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, 27 September 2011


Hi Everyone!

Just up-dating you on SIBOL.

No Squares today.

Over on Ravelry the Ladies are busy collecting Squares on my behalf while I am trying to make the Challenge Blankets up.

They need help please.
Would you like to pop over to Ravelry SIBOL Group and visit our discussion threads.

We have a Snowman Challenge with empty spaces and also
Also Think Pink with spaces too!

I was inspired by joyce28 this morning with regard to the Olympic Blanket we are collecting Squares for.
She was showing her beautiful Olympic Squares over on Flickr  She was asking me whether I thought they were relevant because they were concentrating more on London., Well joyce28 I do think they are relevant.

The Olympic Games are going to be held in the capital and I think this itself is just marvellous. So if anyone else wants to make 'London' Squares please do.  There will be lots of visitors to London, and who knows they might want to take back home a memento of their visit to London and the Olympics. So well done joyce28! I shall be over the moon to receive your Squares.

But it got me thinking. Becareful again Sue!  I am suggesting now that we do a centre piece to our Blanket.
I would like to incorporate the following words

                                                        O L Y M P I C S
                                                            L O N D O N
                                                               2 0 1 2

We will be auctioning this Blanket  on EBAY to raise money for the Alzheimers Society in the UK.  around the time of the Olympics next year.  I chose this cause because I thought it was connected with the work we do for the Elderly. But in the future we might also want to do something else for another cause.

So......this is where you come in!

Each Square must be Crocheted or Knitted with the above letters on.
It must be 6" please.
It must be in the colours of Red, Blue and White.

I would like each Lady to choose their own Letter.
Lotti02 has already chosen one of the O's. Thank you Lotti!

Now I have a book here called 201 Crochet Motifs, Blocks, Projects and Ideas by Melody Griffiths. Mr. Twins recently bought it for me, bless him. It's come at the right time for SIBOL.  Inside from page 42 to 53 there are easy to follow instructions and diagrams on how to crochet 'Letters'.

So this morning I have been busy scanning each Letter and if you would like to choose a Letter please email me Sue on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net for your pattern.  Or leave me a message on the new thread I have started over on RAV.

I would love you to help me do the centre-piece and it is also a way of 'generating' more Squares for this Blanket. I would like it to be bigger and better than our Royal Wedding Blanket.

Of course if you want to use your own pattern or way of making a Letter Square then please do, you don't have to follow the 201 Book by Melody Griffiths.

I have to say at this point I am so glad my Husband bought it for me it is such a great book.

The other bit of news I have is that yesterday I received an email from
All Free Crochet  Christine Weiher The Editor over in the States  and she informed me that SIBOL is now in their top list of Charities. So if you would like to follow the link you will see for yourselves. This is a great web site, so interesting you could browse the patterns all day long!

What not sign up and receive their latest projects?

I'm busy making the 97th Blanket. I only have the border to do now. Craftymizz over on Rav is taking charge of a special SIBOL 100 Blanket  if you would like to follow the link you will see what's she's up to.
She will tell you whether there are any free places left.  She has designed the Blanket herself and is using Jan Eatons Blocks. I'm sure you would like to take a peep please do!

I would like to thank the Ladies over on Ravelry for their work while I am assembling these Blankets it is very much appreciated and I know you are enjoying yourselves.

I think that is all for now.
So let me know if you would like a pattern for the Letters and I do need them as soon as possible please. If you want also to read about our Olympic Blanket please pop over to SIBOL CHALLENGES.

I really am going now thank you for visiting SIBOL today!

Sue on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net
Is my email address for enquiries.

x Sue x