Our SIBOL TOTAL IS 1370! 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.

Donations of Sunshine Blankets/Shawls/Butterflies can be accepted between these dates.
1st March to 30th November 2017. Thank you.

Total 1370 Thank you!




Sunday, 22 December 2013

Happy Christmas to you and thank you!

Good Afternoon and Welcome to 'SIBOL',



May I take the opportunity of wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

Once again we have had a very busy year making and delivering our beautiful Sunshine Blankets to Hospices and Homes in the UK and I would like to take this  opportunity of thanking everyone concerned for their help.

I'm very pleased to be telling you that including the 9 Marie Curie Daffodil Blankets we have made we have delivered 268 this year. This is an amazing total and I know there are some really happy Elderly people receiving our Blankets.

The 'Sunshine Blankets' that we make are always so well received in the Homes useful in many ways for laps, wheelchair use, and thrown over  beds too. Most importantly our 'Sunshine Blankets' are talking points in the Homes and are giving a great deal of comfort to perhaps someone who doesn't receive many visitors. It's so nice for them to know that someone maybe living hundreds of miles away has made a Blanket for them and has been thinking of them.

I have enjoyed running the Group once again this year. I have met some really lovely Ladies along the way and also Staff and Residents in the Homes. I will do my best to run it successfully next year too even though we are changing a few things. If you are interested in joining our Group please follow the Link to RAVELRY. Everyone is welcome and we always have a lot to chat about.

I don't think I will have any more Blankets arriving now before Christmas, so may I take the opportunity of wishing you all a great time and a Big Thank You from the Homes and myself for your continued support.

If there is anything you would like to ask me about our Blankets please email me
on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net  I'm Sue thank you!

x Sue x

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Christmas Delivery Day!

Good Morning,

Thank you for popping in to 'SIBOL' I know you are all terribly busy getting ready for Christmas.

Today we have reached another milestone 60l 'Sunshine Blankets have now been made'.  I have put together 3 Blankets myself over the last week or so and this morning I received a beauty from Gwyneth in Wales. It's called 'Christmas Greetings'. This Blanket is made in great Christmasy colours and what a beautiful Blanket to receive at Christmas time! A simple idea with basic stitches make this Blanket another winner! It's really very nice thank you Gwyneth.

I took the Blankets in to St. Michaels at lunchtime and they are very grateful for them. A big thank you from Julie and all the Staff.



I'm sorry this is short and sweet, it's all go at home.

Thank you so much for the  gorgeous Blanket Gwyneth and to everyone else who have helped us make these beautiful Blankets for the Elderly.

x Sue x 


Mail from Julie at St. Michael's received this evening.

Hi sue
Thank you very much for the blankets our residents will love opening these Xmas morning can you thank all people involved in making these blankets and if you would be so kind to give me a picture for on show 
Have a lovely Xmas and a great new year 

From 
Julie and everyone at St michaels x

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Butterflies fly in!

Good morning!

I would like to thank Sherine this morning for 70 Butterflies received this morning for our Sunshine Blankets. I must have every colour here and they will be so useful for decorating our Blankets. Aren't they gorgeous? I went outside and 'played' with them! Thank you Sherine.  I haven't got an email address for you and have passed on my thanks to Fee. I'm hoping she will see my mail.


Happy Christmas to you all!  Thanks to Sherine for these amazing Butterflies!


x Sue x 


Tuesday Update.

Gorgeous Squares arrive today from Spain, my 
dear friend Edit.
Perfect colours for a Man I think.
Thank you Edit x

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Delivery Day!

Good Morning and Welcome!

Just letting you know that we are no longer accepting Knitted or Crocheted Squares, however we are accepting 'made up' Crocheted or Knitted Blankets for the Elderly. This is due to the high volume of Squares arriving at my home and also it's due to the cost of postage. When a batch of Squares arrive in my Home I group them together in to colours and then they are sent out to Ladies in our Group who assemble them together. One set of 25 Squares  would cost me £2.60 to send out to one of our Ladies and then it would cost the 'assembler' the same back to me. So the average cost of making a Blanket up is over £5.00. For the Group to continue I have to find ways to cut down, so from 1st January I have decided that I am only accepting Blankets which I will then of course distribute to the Homes. I really love running our Group and I love visiting the Homes but at present it is costing far too much.

