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, 12 January 2012

Squares from the States and a letter of thanks to our SIBOLETTES!

Hello Everyone!

I am so glad you have popped into SIBOL today because I have some great Squares to show you! They have come from manosa in the States. These Squares have been made with lovely yarn, I'm sure it was so lovely to work with and the colours are just beautiful. I particularly like the pink variegated yarn. Great patterns too. I love them thank you manosa! I am so pleased you are enjoying making the Squares for our SIBOL project.

I have made a Slide Show for you!

Created with flickr slideshow.

I'm sure everyone will agree they really are pretty Squares!


On November 15th 2011, I delivered 18 of our 'Sunshine Blankets' to St.Michaels' Home for the Elderly in Olton.  Practically all of these Blankets were ones which we had made for our Picture Square Challenges. Yesterday I received a mail from a Lady called Sandra. Her Mother is a Resident in this home and she received a Cupcake Blanket on Christmas Day. If you remember the Manager Julie was going to wrap each Blanket up and give them out to every Resident.

Thank you for taking part in our ;'Cupcake Challenge'.

Sandra was so kind to write and thank us all and I thought it would be nice for you to read it. I have had permission to share it with you.  If you would like to read about my visit then please follow the link

Dear Sue

Can I on behalf of my mother Mrs Ellen Mincher, a resident at St Michaels home in Olton, thank you very much for the wonderful blanket (with the cup cake design) you gave her at Christmas. It is fantastic workmanship and I understand from Julia that you provided one for each resident.

I have noticed that the blankets have generated a talking point and interest amongst the residents as they compare the different designs.

Once again can I thank everyone involved with this wonderful work.

From Sandra Hollyoak.

I am always very grateful to everyone that contributes Squares for our SIBOL project. These Squares travel thousands of miles  from as far as Canada, USA, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. The talent of Ladies from all over the world never ceases to amaze me. Each Square is always so well received by myself and with your help we are making some fantastic Blankets for our Elderly in the UK.  I am very grateful to you all. When I get a letter like this one, it just makes our work so much more worthwhile!  Thank you to everyone and also many many thanks to Sandra who very kindly sent me the mail.

I am at present starting working on the Challenge Squares for the 'Your Local Landscape'  Blanket. Hopefully this Blanket will raise some money for Mencap when sold. So if you could get your Squares in as soon as possible please I would be most grateful to you.

I think that's all for now, thank you for visiting and for your very kind comments as always.

x Sue x


  1. Sooo süss, liebe Sue!^^
    Liebe Grüße & schönes Wochenende.

  2. Lovely squares from Manosa and great letter from Mrs. Mincher's daughter. I imagine the beautiful blankets did encourage lots of happy chatter in the home.
    Carol xx