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, 30 June 2014

Butterflies, Shawls and 'Sunshine Blankets' arriving today!

Good Morning and Welcome!

I'm very pleased to be showing you pretty Butterflies, Shawls and Blankets today so thank you for popping in!

First of all we have had some Butterflies fly in all the way from France.

'Roamin in the Gloamin' over on the MSE Knitting forum thank you very much indeed!
These will certainly be very useful over the next few weeks. Made in wonderful colours we definitely have
a great variety!

Butterflies from France 'Roamin in the Gloamin' thank you! 'Jean'. MSE.


Then we have Butterflies and two Shawls from Jayne here in the UK.

Once again such beautiful Butterflies and I'm really pleased you have enjoyed making two Shawls for the Elderly.  Let's take a look at them now.

Jayne thank you for the Butterflies!




Aren't they pretty! I love them thank you so much Jayne!

I recently had Squares and halves from Irene and Sally has been very busy assembling them for us.
She has put together two wonderful Shawls. I love the pastel colours very much.

Sally thank you for making these Squares & Half ones up. Beautiful Shawl I love it.


So delicate and feminine thank you!

Also Sally assembled a 'Sunshine Blanket' for us. Once again the Squares were from our 90 year old 'SIBOLETTE' Irene.

763 Thank you Sally for assembling Irene's Squares.


Reminds me of the Sea and Sand.

Not only has Sally assembled these Squares for me she has also made a beautiful Patchwork Blanket and a Knitted Shawl. How kind of you thank you so much. 



The border finishes it off beautifully Sally. A complete surprise thanks very much!

A Knitted Shawl for the Elderly too. I love the button on this Shawl,  it finishes it off so well and look at the striking edging! What a wonderful gift for an Elderly person. I'm very grateful to you Sally. Thank you.



Also some Butterflies were enclosed in the parcel. Thanks for making them Sally.

Sally thank you for the Butterflies.

Well what a bumper delivery today once again!
Thank you all for the wonderful Butterflies, Shawls and Blankets.

Here are the Shawls we have made.


We definitely are sending some Sunshine into the Lives of the Elderly!

Thanks for visiting today!

x Sue x 

Saturday, 28 June 2014

'Crochet Cabaret'.

Good Afternoon,

I would like to thank Joanna D for sending a 'Sunshine Blanket' to us. It's called 'Crochet Cabaret' and what fun Joanna must have had picking out these beautiful colours from her stash. What a great way to use that un-wanted yarn up! It's so pretty decorated with Ribbon and Butterflies. Let's take a look.

762 'Crochet Cabaret' made by Joanna D.



Thank you so much Joanna, I love this Blanket.

x Sue x

Friday, 27 June 2014

Blankets galore!

Good Morning,

Well couriers and posties are certainly arriving at HQ today!
We have some lovely Blankets sent in from the 'Knit For Peace' Group.
Thank you very much indeed. A sack full to be honest with you and I'm sure they will be very
useful to a local Care Home. Please thank everyone for us!

Let's take a look.

Knit For Peace thank you for your donation.

There are two large double size Crocheted Blankets that are far too  large for me to take photos.
 Sorry about that.




750 Knit For Peace thank you.

751 Knit For Peace thank you.

I'm sure Residents in the Homes are going to love these Blankets thank you very much indeed.
We don't usually accepted Quilted Blankets/Throws but on this occasion I will. I'm sure with the cut backs in the Homes at present they will be very useful to them.

We have also had two parcels arrive from the AXA Purls Knitting Group.
I would like to thank 'modelwidow' for organising the bundle of beautifully Crocheted 'Sunshine Blankets'.
Once again they are all superb and I love the Glittery yarn used in them.
Please...thank everyone for us!

Axa Purls Knitting Group have sent 10 Sunshine Blankets thank you!



I love Granny Squares whatever size they are!

761 Axa Purls thank you!

760 Axa Purls thank you!

759 Axa Purls thank you!

758 Axa Purls thank you!

757 Axa Purls thank you!

756 Axa Purls thank you!

755 Axa Purls thank you!

754 Axa Purls thank you!

No two 'Sunshine Blankets' are ever the same. Each one is so unique!
These Granny Blankets prove that!

I also received some 'SIBOL' Butterflies for decoration thank you 'Axa Purls Knitting Group' they are gorgeous!

Many many thanks to everyone for supporting the 'SIBOL' project.
Thanks to you for popping in too!

x Sue x 

Saturday, 21 June 2014

More to see on the SIBOL Website!

Good Morning to you all!

Bev thank you for the Shawl.

Bev thank you for the Shawl.

I would like to thank joyce28 for sending over two photos of Shawls received at her home this week. They have arrived from baw1812 over on RAVELRY. joyce28 is going to take them along with Sunshine Blankets to a Care Home near to where she lives. It's nice that our Blankets and Shawls are going to other parts of the UK not just in the Birmingham area to where I live. These Shawls are stunning. Made in wonderful colours in the very popular Half Granny Shawl style they are going to be loved once again.

Thank you very much indeed baw1812!

I would also like to thank Annha for wonderful Butterflies received this morning (Top photo) and also Berryqueen for her Butterflies. Annha has attached the Butterflies to the card a great way to post them! Thank you both very much indeed.

Annha RAV. Thank you so much!

Berryqueen thank you for the Butterflies.

Both sets are really lovely and will be very useful for the talk I have been invited to attend in July. I plan to take a Basket of Butterflies to give out to the Church Knitting Group. I am really looking forward to going to meet the Ladies. I have been told they do a lot of work for Samaritans Purse but are looking for something else  to do. So I hope I can get them involved in the SIBOL Project.

May I give you some LINKS for Butterflies and Shawls?

SHAWLS Here's the LINK


Thanks to everyone for supporting the SIBOL Project and if you have any enquiries please do not hestiate to contact me.

I'm Sue on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net

Bye for now

x Sue x

Friday, 20 June 2014

Shawls and Sunshine Blankets new in today!

Good Afternoon to you all!

Thanks for visiting 'SIBOL' today.

I would like to thank Kate for  two 'Sunshine Blankets' received today. It really is very kind of you to take time out to make these 'Sunshine Blankets' for the Elderly. I've taken some photos for you.




Do you know I think this would look lovely on the back of a chair in 
a Home.

Love the colour of the yarn too.

Great colours in the next one too! I've decorated with our usual 'SIBOL' Butterflies and Ribbon. 
What a lovely gift for someone!




I would also like to thank Kate's  Mother for sending in a bag of Ribbon for our
Blankets they will be very useful to me.


I had a visit from pippa and her Husband this morning. She very kindly bought me a bag of 'SIBOL' goodies!

Let's take a look now.

Two gorgeous Shawls 



Made in wonderful colours. I love this pattern.

Also a 'Sunshine Blanket'. Squares were ones that she had made from the 'Art of Crochet'
a while back and  some of them are from Grace. A great border finishes it off so well.

746 Thank you pippa.


Another 'Sunshine Blanket' for the Elderly.

I'm  very grateful for the Shawls and Blanket pippa also for the pretty Butterflies. Thank you!

Thank you pippa for the Butterflies!

It was lovely to see you both.

Thank you Kate too. 

Thank you all for visiting today and for your continued support.

x Sue x