First of all thank you for visiting 'SIBOL' today! I am very happy to be welcoming new Ladies to our Group and I hope you enjoy looking at our Squares that we make and our beautiful Blankets.
I would like to tell you first of all that our Blanket for the 'Your Local Landscape' Challenge has been received safely in Jersey
and I have received an email from Pat Robson the Organiser. I'm sure you will like to read what she said.
We opened the package this afternoon , it is amazing, lovely and very unique.
Mencap will be thrilled with your wonderful gift.
A great idea to have the booklet with it.
THANK YOU SO MUCH,
So well done everyone and I hope this Blanket raises some money in Jersey for Mencap.
I have three new Blankets to show you and I have to apologise for not doing them sooner.
The first one jean nock very kindly assembled for me. The Squares came in from Dolphin Sunshine (Germany) over on RAVELRY. What is nicer than a traditional Granny Square and I'm sure you will agree these Squares are just so lovely. All in beautiful colours and fantastic yarn was used too!
Let's take a look now this is SIBOL 126 would you believe!
So pretty aren't they?
Dolphin Sunshine actually sent me enough for two Blankets that's 50 Squares and jean nock is working on the second Blanket for me. If you saw the article from Inside Crochet the other week you would have seen Dolphin Sunshines' Squares before they were made up. She was really thrilled to see her Squares in the magazine as you can imagine!
There they are at the bottom what a fantastic pile! I love Grannies. Thank you so much Dolphin Sunshine and I do hope you like your Slide Show!
The second Blanket I have to show you, our 127th SIBOL has been made and donated by Sarah here in the UK. These Squares are super too, they have a warm autumny feel and I'm sure this Blanket is going to give such a lot of warmth and comfort to one of our Elderly folk. The Blanket is larger than our normal 25 Squares but that is no problem at all. Sarah has lovingly made each Square and has made them in such wonderful colours. A great variegated yarn has been used and the rest of the yarn has matched perfectly. I can't tell you how warm this Blanket is!
I'd like to show you the Slide Show I have made for Sarah!
Another stunning Blanket thank you very much Sarah for all your hard work. I love the Blanket.
I am a lucky girl, the third Ta - Dah today is from jenniferanne in Scotland. jenniferanne regularly contributes Squares to SIBOL and I am always very grateful to her. She has made a gorgeous Blanket with the Sea in mind. This is SIBOL 128, and it's called 'Still Waters'.
jenniferanne has put a lot of thought into this Blanket and she writes in her note to me.......
'I have tried to give this Blanket a maritime feel, with wheels, compass points and cable ropes. My dream is that it could comfort the knees of a retired seafarer'. I have made two SIBOL Butterflies and would like to see them fairly near the top (light portion) of the Blanket, as you wouldn't want to see them submerged in the inky depths!'
I agree with you jenniferanne. This Blanket too is a stunner and I really appreciate all the hard work and thought you have put into the Blanket. Thank you very much.
Would you like to make and donate a Blanket to SIBOL? Not only do we assemble the beautiful Squares that you make but we also welcome your own Blankets to help us keep the Elderly warm! If you would like to visit SIBOL CHALLENGES this Blog gives you all the details about our 'optional Challenges' as well as our usual ones which means that you can make your own Blanket for SIBOL 'if you want to'.
Every Blanket makes a difference to the Elderly whether I assemble it or one of our SIBOLETTES. Our Blankets are accepted so well and each one is just so individual and unique!
jenniferanne I have made you a Slide Show so make yourself a cuppa and sit back and enjoy watching your Blanket 'Still Waters'. Thank you so much!
Thank you all so much for these beautiful Blankets! Each one is so different and they will be very well received by our Elderly folk in the UK.
Inside Crochet this edition were asking their readers to send in their favourite Square. I have offered to send in 25 Squares on behalf of our Group. All details are on the RAVERLY link. If you would like to take part please follow the instructions about sending.
Beverley over on RAV has very kindly sent in her Square which I will forward on with the others. This one is called 'Sunny Spread'. Do you recognise the Square? The pattern is by Ellen Gormley and it is just so pretty. I think Beverley has made this Square really well, I love it thank you!
As our 'Think Pink' Blanket was so successful we are going to make another 'Breast Cancer Care' Blanket to be auctioned on EBAY. This Blanket will be put together in time for October. jenniferanne has sent in a Square today which is lovely also. 'Velvet & Lace' by Priscilla Hewitt. Thank you once again! Details are on this link.
Well there you are two gorgeous Squares and three Ta - Dah's. I would like to thank everyone that has either made a Blanket or sent in Squares to me. I would also like to thank you for your emails, kind words and visits to our SIBOL Blog.
Thank you. I hope you have enjoyed your visit and that it has inspired you to perhaps 'make your own Blanket for our Elderly here in the UK!'
x Sue x