Good afternoon everyone!
Thanks for popping in to SIBOL today! It's the start of the Olympics today and I thought it appropriate to show our beautiful Olympic blanket that we made. I am really happy too because 'Crochet Today' over in the States have printed my letter to them thanking our American friends for sending in squares for our Challenge. Here's the link. Thanks so much 'Crochet Today' for printing my letter.
As you know we make these special Charity blankets but all year round we are busy making blankets for the Elderly in various homes local to me here in Birmingham.
Well the question is what will you be doing while the Olympics are on? Are you the sort of person who likes to sit Crocheting or Knitting while the TV is on? I know I am. Well why not spare a thought for SIBOL and if you have any spare yarn you would like to use up why not make a Large Granny Square blanket or a blanket made up of 25 squares? We have a few homes to visit during the next few months and I am inviting you to help us. All details are over on the Challenge Blog.
We do have a 'Square Stop' on at the moment apart from accepting Challenge squares but I am accepting made up blankets. I have quite a few bags of squares here at home which I am determined to get finished before the end of the year and then we can start our Challenges again. Sending a made up blanket will really help keep our numbers up thank you.
You might also like to make some Butterflies for our blankets, flower embellishments or whatever you think would be nice to hang on our blankets. If you would like a link for the Butterflies please pop over to Netties Blog in Australia where she has a great video tuturial.
I do need squares for our Challenges still if you would like to make any for
Heart Challenge (Any Heart Design)
Please pop over to our Challenge Blog.
To give you ideas we've just had some Challenge squares arrive from hieke in the Netherlands. Let's take a look at them.
hieke has sent in squares for our Music, Heart, and 200th SIBOL Challenges. Thank you very much! Such wonderful ideas I love them all. I especially like the 200th SIBOL squares. Inspiration for our 200th blanket has come from my Grandmother. She loved the colour green and red roses and every day she would eat a British Traditional meal of potatotes, meat and vegetables and I think hieke has captured this so.....well! Great Musical squares guitars and a CD or Record too. You've made them really well hieke thank you!
I would also like to show you a blanket that I have just finished, this one is called 'Greensleeves'. Thanks to everyone that sent in squares for this blanket. I had such fun making it up, another one for our homes.
So there is plenty to do on the 'SIBOL' project. I hope I have inspired you to pick up your Knitting Needles or Crocheting Hook.
I would like to thank everyone for your help as a Group we have raised £1,250.00 for Alzheimer's here in the UK. Enjoy the Olympics everyone!
x Sue x