Our SIBOL TOTAL IS 1376! Thank You!

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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!

Friday, 17 August 2012

Another blanket delivery today and knitted blankets arrive!

Good morning and welcome to 'SIBOL',

First thing this morning I had a parcel arrive from Sally here in the UK. Sally has been working very hard along with the other Ladies helping me get these blankets made up. Today I received two beauties which I have called 'Allsorts' and 'A blanket of many colours'. These two blankets are so bright and cheerful just what we need for the homes. The Elderly love bright colours they can see them better I am told and I'm sure these two will be loved by them.

Sally has been making up Knitted squares for me the first one called 'Allsorts' has a variety of plain coloured squares and indeed stripey ones. I'm sure you will agree she has made it up really well indeed. I love how she has placed the squares and particularly the striking border. A red ribbon finished it off this morning and two red Butterflies.

Thanks to Lesley, Mari & Yates for these Squares!

The second one is really pretty too. Once again a nice cheerful blanket incorporating this time Knitted and Crocheted squares. Take a look at this one. I would like to thank everyone for sending in squares for these two blankets. Sally has done an amazing job of assembling the blankets. Thank you very much.

I hope Salma likes this one. Her squares are included. A combination of Knitted and Crocheted, perfect border! Thank you!

These two blankets arrived just at the right time this morning because I had planned to pop in to St. Bernards Care home in Olton. So as soon as the blankets arrived I found some colourful Butterflies and ribbon and made the cards ready to take these two with me also.

9 wonderful blankets ready to go off once again on their travels. So nice to see them all ready for the off, tied up with ribbons and Butterflies.

All piled up ready to go.

Butterflies too!

Such a pretty sight! Thanks everyone!

Off I went to St. Bernards Care Home. If you would like to click on the link you will see where I went.

Our blankets were very well received once again today. I have been to this home a few times now and every time I am met with warm, friendly Staff.  The Lady in the photo remembered me from previous times and she very kindly agreed to having her photo taken so I can show you where our blankets have been received.  This is very important to me because it's the end of the journey if you like. I feel an obligation to you all to show you where the blankets are given out. 

This is Katia's blanket 'Flashy blanket' from France. The member of Staff (I'm sorry I forgot to ask her name) was telling me that when they make the beds they always fold the blankets into triangles and place them at the end of the beds. She said they look so pretty. We had a discussion about the blankets and how they are used and they really are very useful whether it's sitting outside in the grounds, or maybe in the middle of the night sitting on a chair when they can't sleep.  I know the homes I visit are always lovely and warm but as you know there are times when you just feel you would like something to give you a bit of comfort. They do have some new Residents and these blankets will be given to them.

Thank you very much St. Bernards for accepting our blankets and I hope the Residents enjoy them as much as we have enjoyed making them.

Katia your blanket was loved! Thank you!

Blanket delivery to St. Bernards Care Home, Olton.

Thank you to everyone that contributed to these particular blankets I am always very grateful for your help.

x Sue x


  1. Beautiful blankets. Love the bright colours and all the design variety. Well done to all the generous contributors.

  2. The perfect end to these blankets story! What a treat that they are valued by the staff. I bet it brightens up their day too!
    Love Linda