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!

Monday, 27 May 2013

SIBOL was featured in 'Simply Homemade' January 2013.

Good Afternoon and  Welcome!

Here I am sitting in the kitchen with my hook in one hand, trawling the internet at the same time.  When suddenly I came across this article about our Group. I had no idea we were featured in Simply Homemade back in January 2013. What a great surprise!
I have copied it and I would like to show you now. Here it is.......

What better way to kick-start a brand new year than by using your craft skills to make a difference?

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to do a bit of charity work, then sign yourself up to the Sunshine International Blankets of Love project, which is dedicated to knitting and crocheting throws for elderly people in the UK.
Set up by Sue in 2010 in memory of her grandmother, the project calls for arts and crafts fans to knit or crochet 6x6” straight-edged squares in any design or colour and send them in to Sue (known as the Queen of SIBOL!), with all Sunshine Blankets then being donated to nursing homes around the country.
There are also a set of challenges set out for 2013, where crafters are called on to make a blanket or squares along a set theme, such as gardening, fruit and vegetables or wartime.
If you’d like to get involved, pick up your needles and hooks! You can also follow the group’s activities on Ravelry or Flickr, where there are lots of great pictures of the blankets that have been stitched.
And, if you get yourself a copy of issue 25 of Simply Homemade (out in shops right now!), you’ll find a fab tutorial by Sally Shepherd for crocheting your own granny square blanket, so why not have a go and donate your handiwork to SIBOL?

This is brilliant thanks Simply Homemade!

I would also like to thank you for the enquiries I have received about our Group today. I do hope you will join us. Blankets and Squares are always most welcome! Sue on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net for all enquiries. 

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful. Looking forward t receiving new. Squares an sending some lovely Lappys when I meet Anne and Dave this week xx