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
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.


Total 1384 Thank you!




Thursday, 20 June 2013

What makes the World Wonderful for you?

Good Morning,

We have two exciting Challenges taking place now and I invite you to take part.

If you would like to read about our 'Festivals' Challenge please scroll down to the previous post. Our 'Festivals' Blanket will be sent off to the Jersey Textile Showcase where it will be exhibited next year  and then they will raise money for Macmillan Nursing.

Our other Challenge 'What a Wonderful World' is hopefully going to raise money for 'Sight Savers'.    
One of our 'SIBOLETTE's' has suggested it. Please read on thank you!

Please label your Square with the appropriate Challenge, your name and please enclose your email address. Thank you!


12. 'What a Wonderful World Challenge'. .

Please make as many Squares as you like for this Challenge.
It is the first 125 Squares that will be accepted in to our Blanket(s). Then the Deadline will end.

We are hoping to make
1 - Large 100 Square Blanket.
1 - Small 25 Square Blanket which will be assembled by Linda herself.

6" (15cms) Square
Crocheted or Knitted. (Picture Squares)
Acrylic yarn.
In any Colours
Please attach a label to your Squares with your name and state which Challenge.


Some months ago I received an email from one of our 'SIBOLETTES' Linda.
At the time she was waiting for a cataract removal operation and it made her start thinking about how lucky we are here in the UK to be able to have such operations and how grateful she is herself.
She said,

"This afternoon I have
been thinking about all the people in the world who do not get such.
Wonderful treatment as us and being doing some research into cataract
charities. They are numerous, some even for children and this is where
this email is leading.

I wondered if in the fullness of time you could
possibly consider adopting a cataract charity for the proceeds from the
sale of a blanket on eBay as you have with cancer and Alzheimer's
charities. I thought maybe the blanket could be called " all things
bright and beautiful" because right now I would love to be able to see
the bounties of this wonderful world of ours with a clear vision once
again.


So in the fullness of time a blanket auctioned in aid of cataract removal
would be wonderful and thank you once again for agreeing to do this in
the name of SiBOL.

I have googled the words of "All things Bright and
BEautiful" and the scope for featured squares is huge and I am sure
beautiful ones will arrive from all over the world. I promise mine will
be there too."

  
I would very much like to do a special Challenge to raise some money for
'Sight Savers'.

Sightsavers works with partners in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean to help restore sight, prevent blindness and promote equality for people who are irreversibly blind.

Our Charity Blankets usually raise money for Charities here in the UK, but as our Group is 'international' after all I thought it would be a good idea on this occasion. Also my own Grandmother had cataracts which she never had removed so it is quite special to me personally too! Her excuse was, 'I'll never keep my head still enough!'

Although 'All Things Bright and Beautiful' is a brilliant name we have had it before on one of our Blankets and our Squares do come from all over the World from different people so therefore I am naming it  'What a Wonderful World!'


You could use the World as inspiration, what do you see around you? 
You could use the following words as inspiration. (See above header photo). Linda is starting us off with these beautiful Squares. Thank you! Brilliant.

All Things Bright And Beautiful -  Hymn

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all. 

Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colours,
He made their tiny wings.

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all


The purple-headed mountain,

The river running by,
The sunset and the morning,
That brightens up the sky;

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all

The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one;

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all

The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows for our play,
The rushes by the water,
To gather every day;

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all

He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.



Or the song from Louis Armstrong 'What a Wonderful World!'.

Songwriters: RICE-OXLEY, TIMOTHY JAMES / CHAPLIN, TOM / HUGHES, RICHARD DAVID / SANGER, JAMES KEITH WARNOCK
  
I see trees of green........ red roses too
I see em bloom..... for me and for you
And I think to myself.... what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue..... clouds of white
Bright blessed days....dark sacred nights
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world.

The colors of a rainbow.....so pretty ..in the sky
Are also on the faces.....of people ..going by
I see friends shaking hands.....sayin.. how do you do
They're really sayin......i love you. 
Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/l/louis+armstrong/what+a+wonderful+world_20085347.html ]

I hear babies cry...... I watch them grow
They'll learn much more.....than I'll never know
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world

The colors of a rainbow.....so pretty ..in the sky
Are there on the faces.....of people ..going by
I see friends shaking hands.....sayin.. how do you do
They're really sayin...*spoken*(I ....love....you).

I hear babies cry...... I watch them grow
*spoken*(you know their gonna learn
A whole lot more than I'll never know)
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself .......what a wonderful world.

We take everything that we see for granted, can you imagine what it would be like 'not to be able to see?'  There are plenty of people who would benefit from cataract removal operations. Let's try and help them!

 Thank you! 

x Sue x



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