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