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!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

A surprise box arrives!

Good Evening Everyone!

Thank you for visiting SIBOL today!  I am very happy to be announcing that our SIBOL CHALLENGES have now been officially announced. I do hope you will take part!

If you would like to go over to SIBOL CHALLENGES, I have a list for you. So pick up your Crocheting Hooks and Knitting Needles and let the fun begin!

I had a box arrive today and on opening I found a Blanket. Not one that had been particularly made for SIBOL, but one that was sent to the magazine of 'Let's Get Crafting!'.  The Lady (who I don't know the name of yet) sent the Blanket along to Let's Get Crafting asking them to donate to a Charity.  The Editor 'Emily Davies' very kindly sent the Blanket on to me hoping that it will be of use to us.

I of course was extremely grateful. The Blanket was lovely and was made up of tiny Granny Squares in all different colours. Along with the Blanket came some loose Squares too which I hope I can crochet or sew together and add them to our Blankets.

I have mailed Emily and asked if I could have the Lady's address to write and thank her, but I have a feeling they won't because of 'data protection' but we will see.  I did say if she wasn't able to send it, would she kindly pass on my thanks.

It's very kind of the Lady and also Emily so thank you both very much.

I have taken a photo but it's indoors and I'm not sure how this will look. But here goes.

Thank you for visiting SIBOL today!

x Sue x


  1. Lovely....what a wonderful surprise.

  2. Nice, and already sewn together :-)

  3. Hello Sue!!!

    Tiempo sin escribirte ni visitarte , es que estuve muy ocupada con el nacimiento de mi tercer hijo , uhhh como pasa el tiempo ... antes del 2010 tenía sólo una de 10 años , y ahora en menos de 2 años tengo ya tres. Ya compré los hilos , sabes que no se ha olvidado la bandera de Venezuela , pero tengo que buscar tu email para poder tener la dirección y las instrucciones del cuadro , además quisiera que me explicaras como son los RETOS para poder participar y así enviar un sólo paquete al Reino Unido ... Eres una inspiración para mi , estoy tejiendo mis primeras mantas y cuadros así que pronto te envío unas fotos ... Besos mil y un fuerte abrazo para ti . Con cariño Sandra ( Sandyteje)

  4. Hi, Sue. As always admiring your beautiful work from a distance! I was a little off from blogging because I sometimes fibromyalgia gets annoying, eh! (I see your contributions continued as Valli, I congratulate you!) But always come back to see good people like you! Take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas, God's peace reign in your heart, and that this new year be filled with good health> are my best wishes! Rose M.