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!

Friday, 4 November 2011

Our Snowman Blanket SIBOL 110! /Do you enjoy our SIBOL BLOG?

Ta - Dah! Introducing SIBOL 110 'Snowman Challenge'. mandas' challenges thank you!

Good Evening Everyone!

A wet evening here in the UK too.

Well the nights are drawing in and it is so good that we have our 'Sunshine Blankets' to cheer us up! I do hate these early dark evenings. What is nicer than to sit by the fire and Crochet or Knit for SIBOL?

I am so pleased this evening to be showcasing you our 110th SIBOL!  The Ladies over on Ravelry have been making Blankets up for SIBOL while I have been concentrating on getting the Blankets ready for the Nursing Home.  One of the Challenges they came up with was the 'Snowman Challenge' suggested by Amanda 'mandas' challenges'.

The Squares have been arriving from all over and Amanda has very kindly taken on  the Challenge herself to make up the most beautiful Snowman Blanket.  Well this morning the Blanket arrived back at SIBOL HQ, and I am very pleased to be now showing you the finished Blanket.

Each and every Square in this Blanket has been made lovingly by Ladies who enjoy our SIBOL Group. If you are new visiting SIBOL our new Challenges will start 1st December.  I'm sure you would like to have a look at the Blanket now. 25 Squares all with the Snowman theme in mind.

Let's have a look at them now.

`Please add note' if you see your Square Ladies! Thank you very much mandas' challenges and to everyone who has contributed Squares for this 'Snowman Challenge'

If you have made a Square for this Blanket please do click on to the photo which will then take you to Flickr. Click on the photo over there and then go to 'Actions' and then 'add note'. Drag the box over to your Square and label your name.  This really is a stunner. I am so pleased how it's turned out.

Now if you have enjoyed looking at this wonderful Blanket and you think 'SIBOL' deserves a nomination for 'Best Craft Blog 2011' would you like to click on to the 'Inside Crochet' Button over to the right of this Blog please?

Ladies from all over come together to help the 'SIBOL' project. I am never ever disappoointed when I set a Challenge because the talent and creativity of Ladies is just marvellous. They certainly all put their thinking caps on to rise to the Challenges and it's always so nice to see what they come up with.

So thank you if you would like to nominate us, I know all of our 'SIBOLETTES' would be extremely grateful to you. To be recognised by 'Inside Crochet' would just be super!

We certainly have a very crafty blog!

If there is anything I can help you with please contact me
sueatpigsty@talktalk.net  (Sue)

Thanks for visiting this evening and have a good weekend and I'll leave you with The Snowman Slide Show!

Created with flickr slideshow.

x Sue x


  1. ha quedado muy pero que muy bonito con ese toque invernal

  2. that is so neat, i plan to do some squares for you in the near future. wonderful program.

  3. I love this blanket Sue - so festive :-) I've also been across to the Inside Crochet nomination page and nominated SIBOL - looks like you've got a couple of nominations on there now :-)

  4. I love the snowman blanket, especially when I can see my 'man' smiling at me. Isn't it just great to be part of something wonderful?
    Dansnanna xx

  5. Dear Sue,
    LOVE LOVE LOVE this snowman blanket!
    It is so perfectly wonderful. Any chance that we could do more snowman blankets? Is that possible?
    Will try to figure out if I can go over the side and vote, will do it if I can!
    Love, Kay

  6. I adore all of the SIBOL blankets, but this has to be one of my very favourites ... I'm proud to see my square on there too! Well done, Amanda :)

  7. This is so lovely!! Wonderful! Thanks to all who created the squares and thanks to you Sue!!

  8. Oh my Gosh !...this is so beautifu.Georgeous , cute , lovely , Amazing !

    Love this blanket,

  9. Not to repeat myself...giggle...