Wow! That's all I can say! Thank you so much to everyone that has contributed Squares for the Tropical Challenge. I have finished the first of this theme. I will start the second Blanket later on. The Squares that you sent in for this Challenge have been absolutely gorgeous 'as usual'. It always amazes me what you come up with for our Picture Challenges!
crochet3love actually suggested this Challenge. She was the first one to send a Square which is the centre Square of the Paradise Bird. It's truly beautiful and soon after other Ladies started sending in their Squares too! We've had everything included and it's been an absolute delight to make this Blanket up. One Elderly person is just going to be absolutely over the moon with this Blanket. Well don't we say that about all of them!
I am so proud to have you all in my Group. I have said many times before that we work so hard for our Elderly folk making these beautiful Blankets but don't you think we have fun too as a Group sharing ideas, and Squares. These Challenges give us such new ideas and it's always a pleasure to see what you come up with.
Quite a few of our Challenges are ending at the end of August. I am going to work flat out so I can then put some new Challenges up. I hope you understand that I would like to try and finish these ones first. There are a couple remaining over on SIBOL CHALLENGES. I do hope too that Ladies will have a go at the special
Knit Today Blanket we are making and I am also going to put up a Let's Get Crafting Square too later on in the week so there will be something to go on with.
Don't forget we must work hard for our special Olympic Blanket too. I really want this to be successful. I am trying to raise money for the Alzhemiers Society here in the UK with this Challenge. Hoping to auction on EBAY around the time of the Olympics in London. We have quite a lot of time, but I need you to use your imagination with this Challenge too Ladies! If you'd be so kind.
Why not make a Flag of your own Country or someone elses! I honestly don't mind how many Flags I receive. I want this Blanket to be bright and cheerful, with lots of variety. Why not Crochet or Knit an Olympic Flame or the Olympic Rings? There are some ideas over on our Challenge blog. Pop over and take a look. I do hope the translator is working.
I'm going to leave you now with a Slide Show of our first Tropical Blanket. I would like you think of a name too please, if you would!
Thanks so much to everyone that has taken part, It has been an absolute delight.
UP-DATE Lunchtime Squares!
I'm very pleased to be showing you some Squares which have come in at lunchtime.
They are from baw1812 over on RAV.
She has made two 'Two Tone Blues' for our Challenge.
Also Squares which are made in beautiful Pastel Colours. Two 'traditional Granny Squares' and one 'Textured Stripes' Jan Eaton No. 193 which is gorgeous.
There is also a pretty Pink Square a traditonal Granny with a cute Butterfly which I love!!!!
Thanks so much baw1812! Here's your Slide Show!
It's always lovely to receive your emails, and I am so pleased new Ladies are going to join our group. Thank you for visiing SIBOL today!
x Sue x