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!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Interesting Challenge Squares and a donated Blanket arrive today!

Good Evening Everyone!

I apologise for leaving it late to post, I have been rather busy these last couple of days.

Thank you so much for the lovely Squares I have received today! Let's take a look at them now.

First of all I have Diemie (Netherlands). She has made a very pretty 'Jan Eaton Square'. This one is no. 83 and it is called 'Diamond in a Square'. I absolutely love the variegated yarn used in the centre. Why not have a go at this particular Block?  It has come from Jan Eaton's 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws and Afghans'. This is a wonderful book with very clear instructions and colourful photographs. This book is very popular indeed.

Diemie (Netherlands) Your Square has arrived today! Thank you!

Thank you very much for sending in this Square Diemie, I really love it.

Next we have jenniferanne. jenniferanne has made some great Squares for  'Your Local Landscape' Challenge and I am very pleased to be showing you them.

The Square I am about to show you is the 'Iron Bridge'. I have given you a link if you would like to find out more about it if you are visiting SIBOL from abroad.  jenniferanne has worked so hard on these 'Your Local Landscape' Squares and I think she has captured the bridge remarkably well indeed. I love the colours she has used and I am so grateful that you have 'challenged' yourself!

'Iron Bridge' 'Your Local Landscape' Challenge.

The second Square for  this Challenge is depicting our British farmland. A quite rural  Square showing our patchwork fieds! The fields are complete with pond, ploughed field, corn etc.,  I think this is so nice and I think it's a brilliant idea.

'Your Local Landscape'.

I still have places left in this Challenge. My idea was that I would try and get the full 25 Squares. They are rather slow coming in and I am limited with time. The Blanket will be sent off to Jersey Textile Showcase 2012 and it is to be exhibited 'I hope' and then sold to raise funds for Mencap. I have been promised photographs by the Organiser. If you think you can rush me a Square then please pop over to our SIBOL CHALLENGE Blog. This will give you all details, thank you. Sue on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net with any queries.

Thank you so much jenniferanne for supporting me. I really appreciate your help.

I have beautiful Squares now from Beverley who has very kindly sent them in for our Challenges.

'Owl Challenge' What a cute fella!

'Owl Challenge'

'Musical Challenge' - Treble Clef a great idea!

'Musical Challenge'.

'Nursery Rhyme' Challenge. 'Hickory Dickory Dock! The Mouse ran up the Clock!' The clock struck one, the mouse fell down, Hickory Dickory Dock!'

Do you remember the rhyme?

Hickory Dickory Dock!
The Mouse ran up the Clock!
The Clock struck one,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory Dickory Dock!

'Nursery Rhyme' Challenge.

'Faces Challenge' Love the baby's face! Thank you for your Squares!

'Faces Challenge'.

Brilliant Squares aren't they?  I love them all. You have met the Challenges really well indeed! Many thanks Bev!

Coxabey over on RAVELRY has very kindly made and donated  a Blanket which she didn't need. 'Of course I will accept it!', I said. I do hate to see Blankets go to waste if they are not needed. Although this is not our usual 25 Squares that doesn't particularly matter. An Elderly person is just going to love putting the Blanket over their knees. So thank you very much indeed. I have made a Slide show for SIBOL 123!

Created with flickr slideshow.

It's called 'Fruit Bowl'. I love this Blanket and I particularly love the centre Squares, thank you so much for thinking of SIBOL Coxabey!

Coxabey also sent in some Squares for our Challenges. Namely 'Jan Eaton's Challenge' and the 'Wiggles' Challenge. Also a couple of Squares for our SIBOL Stash! Thank you very much indeed!

Jan Eaton, Wiggles Challenges and Stash Squares!

Well that's it for today. Thank you to all the Ladies that have sent me in Squares for our Challenges and also for the lovely donated Blanket Coxabey! It's so pretty!

Thanks for visiting SIBOL today. Oh before I go, could I welcome all our new Ladies over on RAVELRY and also our new Followers on our SIBOL Blog. It's very nice to have you along with us.

x Sue x


  1. Liebe Sue,
    das sind wieder wundervolle Granny`s!♥
    Liebe Grüße, aus Deutschland.

  2. son autenticas preciosidades,me encantan,son bonitas y divertidas

  3. cada dia mas belleza y amor en este blog,amor y paz en tu vida!