Well I've had a very busy day today. Over the past few days I have been getting the Sunshine Blankets ready for delivering to local Care Homes. In total including Sally's Blanket received today
I had 61 in total to deliver.
The Blankets look so pretty decorated with Butterflies and Ribbon and it's always lovely to attach little cards to say who's made the Blanket too.
They look really lovely all piled up an I can't get over how quickly they arrive at my Home. Ladies from all over the UK and further afield take part in our 'SIBOL' project and I am always very grateful to you all. The Homes really appreciate your kindness.
I often pass by Kingsleigh House Care Home, Kings Norton, Birmingham on my way to the wool shop and I have often thought one day I will ask if they would like any of our Blankets. This morning I spoke to Alan the Manager and arranged to pop over with 30 of our beautiful Sunshine Blankets. It was a lovely welcome and Alan and one of the Staff were very pleased to accept our Blankets. I gave them some background information about our Group and also the Charity Blankets that we have made in the past. They absolutely loved them. They both kindly agreed to having their photos taken.
Photos are very important because it's like the end of the journey if you like. It's nice to see which Home they reach and I know everyone is interested in my Delivery Days!
Thank you for accepting our Blankets it was nice to meet you both. The Home thanked you for making the Blankets for them.
Alan gave me the address of one of their sister Homes Olivet in Acocks Green, Birmingham. I hadn't heard of this one. I decided just after visiting him that I would make contact with them. I spoke to Jane who was only too pleased to meet me. Piling up our Blankets and taking more photos before leaving. We certainly have some beauties! Another 31 in fact!
It didn't take me long to find Olivet, setting the sat nav on my iphone it was really easy.
Although Jane was busy she found time along with other members of Staff to look at our Blankets.
They once again loved our work. I have been told on many occasions how useful the Blankets will be to their Residents and I'm so pleased we will make them happy. They certainly will be talking points for many days to come!
Both Homes say thank you to everyone and a special thank you from me too!
I met my Daughter for lunch and afterwards I went round to Irene's our 90 year old 'SIBOLETTE'.
Taking her 3 Shawls I had made. Irene's neighbour visits St. Katherines Home, in Balsall Common and she offered to take in a couple of Shawls for me.Sadly I wont be able to get photos this time but here are the Shawls.
As you know I do not accept Squares from anyone contacting me due to postage and time to assemble them, but Knitting Squares to Irene is very important. She can't see to read but she can to Knit and she tells me many times that it gives her something to do. So I'm happy to accept them from her.
I hope these odd shapes can be used in our Blankets too!
Thank you Irene.
Not only have I delivered Sunshine Blankets and picked up Squares I have also had a pretty Blanket arrive from Sally and two gorgeous Shawls.
I managed to get this one decorated up before I left this morning.