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, 26 January 2012

A bumper delivery at SIBOL HQ today!

Hi Everyone!

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.

'Your Local Landscape'. Challenge 'By the Sea'.

'By the Sea'

'Your Local Landscape' Challenge 'My Garden'.

'My Garden'

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!

jean nock (UK) Your Squares arrived today! Thank you!

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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.

Erika (Netherlands) Your Jan Eaton 'Kingcup' No. 95 has arrived today! Thank you!

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.

Craftymizz sent this unfinished Blanket to me today.

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!'.

Craftymizz (UK) Has donated a Blanket for SIBOL. I will be doing a proper Ta - dah! When I have made the Butterflies for it!

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.

'Think Pink' Breast Awareness special Challenge has been sent back to SIBOL HQ 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


  1. cuantas cosas nos has contado hoy,que bonito detalle el de terminar la manta azul,seguro que quedara muy bonita y a la persona que la tenga le hará mucha ilusión.y que bonitos los grannys de animales

  2. Beautiful squares,,,,,love them all.