Good Morning everyone!
What does 'SIBOL' do best? 'Make Blankets!' You are right. We have such a large group of talented Ladies from all around the World who love to show off their Crocheting and Knitting Skills and I was thinking it was about time we had another Challenge.
I am busy finishing off the normal 'Sunshine Blankets' for the Elderly and that is a Challenge in itself but I have to think about the future while I am doing so. So.......my next large Challenge for 2013 is to make either
1 - Large 100 square 'Daffodil Blanket
4 - 25 square 'Daffodil Blankets
This is in aid of 'Marie Curie Cancer Care'.
I am not sure what we will do with the Blanket(s) yet.
We may auction on EBAY and give the proceeds to The Big Build where they are raising money to build a brand new Hospice in the West Midlands area of the UK.
Donate the Blanket(s) to The Blooming Great Tea Parties. Each year different people hold Tea Parties where they bake cakes and dish out tea. They also hold Raffles. We could donate a Blanket so that they could raise money.
The money raised helps nurses and goes towards those who are terminally ill with Cancer.
Deciding .....can come later. But the main thing is now that we start collecting 6" (15cms) Squares with 'Daffodils' as the theme.
Why not Knit or Crochet a Square and send it along to me.
My address is available if you mail me
Sue on firstname.lastname@example.org
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOUR SQUARE IS 6" (15cms). PLEASE USE A RULER!
PLEASE ATTACH A TAG ON THE BACK OF YOUR SQUARE IN THE CENTRE WITH YOUR NAME AND COUNTRY WRITTEN ON.
MAKE THE SQUARE(S) IN ANY COLOURS YOU LIKE!
I AM ACCEPTING ONLY 100 SQUARES FOR THIS CHALLENGE.
MY DEADLINE HAS NOT BEEN DECIDED YET.
BUT IT'S THE FIRST 100 SQUARES TO ARRIVE THAT WILL GO IN THE BLANKETS.
PERHAPS YOU HAVE IDEAS OF WHERE THESE BLANKETS WILL GO?
Maybe Hospices? Maybe Tea Parties? Maybe auction on EBAY?
Your thoughts would be appreciated. I would like to know them.
Sue on email@example.com
I'm sure we can have a lot of fun with this Challenge and if you want to
pop over to the RAVELRY thread please do!
UPDATE FRIDAY EVENING.
I had some post at lunchtime and I'm very happy to be showing you a gorgeous blanket sent in by Carolyn. Carolyn has made a beautiful Lilac and white blanket and this one really is so.....interesting. Can you see the four Squares in the middle? I love the one with the large Flower. A tiny white Butterfly is crocheted on to the Blanket which is just so delicate and I have also added some Lilac Butterflies from my 'SIBOL' Stash. I keep looking at this Blanket because there seems such a lot to take in. I really love this one, very feminine and calming I feel.
I'm sure there is going to be an Elderly Resident who loves these calming colours. Carolyn you are terribly kind making this for 'SIBOL'. How nice of you thank you so much.
Let's have a look at it now.
Of course your Slide Show now! Sit back and enjoy Carolyn! Many thanks a superb blanket for 'SIBOL'.
Golly there is a lot to talk about today! I am very excited today because in the post with Carolyn's Blanket I received some Squares from Beang on RAVELRY. Now Beang has been terribly helpful to me by sending in some Squares for our Challenges. I was short on Squares for the 'Faces' Challenge in particular. Now when looking through the Squares I realised that Beang had Crocheted 'my Grandmother's face!' If you compare the photo underneath you can see she has captured her so well!
This really is an amazing Square Beang and I am going to put it in the 200th Blanket. I can't wait to show my Mother. Thank you so much. I also received two Squares for the Irish Rose Challenge. These have come out so well too! Your help with the Challenge Squares has been very much appreciated Beang. Also in the package was some Butterflies for our 'SIBOL' Stash.