Our SIBOL TOTAL IS 1376! Thank You!

Slideshow of Sunshine Blankets (Click on Left/Right Arrows).

Challenge Blankets
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It is so important that email addresses and names are enclosed with your donations of Sunshine Blankets, Shawls and Butterflies please. Thank you!

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'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!
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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!

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Watermelon Squares from Louisiana! (USA)

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Woo hoo!!! It's one of those exciting days..........

A knock came to my front door this morning. A man standing there with one of those funny little machines in his hand.  Could I have your first  initial please?  Could I have your surname please? Would you sign this please? Yes of course. Thank you Bye......

As I went back in to the house. I saw that it had come from wiLDaBoUtCoLoR over in Louisiana (USA). Now if you haven't heard of wiLDaBoUtCoLoR I suggest you pop over to her blog because this is a Lady who has gone terribly 'Watermelon Crazy!' over the last few months.  She has made everything from Pot Holders, Coasters, Pillows and lots more all in the Watermelon theme. Her work is amazing! Then the other day she suggested a new Challenge for SIBOL.  Yes a 'Watermelon Challenge'.  Now if you would like to take part details are over on our SIBOL CHALLENGE web-site.  But if you'd like some more inspiration please pop over to her blog and also have a look at these amazing Squares I have received in the post today.

Not only did I receive beautiful Squares and indeed yarn to make them up. I also received a gift for me! I know how amazing is that! A pair of Piggy Slippers, beautifully crocheted in pink. Aren't these just gorgeous!

OOh I can't wait to get outside!!!!! Piggies do you want to come!

What a kind lady, thank you Ellen. I was instructed to take a photo of me modelling them too, so if you look through the Slide Show you might just see me wearing them!

Oh how excited I have been this morning to receive these gorgeous Squares for SIBOL. wiLDaBoUtCoLoR has made them beautifully all so different.  It's going to be a Challenge for me now to put them altogether. The yarn Red Heart is so lovely too.  I just can't wait to show you the photographs I have taken this morning.

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

Did you also notice the Flag of the USA for our Olympic Blanket?  This is brilliant. A simple Granny Square as the base. If you want to join our Olympic Challenge details are once again over on our SIBOL CHALLENGE web-site.

Thank you so much Ellen for the gorgeous Watermelon Squares, Red Heart yarn for making up, card and indeed Piggy Slippers..... You are one kind lady to go to such a lot of trouble for SIBOL. Your work is fantastic and I'm sure everyone will agree.

Don't forget to check out Ellen's blog blog! I'm sure you'll love popping over.

Oh I would like to say welcome to Sandra our 400th Follower!

Bye for now

x Sue x


  1. Hello together,
    oh they are so beautiful!!!!
    Greetings Crissi

  2. Wow......everything is so beautiful....Love the watermelon squares.....Wow ....great talent....this one of the most beautiful squares , love them all , also the piggies...very , very nice job.

  3. Lovely squares Ellen made for SIBOL.
    The piggies will keep you warm in winter when putting together the blankets :-).

  4. I love the Flag - I'd be trying to do those 50 little indivicual stars if I tried one!
    Can't wait to see a finished watermelon blanket.