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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 2016. Thank you.



Thursday, 7 April 2016

Delivery Day!


Good morning and welcome!

It's one of our Delivery Days today and I would like to thank every one that has sent me Sunshine Blankets and Shawls for Residents in Care Homes.

Today I visited Maple Dene Care Home which is situated in  Moseley, Birmingham where I met Leisha the Home Manager, a member of Staff and  Debbie one of the Residents

The Home is beautifully decorated and as soon as you walk through the door you instantly get a warm and welcoming feeling. 

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Today I took in 27 Sunshine Blankets and 12 Shawls and Leisha and Debbie absolutely loved them. 
Over the past few days I have been getting the donations ready.

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Thank you to Rachel (18 yrs), Elsie and friends.

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Thank you Gilly Lilly.


In fact Leisha asked Debbie to choose a Blanket while I was there and she chose one of Sally's Blankets called 'Sea and Sand'. Made in beautiful Yellow and Blue Crocheted  Squares Debbie thought it was perfect for her lap.

I am always so proud of our Blankets and Shawls and I can honestly tell you that they really were admired. They will be used on  Laps but  also to be put on the beds in Residents' rooms.  The Residents are encouraged to make their rooms personal to them so I know  that once Blankets have been chosen they certainly will bring lots of smiles. I have promised to go back with more as soon as I have some more arrive.


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My Husband Colin kindly agreed to giving me a hand with the Blankets.
 Thanks Colin. 

Left to Right - Myself, Leisha, Debbie and Colin my Husband.

Thanks Debbie for agreeing to have your photo taken! 

27 Sunshine Blankets 12 Shawls to Maple Dene Care Home, Moseley, Birmingham.

In closing may I thank Leisha and Staff for accepting our Sunshine Blankets and Shawls today.
It was lovely to meet you all and hopefully I will pop in again very soon. Leisha and all at the Home would like to send a Big Thank you too!

Thanks to everyone that has sent me donations for the Home today. 
I am always so grateful to each and everyone of you.

For your information we have now made 1227 Sunshine Blankets since January 2010 
and the project was started in Memory of my Grandmother who lived to the fine age of 103.

For more information please contact me on
sueatpigsty@virginmedia.com

Thank you.

x Sue x 


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