Over the past year I have received such a lot of donated Blankets for the Elderly which I am very grateful for and I am sure we can do just the same next year but with out the Squares coming in to my Home. We are still going to have 'SIBOLETTES' host a Blanket as our Challenges and more details about this will be announced next year. So there will be opportunities to make a particular Square.

I am always very grateful to everyone that supports 'SIBOL' and I hope you will understand my situation.
Thank you.


Today is Delivery Day! 

Over the past few days I have been getting our 'Sunshine Blankets' ready for the last delivery of the year.

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This morning I visited Julie at St. Michaels Home for the Elderly in Olton.
It is always such a pleasure to pop in to this particular Home and say hello. There is always such a lovely friendly feeling when walking in and meeting the Staff. St. Michaels are one of our regular Homes and I know that our 'Sunshine Blankets' are always so welcomed.

Today I delivered 16 and I have promised them a few more. Last year the Blankets were wrapped up and saved until Christmas Day and it really made their Christmas.

16 Blankets delivered to St. Michaels today. Thank you!


Here's Julie with 'Santa! :)

Thank you so much for accepting our Blankets Julie and it was lovely to see you again.

I would like to thank everyone that has supported our 'SIBOL' project throughout the year I'm sure 2014 will be just as successful for us.

x Sue x

Monday, 9 December 2013

SQUARE STOP IN PLACE.

Hi everyone!

With the very high amount  of Squares coming in  to SIBOL HQ, I'm afraid I will have to put a 

'SQUARE STOP'

 in place after all. 

This means I can not accept any more 'SQUARES' until further notice.  

I will however accept 

'MADE UP BLANKETS'

if anyone wants to make and donate their own Blanket please do.

I'd be very happy to take it to a Local Care Home.

Thank you!

ANY QUERIES PLEASE MAIL ME

I'm Sue 

on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net

x Sue x 

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Colour!

Good Morning to you!

Welcome to 'SIBOL',

I am very pleased to be showing you some really beautiful Knitted Squares arriving from the 'Lovingly made' workshop down in East Grinstead, West Sussex. These certainly are going to make some great 'Sunshine Blankets' for the Elderly folk in Care Homes. I'm very grateful to everyone that has Knitted Squares for our 'SIBOL' project. Thank you for sending them to me.

If you would like to check their web site out please do I will give you their link.

Lovingly made - thank you

Thank you!


I still have some 'Sunshine Blankets' to take out sorry for the delay,
I have a really bad cold at the moment and will deliver them as soon as I can.

x Sue x 

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

A Butterfly from Venice.

Good evening and welcome!

I would like to thank Diane for sending me 200 beautiful Crocheted Squares. They actually arrived yesterday but as I was busy at home I couldn't get on to my lap top to Blog about them.  I would like to thank you for making them it must have took you ages. They are all made in such great colours and I can see some Men's Blankets being made  in the near future. We will assemble them as soon as we can and I know once made up the Elderly in the Homes are going to love them in their Blankets. 


200 Squares from Diane. Thank you!

Very much appreciated Diane thank you.

Today I received a gorgeous Crocheted Blanket from Sally. Made in small Squares this really is another wonderful Blanket for the Elderly. It is a lovely size and it is so warm. Not only did Sally make the Blanket she also made some SIBOL Butterflies which are always very useful. A great way to use un-wanted yarn too.

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SIBOL Butterflies from Sally. Thank you!



Sally recently went on a visit to Venice and look what she sent me with the Blanket today a beautiful Glass Butterfly. This is going to be put in my ornament cupboard it is so lovely and I shall treasure it always. I love Venice. Thank you for everything Sally. It was a pleasure to receive your Sunshine Blanket for the Elderly and I shall be taking it out very soon once I have got over this cold.


Sally sent me a Butterfly from Venice. I love it thank you!



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Thank you Diane and Sally.

x Sue x