Thanks for visiting the 'SIBOL' Blog. I would like to welcome everyone visiting us today. We certainly have had a busy week and I do hope you will scroll down to the previous posts and catch up. I have visited a Local Care Home this week delivering our 'Sunshine Blankets', received beautiful Blankets and Squares and I also watched a very interesting programme on BBC 4 called 'Fabric of Britain'. This really was very interesting, I particularly enjoyed the part about Knitting through the war time. I'm sure you will too.
I would like to say hello to anyone visiting us through 'Simply Crochet' because in Issue 10 we have had a great write up about our 'SIBOL' project and if you scroll down again you will be able to catch up with that too. I have already had enquiries about our work so I'm really pleased.
I would like to say at this point that we now have enough Squares for our special 500th Blanket so I can't accept anymore. Thanks to everyone that has taken part. This is to celebrate the making of our 500th Sunshine Blanket although now we have reached 532 which is amazing! As soon as I take Blankets in to the Homes I get more delivered which is great and actually it's so nice that you are all helping me with the making of a whole Blanket because as you can realise this takes up a lot of time assembling and I have the uploading and Blogs to take care of too.
I do however need to publicise the 'Festivals' Challenge and you can find all information over on this Link to SIBOL CHALLENGES. I need Squares in as soon as possible. They can be 6" Knitted or Crocheted Squares with a 'Festivals' theme. I will give you some examples. We have had Squares in for a Wine Festival, Flower Festival, Fireworks Festival and there could be plenty more. Such as a Book Festival, Music Festival. The ideas are endless. Do you think you could make a Square for us? I would be very happy to accept it. Details are on SIBOL CHALLENGES thank you!
One of our 'SIBOLETTES' Sally is very good she takes cares of the Knitted Squares for me. One of our Ladies 'Irene' makes beautiful 6" Knitted Squares but as I am not too good assembling Knitted ones Sally very kindly takes care of this for me. Saying this I have had around 90 Squares come in from a Scottish Craft Group and if anyone would like to assemble any for me please feel free to contact me. I don't want Sally to feel she has to take care of all of them. So if you have time on your hands and would like to help us that way please feel free to contact me. My mail address is 'Sue' on firstname.lastname@example.org
Now lets take care of what I have received today. Thank you!
On June 20th of this year, Beverly (baw1812) over on RAVLERY very kindly invited Ladies to take part in her Dahlia Challenge.The Square in question is the Dahlia Square from Jan Eaton's 200 Block Book. Here's the Link to her project page. She asked if Ladies could make the Flowers in really bright colours and do the edge in any shade of green they have. She made a red one for a SIBOL June swap and also some yellow ones that she sent to me to put in to other Blankets. I of course thought that this was a fantastic idea and soon after Ladies started sending their Squares to Bev. Well today I have received the Blanket back and I am so excited to be showing you.
The Blanket is called 'Darling Dahlias' and it's absolutely superb.
I have to thank Bev and everyone else for taking part in this special Challenge.
Here it is.
As you can see Bev has made beautiful Butterflies co-ordinating very well indeed with the rich colour used on the border. Cream for the joining really makes the Flowers stand out don't you think? Can you imagine an Elderly person in a Home accepting this Blanket? They are going to love it and I'm sure they will enjoy looking at the Flowers and thinking perhaps of their own Garden. Once again a very nice talking point too.
I have made a Slide Show for you! Thank you.
Not only did Bev send in the Blanket she sent some great Squares for our Challenges too!
Two Squares for our 'Festivals' Challenge called 'Festival of Quilts' so....pretty!
A Square for our 500th Blanket. A present! Everyone needs a present if you are having a party!
Also some great Squares for our stash. Thank you.