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!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Yes our 99th SIBOL, Squares from Scotland, UK and the States.

Good Evening  Everyone!

Thank you so much for popping in to see our latest SIBOL. I can't believe I am saying this, but this is our 99th Ta - Dah!.  We have now made 99 'Sunshine Blankets' for the Elderly in the UK. This is getting so near now to our special day!

I would like to thank everyone that has contributed Squares for this Challenge. They seem to have come together so well!

'Knit Today'  a magazine here in the UK, very kindly put two patterns in their magazine a short time ago, and suggested that their readers have a go at the patterns and send them to SIBOL. The patterns were part of their special Charity Supplement. My SIBOLETTES also had a go at the pattern.

I am very pleased to say that we have had a good response.  I do know that more Squares have already arrived and some more are on their way, so please don't worry if yours are not in this Blanket. If anyone wants to have a go please mail me and I will send the pattern to you. Sue on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net We will be making a third one.

The page is over on the side bar to the right if anyone wants to have a look at it. Let's have a look at the Blanket now.

Thanks to everyone that has sent in Squares for this Blanket. I love them all! Name please Ladies?

I'm over the moon with this Blanket. I didn't stipulate which colours to use on these Squares, I just left it to you. I'm sure you will agree they couldn't have worked out any better.,

Oh here's me.

Thanks Ladies another great Blanket!

On Monday morning I asked one of my 'Little Miss Twins' to help me with the photo and she kindly agreed.
I have now sent this photo up to Knit Today along with the Blanket that joyce28 made for our SIBOL Group.

joyce28 also used the Squares from the pattern in the magazine. The Editor loved both Blankets and Ladies I am hoping for some good news next month 'so watch this space!'.

Here's our Slide Show now. Our 99th 'Sunshine Blanket'.

Created with flickr slideshow.

Thanks to everyone that has kindly contributed Squares for this Blanket. It's really worked out so well.


Could I just remind anyone that has sent me Square(s) that they are eligible for our Ravelry SIBOL Giveaway. Please follow the Link to RAV  You do have to be a Member of our Group too, so please sign up.

I am hoping the Giveaway will be drawn now on 22nd October which is a Saturday. Best of Luck there will be 6 Lucky winners of Crocheting and Knitting Books.


If you would like to join up for our RAV SIBOL 'Square Swaps'.
You will need to follow the Link over to RAV again.
By the 15th of this month please.


Will be announced hopefully 1st December.
I know this sounds a long way off, but I have the 100th Blanket event,
Giveaway to do, Blankets to get ready for the Nursing Homes which means I have the Gift Cards to
print etc., Check the Blankets etc., and 'Deliver the Blankets' in November so I am going to be fairly

I have new Challenges in mind which I do hope you will enjoy taking part with but I have things to do this end too. 

There is a lot to do behind the scenes and it all takes time.

With thanks to.....

Knit Today for supplying SIBOL with some yarn for our Blankets.

'Knit Today' a magazine in the UK has kindly sent SIBOL this yarn! How kind of them and isn't it nice to know that they think our project worthy!

Joanna  for sending me this morning some 'unwanted' stash which was just so kind.

jean nock who very kindly sent me a SIBOL this morning which she has made up for us. I am most grateful to you and I will show it as soon as I can. The Blanket is gorgeous.  A sneaky view.

Thank you to you all.


I'm very happy to be showing you two sets of Squares which have come in today.

First we have Kays' Squares from the States. Kay has very kindly made the 'Letter L' for our Olympic Blanket, which has come out lovely.  Also the 'French Flag' for our Olympic Blanket, another good one.
Also....just look at these cute little Butterflies. I am so grateful for this Square it can go towards 'The Two of a Kind' Challenge. bonsall is very kindly making me four so I can finish that set off.,

All wonderful Squares Kay. Oh yes, my Mom would love this Square in her favourite colours purple and green. I will show it to her this evening.  I appreciate your help thank you so much!

Kay (USA) Your Squares have arrived! Thank You!

Then we travel up to Scotland......jenn1feranne has very kindly sent in these pretty Squares. Oh what fun today! 

jenn1feranne (SCOTLAND0 Your Squares arrived today! Thank You!

We have the Letter 'S' for our Olympic Blanket, another one which she says is 'a bit flaggy!' and also a pretty Flower Square. Now this one is called The Highland Rose' by K. Ferguson. This is a really pretty Square. What wonderful colours you've used.

Thank you also jenn1feranne!

You've both kept the Postman busy today! Many thanks to both of you.

I think that will be all for today. thanks for visiting!

x Sue x


Very pleased to be showing you Squares which have come in from bonsall (UK) today. These are the last of the 'Two of a Kind' Squares to arrive and bonsall has helped me out because I was short.
I'm sure you will agree they are perfect. Thank you bonsall very much indeed.

bonsall (UK) Your 'Two of a Kind' Squares have arrived many thanks!

So I can now make the 'Two of a Kind' Blanket up.

Have a good weekend everyone!

Sue x x


  1. let me say that Your last Blanket is a wonderful marvel!!! and the purpose too!!! I love all these precious squares!
    Hugs from Italy

  2. Wow really nice post here.!

  3. Sue,
    Glad you got my squares!
    Love the squares from Scotland...the "S" on the English flag and the flower square, and I love the other one...I want to enlarge to see how she did it!
    Love all the colors in the blanket. Great job!

  4. wonderfull handwork, greeting from Belgium