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!

Saturday, 4 February 2012


Hello Everyone!

I have lots to tell you, where do I start?

The Bidding on EBAY is going extremely well. If anyone else wants to place a bid for the 'Think Pink' Blanket then please follow this link now to EBAY!

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

This is a really pretty Blanket, beautiful Squares, great shades of pink and wonderful patterns! Would you like to own your very own SIBOL? Then please pop over to EBAY! Lotti organised this particular Challenge and she made a wonderful job of collecting the Squares on my behalf and assembling them. The Blanket is superb! Thank you Lotti!

I am very pleased to be telling you that we have now finished the 'Your Local Landscape' Blanket. Once again Squares have been collected with 'Landscape' in mind. What do you see from your Window?'  Well it was very interesting indeed to see how you put your favourite Landscape into a Knitted or Crocheted Square. I do hope you like this Blanket.

'SIBOLETTES' you rose to my Challenge again! Thanks to everyone that has taken part in this wonderful Blanket.

An amazing piece of work!

Such beautiful Landscape Squares!

Each one is 'your view!'.

Ta - Dah! SIBOL 126 'Mencap Charity Blanket'

This Blanket will be sent off now to Jersey Textile Showcase where it will be exhibited and then sold to raise money for Mencap. I have been promised photographs of the Blanket on show and we will also find out how much the Blanket raised which is really good.  Of course I will enclose details about 'SIBOL'.

Thanks to everyone that has contributed Squares for this Blanket I am terribly grateful to you all!


The news continues.....Today I went out and bought a copy of 'Inside Crochet'.

'Inside Crochet' March. Our 'SIBOLETTES' HAVE A PHOTO INSIDE!!...............>

 I would like to thank everyone that voted for 'SIBOL'. We were a runner up alongside Crochet Concupiscence and Emma Varnam.  Little Tin Bird came 3rd, Planet June 2nd, and Attic 24 1st! So well done to everyone!

'Inside Crochet' Blog Awards!

Thank you all for your votes each one was very much appreciated!


I was amazed to flick through the pages because I found 'Thoughtful Gifts' by 'Sue McGorie!'.  If you'd like to have a read I am going to post photos of the pages. If you click on to them, you will go to Flickr where you have the option to enlarge the photo so you can read it.

'Thoughtful Gifts' Sue McGorie...........>

Inside crochet page 2..........>

Inside Crochet page 3.........>

Inside Crochet page 4.......>

This was a lovely four page spread, a great write up about our group telling you how it all started. If anyone would like a copy themselves I would be prepared to get you a copy and send it to you if you could pay for the magazine and post and packing. I do have a Pay Pal facility on the SIBOL website. So please let me know!

I think that's about all now! Lots of news to tell you and of course it is so exciting to see the bids slowly rising! Thanks to everyone that has placed a bid already! 

Have a nice weekend,

x Sue x


I'm very pleased to be showing you an Olympic Square which arrived this morning. This Square is depicting Dorset down the South of England. A beautiful Square showing colourful boats. Thank you so much for making this Square for me Brenda. I put an identical one into the Landscape Blanket  which she made for SIBOL and I'm very grateful to you!

BrendaS2 'Your Olympic Square' has arrived thank you!

Another gorgeous Square which arrived today has come all the way from Canada!  lynnw63 (RAV)  has very kindly took part in our Wiggles Challenge. This Square is another pretty one, I love the colour combinations you have used and I'm sure Debi will love it too. This is going to be a great Wiggles Blanket.

Lynn (Canada) Your Wiggles Square has arrived! Thank you!

It's very nice of you to have a go at this Square lynnw63! Thank you!

If you would like to take part in these Challenges on SIBOL please follow the link!

Before I go, may I welcome all the new Ladies on Ravelry to our SIBOL Group it's lovely having you join us.

Well don't forget to pop over and have a look at the bidding on EBAY for the 'Think Pink' Blanket it's going really well over there!

I really am signing off now....

x Sue x


  1. Well done with all the news this month, I saw the article in Inside Crochet and it's great! Don't those blankets look fabulous, I am loving the Pink Blanket. :-)

  2. Dear Sue,
    The landscape blanket is fantastic! I love it!!! And you did use both my squares! I am thrilled, I didn't think my Stone Mountain one would fit in, but I think it looks good!
    Oh, and I see my photo in the magazine. Thanks! I will ask my mother-in-law to get a copy for me, I can't see it well enough to read on my computer screen, but it looks like a nicely written article!

  3. Lovely pink blanket, and I sit in awe of all you have done to encourage others to help with your cause. I am a a first time commenter, but have been following your blog for almost a year. Congrats on being featured in the Inside Crochet magazine.
    Susanne :)

  4. Wow amazing Sue!!!! Firstly the blnkets are stunners!!!!!!!! Well the write up in the magazine, you're famous now and will need shades when you go out lest you get "papped". Brilliant job well done you.

  5. Oh how fabulous, both of these blankets are terrific xx

  6. impresiontante todo,pero la manta de paisaje esta expectacular

  7. So much awesome news. Thanks for mentioning the Inside Crochet awards ... I hadn't realized that came out now so I've just downloaded a digital copy to check it out. Love all that you're doing!

  8. It is so good to see the exposure! Lots of time and effort go into this, Sue. Thank you for your all your hard work. I love the blankets for mencap and think pink! So different, but many good thoughts and skill.