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
sueatpigsty@virginmedia.com

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.

Donations of Sunshine Blankets/Shawls/Butterflies can be accepted between these dates.
1st March to 30th November 2017. Thank you.

Total 1375 Thank you!




Thursday, 30 January 2014

Shawls and Sunshine Blankets arrive today!

Good Morning,

I am very happy to be showing you two gorgeous Shawls and a stunning 'Sunshine Blanket' very kindly made and donated by Bridie here in the UK.

It's so nice to know that the idea of making Shawls for the Elderly has been accepted well and it's lovely to see what patterns  you are using.  These two Shawls are made in great colour combinations and they are a perfect size too.

The Sunshine Blanket will be so useful too for the Elderly and I will be sure to take it with me over the next few weeks. The last date for accepting Shawls and Blankets is the 8th February as I am having my Kitchen installed and it's going to be rather difficult to take any photos.  So whatever comes in beforehand I will take with me.

Let's take a look now at Bridie's work.

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I love the colours in the Sunshine Blanket 'Bridie' you've made a wonderful job of it thank you very much.
The Elderly are going to love everything you have sent to me today.

As I'm writing this post the Postman has just made his lunchtime delivery. So I will take a break and see what's arrived!

I'm back ......a Sunshine Blanket has arrived from 'jessiebonbon!'.  The Squares in this Blanket have been made by Lynnes222 over in the States and she very kindly sent them to our 'SIBOL' project. 'jessiebonbon' has very kindly assembled the Squares for me and I absolutely love this Blanket. What a beautiful border too. Let's take a look at it now.


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'jessiebonbon' very kindly made some Butterflies to decorate the Blanket and she also enclosed some Ribbon thank you very much indeed. How perfect!

Well I think that's it for now. Mr. T. is taking me out to lunch so I must sign off now.

Thank you for visiting 'SIBOL' today! Thank you Bridie and 'jessiebonbon' your work is amazing!

x Sue x


Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Slide Show today!


My Slide Shows are back! I'm happy!


Monday, 27 January 2014

New Sunshine Blankets arrive today!

Good Morning and welcome!

I am very pleased to be showing you two 'Sunshine Blankets' which have arrived this morning from 'Sister Sestina' on RAVELRY. Thank you so much for sending these two lovely Blankets on to me I am very grateful to you.  I am due to go out to the Homes over the next few weeks and I will be sure to take them with me. Made in lovely colours they surely are going to keep an Elderly person warm.

Our 'Sunshine Blankets' are mounting up and I will be going out to the Homes very soon. The last date I can receive Blankets or Shawls for now is the 8th February. I am due to have my Kitchen installed on the 17th February and I have to get myself sorted. I'm hoping to receive again 3rd March but I will have to advise you on that.

Let's take a look now at 'Sister Sestina's' gorgeous Blankets.

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Superb thank you so much 'Sister Sestina'.
What lovely colour combinations once again.

Thanks so much!

x Sue x
Up-dated 2.17pm.

I'm back again because I have just picked up a parcel from joyce28 and Maria-Jesus from the local convenience store. Thank you both so much for sending these superb Blankets.

Let's take a look at 'Shooting Stars' first. 
This was made by Maria-Jesus.
You will see why it has this name.

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Great Butterflies too! Thank you.

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So different! Thank you Maria-Jesus.

Next we have a Take-a-bag that joyce28 has very kindly assembled for us.

It's called 'Pink Lemonade'.

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Thank you to everyone who sent in the Squares for this one.
Great Border joyce28 thank you.

Next.....we have 'Football Crazy'.
This is a fantastic Blanket for a Football fan we hope!

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Great name for a wonderful Blanket joyce28.
Thank you so much!

I'm really grateful for the Blankets received today.
A busy day here at SIBOL HQ.
It's always so interesting to see your Blankets arrive.

I do hope you have enjoyed viewing them.

x Sue x 

Friday, 24 January 2014

Colourful Blankets arrive!

Good afternoon and welcome!

