Well the Postman certainly had a lot of work this morning delivering to SIBOL HQ!
I am very pleased to be telling you that jean nock very kindly sent a great selection of Challenge Squares. Amongst them two I think I may be able to fit into the Landscape Blanket. I had got enough but I'm intending to add a row at the bottom of the Blanket. A beautiful 'By the Sea' Square and jean nocks 'Garden'. I'm going to do my best to fit these Squares in for her.
'By the Sea'
I have also received an 'Owl' Square for our Challenge, a 'Wiggles' Square, 'Jan Eaton' which is No. 84. a spare Jan Eaton for our Stash along with some Teddy's and a beautiful Lion Square. Maybe 'the Nursery Rhyme' Challenge? I'm over the moon with these gorgeous Squares jean thank you very much indeed. Let's have a look at these beautiful Squares now!
Thank you jean nock! I'm very grateful to you.
I am also very pleased to be showing you this amazing Jan Eaton Square called 'Kingcup'. No. 95. This Square has been made by Stichee-Erika of the Netherlands. I am so pleased you took part in our Jan Eaton Challenge. The Square is so pretty and I love the colours you have used in this one. Please pop over and have a look at Erika's Blog.
I also had a parcel containing two Blankets which have been donated to SIBOL today. They have come from Craftymizz here in the UK. Now the first Blanket is an unfinished one. Quite a sad story really. Craftymizz (Steph) has a friend and recently the friends' Grandmother passed away. While sorting through her belongings which is never a pleasant job she came across a beautiful Blue Granny Square Blanket. The Blanket is unfinished but he very kindly thought of passing it on to SIBOL 'via Steph'. How kind is this? I am going to finish the Blanket for his Grandmother and I'm absolutely sure that the Elderly Lady would be thrilled to know that it is going to a worthy cause. I am extremely grateful to Steph and her friend and of course the Lady who started the Blanket.
The Blanket is made in a gorgeous Blue colour and I shall show you a photo when it is finished.
The second Blanket is one which Craftymizz has made herself for SIBOL. I am going to show you a sneaky view because I am going to make some Butterflies and do an official 'Ta - Dah!'. Thank you once again Steph I am very grateful to you! Craftymizz is calling this Blanket 'One for the Guys!'.
I am very pleased to be telling you that the 'Think Pink' Blanket has arrived at SIBOL HQ this morning. Now if you remember Lotti over on Ravelry has very kindly being organising a special Blanket to raise money for Breast Awareness. Ladies have sent in Pink Squares to Lotti and she has assembled the Blanket now and it's all finished. I still have the name list to compile for this Blanket and I have to make the Butterflies before I can Ta - Dah! it! But....here is a sneaky view... I will try and get this finished with the Butterflies as soon as possible now.
This Blanket will be put on EBAY and auctioned off. More details to follow. Let's hope we can raise some money for this worthy cause.
I'm very grateful to jean nock, Erika, Lotti and Steph.
I do hope you have enjoyed looking at our SIBOL beauties!
x Sue x