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, 13 June 2012

Our SIBOL Blankets.

Hello Everyone!

Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments about our 'Going For Gold' Blanket. I'll be up-dating with any news on it.

As you can see from the header photo I am in the process now of getting our Blankets ready for deliveries.  My first batch will be once again going to Dorset County Council, Tracy is very happy to receive some for the Elderly out in the Community. She was extremely pleased with the Blankets we sent down before and I will be using a courier to deliver them once again. I  have been sorting out some darker ones for the Men because she found them very useful the last time. These Blankets go out to people in the rural areas of Dorset and I know our Blankets were very well received. It may be a few weeks before I can get them all sent out, but I will be keeping you informed.

It's always lovely to see them ready for the off!

I would like to thank everyone for helping me.

These Blankets have been made and donated by the wonderful Ladies who support my project.

We have Ladies Blankets and Mens Blankets of course!

All tied up beautifully with ribbons and cards will be sent too!

We have worked so hard this year.

I am terribly grateful to you all!

The other Blanket I want to show you is called 'Afternoon Tea'. I would like to thank everyone for the Squares that were donated for this Blanket. I have showed you this Blanket before but it has left me now and should be arriving Wednesday at Barley Close Care Home in Axminster. It is a gift for a Lady with severe disabilities. Jennifer over on RAVELRY looks after the Lady and she tells me that the gift will make her day.  Some time ago Tinka sent me some Squares for our SIBOL Stash and I have used these to make a small bag. I tied some purple ribbon through the holes and made a short handle. Inside I enclosed a couple of small gifts a bar of soap and some smellies for the bath. I do hope she likes it. She should do purple is her favourite colour.  I do like to tell you where our Blankets are going.

'Afternoon Tea' one of our Blankets has been sent out to a Lady with severe disabilities.

I would like to thank Ladies over on RAVELRY for offering to 'take a bag' of Squares. After I announced that I wanted to put a stop on Squares until next January I have had offers of help to make Blankets up. This is quite a fun thing to do within our Group and it is indeed a 'Challenge' in itself! It gives our 'SIBOLETTES' the chance to personally have the experience of making a Blanket up. As I have said many times before  I have always felt so priviledged to be able to work with your Squares.
So thanks everyone! Enjoy your Squares!

I think that's all for now. I'm very late going to bed it's early 2.00am! So goodnight, sleep tight!

x Sue x

Update 8.47am.

My 'SIBOL' post continues because I have just had a Blanket arrive from Liztelf here in the UK. Liztelf has just sent in a beautiful 'Giant Granny!'. The combination of colours have worked so well in this Blanket and I think it is really very eye-catching!  As I was saying to Liztelf there is something about just hooking away on a large Granny Square I think it is terribly relaxing! It doesn't need that much concentration and can be done while watching TV!

Liztelf has sent in some Butterflies which are just so...pretty!

Liztelf sent some 'SIBOL'Butterflies too! Thank you!

Have a go! Here's the link!

Let's take a look now at the beautiful Giant Granny!

Ta - Dah! Introducing SIBOL No. 179! Made and donated by Liztelf (RAV). Thank you!

Thank you so much for this gorgeous Blanket Liztelf! Super Granny Blanket!

Love the centre, I love the outside!

This really is a very eye catching Blanket!

Another gorgeous donated Blanket thank you very much Liztelf!

Thank you for visiting today! x


  1. I love the looks of the one next to the top on the single hamper. :) Is there a photo of it on it's own anywhere. No wonder you can't cope with any more squares at the moment. The sheer number of blankets is staggering.

  2. Love the photos of the blankets ready to go!

  3. Everything looks so beautiful sitting together, so much love and hard work gone into these wonderful blankets once again. Thanks so much Sue for all your hard work and for sharing the lovely photographs. I'm sure everything is so greatly appreciated by all.

  4. "This is a nice post
    Keep up with the good work!

    And thanks for sharing......

    Jake W.
    Find Funds Fundraising "

    Find Funds Fundraising

  5. madre mia,cuantas mantas,tiene que ser super alucinante ver la cara de toodos al entregarlas