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!

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

I learn to Knit today!

Good Afternoon,

As I have said in previous posts, our Jersey Textile Showcase 'Festivals Challenge'  is ending in November. This is the last chance to make a Square and send it for our special Challenge. So all Squares need to be here by 30th November. Thank you. All details are on here.   I am also collecting Squares with Bunting Knitted or Crocheted on to it. If possible the Bunting must be in these colours, purple, orange, fuchsia pink, lime green, red and turquoise.  But please do not worry if you haven't got them all. 

joyce28. Thank you for the Bunting Square. Why not Make a 6" Bunting Square for Macmillan nurses 'Jersey Textile Showcase?'.

Today bonsall sent in two Squares for our Blanket. 'Festivals of Colour' why not indeed! A fantastic idea and these Squares are definitely very colourful bonsall. I love them thank you. 

bonsall (UK) Such pretty Squares thank you!

At 11.30  this morning I visited Irene our 90 year old Knitter.
We had a lovely chat and I came away with these colourful Squares that Pat and herself had Knitted for us.

Irene, Pat thank you!

We chatted about Knitting and as Irene had already started a Square
I asked her if she would show me how to Knit.
She showed me plain and purl and next time I visit she is going to show me how to 
cast on. What fun we both had this morning!

I asked Irene if she would take a photo on my phone. I don't know 
why this went to Black and White. But here it is.

Our 90 year old teaching me to do Plain and Purl! x :)


Anyway I have come away with enough Squares for 4 Blankets at least.

So more Blankets for the Elderly!

Thank you Pat and Irene.

Just thought I would let you know too that yesterday I did this.

ITV’s ‘This Morning’ has been asking people to tell them about their ‘Moment of Kindness’. I thought it would be nice if I told them about what we did yesterday. For everyone filling out the form they will donate £5.00 to the Text Santa appeal. 
Here’s the Link.
So I told them about us making the Sunshine Blankets and delivering 18 to Stennards Care Home yesterday. 

Thanks for visiting today!

x Sue x 


  1. The great thing about knitting is that there are really only 2 stitches to learn and we call them the same in every country. Crochet would be much easier if it had an international language.

  2. and....you are very good at it too Una ! x
    Thank you x