Our SIBOL TOTAL IS 1370! Thank You!

Slideshow of Sunshine Blankets (Click on Left/Right Arrows).

Challenge Blankets
I'm Sue and can be contacted on
sueatpigsty@virginmedia.com

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.

Donations of Sunshine Blankets/Shawls/Butterflies can be accepted between these dates.
1st March to 30th November 2017. Thank you.

Total 1370 Thank you!




Friday, 14 September 2012

'Calling all Knitters and Crocheters!' Join in our 'Marie Curie Cancer Care 'Daffodil Challenge'.

Marie Curie Cancer Care 'Daffodil Challenge' for 2013.





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

or

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.

OR

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 sueatpigsty@talktalk.net


IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOUR SQUARE IS 6" (15cms). PLEASE USE A RULER!
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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.

Marie Curie Cancer Care 'Daffodil Challenge' for 2013.


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 sueatpigsty@talktalk.net


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!

Thank you!

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.

This really is quite interesting. I love the colours, I love the four squares in the middle. I love the Flowers and Butterfly too! Beautiful work, thank you!


Of course your Slide Show now! Sit back and enjoy Carolyn! Many thanks a superb blanket for 'SIBOL'.


Created with flickr slideshow.

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 square was made by Beang for the 'Faces' Challenge but I think it is perfect for my 200th Blanket. Yes Beang has crocheted my Nan!





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.


Created with flickr slideshow.
 
 
 
The other thing I want to mention is that over on RAVELRY we are having a 'Freeform Challenge'. Now 'creativegranny' is inspiring us to pick up our hooks and have a go at making a Freeform Square. I have never ever made one in my life, and I really wouldn't know where to start! But she is giving advice to anyone who needs it.
 
Would you like to take part in this Challenge too?
 
All Squares must be sent to me and then I will forward them on to 'creativegranny'.
 
The squares will be assembled in to either a Cushion Cover or a Wall Hanging and it will be shown at the Craft Group talk next March I have to attend. Afterwards it will be raffled amongst the 'SIBOLETTES' who took part.
 
All details are over on RAVELRY.
Please pop over!
 
 
 
Well I think that's it now, I'll chat soon.
 
Thanks for visiting 'SIBOL'.
 
x Sue x

3 comments:

  1. Wow ...that was a great image on the square ,great job ,nice picture of your granny ,can't believe it.Just perfect.Daffodil Tutorial is done...everyone is welcome to come over and enjoy the pattern and the square.Thanks Mrs.Sue,have a great week.:0)

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  2. Beautiful grandmother picture, how amazed would gran be to see her lovely smiling face in crochet. Wonderful xxx

    Jessiebonbon

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  3. Hmmmm, daffodil squares are calling to me!

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