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!

Thursday, 23 August 2012

'Silver Lady' and Challenge squares today!

Hi everyone!

Thanks for popping in to SIBOL this evening.

Mr. Twins is on holiday this week and we have been out and about and I'm sorry I'm a little late showing you our 'SIBOL' goodies!

First of all I received a square from beang over on RAV. I am very very grateful for a square for our 200th blanket. I will have to do a count to see how many more I need. This square  once again is just so ideal for my Grandmother's blanket. She lived to the fine age of 103, and beang has very kindly crocheted the numbers '103'. Isn't it good? I love it. The colours are just right too. Many thanks beang. We are taking inspiration from my Grandmother.

beang (RAV) '200th blanket' Grandmother's age.

I also received a square from Kianie over on RAV for our 'Musical Challenge'. Kianie has crocheted a superb musical note. It really is wonderful and I know it's going to look so good in our blanket for the 'Music Challenge'. Thank you very much Kianie.

Kianie (RAV) 'Musical Challenge'.

baw1812 (Bev) over on RAV has very kindly helped me assemble a bag of squares.  I received the blanket back yesterday and I am very late showing you the finished blanket. I do apologise.

When the squares arrive at my home, I colour co-ordinate them. So I put all the blues together, greens together etc., These grey squares were no different. They were put together and when Bev offered to make a bag up I sent them along to her. Sometimes you wonder what they will look like made up, and it is quite a challenge in itself. But as in Bev's case she added a few colours here and there and look what she has conjured up! Yes she has waved that magic wand of hers and turned 25 grey squares in to 'Silver Lady!'. Another stunning blanket. 

'SIBOL' is a place where we can share our 'creativity' and assembling our blankets is no different from making squares for a challenge. We all have to put our thinking caps on and wonder what we can end up with! I'm sure you will agree Bev has made a beautiful job of this blanket. I do hope my photos show it off to it's best.

Here goes.....

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this blanket.

Can you see the different colours between the squares? I think this is a really good idea, I love it. I'm very grateful to you for making this one up Bev and I love the border too. If you would like to read more please pop over to baw1812 on RAV.

I've tried to take quite a few photos let's have a look at them now!

Created with flickr slideshow.
I hope you have enjoyed the Slide Show for 'Silver Lady'. Thanks Bev!
This morning I had a bumper delivery of parcels. As yet I have had no time to post photos on to Flickr or on to the 'SIBOL' Blog.  But tomorrow I will do my best to get them on for you.
I am very grateful to Liz who sent me a blanket, Judith who sent me a 'take a bag' blanket
and two of her own that she made, also Marilyn who sent me one that she had very kindly made up.
What lovely Ladies you are to sit down and make these blankets for the Elderly folk!
I am going to take photos tomorow and  hopefully will tell you about them as soon as I can.
So stay tuned, these are really lovely blankets!
Thank you for visiting me this evening!
'Sorry I'm a bit behind this week!'.


  1. Goodness, you are one busy lady! Great squares and blankets.
    Take care.

  2. Nice and beautiful squares.have a nice weekend.

  3. muy bonita en tonos grises!! un besito.maria:)