Our SIBOL TOTAL IS 1376! Thank You!

Slideshow of Sunshine Blankets (Click on Left/Right Arrows).

Challenge Blankets
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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!

Friday, 29 June 2012

I love Vintage! Do you?

Hello Everyone!

Joanna (UK) Her Aunt gave her some Large Crocheted Blankets, she has made them into 6 smaller ones for 'SIBOL'. These are the first 3! Aren't they gorgeous!

I am so pleased to be telling you that our 'Flying The Flag' Blanket is on EBAY.
We are trying to raise money for Alzheimer's here in the UK.
Please spread the word on your Blogs, Facebook etc.,

For my records.

Olympics London 2012 Challenge. 'Flying The Flag'. (Raising money for Alzheimer's here in the UK). 'akarapacha' Fort Myers, USA donated these Squares! Thank you!

Would make a nice throw for a single bed!

Thank you so much 'akarapacha'.

Thank you!

I am extremely happy to be showing you three beautiful Crocheted blankets. These are just amazing.
But before I show you the photos, I am going to let you read what Joanna wrote in her letter to me.

'You asked for the story behind these blankets, well my Husband's Auntie Amy had heard about the granny square blankets that I'd made for SIBOL earlier in the year and said she had some crochet blankets she'd made but had never done anything with them, they were just sitting in a bag and did I want them? Yes please! When they were brought up for me I wasn't sure what had been made but there were two huge blankets.  Well what to do with them as they were too big for SIBOL?  Auntie Amy had said I could do whatever I wanted with them so I counted up the squares 98 in total. They had been joined together with a double crochet chain join as you go method so I decided to undo them and make 6 smaller blankets. I did feel a bit quilty undoing Amy's joining but decided it would be worth it for the blankets that I could make them into.  I then had a lovely stash of squares which I've really enjoyed putting back together to make three smaller blankets. As the squares are all different colours I've kept the border pretty simple.

So that's how these lovely blankets have come to SIBOL. I think Amy would love them. I've taken some photos to show her next time I see her. The squares must have taken her a long time to do and all I've done is join them again - an easier quicker job compared to the time the squares would have taken so I think the credit for them belongs to Auntie Amy!'

These squares are absolutely gorgeous. I think that all three blankets have a vintage, hippy feel to them. I can just imagine folks at a festival with these!

I would love to thank Auntie Amy for giving the blankets  to Joanna for SIBOL, but as Joanna says Amy made them in the first place. It must have took her ages to make these squares, all in wonderful colours.
I do hate to hear of blankets sitting in bag not been used when our Group could put them to a good use., These blankets have now been made into three smaller blankets by Joanna and will be passed on to the next home I visit. I am so pleased that they have a new lease of life!

Joanna a lot of hard work went in to these blankets by Amy and yourself and I would like to thank you very much they really are fantastic.

I think we had better let everyone see them now.

They are SIBOLS 191, 192, 193.

Created with flickr slideshow.

Thank you so much Joanna and Amy they are very much appreciated.

x Sue x


  1. Oooo aren't they lovely! A clever placement of colours and the simple granny really looks wonderful.

  2. Hi Sue, I really enjoyed 'recycling' these squares into blankets for SIBOL. I agree they do have a vintage look to them - very hippyish. I've nearly finished the other three blankets and will let you know when there on their way xxx

  3. What a wonderful story about these blankets!

    And the flag blanket is beautiful!
    I think the flag of France (3rd row down, 4th one over) is the square that I made.
    Vive La France, and SIBOL too!

  4. No, wait I take that back, I think my flag of France might be in the Olympic blanket...oh well! :-)

  5. Very lovely blankets. A great job.