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!

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Why not make a Blanket or Shawl for a Resident in a Home?

Good Afternoon,


Sue on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net

Lap Blankets otherwise known as our 'SIBOL' Sunshine Blankets make great gifts for the Elderly. Many Residents in Care Homes say how cold they are when they are up in their chairs. Of course you feel the cold more when you are not moving about. I think making 'Sunshine Blankets' is a great idea and our Group has been very successful in doing just that. We have now made 734 Blankets and the majority have now been distributed to Homes in the Birmingham, Cheshire, Dorset and soon East Grinstead area.  We have also started making Shawls for the Elderly too. What a great way to keep our hands busy and our thoughts on others! It's also a very good way to use up scraps of yarn. The Residents are always so thrilled that someone has thought of them.

'SIBOL' is a place where we can be creative and at the same time working for the Elderly so the design is up to you! Why not try a pattern out that you have recently seen on the internet?

Why not make at least ONE Blanket for an Elderly Person?
That's if you can spare the time of course?

Butterflies are always needed too. June is Butterfly Month and we desperately need Butterflies flying in to SIBOL HQ! We use them to decorate our beautiful Blankets and once again these are talking points in the Homes.

Here's some Links for a video tutorial an a written pattern version;

Written Pattern HERE

Video Tutorial HERE

If I can remind you that the SIBOL project was started in Memory of my Grandmother who passed away when she was 103. She was very fortunate indeed living independently in her own Home until the day she sadly passed away. She had lots of family and friends visiting her every day of the week and even cooked her own meals a 'british traditional meal every day!'  I realise there are many older people who aren't so lucky and it is to these people our project is aimed at. Very often sitting alone in Homes with no visitors. Wouldn't it be nice if  you could brighten someone's day!

Please pick up your Knitting Needles or Crocheting Hook and use some of that un-wanted yarn.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.
My email address is
Sue on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net

SIBOL CHALLENGES gives a lot of information too.

We also have a Group on RAVELRY

Thanks for visiting today!

x Sue x

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