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!

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Ta - Dah! Introducing SIBOL 84!

Ta - Dah! Introducing SIBOL No. 83!

Good Afternoon Everyone!

My thoughts today are with my friends in the States, I am keeping my eye on the TV watching the awlful weather, and I'm hoping that you are not affected. We have rain here now, but it's nothing like what is expected over there. We are very lucky here in the UK. As I say my thoughts are with you all.

I am very happy this afternoon to be showing you our SIBOL No. 84! I am most grateful to 'Jean Nock' who very kindly assembled this Blanket for me. The Squares are so pretty, thank you to everyone that has sent me Squares for this Blanket.

I'm sure you will agree the Blanket has come together beautifully once again. 

If you'd like to click on the Photo you will go over to Flickr where you can 'add note' to your Square.

`Please 'add note' if you see your Square. Thank you to everyone who has contributed Squares for this Blanket.

I can't believe that this is our 84th  ' Sunshine Blanket'. I am always most grateful for the Squares I receive and I get so many lovely emails from Ladies all over the World telling me how much they enjoy making Squares for our SIBOL project.  So yes, we are working so hard for the Elderly in Nursing homes, but we are having fun as a group too. 

I would like our SIBOLETTES to pop over to Ravelry, and have a read of the latest discusson board topic. Thank you.

Just to say also on Saturday I went into the House of Fraser where I met Erica from Rowan. It was lovely to sit with her and discuss Crocheting. I took along a simple Granny Square with me and I wanted advice on how I held my hook. She gave me some great advice and I came away with some beautiful yarn  and a superb Crocheting Book which I'm going to have a go with.

The yarn I bought was Rowan 'purelife' which is 93% recycled wool 7% polyamide. Colours were 'Camper' and 'Garage'. The book 'Purelife home'  has some great patterns inside including rugs, throws, cushions, table mats and pouffle cushions.  It's nice to know that by using these yarns we are helping the Britsh hill farmers. If you'd like to visit the Rowan website follow the link.

Of course I gave Erica  one of our SIBOL business cards so she could have a look at our SIBOL web-site and I also took my small photo album in to show her which includes over 80 'Sunshine Blankets'.  She absolutely loved our Blankets Ladies and she said it was always nice to know what Ladies are getting up to with their Crocheting and Knitting.  So Erica from Rowan, 'Hi!' and thanks for yesterday!

Well I think that's about all. Have a great Bank Holiday everyone and thanks again so much for the gorgeous Squares I receive.

x Sue x


  1. Good Day !...this is so lovely ,the green , the white .....my gosh .....beautiful.

  2. It's absolutly wonderful! I'm astonished. Beautiful colors, amazing edging.

  3. Glad to see you getting some more help. Lovely blanket, so pretty.

  4. Such a lovely, beauTiFuL blanket! How fun was that to meet Erica & chat about yarns, hooking & tecniques! You have purchased some fabulous yarns of wool. Have a wonderful week ahead!

  5. I also LOVE how you are making a photo keepsake of all the SIBOL blankets made! What a treasure of love!

  6. Really love the pop on this blanket - some strong geometric features that make it really unique!

  7. This is going to be one of my favs! GREEEEEEN! YAY! XD x

  8. hi sue , i love SIBOL number 84 , its lovely , you are making some beautiful blankets love u lots mel k1 p1 project xxxxx