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
sueatpigsty@virginmedia.com

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!




Friday, 10 February 2012

The last day of bidding on EBAY!

Good Morning Everyone!

Today is the last day of our EBAY auction for the 'Think Pink' Blanket.  I am really pleased how the auction is going and we are now up to £77.00! Which is wonderful! 

The Blanket is absolutely gorgeous and if you want to make a bid please do so.  Time is running out now and today  is the final chance to make  'Think Pink' yours!

If you want to have a closer look at the Squares please do so by following this link.

http://www.ravelry.com/groups/-sibol-/pages/Think-Pink-Challenge-2011


                                                              EBAY LINK!!


Ta - Dah! Introducing SIBOL 125


This lovely, one-of-a-kind item was knitted by members of the ‘Sunshine International Blankets of Love’ group, who make blankets for the elderly. Members of this world-wide group knit or crochet squares and send them to the project’s co-ordinator, who then sews them together and distributes the finished blankets to the elderly via nursing homes. This particular piece was made by group members from the UK, USA, Belgium, the Netherlands and Australia. All proceeds from this auction (excluding P&P costs) will be donated to Breast Cancer Care, an essential charity for anyone affected by breast cancer. Some of the contributions here were made by actual sufferers and survivors of this relentless illness.

Thank you to Lotti on RAV for co-ordinating this special Challenge.


Each of the 25 squares on this special blanket, lovingly nicknamed 'Think Pink!', relates to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, either depicting a cancer ribbon or simply having been made with pink shades of yarn. The border has even been designed with a particular part of the anatomy in mind! The blanket is 35 inches square, making it a typical ‘lapghan’ size. It will also arrive specially presented in the style of all SIBOL items and include a card detailing the names and nationalities of all contributors.

'Think Pink' Breast Awareness Blanket.


We have chosen to open the bidding at £50.00, to reflect the huge amount of time and effort involved in this project, and the fact that this unique blanket has been made for a very worthy cause.

This is a stunning Blanket and I'm very proud of you all! Thank you Lotti!

This beautiful Blanket was organised by Lotti on Ravelry and made by Ladies of our 'SIBOL' Group 'Thanks to everyone who took part!'


PLEASE POP OVER TO EBAY AND PLACE YOUR BID FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL BLANKET. IT IS SUCH A WORTHY CAUSE AND WE REALLY ARE TRYING TO RAISE AS MUCH MONEY AS WE CAN FOR BREAST CANCER CARE  THANK YOU!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Sue on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net

I would like to thank everyone that is 'watching' the bidding and I hope it will get even more exciting at the end! Thanks to everyone that has placeed a bid too! I hope you will be lucky!


Yesterday I had some  Squares come in from Brenda (UK).  Brenda has made her version of 'Irish Rose' and it is simply beautiful thank you very much. This Square is made in really pretty colours. 

BrendaS2 (UK) Your Squares have arrived! Thank you!


The other one 'Cherries' is so lovely too. Brenda added the stalks! What a wonderful idea. She's thinking we may do a 'Fruit' Blanket one of these days!

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to make the Squares Brenda, very nice of you!

Here is a sneaky view of a Blanket that jean nock has very kindly helped me with. These Squares were sent in from 'Dolphin Sunshine' and jean nock has assembled them for me! The Squares are just so lovely and jean nock has made an excellent job of the border too!  I shall be showcasing this Blanket once our auction is over!

'SIBOL 126' has arrived from Jean Nock! Thank you very much! A Ta - Dah will follow soon!

jenniferane has sent in her 'Favourite Square' for Inside Crochet.

Jenniferanne (Scotland) (I'M HAVING LOTS OF SIGN IN PROBLEMS WITH FLICKR! IF I QUIET YOU KNOW WHY!)



Pippa-Anne (UK)

Has very kindly sent in her Snowman for our Challenge (Blanket 2 Snowman) Great Square thank you!

Pippa-Anne (UK)


Thank you jenniferanne and Pippa-Anne!

Thanks to everyone that has popped in to SIBOL today and don't forget to watch EBAY this evening!

x Sue x

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