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!

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

A very busy 'Delivery Day!'.

Hi Everyone!

Thanks for visiting the 'SIBOL' Blog.

It's Delivery Day again today and I'm very pleased to be telling you that I had a lovely morning.
I decided to ring up Brookvale Care Home in Olton, Solihull to see if they would like any of our
'Sunshine Blankets'. They were only too pleased to receive them and I arranged to visit straight away.
It was only June 3rd that I delivered to Olton Grange over the road with a large set of Blankets and it's surprising how quickly they add up again.

Delivery day again! 23 Sunshine Blankets ready for Brookvale Care Home

On arriving at Brookvale I instantly felt welcomed and it was lovely meeting the Staff.
Angela, Alison and Karen along with Residents who came down to see me Muriel, Dot
and Elsie.


First of all Elsie was given the Pink Blanket but then she asked if she could have the
Blue one which Sonieta and her Mother had made from Spain.
I was telling her how useful our Blankets are and we even wrapped one round
her shoulders which she loved. She really loved the colours in the Blue one.


Everyone admired our Blankets and I told them all about you and why I started the project.
The Staff and Residents couldn't believe how beautiful these Blankets were and all said how talented 
you all were. The Willow Blanket was admired greatly and even the odd two Squares which were attached. 

The Residents loved having their photos taken for me which was lovely. 


The Staff were so loving towards the Residents as you can tell in these photos and
they were so.....grateful for our Blankets. 

On talking to the Staff I said I had got more Blankets at home which were our Challenge Blankets.
Now I was going to wait until our other Challenges had finished and give them all out to one home so everyone could have one, but as I thought that this home really would appreciate them I decided to ask them if they would want them. I was told that they would love them and so I agreed to go home pick up the Blankets and go back again. So it was a quick photo once again before I left so you could see which Blankets I was taking with me.


I rang to say I was on my way back and asked if they could let the Staff know. When I arrived another group of Residents had come down to meet me how lovely was that! Now I'm really sorry about the quality of these photos coming up. They have come out slightly dark but you can just make out the Staff and Residents and see how much our Blankets were loved. I explained how we have our Challenges and they all just loved looking at them.


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Brookvale Care Home, Olton, Solihull.

The Liquorice Allsorts Blanket made by PurlyGalore and Maria Jesus was loved and so was the Irish Rose and Butterfly Blanket from Joyce.

I had such a lovely morning. Our 'Sunshine Blankets' were given to a well deserving home you know how particular I am when giving them out and I know that they will give a great deal of comfort and warmth to these lovely people.

On leaving the Residents shook my hand and said a Big Thank you.
The Staff were so grateful for our donations and said that the Blankets really would make a difference to them.

Everyone wanted me to thank you. 

I also want to thank you because since January 2010 we really have been so successful in what we have tried to achieve. We have now made 439 Blankets.

I had such a lovely morning thank you Brookvale for making me so welcome.

Update on what I have left now.
I only have the Marie Curie Cancer Care Daffodil Blankets which we are going to donate to the 9 Hospices and 1 to auction. Also the three Breast Cancer Care ones.
Since June 3rd I have delivered over 60 Blankets.

Thanks everyone.

x Sue x

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