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!

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Such a long post today. Pop in and see what's new!

Good Afternoon,

I would like to thank 'Knit for Peace' for sending me Blankets for our 'SIBOL' project.
So colourful and I know they will be very well accepted by the Homes. Thank you Jamie for organising this.










I would also like to thank Una for sending me 'Northern Lights'. A great name and so bright and cheerful. 

800 'Northern Lights' thanks to Una x


Una you have knitted 'Northern Lights' so well. I just love it.
Thank you so much.
If you would like to pop over to Una's Blog
Please follow the Link. She'll tell you more about the making of this Blanket.

Then today we have some Shawls.

The first two have been beautifully made by 'jenn1feranne' over on RAVELRY.






'jenn1feranne' - absolutely perfect and a great way of using yarn  in your stash!
Thanks so much! I do have the pattern if anyone is interested.

sueatpigsty@talktalk.net  (Sue)

I would also like to thank 'GillyLilly' for her two Shawls too!
Made in wonderful colours and so delicate these are going to be so well accepted by the Home I am visiting soon.




Thanks to 'Gilly Lilly for these two beautiful Shawls. I love them. x


The patterns are lovely in both Shawls and I especially like the front edging on the bottom Shawl.

We are going to have some pretty Residents!
I am always so proud of the work I take in to the Homes and it's always such a joy to receive parcels from you.

Today is a very busy day. I've just had more parcels arrive.
I'll be back in a jiffy - so exciting  it's like Christmas every day!

Thank you 'jenn1feranne' and 'GillyLilly'.
Also 'Knit For Peace' (Jamie).

The two parcels I have just opened are from Samantha and her Mother Diane.

Let's take a look at them now.

The first one coming up is a Granny Square Blanket. It was sent to Samantha by Jane 'Axa Purls Knitting Group.  The Blanket was a little small and Samantha kindly offered to make the Blanket larger. It has arrived back today and you honestly wouldn't have known that it was started by someone else. Matched up beautifully. Thank you so much for helping us out on this one Samantha.



Thank you.

Samantha has also made a Blanket herself for 'SIBOL' and I am very
grateful to you. The Squares are all different but put together with the
joining and border make a terrific Blanket.



I think this Blanket is so interesting to look at.

Samantha tells me in her letter that she used to work in a Residential Home and was
always saddened at the lack of visitors. So many of the Residents were alone with no
personal effects in their room. She can imagine the joy the Residents will receive with a Gift
of a personal handmade 'Sunshine Blanket'.  

I have also been told this on my visits.

Now Samantha's Mother Diane has been busy. Just look at this wonderful
Blanket! It is so......big. Diane must have spent many hours making this Blanket.
Granny Stripes in the centre and then finished with rounds of every colour you could imagine.

I am sure one of the Homes will be very grateful for this Blanket it's so colourful.
Thank you very much indeed Diane.  I hope you can see photos of your Blanket.



Now a closer look.


It was so large I hardly had room to take a photo.

Thank you also for the Ribbons they have come in very useful today.

In closing may I thank you for popping in today to see what's new and a big thank you to
every one who has donated their beautiful work today.

I will be taking these Shawls and Blankets out over the next few weeks
and I can promise you I will find good homes for them.

If there is anything you would like to ask me please feel
free to email me

I'm Sue 



Thank you!  x

1 comment:

  1. What a lot of beautiful blankets and shawls. Well done to all the makers and best wishes to all those who will receive them.