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!

Thursday, 3 May 2012

I can see a 'Radiating Rainbow' and why not pop in and have a 'Cappuccino!'

Good Afternoon!

Well before I show you the latest 'works of art' I would very much like to Congratulate 'pippa-anne' and 'jenn1feranne'. Today jenn1feranne has reached 'Explore' over on Flickr and a few weeks ago 'pippa-anne' did the same while she was away on Holiday. I am so proud of you both. I have made an 'Explore'  poster for you!' 'Explore' is over on Flickr, and each day out of thousands  of photographs loaded up,  the computer chooses an interesting shot.  'jenn1ferannes' photo of her 'Croco-dahlia' Square on 2nd May reached No. 453/500.  Now this may go higher or it may go lower. It may drop out we will see. 'pippa-anne' you reached No. 297 on February 27th! So well done to both of you! I have to admit I was experiencing problems with both my camera and my iphone, neither wanted to work that afternoon and when I finally managed to load a photo off the iphone the light was poor. So I'm really pleased this one got to Explore! If you click on the photo below it will take you to Flickr and it will be enlarged. You might also like to have a look at my Flickr photostream too. There you will see every Square that has ever been donated to our Group and every Blanket made too! You'll have to sign in to get access!

'Croco-Dahlia' - made by 'jenniferanne'. Congratulations!

That's the  Explore poster showing the Square at the start belonging to 'jenn1feranne'  and can you see the cute Owl? Well that little fella belongs to 'pippa-anne!'

'jenn1feranne'  if you would like to follow the link you will be able to read some comments on Flickr!

Back to our 'works of art' now!  They are works of art too! Two more stunning Blankets have arrived at my home this morning.

Some months ago 'baw1812' Beverley  mailed me and said she would like the experience of assembling a 'SIBOL' Blanket for me! Well I was only too pleased to send her 25 Squares. These Squares have been donated by Ladies from all around the World  and today I received the Blanket back. It really is a beautiful Blanket and the Ladies over on RAVELRY came up with an appropriate name. 'Cappuccino!'.  I do hope you like it. I love it! What a variety of different patterns and colours, they have all been made beautifully. Another unique Blanket for our Elderly folk! I think this one will suit one of the Elderly Gentlemen!

Bev wanted the experience of making a 'SIBOL' up, today I received the Blanket back! It's lovely and thanks everyone for contributing the Squares!

Let's have a look at the Slide Show for Beverley!

Beverley (UK) Thank you for sending these Stash Squares!

I'm very grateful for the donations of ribbon which  was extremely kind of you. This certainly helps me when I present the Blankets. I do hope you enjoyed  the 'SIBOL' experience!  Also for the Stash Squares I'm pleased you used the yarn up!  Thank you!

Not only did I receive Bev's Blanket back, I also received another beauty. What wonderful Blankets are being donated to our Group. It's nice to make the Blankets up myself but while I am doing the Olympic ones this really is helping me.  The second one today has arrived from Sistersestina (Sara) over on RAVELRY. Sara has been working away on this gorgeous Blanket. The colours in this Blanket are absolutely magnificient, I really love this one too!

Sara kept running out of yarn on this one I think it was eating up more than what she expected but she got there in the end and I'm sure you will agree  'it's annother Stunner!'.  Just look at the colours in this Blanket!
It's called 'Radiating Rainbow'. It certainly does have the Rainbow factor!

Isn't this Blanket pretty?

Absolutely beautiful, well done to you Sara! Can you imagine an Elderly Lady sitting with this on her knees? She will love it! Just looking at the colours makes you feel warm!

I've made a Slide Show for you too Sara. Thank you so....much!

Created with flickr slideshow.

I am extremely grateful to anyone who sends Squares in for our project, but when I receive donated Blankets this really is an  'act of kindness'. Thank you very much indeed!

That's all for now, pouring of rain again here in the UK! I expect it's getting ready for the Bank Holiday Weekend!

Thanks for visiting 'SIBOL' today!

x Sue x


  1. Two fabulous blankets and how lovely to see one for a gentleman. Great job ladies!
    Congratulations also to 'pippa-anne' and 'jenn1feranne'.Carol xx

  2. Once again, Simply stunning! x

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  4. the rainbow blanket really has the WOW factor

  5. Lovely photos - thanks Sue,


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