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!

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Seven blankets arrive from the Netherlands.

Hello everyone on a snowy Sunday afternoon here in the UK!

As promised I am going to show you the blankets received from wilfi (Fiona) in the Netherlands.
On Friday I received a large parcel and it was full to the brim of SIBOL goodies!

wilfi sent this parcel today!

I did show you the Butterflies, Ribbons and Squares etc., but now I would like to show you the blankets that she has put together for  'SIBOL'. Fiona has really worked so hard on these amazing blankets each one so......different.

Now the first one is a blanket that she has put together for Breast Cancer Care.
I would like to thank everyone that has donated these beautiful Pink Squares, they came from all around the World.

I will be auctioning our Think Pink blankets very soon.

I am very happy to introduce 'Pink Ribbon'  - Think Pink (5).

'Think Pink' (5).  So beautiful!

What a pretty blanket! I love it Fiona. Each of the Squares are so different and the border finishes it off beautifully. Fiona has even made hanging Butterflies and attached a special card too!

The second blanket is called 'Lovely Pink'.

Fiona wrote on her card, " I really love the colour pink and purple. I had a lot of 'lefties' and put my book of grannies out my crochet and made you this blanket it was a way of doing new grannies and doing some nice time on the christmas holiday. Hope you like it, as much as I have with making it".

What a superb blanket Fiona!
Thank you again.


The third blanket is called ' Butterfly Love'.

This is a really colourful blanket made our of Grannies and Fiona wrote on her card the following.
"A simple granny square blanket made from 'lefties'. I can't put them in the trash cane. So I made a blanekt off it for SIBOL. Hope you like it".

'Butterfly Love' Fiona thank you!

An Elderly person is going to love this blanket Fiona. What gorgeous colours!
I'm sure it will brighten up their day!

The following blanket was a 'take a bag' one. This means that I sent Fiona a bag full of Squares and she put them together for me 'working her magic.'  The Squares came from an Elderly Lady at Rowheath House. Fiona has made a fantastic job of putting them together.

Fiona I love the cards you have wrote and enclosed with your blankets. A great personal touch. I'm sure the person who receives this blanket will really enjoy reading it.

It's called ' A touch of magic!'.


Great border too Fiona, thank you!

Oh goodness what beautiful blankets!  What a nice way of brightening up this dreary day!

I've had such a lot of fun taking photos this afternoon.

Let's move on......


I think this blanket is great for a man. I would like to thank Tinka who sent the Squares and the Craft Group here int he UK that sent the plain red one. Fiona added her magic again to make these four Squares in to a blanket. What a fabulous idea!

This blanket reminds Fiona of China. She has called it 'Red Dragon'.
You are good at choosing names Fiona thank you for saving me a job!

'Love Bug' is another wonderful blanket. The colours in this are so good together.
Fiona has made this blanket for a Man. It's a plain simple blanket just going round and round 'as we do' in a Granny blanket. But don't you think the outer border finishes it off well?


The last blanket is another beauty. 
It's called 'Chat, drink tea and enjoy!'

That's what Fiona does when she meets her friends at the Craft group she attends.

She asked her friends to make a Granny Square so that she could make a blanket for SIBOL. 
The outcome is superb Fiona. Thank you so much!

'Chat, drink tea and enjoy!'

I would like to thank everyone that has made a Square for these blankets. 
Fiona has done a superb job of putting them altogether. I can't thank you all enough.
Fiona is just so kind making all of these blankets and them donating them to our SIBOL project.

Well I'm sure these blankets are going to inspire you to pick up your hooks.

I am always very happy to receive Squares and blankets. If there is anything you would 
like to know please mail me 
Sue on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net

Let's take a look at the Slide Show now.

Created with flickr slideshow.

Thanks for visiting 'SIBOL' today!


x Sue xx


  1. Beautiful blankets from a talented and generous lady.
    Carol xx

  2. Hi Sue! Still going strong with the SIBOL blankets I see! So lovely you are still doing this!

    Saskia (haven't been around for a while!)