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!

Monday, 25 November 2013

Our 'Festivals' Blanket is now finished! Thank you!

Good Morning,

 If you remember back in 2012 we took part in the Jersey Textile Showcase with our special 'Your Local Landscape' Blanket which raised £95.00 for Jersey Mencap. Well this year I have been collecting 6" Knitted and Crocheted Squares for next year's Challenge. The Jersey Textile Showcase 2014 are having a special 'Festivals' theme. Of course I jumped at the chance of inviting Ladies to take part and although the Squares have been terribly slow coming in we have managed to make a 35 Square Blanket. This Blanket will be sent off to Jersey ready for next year's event. I wanted to get this Challenge finished before the end of the year so it's off my mind and we can concentrate on new Challenges for the Group. The Blanket will be exhibited 'hopefully' at their show and then when the show is finished they usually have a 'silent auction' and the person who bids the highest wins the Blanket. The money this year will go to Macmillan Nurses. The Squares have been fantastic with some really good ideas. My aim was to make this a really colourful Blanket, I do hope you like it. Here it is.... Ta ...Dah! Introducing to you our 'Festivals' Blanket!

Thanks to everyone for taking part.

I love making these Picture Square Blankets and I was thinking back this morning to the year of the Millennium. I can't believe it's now 13 years since we celebrated the year 2000. I had penfriends at the time and I invited them to help me make a Millennium Friendship Blanket. I know it's not Crocheting or Knitting but would you like to see it? Rather the same as what we are doing now but in Cross Stitch. The same sort of idea I invited them to send me a Cross Stitch piece of their favourite design. I'm pleased to say I am still very good friends with stricksusi1 and Brenda. I was just thinking back this morning.

Millennium Friendship Quilt 2000

Anyway back to the 'Festivals' Blanket. I 
have made a Slide Show so you can see in more detail the Squares. 
I am limited to what size I can put up in a Post on here but in a Slide Show the photos come out larger.

I am terribly grateful to everyone that has taken part and I will be sending this Blanket off
to Jersey in the next few days when I have done the paperwork to go with it.

Created with flickr slideshow.
That's all for now. I haven't had the post arrive yet, I may be back later.
x Sue x

I would like to thank Irene, Pat and Anne for the following Squares. Beautifully Knitted as usual. Irene is 90 years of ages and she is amazing. Her work is so lovely.
I'm sure we can make some more beautiful Blankets for the Elderly with these Squares.

Knitted Squares from Irene (Top Right). Pat (Top left) Anne (Bottom right). Thank you!

x Sue x 


  1. The blanket is gorgous, Sue.
    It was nice to see the friendship blanket :-).

  2. Hi Sue - it looks amazing!!! You've placed them so carefully to get all the different colours balanced.
    So many different festival ideas - I never even thought of scarecrows or ballons!
    Well done you - I hope it raises lots of money when it's auctioned.
    Bset wishes