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, 10 September 2013

A bumper delivery today. Pop in and see!

Good afternoon and welcome to 'SIBOL',

I have had a bumper delivery of parcels today and I would like to thank everyone who has sent them to me. I asked the new Postman last week what had happened to my usual Postie. He said our road is now on a 'van route' and I'm sure we have something to do with it. Just take a look at this photo it was just like Christmas this morning.

Post received 10/09/2013 Wow!

I couldn't wait to open them. I'm keeping you in suspense I think..


So after visiting my favourite place 'Tesco' and visiting my Mother I came home had lunch and then sat down to work through all these parcels. The first one I opened was from joyce28. A cake Square for our 500th Blanket. Isn't this gorgeous? We can all have a piece of cake when our Blanket is finished there is enough to go round don't you think?


Thank you joyce28.

The next two Squares have arrived from jenn1feranne. I am very pleased you have taken part in our Challenges. These Squares are going to look amazing!

The first one is 'Friends holding hands' for our 'Wonderful World Challenge'. What a great idea! Looks like you have added a silver bracelet to the Square :) Nice idea. Thank you!

jenn1feranne 'What a Wonderful World' Square 'Friends holding hands'. Thank you!

What do we need when we have a party? Lots of fireworks! Thanks jenn1feranne! Another brilliant Square.
Let's take a look now.

jenn1feranne thank you! '500th Blanket' - Fireworks!

Thank you ever so much for sending them on to me they are going to look great in our special Blankets.

I have some new Blankets to show you and I am so...excited, all three are beautiful.

The first one has been made by suse-su here in the UK. suse-su has tried out the Sarah London 'wool-eater' pattern and I'm sure you will love it.  Our Sunshine Blankets don't have to comprise of Squares you are most welcome to make a Blanket up using any pattern.  This is going to be wonderful for an Elderly person it is so warm and has been made beautifully.


suse-su tells me in her letter that the red wool was already in her stash but the rest came from a lovely lady who answered her freecycle request looking for any spare bits of wool. suse-su sent her a couple of photos while it was in progress and of course when she finished it. She was so impressed she has written a blog about it and put it on her facebook page to help advertise the SIBOL cause. I would love you all to do that if you could! What a great idea.  Her blog post can be found here on the Link  and I'm very happy to be mentioning it on my blog.  I am very grateful to you both this was a fantastic idea.

suse-su also sent some Squares today.

'Leaving reality' thank you for the Squares! Some for our 'Sight Savers' Challenge. Textured ones.

suse-su made some  textured Squares for our 'Sight-Savers' Challenge and I will be very pleased to pass these on with the others to Linda down in Devon who is assembling the second Blanket for us.  I'm pleased you joined in with the Challenge.

I would like to thank you very much indeed for all the work you have put in to the Squares and Blanket I am terribly grateful to you for everything.

A Slide Show for you suse-su!

Created with flickr slideshow.

I had fun taking photos today for you! Sit back and enjoy!

The other two Blankets have been assembled by Sally and I am terribly grateful to her once again.
Sally is so good assembling Knitted Squares and makes a wonderful job of putting them together.
Just take a look at these wonderful Blankets.

Putting only two borders on the brightly coloured one is such a good idea and so different. I love the other one too the joining is really interesting. Superb thank you Sally! These are going to be loved in the homes.



Well I have had a busy day here at SIBOL, it's been a pleasure to receive your work  and take photos for you. I am terribly grateful to everyone that has taken part in our project and the Blankets will be delivered very soon. I know they are all going to be loved.

Thanks for  visiting today!
x Sue x 

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