SIBOL BUTTERFLIES.

Butterflies are always needed for decorating our Sunshine Blankets and Shawls for the Elderly.
If you are interested in making any please follow the Link to Netties Blog in Australia. Thank you.




It is so important that email addresses and names are enclosed with your donations of Sunshine Blankets, Shawls and Butterflies please. Thank you!


'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@talktalk.net Thank you!

Deadline Date

Please Note

As Christmas is approaching could you please try and get Sunshine Blankets, Shawls and Christmas Gifts for the Elderly sent to me by the end of November please.

Thank you

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

SIBOL Poetry and New Challenge Squares today!

Hi everyone!

I am so pleased that the 'Fruit and Vegetable' Challenge is popular and we are getting some great Squares in for it.  Today I have received four Squares from moragtodd (RAV). I absolutely love the Squares she has sent. What wonderful ideas.

Morag (UK) Your Squares have arrived. Thank you! 'Fruit & Veg' Challenge.



I really love the grey background on these Squares. It's the first time moragtodd has sent Squares in to SIBOL, and I'm pleased to welcome you to the 'SIBOL' Group. You are now a 'SIBOLETTE!'

Thanks so much for Crocheting them.


I put a Challenge out to the Ladies on RAVELRY a few weeks ago. A 'Poem Challenge'. These are some of the poems I have received.



From wilfi (RAVELRY).  (Netherlands)
Sunshine, love and living with a hook in my hand 
It,s living live to the max,thats what it means for me 
Building ,creating things for someone how needs 
Oosh and aash on raverly when you put your creations on the web 
Lovely to be a sibolette

From 'From angelfee (RAVELRY) (UK).  Thank you!


A little ditty from me ;-) xxxx
Sibol has such sunshiney girls, ready to give each challenge a whirl 
Lovely blankets do appear, throughout each year… 
Made with loving and caring, our blankets are for sharing 
Say it out loud … “We are Sibolettes and PROUD” !!
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'creative'grandad (UK). The Hubby of 'creativegranny' :)
Roses are red 
Violets are blue 
When I think of a poem 
I’ll tell you. 

From 'creativegranny'. (UK)
Knitting and crochet is my game 
But without SIBOL it wouldn’t be the same 
Run by a lady whose name is Sue 
She finds us plenty of challenges to do 
We like to make blankets for the elderly in homes 
But we don’t make blankets for garden gnomes.


From 'jenn1feranne'  (RAV) (SCOTLAND)
Our Queen of the Butterflies, Sue 
Has challenged the Sibolettes to 
take a short time 
to make up a rhyme 
Which is just what I’m trying to do……..

Balls of bright yarn, needles and hooks, 
Ideas from Ravelry, patterns from books, 
Scissors and row counters, rulers and tapes, 
Six inch squares and odd scrumble shapes, 
Mrs Twins’ challenges, our birthday bus, 
Blankets for Oldies with much love from us.

From Joyce (UK)

There was an old lady in Brum 
Who needed a blanket to keep warm 
Sue heard of her plight 
The Sibolettes hooks took flight 
And a cosy warm blanket was born



From manda's challenges. (UK)


Make a square for sibol! 
6 inches please will be grand 
Doesn’t matter if you’re a learner 
So long as its been made with loving hands
Grannies will be welcomed, 
They’ve been around a hell of a long time 
And no we don’t tire of them 
So if that’s all you can make that’s fine!
Ooh but there are a few adventurous ones 
And we don’t mind one bit,  
In fact we hold special challenges 
To test your talented gift
No matter where you come from, 
If you can donate 1 square or 2 or 3  
Your gift will be highly cherished 
And loved by our elderly
Join in the fun at sibol 
You’re welcomed one and all 
Help turn Sues legacy into reality 
Let no elderly person be alone anymore 
  
Let them know that they are loved, 
Let them talk about the beautiful squares, 
Let them be wrapped with warmth and blessings 
Let them know that someone ,somewhere, cares xxx

From trublvr (RAV)  (Nigeria) 


A few years ago this dream was born 
Mrs. Twins, inspired by her sweet grandmum 
Called on SIBOLETTES in every nation 
To warm up the elderly with our creations.
A sisterhood of bright yarn and blankets are we 
Sending love and warmth out to the elderly 
This big, beautiful SIBOL family 
That’s come to mean a great deal to me!
And here’s another… 
Crochet hook in hand and yarn at my feet 
I frog and rework to make the square neat 
For there’s an old lady waiting across the sea 
To cuddle in this giant granny, made by me.
I hope that she will love this SIBOL gift 
That when she uses it, she gets a little lift 
Because you see, into each and every square 
I have carefully woven a smile and a prayer.


Ladies these poems are superb! Not only are you all so wonderfully talented with your Crocheting and Knitting, you are so good with words too! What fun we have had over the past few weeks. Thanks for taking the time to put pen to paper.

Thank you too moragtodd for sending the Squares to SIBOL.

Thanks for visiting today!

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x Sue x

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