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!

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Saturdays' post.

Good morning,

On the 29th October, I delivered 5 Shawls to The Grove Care Home where our 'Irene' now lives. She tells me that there were a few Ladies who were in need of Shawls so I left them with her. The Squares in the Shawls were made by Irene herself. I'm sure they will be very useful to them.

I also left 'Autumn Flowers' with her made by Coral. She desperately needed a  Blanket and 
couldn't stop admiring it. She said thank you Coral. 

Shawls ready for delivery. (The Grove).

and these ones were delivered to The Hermitage the same day.

My creation

Saturday  31st October.

1165 Allsorts made by GillyLilly thank you

Good afternoon to you all!

I would like to thank GillyLilly today for this wonderful Sunshine Blanket.
It is so colourful and a great size too.

Not only have I received a Sunshine Blanket from GillyLilly I have also received two beautiful Shawls too. They are  so pretty.


Thank you GillyLilly

x Sue x 

Monday, 26 October 2015

Peach Delight

Good afternoon to you all!

I would like to thank Charlotte today for sending in  a donation to 'SIBOL'.
A beautiful Sunshine Blanket made in Granny Squares is just perfect for a Resident in one of  the Care Homes I visit. This one is made in simple colours of Peach and White and it surely is a stunner.
Charlotte has worked so hard on this blanket, it's so neat and is a great size too.
Thank you so much Charlotte. It's very kind of you.

1164 Peach Delight many thanks Charlotte!


May I remind you all please that I need  Sunshine Blankets and Shawls by the end of November so that I can deliver them before Christmas.

Thank you for stopping by today!

x Sue x 

Friday, 23 October 2015

Grannies arrive today!

Good afternoon,

I have received 6 beautiful Sunshine Blankets today made and donated by the AXA Purls Knitting Group.  We have received some real beauties from them in the past too and I would like to thank everyone concerned for making them. Thanks also to 'Modelwidow' for sending them on to me.

The good ol' Granny Squares come in a variety of colours even including sparkly yarn. I absolutely love them. I can just see them lying across someone's bed and I know they are definitely going to add colour to their rooms.  They are a great size for a single bed. What a lot of work has gone in to the making of them. Let's take a look now.







1158 - Thanks to Axa Purls.

Thank you all very much indeed.

May I remind you please that Sunshine Blankets and Shawls must arrive before the end of November so that I can arrange to take them out to the Homes before Christmas.

As ever, may I thank you for your support.

x Sue x 

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Shawls from Sunderland.

Good evening and welcome!

Today I have received three pretty Crocheted Shawls from Sunderland. I can't thank the Lady by name because unfortunately she never enclosed her it. I have got her address thankfully so I will be writing to her by the 'old-fashioned' method of pen to paper!:) Could I just say it is very important that when sending donations to me I have your email address and name so I can acknowledge receipt thank you so much.

Lady in Sunderland sent Shawls thank you

I just love your work and I hope you have seen my post today!

x Sue x 

Monday, 19 October 2015

A busy day with lots to show you today!

Good afternoon and welcome!

Wow! That's all I can say today. I have received three parcels this morning and words fail me to describe how beautiful the Shawls and Sunshine Blankets are.

First of all we have work from pollypoppy (RAV) who lives in Spain.

1157, 1156, 1155 pollypoppy (Spain) Coral. Thank you so much.


What colourful Sunshine Blankets thank you pollypoppy!
Such beautiful work, and how kind of you to donate them to the Residents. Such great sizes and the Blankets are really interesting.  What a joy!

Next we have Sunshine Blankets made by Gill here in the UK. Take a look at these designs!
How clever you are!

1150 Wild Horse made and donated by Gill. Thank you.

Wild horse made and donated by Gill thank you.

Once again thank you Gill. 
I'm always telling you I can't believe how quickly you make your Blankets and such beauties too!

Next we have Sunshine Blankets from Myrna.
Such wonderful colour combinations!
You've been busy too Myrna your work is very much appreciated.

1149, 1148. 1147, 1146 thank you Myrna.

1149 One for the Fireside made and donated by Mryna thank you.


1148 Night Lavender thank you Myrna.


1147 Butterflies in the Garden. Thank you Myrna.


1146 - 'Colours of Autumn'. Thank you Myrna.



Myrna also sent in some Shawls today.

Three beautiful Shawls donated by Myrna thank you.

With Butterflies attached too the Residents are going to love them.Thank you

We have had such a lot of wonderful donations arrive today.
It's taken me all morning to load them up and showcase them  to you. I do hope they have inspired you to pick up your hooks!

I am always so grateful to everyone for their very kind
comments about our 'SIBOL' project and I know the Residents
are going to love your Blankets and Shawls.

My closing date for this year is end of November so please could you
send them to me by that date many thanks.

x Sue x 

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Shawls from Norway.


Hi everyone!

As you can see I've had some great Shawls arrive today from 'Isrose' who lives in  (Norway) along with some pretty Butterflies. I am so grateful to you 'Isrose' thank you.

Butterflies are used to decorate our Shawls and Sunshine Blankets they certainly add a nice finishing touch.


Aren't they pretty? I love them thank you.

x Sue x

Monday, 12 October 2015

Mondays post

Good afternoon and welcome!

I have a beautiful Sunshine Blanket and Shawl to show you which have been sent in by MarilynJG over on RAVELRY. Different panels of stitches make this  Sunshine Blanket very interesting to look at and the colours are bright and cheerful too.  The Shawl is  a good size and will definitely be very useful indeed.



I've tried to take some close ups for you.



Thank you Marilyn.

I love the Shawl and Blanket thank you so much MarilynJG.

x Sue x

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Saturday' post.

Good morning,

A very busy Saturday today.  May I thank Sally very much indeed for sending to me the three Shawls and Blanket which she has assembled for me.

1141 A Blanket of many colours - Irene/Carolyn thanks Sally for assembling.


Such a colourful Blanket I love the Squares mostly from Irene but some from Carolyn too.

Three Shawls - thanks Irene and Sally.

These Shawls have come out so well. Irene makes such fantastic Squares and she is nearly 93!
Isn't that amazing!

Sally you have made  wonderful job thank you so much.

Next we have two Sunshine Blankets from Linda.
I don't know how you crochet them so quickly!
A special Christmas Blanket for some one too!  You are so kind thank you.



I love the Pom Pom's what a nice idea!

Next we have pastels!



Great colours put together Linda thank you. You've made some wonderful Blankets for us lately thank you!

 x Sue x