I am very pleased to be showing you two fantastic Blankets today. They have arrived from Jayne and 'jessiebonbon'.

The first one has been made by 'jessiebonbon' over on RAVELRY. It's called 'Rainbow Blanket' and it is made from scraps of yarn. What a fantastic idea! We all have odd bits of yarn in our Stash that could be used this way. I do hope 'jessiebonbon' has inspired you to do something similar! It certainly is a very colourful Blanket and I know that an Elderly person is going to love the colours in this Blanket.

626 'jessiebonbon' RAVELRY. Thank you for 'Rainbow Blanket'.


Butterflies used on 'Rainbow Blanket' were sent in by Jayne.

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A great border finishes it off too! What a gorgeous Blanket.

Thank you very much indeed 'jessiebonbon'.


Secondly, I would like to thank Jayne for donating a Blanket to 'SIBOL'. This one has been finished off with a couple of tiny Butterflies I had in my Stash and I also found some Red Ribbon which compliments her Blanket really well I think. Only a few colours have been used in this Blanket but I'm sure you will agree they all co-ordinate so well.

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Another fantastic Blanket and gorgeous Butterflies too Jayne thank you. Great for my Stash.

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The Blankets are coming in very quickly this year which is lovely. Although
we are NOT collecting Squares now we have some beautiful donated 'Sunshine Blankets'
all ready to go off to the Elderly which is lovely. This saves us a lot of time assembling Squares this end.

Thank you both very much indeed!

x Sue x 

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Beautiful 'Sunshine Blankets' for the Elderly.

Good Morning,

Before I show you what's new today. I have a problem.....can you help?

Yesterday I received 3 'Sunshine Blankets' through the post and I thought they were Myrna's Blankets as I was expecting some. So I posted them on the Blog yesterday thinking they were hers. Unfortunately, there was no note inside the parcel. Well today I have now received 4 Blankets from Myrna. So the ones yesterday couldn't have been hers.  So if you are popping in to 'SIBOL' today and are wondering whether I have showed your Blankets please could you mail me. Sue on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net. I have put yesterday's post in to draft until I know who they belong to.  I am at present trawling through my emails to try and find out who they belong to and of course going back into my photo records to see if I can get a clue who they belong to. We have regular Ladies and I shall probably kick myself when I find out who they belong to but at the present moment it's a mystery.  I'm all over the place at the moment with my new routine at home.

Anyway today I have pleasure in showing you Myrna's 'Sunshine Blankets'. She has sent me 4 beautiful Blankets and it's going to be so difficult to think of names for these ones. But I'm sure with the help of Ladies on RAVELRY we will be successful.

Here's the first one.

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A pretty Border finishes it off so well. 

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Myrna has added her own Butterflies. They look lovely.
If you want to have a go at making them please follow this Link to Netties Blog in Australia.


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Can you spot the Snowman on the Blanket above? A real Christmasy Blanket I feel.


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I love how the Grey and Yellow Squares are placed in the Blanket above.

These Blankets are really stunning Myrna..
I love the Butterflies you have made and I know they are going to be so well received in the Homes.

Thank you very much indeed.

x Sue x

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Four Sunshine Blankets arrive today!

Good Morning to you all!

I am very pleased to be showing you four 'Sunshine Blankets' that have arrived today! Three from ? and  one that 'creative granny' has put together for me.

The first three are Blankets made and donated by ? Aren't they gorgeous? Please contact me if they are yours! Sue on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net

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We always add Butterflies and Ribbon to our Blankets which really finish them off so well and of course make a lovely gift for an Elderly person.

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Such pretty Blankets made in wonderful colour combinations.

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These Blankets are going to be so well received ?  thank you very much.
You must have spent hours Crocheting away!
I am very grateful to you thank you.

The next 'Sunshine Blanket' has been assembled by 'creativegranny'.

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I love the joining yarn and the border is perfect too thank you so much
'creativegranny'.

Thank you very much for helping me out.

Well that's it for today.

Thank you for taking the time to pop into the 'SIBOL' Blog.

x Sue x