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, 21 May 2014

Delivery today of 51 Sunshine Blankets!

Hi everyone!

Thanks for popping in to 'SIBOL' today.

I have had such a busy day today I'd like to tell you about it.

First of all I went to Irene's house. As you know Irene Knits Squares for us and today I came away with another big pile for us. Irene is 90 and lives in Sheltered Accommodation. Knitting for us gives her such a lot of pleasure. As you know I don't accept any other Squares now only from Irene as I know how important they are to her at this age.  I came away with these.

Irene and Co., Squares today. Thank you. x

Irene Knits so beautifully. Amazing at her age. Thank you Irene.

When I arrived home I had two parcels in the porch one from Sally and the other was from Jayne. Sally enclosed 2 Blankets which she had made up for me  and Jayne sent 3 Shawls and some beautiful Butterflies.

718 'Blocks and Stripes' assembled by Sally. Irene's Squares.

719 Thanks to Sally. 'Windows'. Irenes' Squares.

These two Blankets were made from Irenes' Squares some time ago. The Blankets have been assembled beautifully. Thank you so much for your help.

It was lovely to receive a parcel from Jayne today. She has been very busy indeed making Shawls for the Homes. Such wonderful colours and designs I love all three of them.

Jayne  P thank you for the Shawl. x

Jayne P Thank you for the Shawl. x

Jayne P. Thank you for the Shawl. x

I also received some 'SIBOL' Butterflies from Jayne. These will be terribly useful as my stash is going down now. I'm really very grateful to you for your wonderful donations today. I'm so pleased you have enjoyed making everything.

Jayne P Thank you for the Butterflies!

I had intentions of visiting a Home this afternoon so as soon as the Blankets and Shawls arrived this morning I got them ready for a Home. It was a bit of a rush but I managed it. Getting them ready is always so excited and I'm amazed that each one is so different. 51 'Sunshine Blankets' and 3 Shawls were ready finally.

Delivery Day again. Ashley Lodge Care Home, Moseley.


I am often asked how do I find a Home? Well I just type in 'Care Homes in ?' on Google and I have a long list come up. It's as simple as that. I often click on to their website and have a read about the Home. Today I found 'Ashley Lodge' Care Home in Moseley. I'm so pleased I did. When I telephoned to ask whether they would like donations of our Blankets they were only too pleased to accept them. I arranged to go up more or less straight away and was greeted by Linda.

Linda was so.....grateful to you all. She absolutely loved the Blankets and so did her Member of Staff - I think her name was Sue if I remember correctly.  They couldn't believe that everyone in our Group were so....generous thinking of her Residents. She said that they would use them in many ways maybe lying them on the foot of their beds in and also using them in the Lounge. She honestly just couldn't believe how talented you all were and how kind you all were. So a Big Thank you from Linda and her Staff and not to mention their Residents.

Linda asked if she could take a photo of me for her Notice Board. I always seem to have my eyes shut! :(



Linda is on the Left. What a lovely photo. Once again I know that our 'Sunshine Blankets' and 'Shawls' will be so useful to the Home. Our Blankets will certainly bring some Smiles  to the faces of the Residents in the Home and will also give them a lot of comfort.  As I told Linda our project was started 5 years ago and was in Memory of my Grandmother who lived to the age of 103. She was so lucky that she never had to go in to  a Home she lived very independently in her Bungalow but I realise there are many who aren't so lucky and it is to these people our project is aimed at. I'm sure it will be lovely for them to know that someone is thinking of them. Linda did say that she would let the Residents choose their own Blankets which I thought was a really good idea.

Thanks for visiting today and thank you once again for the wonderful Blankets and Shawls. They are always very much appreciated by all.

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