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!

Monday, 19 December 2011

Squares from Austria and Netherlands.

Good Evening Everyone!

I am very pleased to be showing you some Challenge Squares which have arrived.

First of all I would like you to see the 'Chinese Flag' for our Olympic Challenge. This is beautifully made by Stricksusi of Austria. She has also sent in some beautiful Butterflies for the SIBOL Butterfly Stash!.

This is a gorgeous Square and I will certainly put it in with our Olympic Squares. If you would like to join in the fun with the special Olympic Blanket please visit our SIBOL Challenge Blog.

The 'Chinese Flag' made by Stricksusi with gorgeous SIBOL Butterflies too! Thank you!

Great thank you very much Stricksusi!

The next set of Squares have arrived from Fiona in the Netherlands.

Fiona has made some Squares for 'One Heart From Around the World' Challenge, and also a pretty Landscape one. 

I would like to show you now the Square for 'Your Local Landscape' Challenge and I will let you read what she wrote.

'Your Local Landscape'. What does Fiona see from her Window?

Fiona says, "The Landscape Challenge is my local beach/sea.  I live almost 5 minutes away from the sea. I go to have a walk and clear my mind in the summer. It's a great place to sunbathe and see the boats on the sea."

"The challenge square for the landshape i made 3d you can feel the
seabubbling on the sand i embroidered the seabubbling .
here on the seaside you have alot of waving and you can see then
the white colour of the sea."

Thank you for describing your Square Fiona. This is very useful.
This is a pretty Square once again full of detail. The Sand is so lovely with the yarn she has used. I love the boat and the sky with the white cloud. I love everything about this Square. 

Why not join us to complete this Challenge. I need lots more Squares please, 'if you have time'. If you would like to make more than one please do. This Blanket is going to be sent off to Jersey to take part in the Jersey Textile Showcase 2012. The Blanket is going to be put on Exhibition and then sold to raise money for Jersey Mencap. I have been promised photographs and also the Organiser Pat will tell me how much the Blanket raised.

All details are over on SIBOL Challenges.

Fiona also very kindly sent Butterflies in to me for our SIBOL Butterfly Stash and also some Squares for our SIBOL Square Stash.

Here's Fionas' Slide Show, sit back now and have a look at her other Squares! Many thanks Fiona.

Created with flickr slideshow.

I am very pleased to be telling you that Knit Today have contacted me today and they tell me 'our club' will be featured March 15th Issue 71. So that's fabulous news!

Also there will be  a write up in Inside Crochet this time next month!

So it's all good!

Thanks Fiona and Stricksusi for the beautiful Squares and Butterflies.

Thank you for visiting and please....pop over to the Challenges.

x Sue x


  1. How lucky Fiona is living so near the seaside. Her square shows the waves breaking on the shore, a wonderfully evocative picture.

    And well done Mrs Twins, our profile couldn't be higher, and without a breath of scandal to boost sales haha.