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!

Saturday, 10 August 2013

What a Wonderful World Squares and three beautiful donated Blankets!

Good Afternoon,

I had some lovely Blankets arrive in the post today from Kathy and I would like to thank her very much indeed for making them. The three Blankets are all so different and it was interesting to see that we have a Granny Stripe amongst them. I'm calling this one 'Stripey Granny'.


Why not pop over to Lucy's Blog and have a go yourself! Here's the Link and of course you too could donate one to SIBOL! All of our Blankets showing on the SIBOL Blog are made for the Elderly in Nursing/Care Homes/Sheltered Accommodation and in the past we have also given them to Elderly people out in the Community. Since January 2010 we have made nearly  500 and I am very grateful to everyone that has supported our work. They really are making a difference to the Elderly. When I go out to the Homes I am often told that the ones they have are 'old and tatty' and what a great way of brightening someones day up! I will have to go out to the Homes over the next week I think I have over 20 upstairs which really need a home now.

Making Blankets up and sending them to me really does help me as you can imagine. Please be assured that every Blanket I receive here goes out to the Elderly and are never sold. The only ones we sell are ones that we make for Charities such as in the past Marie Curie, Breast Cancer, Alzheimers, Mencap, organisations like that. I do also make Blankets 'personally' which are sold to raise money for my 'hidden fees' such as Stationery, yarn, ribbons, petrol etc.,

Now let's get back to the Blankets that I have received.

I love this one too. Aren't these colours good together?



The one above is so pretty too! Another way to de-stash your yarn!

Thank you so much for making these Blankets Kathy, you have made them so quick too!
Your work is very much appreciated. I shall be very pleased to take these out with me and I'm glad they arrived in time.

I am also very pleased to be showing you some Squares for our 'What a Wonderful World' Challenge.
joyce28 has some fantastic ideas here and they are just perfect. Why not have a go yourself!
The details are on here. SIBOL CHALLENGES. Thanks very much joyce28!

joyce28 Squares for 'Wonderful World' Challenge thank you! Superb!

What makes the World a wonderful place for you? Joyce has made Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn. Also and an Elephant and a Bumble Bee! Fantastic.

If there is anything at all you would like to ask me about our Blankets please do not hesitate to mail me.
Here's my address
Sue on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net.

Thanks for visiting today and I do hope you will scroll down and view our other Blankets assembled.

x Sue x


  1. Absolutely lovely-I particularly like the purple one :-) One day I shall try making a 'Granny Stripe'...

  2. Great blankets, I love cheerful colours!
    And fantastic squares from Joyce, I'm always amazed at how original your squares are xx