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, 4 September 2014

Christmas Gifts for the Elderly.

Good Morning and Welcome!

Today's post is concentrating on 'Christmas Gifts for the Elderly'. I just thought it would be nice if we could try something different out. The idea of adding Shawls to our project has definitely been a success now it's time for something else.  I should have started this a couple of months ago but as things have been rather hectic at home with my Daughter fracturing her ankle time has been limited. I'm sorry about that. Anyway, I thought it might be nice if we could make some items to give out to the Homes at Christmas.

I have asked Ladies in our RAVELRY Group for ideas and I have also spoken to a couple of Homes just to see whether they think it's a good idea.  They tell me their Residents do go out to the Shops, attend Hospital appointments, Garden Centres, evenings out  etc., and warm clothing is always very useful.  Such as Fingerless Gloves, Wrist Warmers, Scarves, Hats etc., Items like that. The suggestion of Bed Socks, Bed Jackets etc., would also be very much appreciated. Really anything you like. I have to say I don't really want Cardigans and Jumpers.

So.....if you have time on your hands this Autumn why not make at least one item for a Christmas present? It's nice to have something to do while watching the TV on an evening and at the same time doing something really worthwhile for an Elderly Resident.

For example  I've already received these Fingerless Gloves from Paula953 over on RAVELRY. Great aren't they? Thanks Paula953.

Paula953 'Fingerless Gloves' for the SIBOL PROJECT.

If you have any ideas you would like to run past me please feel free to mail me
I'm Sue 

Now today I have received a gorgeous Sunshine Blanket from Gill. Made in Cream and Burgundy this once again is a superb Blanket.

A great size, beautiful combination of colours and a matching Butterfly!



Not only did I receive a Blanket from Gill I also received another Shawl and Butterfly to match.



Beautiful work - 
Thank you so much Gill.
A lot of work went into these two items.
I know they will be loved.

Well I think that's all for today.


Sue x 

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