It's been a very busy day here in 'SIBOL' Land. First of all this morning I have received two gorgeous 'Sunshine Blankets' and a 'Shawl' from Sally and then later on in the day joyce28, Maria and Maria-Jesus visited a Care Home in East Grinstead for me. It's so nice that our 'Sunshine Blankets' can be given to those further afield. We have some great photos for you of their visit but first of all let's take a look at Sally's work.
This Blanket I think is perfect for an Elderly Gent, beautifully Knitted it is so warm. I don't know about you but I think the days are starting to get chilly now. A Blanket for someone Elderly is a wonderful Gift.
Sally has also Crocheted a Blanket using the Good ol' Granny Square.
Made in yarn from her Stash once again this Blanket is a good size and is so colourful. This one too could be ideal for a Gent - why not?
All of our 'Sunshine Blankets' are decorated with Ribbon and 'SIBOL' Butterflies. The Butterflies are rather like our 'trade-mark' if you like. Butterflies were attached from around Blanket 7 or 8.
Not only did Sally make Blankets but she also made a colourful Shawl. We have now made over 60 Shawls for the Elderly. Take a look at this beauty!
This one reminds me of 'Harlequin'. I suppose if we did name our Shawls it would be perfect.
Gorgeous Knitted Squares Sally thank you. Butterflies were also enclosed in Sally's parcel.
A report about the visit now.
I would like to thank joyce28, Maria and Maria-Jesus for doing this on behalf of the 'SIBOL' Group. It really is lovely of the three of you to take time out of your weekend to visit the Home.
As you know I live in Birmingham in the West Midlands so mainly our Blankets are delivered locally to where I live so it is really nice that our 'Sunshine Blankets' can be given further afield and that more Elderly Residents can benefit from our work. Many of the Residents do not have visitors and to know that Ladies in the Crafting Community have made a Gift for them really does make a difference.
In closing may I thank Jo - the Events Co-Ordinator at Brendoncare Stildon Care Home in East Grinstead for the hospitality shown to our 'SIBOLETTE's' and for accepting our Blankets. It has been a pleasure to pop in today.
I will be showing you Jenny's Blanket very soon. Jenny is 16 years of age and over the last two years she has been Crocheting for the 'SIBOL' project. She has made a wonderful 'Sunshine Blanket' for the Elderly and I am going to devote a whole post to her so please keep popping in to the Blog. She deserves a post to herself I think.
Thanks to you all for visiting the Blog today and taking an interest in our work for the Elderly.
If there is anything you would like to ask me please feel free to mail me.
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x Sue x
This post has gone peculiar. Nothing I can do about it so sorry x