Another miserable day here in the UK. This rain is just not giving up and they say we have a hose pipe ban in some parts of the Country! Well it's a good job I have some pretty Squares to cheer us up that's all I can say!
I would like to thank first of all 'creativegranny' for sending in these beautiful Squares. The centres are just so pretty. It's amazing how different a Square can look when you use a variety of colour combinations. 'creativegranny' certainly has a way with colours! These Squares are really nice and will look great in a Blanket for the Elderly.
'creativegranny' is really enjoying our web site and actually she has joined our SIBOL RAV Group. She tells me what fun she is having and what a nice group of Ladies they are, so why don't you join us? We'd be very happy to say hello to you!
I am a lucky girl today, 'creativegranny' also sent me two Friendship gifts. One a pretty Heart with the words 'Friendship' on the back. The front too is lovely very decorative indeed. I can smell Lavender too! How lovely! Also a little 'Friendship Doll'. Can you spot the words 'Love, Peace and Hope?' She is so....cute! I was also sent two 'Earl Grey Tea Bags'. I shall have that cup of tea with you 'creativegranny' while joining my Squares up! :) A very nice thought thank you. I'm very grateful to you for the donations of ribbon too, that was very nice of you!
Thanks for everything today and I am so pleased you have found us! :)
I'm sure everyone are waiting for your Squares, here they are!
I'm very busy today, lots of Squares. These next ones have come in from Suzanne here in the UK. Suzanne tells me she hasn't been Crocheting for long! You would never have thought it! The Squares once again are just so pretty, lovely patterns and great colours! Once again here is another Lady who knows how to put colours together! Let's have a look at her Squares now!
I'm teasing you! Here they are in a Slide Show. There are so many of them, sit back now and enjoy these lovely Squares too!
I am hoping to finish off the 'Emmerdale' Blanket this weekend, if all goes well. I shall keep you posted!
I'm going to tell you know how our Butterflies started. Back in the early days a Lady from the States 'Linda' very kindly sent me 50 Squares.
I made two Blankets with these Squares and the Blue one which was SIBOL No.8 was decorated with a couple of Butterflies.
Linda loved her Blanket and she wanted me to call it 'Butterfly' which I did. Then Salma in Kuwait said why not use them as a 'Trademark' for SIBOL. So everytime we finish a Blanket I make Butterflies for them. I have been told by a couple of people that the Residents in the Homes love our Butterflies and they hang them on door knobs and even Zimmer frames!
I keep a Butterfly Stash here at HQ and if anyone wants to have a go at making some for a change then please do! I use a great video tutorial from Netspets in Australia my dear friend Nettie. Here's the link. This really helps me because I can just pick one up when a Blanket is donated to me or when I make one and it's a lot quicker.
Thanks so much for visiting 'SIBOL' this evening.Thank you too 'creativegranny' and Suzanne for the most amazing Squares!
x Sue x