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.
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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!
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!
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