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, 30 August 2011

Let's head to that Tropical Island for SIBOL 85! Up;-date Squares (UK) today!

Ta - Dah! Introducing SIBOL No. 85!

Hi Everyone!

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!

Thanks to everyone that has contributed Squares for this Blanket.It's the first of the 'Tropical theme'. Please 'add note' if you see your Square!

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!!!!

A pretty Pink Granny Square with Butterfly which I love!

Thanks so much baw1812! Here's your Slide Show!

Created with flickr slideshow.

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


  1. So colorful and cheerful - love the pink flamingo. :)

  2. Really love the tropical challenge blanket. So creative and beautiful!

  3. Wow! It's a WONDERFUL blanket, love the colours!!!

  4. It's gorgeous ,Sue. Very very amazing indeed!