reading about tinka and her daughter crocheting , we have so much fun creating these lovely blankets , i so wish i could crochet , sue u have so many followers , xx love mel xx

  5. Sue,
    Fantastic squares, beautifully made and beautifully photographed!