I am very happy indeed to be showing you some gorgeous Challenge Squares that have arrived today.
First of all we have Squares from Fiona in the Netherlands. She has very kindly made two Squares for our 'Wiggles Challenge'. This really is a very nice Challenge and it's so interesting to see what colours everyone makes them in.
They have come out really well, I love the variegated yarn on the yellow Square.
The other two Squares are African Flowers these were very popular last year on Flickr. The purple Square is to be sent off to Inside Crochet 'Favourite Square' article The other one is for our SIBOL Stash! Thanks for all four Squares Fiona they really are all very interesting! Thank you for sending them to me.
pippa-anne has also made a Challenge Square. This time it is for our 'Owl Challenge'. As I was saying I didn't know there were so many varieties! All the Squares I am getting in for this Challenge are all so different. I love this little fella and I particularly like the blue background with the stars. It really is lovely pippa-anne thank you!
Well those are the new Squares that have arrived. Something else very interesting arrived today 'Springtime'.
'Springtime' is a really lovely Blanket made and donated by jenniferanne in Scotland. This Blanket is just so warm once again. Made in the most beautiful shades of Green from 'darkest conifers to palest primroses!' The Square used is 'Vintage Lace' designed by Margret Wilson. jenniferanne joined the squares with 'an experimental fan stitch which I think looks wonderful! Such a different way of joining Squares. jenniferanne also enclosed two 'cabbage white' Butterflies It simply is a delight. jenniferanne tells me she crochets everywhere! Her tea break at work, waiting rooms, you name it ....where-ever she goes that hook is red hot! Working away making Squares and such. I agree with what she tells me Squares are the ideal things to carry around. They can be transported easily and can be picked up whenever you like!
This Blanket is once again a stunner. Do you remember she also made 'Still Waters' which I showcased on February 17th.
I can't believe only ten days later I am here showcasing another one called 'Springtime'. What a joy this one is too!
The 'optional challenges' I have listed on the Challenge Blog are indeed very popular and they are helping me very much at the moment, as I have a lot of family commitments. I really appreciate all the hard work that has gone into yet another gorgeous Blanket jenniferanne. I am most grateful to you and I know that this Blanket will be received so warmly in a few months time when I go out once again to the Nursing Homes.
I have made a Slide Show for you, sit back now and relax and watch your Blanket whizz round!
I will soon have to be sending off the 'Your Favourite Squares' to 'Inside Crochet'. If you are interested please mail me
Sue on email@example.com for my address. All details are over on RAVELRY
I am in the process of making one of the 'Heart Blankets' up at the moment. Progress is a little slow as I am busy with my family but I am doing a little when I can.
Thanks for visiting 'SIBOL' today and thanks also to pippa-anne, Fiona and jenniferanne! Your help is very much appreciated.
x Sue x