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, 4 January 2012

Challenge Squares fly in from the States and the Netherlands! Would you like to take part in a special Blanket for Mencap?

Good Morning Everyone!

Thanks so much for visiting 'SIBOL' once again today!

I am very happy to be showing you some Challenge Squares that have arrived from Debi in the States and also Corien (Richtje)  in the Netherlands.  I am very grateful to both of you for sending in Squares for our Challenges.

Debi has very kindly sent her very own 'Wiggles' Square. I do hope you will pop over to her Blog and say hello! Her Crocheting is just wonderful and her posts are so interesting!  Debi has made the 'Wiggles' Square in two shades of pink. The Square is so pretty I love it.  The Squares that are coming in for this particular Challenge are just so pretty and it is nice to see what colours you are using.  If you would like to have a go then please do so. Details are over on SIBOL CHALLENGES.

Debi (USA) 'Wiggles Square' has arrived from the Lady herself! So pretty thank you!

It really is a gorgeous Square thank you Debi!

The other Squares have arrived from Corien in the Netherlands. Corien has taken our Challenges on board and she too has made some wonderful Squares. A lovely Jan Eaton Block No. 98 'Old Vienna', Wiggles Square, Knit Today Squares, Luna's Flower Square and also Squares for our SIBOL stash.
Such lovely Squares in very nice colour combinations. Let's take a look now.

Corien (Richtje) Netherlands. Your Squares have arrived! Thank you!

Let's have a look now more closely in your Slide Show!

Created with flickr slideshow.

I do hope you have enjoyed looking at the Squares today, they really are lovely.

I am desperate to get in more Squares as soon as possible for our 'Your Local Landscape' Challenge. The idea is to make a Knitted or Crocheted Square with a view in mind.  What would you see from your Window? We have had some great ideas come in already would you like to see some of the Squares?

'Your Local Landscape' simply gorgeous!

'Your Local Landscape' - bonsall lives near the sea, how lovely!

'Your Local Landscape' Challenge.

What does Hieke see as her Local Landscape? What a great Square.

'Your Local Landscape' A beautiful Square.

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

'Your Local Landscape' Challenge.

joyce28 - Your Local Landscape' Square has arrived! Thank you!

'Your Local Landscape'.

'Your Local Landscape'. What do you see out of your Window?

'What do you see out of your window?' Make a Square for our SIBOL Mencap Blanket.

These are the 'Your Local Landscape' Squares which have already come in for this special Charity Challenge for Mencap. Do you get the idea now? Do you think you could make a Square for this Challenge? All details are over on SIBOL CHALLENGES.  I really would like to get the 25 Squares to enable me to make this Blanket. I am rather pushed for time too. I will need to get the Squares in as soon as possible as I have to make the Blanket and send it off to Jersey.

This Blanket if successful will be sent off to the Jersey Textile Showcase March 2012. It will be on exhibit and the organiser Pat has promised me photographs. When the event is over the Blanket along with other items will be sold and all money will be given to a worthy cause Mencap.  I won't be able to go myself, I have never ever flown! Quite terrified at the thought too but as I say photographs have been promised by Pat.

I do hope these Squares have inspired you to have a go! I really would welcome your Squares!

Thanks so much Debi and Corien, and thanks for visiting 'SIBOL' today.

x Sue x


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  2. You're welcome Sue - thank you for choosing my square for a challenge. :)

  3. hi sue , all of the squares are fantastic , i love the wiggles one xxxx its amazing that you are getting squares from all diff corners of the world , you are doing fantastic love ya mel k1 p1 project xxxxxx

  4. Terrific squares, Sue. I know each parcel gives you, and us great pleasure. Thank you for showing us the landscapes, I hope this inspires more Sibolettes to give it a go.


    Jennifer xxx

  5. Thanks ladies for your comments. I hope so too jenniferanne! x

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