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!

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Helping Cancer patients in Belgium. Would you like to make a Square/Blanket?

Good afternoon,

Some years ago when the 'SIBOL' project started a Lady in Belgium her username being 'theemuts' on RAVELRY contacted me offering help to make Squares for our project. This kind Lady had not picked up her Crocheting hook for over 20 years and the 'SIBOL' project inspired her to try again and over many months she sent me numerous Squares which we put into Blankets. She also sent me beautiful Blankets too which I gave to Care Homes here in the UK.

With the cost of postage increasing  Tinka decided to try and help people near to her own home. So she started making Blankets/Lapghans for Cancer patients at  '“Zorghuis Oostende'.

Last year she was able to send them 17 lapghans , 1 shawl and 1 pair of bedsocks. The Home were very happy to accept her work and they always let her know what the guests think of her Lapghans when they receive one. Last summer she visited the home, it was great to see with her  own eyes where the guests stay   during or after their chemotherapy. The Home runs on 2 halftime care takers and volonteers 24/24. Tinka tells me it was nice to meet some of the staff. They told her how her Lapghans change something for their geusts - they love the cheerful colours and all of them use them and take them home.

If you'd like to pop over to You Tube there is a short video of the Home here's the LINK. It looks a lovely Home and I think what Tinka is doing is absolutely fantastic. I am  so pleased that the 'SIBOL' project has inspired her to do this. 

At the moment Tinka produces about 1 Lapghan a month for the organisation. She would like to make more can  you help please? Maybe if you live in Belgium or The Netherlands or any other part of Europe you would consider helping. I'm sure there are Ladies in the UK too who would like to make a Square for this worthwhile Charity. 

Tinka would be happy to accept a square  measuring (15 cm or 20 cm/ 6 inch or 8 inch) so that she could put them into a Lapghan. OR if you have the time would you consider making a Lapghan for her. I'm sure she would be over the moon to receive one. 

If you would like to ask Tinka any other question please contact her.

You will find her over on RAVELRY Here's the LINK.


x Sue x 

1 comment:

  1. Tinka has done very well helping those cancer patients. Love that blue blanket.