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, 2 November 2011

Ta - Dah! Our 109th SIBOL!

Hello Everyone!

Thanks for visiting SIBOL today!

First of all may I thank everyone for their kind comments on the previous two posts. It was really nice to get our Group mentioned in Inside Crochet and indeed Simply Knitting. So thank you to everyone that has left a comment, whether it be on here or indeed RAV or Flickr.  'Thank You!'.

I would also like to thank the Ladies on RAV for helping me decide on names yesterday. We had a fun afternoon thinking of names for some of the Blankets which I was getting ready for the Nursing Homes. My storage boxes are full to the brim of Blankets I think I must  have 40 which have to be delivered. So that just shows you how hard our Group has worked this year. It doesn't seem that long ago either that we made the last delivery. Time flies when you are enjoying yourselves!  I am still in the process of making the Gift Cards and checking the Blankets over (the last minute check I call it!).

Before I show you our 109th SIBOL, I get many emails telling me how SIBOL is inspiring them to try new Squares and I thought with Christmas soon approaching I would go back to last year and show you some of the Christmas Blankets we made.  The nice thing about SIBOL is that Ladies 'inspire others' and if you see a Square in one of the Blankets please enquire how to make it. I will do my best to get you some answers!

So let's take a look back now at our beautiful Christmas Blankets from last year.

This is SIBOL 36 'Christmas Blooms!'.

Ta - Dah! Introducing SIBOL No. 36 '900 Squares I'm counting for the big one!' 'Christmas Blooms' - named by LT81 Thank you!

SIBOL 37 'Tidings of Comfort and Joy!'

'Tidings of Comfort and Joy!' - Ladies 'Please Add Note!'....>

SIBOL 38 'Christmas Spirit'

'Christmas Spirit' - Named by Aussie Maria. Ladies 'that dreaded question! Please Add Note!'

Really gorgeous Christmas Blankets made last year.

As a Group we have some really talented Ladies, always keen to try new Challenges. On 1st December my new Challenges will be announced.  It never fails to amaze me how crafty you all are!  Whether the Squares are Knitted or Crocheted if I suggest a Challenge it's not long after that the Squares start coming in! You may pick the design out of a book, you may make it up yourself. However you put the Square together it just shows what a 'crafty' bunch of Ladies we are. So I do hope you will like my new Challenges. They may be a little harder this year, so please stay tuned to SIBOL! 

If you have any ideas for Challenges you might like to suggest please leave them over on RAVERLY

Now....we have our 109th Ta - Dah! and I am so happy to be showing you!

These 25 Squares arrived some months ago and they have been patiently waiting to be put into one of our Blankets. The Squares were beautifully made by Corien (Richtje RAV). Corien has made such gorgeous Squares I am sure you will agree. They are all in beautiful pastel colours, each Square so different. If you look closely there are tiny Butterflies too.

Corien, I think it is only right that you name the Blanket please?  I had such fun making this one up. I do hope you like it!

Corien (Netherlands) very kindly donated these beautiful 25 Squares. I do hope you like your Blanket Corien!

Of course Corien I have made you a Slide Show thank you so much for making these Squares and sending them to SIBOL!

Created with flickr slideshow.

I told you the Squares were nice! What a beautiful Blanket!

Please pop over to RAV if you are interested in our SIBOL Group. We have SIBOL Square Swaps each month and there is always plenty of discussions going on!

I think that's all for now. I will be back if I receive any Squares today!
Thanks for visiting SIBOL today!

x Sue x


  1. Oh my goodness, Corien's squares are exquisite, and the tiny butterflies are so cute. And well done Sue for putting them together so beautifully. Love love love it.


  2. que bonitas os han quedado y han salido unas cuantas mantas navideƱas eh.......

  3. Dear Sue,
    Oh, this is so pretty. I love these yummy colors and the butterflies. Number 109! Wow!
    Love, Kay