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, 25 January 2012

The last Landscape Square arrives today!

Hi Everyone!

I'm very pleased to be showing you  a gorgeous Landscape Square which has just arrived from Mia here in the UK. 

Mia has very kindly Knitted this beautiful Square of  'The Seven Sisters'. What a stunning Square!  She has made it beautifully. I'm so...grateful to you Mia for making the very last Square for this very special

The Seven Sisters...   If you want to read more please follow the link.

If you are new to SIBOL I would just like to tell you that we are making a special one-off Blanket which will be sent off to the Jersey Textile Showcase event which will be taking place in March in Jersey itself. It will hopefully be exhibited and then afterwards the Blanket will be sold to raise money for Mencap.  When I first of all saw this event advertised I thought wow this would be a great Challenge for our SIBOL Group. I announced it and at first the Squares were slow to come in but I'm very happy to say that we have now got enough to make a Blanket.  With this last Square arriving today I shall just add this Square in now and add the border.  I will send it off straight away once I have taken photos for you all.

I'm extremely happy that we have had enough Squares to make a Blanket, and I just hope it will raise a reasonable amount of money for this worthy cause.  In our SIBOL Group we like to help out certain charities from time to time.  Last year we took part in a special competition in which we won first prize. We made the Royal Wedding Blanket shown over on the right hand side bar.  On Ebay this Blanket made £112.00 which was sent off to Prince William and Kate Middleton's Charity Gift Fund. 

I also have a Blanket coming in from Lotti over on Ravelry who very kindly organised a 'Think Pink' Blanket to raise money for Breast Awareness. So I do hope you will look out for this one too. It will be with me over the next few days. So it's all exciting here on SIBOL!

I would also like to say a Big Thank you to Tracy who has very kindly sent in a donation of yarn today for our Group. I'm very grateful to you Tracy.  If you remember we recently sent some Blankets off to Dorset C.C. to help Elderly in need. Thank you very much.

So I'll crack on with this special Blanket now.  Thank you very much to Mia and to Tracy, and thank you for visiting SIBOL today!

x Sue x


  1. Wow, that one is stunning.
    Sorry, I haven't been around lately.
    I need to get back at it.
    Somehow, it's just not really happening yet in the New Year. I still do love popping by.

  2. Madre mia es como hacer cuadros pero con tejido preciso

  3. What a beautiful square! Love it. x

  4. Dear Sue!
    How exciting to recognize this square before I even read your post! I am very familar with this view of the Seven Sisters since my in-laws live in Eastbourne! Mia, you have captured it PERFECTLY! (Anyone else recognize it from the movie "Atonement"?)
    This makes me do a silly happy dance to know that this square will be on the same blanket as my Stone Mountain square, both places that I know and love!
    Cannot WAIT to see the finished blanket!

  5. Thank you all for your comments on Mia's square. No I don't know the film but I will look for it. I'm not a film person really.

    I cannot wait to finish the Blanket I just hope you like it!

  6. Susanita said, "Mother mine is like making pictures but with precise weave". According to translation. Thank you Susanita! x

  7. Mia's square is brilliant! This is going to be a fascinating blanket. Can't wait for the Ta-Dah!!!

    Jennifer xxxx

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    me encanta!!!!

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