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, 13 August 2013

We celebrate our 500th Sunshine Blanket, join in the fun!

Good Morning and welcome to SIBOL.

First of all could I say my 'talk talk' account is playing up. On occasions I can't send email so I'm sorry about this. Apparently things are getting sorted their end. Also my land line has gone deady dead. One of those days!

I've had a busy week so far..... Monday I visited Victoria Lodge Care Home so I hope you can scroll down and read about my visit. Our Blankets were very well received and I would like to thank everyone for their support.

Tuesday this morning I visited our 90 year old 'SIBOLETTE' Irene. Irene is the Mother of June  who is 'The Chairman at the Craft Group' where I did the talk some months ago. June very kindly told her about our work and since then Irene has been making Squares for us. We have already put the Squares into two Blankets and now we have around another 50 for another two Blankets. She was only too pleased to make some for us it gives her something to do. Strange thing is she can see to knit but not to read. She gets an enormous amount of pleasure from doing the Squares so I am really pleased. Here they are and aren't they lovely! June has a twin sister too, so we had lots to talk about as you can imagine.


Then when I got back home I found JoannaD's Blanket in the porch. Joanna has very kindly made a Blanket out of Granny Squares, she loves them so much. Joanna loves a variety of crafts some of these are Sewing, Quilting and  also she is busy making her 'Mystery Blanket' which involves fair isle, beading and cabling. When the Knitting  get a bit tricky for her she has a break and makes Patchwork Granny Squares. What a good idea. It's her form of relaxing so I think this is a great name. The Blanket has been made using odds and ends of yarn that she had in her box and also some that her Grandma sent up to her. I'm very pleased you have found a use for them.

If you are new to Crochet, why not pop over to You Tube and learn how to make a simple Granny Square then perhaps you too could make a Blanket for SIBOL!

Let's take a look now Joanna, thank you so much you are very kind.


Very nice indeed Joanna. Here's your Slide Show!

Created with flickr slideshow.

This is actually our 500th Blanket would you believe, but I am going to number this 501. Simple reason being is that we are going to make a special 500th Blanket. Guess what! You are invited to take part. Now I would like an offer of making up the middle Square if someone would like to take that on. It would have to have the number 500 Crocheted or Knitted on.  I'm going to leave the colours of the Squares up to you. It's got to have a 'celebratory/party' theme to it though.

Let's see if we can make this a special one. Thank you.
Any queries please mail me Sue on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net
or RAV mail me MrsTwins

Raverly is a lovely place to be and I have been asking the Ladies on there  when they started to Crochet. If you would like to read their comments please follow the Link. You are welcome to join in the topic!

Well I think that's all for now. Cup of tea and then it's time for my hook.

Thanks for popping in today!

x Sue x

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