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, 3 October 2013

CROCHETED LAPGHAN ON EBAY! BIDDING RUNS OUT AT MIDDAY!

Good Morning to you all and thanks for visiting 'SIBOL',

Some months ago Chalky of 'Chalky's World' suggested a Challenge for the SIBOL Group. Waiting for her cataract removal operation here in the UK, it got her thinking how fortunate we are here in the UK to be able to have these operations. But can you imagine what it would be like if we lived somewhere else where these operations were not available. She suggested a Challenge for us inspired by the words of 'All things bright and beautiful' and I invited Ladies worldwide to send a design on a  6" Crocheted or Knitted Square with the words from this hymn in mind. We also took inspiration from Louis Armstrongs 'What a Wonderful World'. We have had some amazing Squares and I would like to thank everyone for taking part.

This blanket is now on  EBAY  HERE'S THE LINK.

All of our SIBOL blankets are so unique and this is a one-off piece of work. Perhaps you know someone who has recently had a cataract operation and they too are grateful for the help of the Doctors. All proceeds from this blanket will go to 'Sight Savers', where the money will go towards helping others abroad.

Here's the 'Sight Savers' Link. 

Thanks to jessiebonbon for assembling 'What a Wonderful World' Thanks everyone!


What a gorgeous blanket and it was assembled by jessiebonbon over on RAVELRY

She's made a fabulous job with the wonderful Squares and it's now up to you to bid for it.
What a great Christmas present this would make for someone!


THANK YOU!

I know we are recovering now from the party we had last night for our 500th celebrations but it’s time to get our thinking caps back on because we have another Challenge to complete.
Yes it’s our Jersey Textile Festivals Challenge. 
We have done so well with our 500th Blanket and I would like the Festivals Challenge Blanket to be even better.
The Squares are quite slow coming in for this Challenge and it’s my job now to try and inspire you to pick up those needles and hooks and of course not forgetting ‘your thinking caps!’.
So let’s have some ideas.
Hot air Balloon Festivals 
Wine Festivals 
Book Festivals 
Food Festivals 
Harvest Festivals 
Music Festivals 
Film Festivals, 
Beer Festivals
There are plenty of ideas on ‘Google’. 
Have fun and thank you!
The Blanket will be sent off to Jersey Textile Showcase in time for next March 2014. It will be sold and all proceeds will go to Macmillan Nurses.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS CHALLENGE ARE:-
6" SQUARE
ACRYLIC IF POSSIBLE
LOTS OF COLOUR TO BE USED
KNITTED OR CROCHETED
WITH FESTIVALS AS A THEME FOR THE SQUARE.

PLEASE MAIL ME SUE ON sueatpigsty@talktalk.net
For my address.
If there is anything else you would like to know about our Blankets please mail me.
Thank you! 

x Sue x 

1 comment:

  1. Sue. Thank you so much for organising this wonderful blanket on behalf of Sightsavers. Thank you so much to the kind people who sent in squares and to Jessiebonbon for compiling such a tribute to all the wonderful things we can see.
    Thank you also to the person who made such a generous gift.
    I am so very pleased about it all. Linda

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