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!

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Anyone for a 'Raspberry Sundae?'

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to 'SIBOL'. Well I could certainly do with a Raspberry Sundae today. The weather here in the UK today has definitely improved but I'm not sure how long for! What could be nicer than to experience a 'Raspberry Sundae' today!

I know ..........it's not the usual Raspberry Sundae, this one is even better!

Thank you so much 'jenniferanne' for this beautiful Blanket!

I have today received a Blanket from 'jenn1feranne' on RAVELRY. 'jenn1feranne' has very kind 'made and donated' this stunning Blanket. Do you know when I write these posts I'm using the same words over and over again, 'wonderful, beautiful, gorgeous, stunning' but to tell you the truth all of our Blankets lately are all of these words!

How kind of 'jenn1feranne' to once again make and donate a .......'wonderful' Blanket to 'SIBOL'.  Tears came to my eyes this lunchtime as they always do when I receive a donated Blanket. To think that 'jenn1feranne' has sat down and made another Blanket is just so touching. For new Ladies visiting 'SIBOL' today 'making your own Blanket' is one of our optional Challenges. If you are interested then please pop over to our other Blog 'SIBOL CHALLENGES'. If you like making Squares and don't mind sewing or crocheting them together then this Challenge is for you!

As I have said many times before I am busy making the Olympic Blanket(s) and while I am doing so I can't be making our usual Blankets, and the donated Blankets are really helping me keep the numbers up. As soon as I have finished the Olympic work I shall be going out to Nursing  Homes to take these gorgeous Blankets in to them.

Its' nice for the Elderly to throw a Blanket over their knees while sitting out in the garden. Maybe they have a wheelchair? Maybe they would like to simply put it on to their beds to admire while sitting in their rooms! Our Blankets have been accepted so well by all of the Nursing Homes and we really have a lot to be proud of Ladies. We have now between us made 151 'Sunshine Blankets'. Thanks to everyone that has helped our Group!

'jenn1feranne' has made this Blanket 'Raspberry Sundae' in lovely summery colours I think. The combinations of the three colours just work so well together. Why not take a look at the Squares in the Slide Show coming up now! The Blanket is her own design and she made it so well. Thank you very much once again 'jenn1feranne!'.

Created with flickr slideshow.

Isn't it lovely? I think 'SIBOL' must have the prettiest Blankets ever made don't you! We certainly are turning out some beauties!

I would also like you to see a gorgeous Square sent in by 'jenn1feranne'. This Square is called 'Croco-dahlia!'. Yes 'jenn1feranne' it is pretty! Very pretty indeed!  Isn't it unusual?

A beautiful 'Croco-dahlia' Square too. Isn't this pretty!

I'm very grateful to you 'jenn1feranne'. Thank you!

I would like to thank everyone for the kind comments on the 'Emmerdale' Blanket. I have sent it off now so fingers crossed they will show it. That was another beautiful Blanket!

It took me ages to load this Flower Square up. I had trouble with my camera so I tried my iphone that didn't want to sync either, so problems, problems! Still I hope it's worth it in the end! I hope you have enjoyed looking at 'jenn1ferannes' beautiful work. Thanks for stopping by again!

x Sue x


  1. That is a beautiful blanket! She is a wonderful crocheter indeed :'}

  2. Beautiful Crocheter! It's so lovely. Once again, another wonderful blanket to feast our eyes on. x

    I'm new to crochet. I recently bought the granny square book, it would be so wonderful to make blankets as beautiful as this one day. I struggle with tension but all yours are absolutely perfect. Well done to all the lovely ladies that donate these beauties. Such a lovely kind thing to do. x

  3. I love the blanket, so eye catching I can't stop looking at it and the croco dahlia is lovely too