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!

Monday, 20 October 2014

61 Sunshine Blankets delivered today!

Good afternoon and welcome!

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.

Thanks to 'me' Shawls for the Elderly.

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.

Sally thank you.

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I managed to get this one decorated up before I left this morning.



Shawl from Sally thank you.


Fantastic Sally thank you so much.

Before I go I have to show you these wonderful Christmas Gifts made for the Elderly
by Sally.

Perfect Christmas Gifts for the Elderly.

I had no idea you were making them Sally.
They are perfect thank you so much.
Made beautifully.

There is still time to make small items to keep our Elderly Residents warm.
So please feel free to do so.

My deadline date is end of November.

If there is anything you would like to ask me  please contact me
I'm Sue

Thanks to Kingsleigh House and  Olivet for accepting our Sunshine Blankets today!
It was lovely to meet you all.

x Sue x

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