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.


Total 1384 Thank you!




Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Grannies Galore!

Good evening,

I would like to thank Angela for these beautiful Granny Blankets. Made in such bright and cheerful colours these are going to be loved. I have explained that the SIBOL Project is coming to an end and I'm grateful that she managed to get them to me on time.

Thanks Angela.


Thanks Angela.


Thank you so much for your support Angela.

Next we have two from Liz. Once again it's Granny Love. Don't you just love Granny Squares!
These Blankets are superb thanks so much!

Thanks  Liz.


Thanks  Liz.


Thanks to you both!

x Sue x

Friday, 9 June 2017

Butterflies from the States.

Good morning,

I would like to thank Sharen, MD,  (USA) today for the beautiful Butterflies. I shall make sure I send these off to Homes attached to our Sunshine Blankets. These are the largest ones I have ever received so well done to you! Thank you!

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Gorgeous I love them.

Next we have Sue's green Blanket.
I love the Squares in this one.

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Made up from a project she was involved in. Thanks so much!



For those not on Ravelry -  I think it is the right time to end the SIBOL Project which was started in Memory of my Grandmother.   I am finding it harder now to find new Homes without going further afield. I will however deliver the Blankets I have here at Home on your behalf.

Over the years we have had many themes and the Blankets and Squares that arrived at my Home have been beautiful. We have also raised money for various Charities which is fantastic.

I have met so many wonderful friends from all over the World  and I still can't believe how this idea to make half  a dozen Blankets for the Elderly grew into a total of 1399! We have made so many Ladies and Gents happy so a massive thank you to all of them.

I have posted on this Blog since 2010 and have done my best to publish photos of your Squares and Blankets as they have come in. It has been an absolute joy to work with you all.

Thanks to everyone!

x Sue x

Friday, 2 June 2017

Bright and Cheerful.

Good afternoon,

I would like to thank Rachel today for a beautiful Sunshine Blanket  received for an Elderly person.

Rachel has been interested in SIBOL for many years and even took part in our Olympic Blanket many moons ago. Her work is so lovely and it's the interest she took in our Group that really touched my heart.  She made her first SIBOL squares 5 or 6 years go for the Olympic Blanket and she is 20 years old now! So she has been following us for a long time.

Her letter today was very nice. Thanking me for the time and effort spent with the project I really appreciated her very kind words. So it is with sadness and joy that she sends her very last Blanket.

For those not on Ravelry -  I think it is the right time to end the SIBOL Project which was started in Memory of my Grandmother.   I am finding it harder now to find new Homes without going further afield. I will however deliver the Blankets I have here at Home on your behalf.

Over the years we have had many themes and the Blankets and Squares that arrived at my Home have been beautiful. We have also raised money for various Charities which is fantastic.

I have met so many wonderful friends from all over the World  and I still can't believe how this idea to make half  a dozen Blankets for the Elderly grew into a total of 1398! We have made so many Ladies and Gents happy so a massive thank you to all of them.

I have posted on this Blog since 2010 and have done my best to publish photos of your Squares and Blankets as they have come in. It has been an absolute joy to work with you all.

Now let's take a look at Rachel's 'Bright and Cheerful' Blanket.Thank you so much

Bright and Cheerful made and donated by Rachel. Thank you.

Bright and Cheerful made and donated by Rachel. Thank you.


x Sue x

Thursday, 25 May 2017

New Sunshine Blankets and Shawls.

Good morning,

I would like to thank Gill for making and donating these beautiful Sunshine Blankets.
All made so well - what a talented  Lady! They have been donated to Norwood House.
Thank you so much.

Gill - Norwood House thank you.

Gill - Norwood House thank you.

Gill - Norwood House thank you.

Gill - Norwood House thank you.

Gill - Norwood House thank you.

Gill -Norwood House thank you.

Gill -Norwood House thank you.


Gill -Norwood House thank you.

Gill -Norwood House thank you.


Thank you to Hilde for these beautiful Shawls!

  From Heide Norway.

Thank you Marilyn.

Thank you Marilyn. Thank you Marilyn.



Thank you Ann.

Thank you Ann.

Thank you Ann.


It is so lovely of you all to send these beautiful Sunshine Blankets.

I will deliver them very soon. I know they will be loved.

x Sue x

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Sunshine Blankets from Victoria.

Good afternoon,

I would like to thank Victoria today for sending me three Sunshine Blankets for Residents in Care homes.  All made beautifully in perfect colour combinations these Blankets will be very much appreciated when I go out again on my deliveries.

It's really nice of you to spend time making them Victoria thank you so much.

Thanks Victoria.


Thanks Victoria.


Thanks Victoria.

x Sue x 

Friday, 14 April 2017

Granny Squares galore!

Good morning and Happy Easter to everyone!

I have lots to show you today. First three Sunshine Blankets arriving from Sally.

1379 Thank you Sally


1378 Thank you Sally


1377 Thank you Sally


These Blankets are all so different and very colourful indeed. Wrapped up with labels, Butterflies and Bows they will make perfect gifts for older people. Thank you so much.

Thank you Sally.


Next we have two Sunshine Blankets from  Fiona. Such pretty Blankets in lovely colour combinations. I'm pleased you have enjoyed making them Fiona. Thanks so much.

Thank you Fiona



Thank you Fiona


Thank you Fiona


Granny Squares make such beautiful Blankets.

Thank you both so much.

x Sue x


Saturday, 8 April 2017

Here Comes the Sun!

Good morning,

Thank you to Una this morning for sending me 'Here Comes The Sun!
This is such a beautiful Sunshine Blanket and what a great name too for this time of year.

It's really nice of you to support the project Una thank you!

If you would like to pop over to Una's Blog and read all about the making of the Blanket please do. Here's the LINK!

May I thank you also for the Ribbon which will be very useful indeed.


1376 Here comes the Sun! Thank you Una.


1376 Here comes the Sun! Thank you Una.

x Sue x

Monday, 27 March 2017

Shawls and Sunshine Blankets arrive from Norway today!


Good afternoon,

A parcel arrived all the way from Norway today.
How kind of Isrose (Ravelry Norway) to send such
beautiful donations for SIBOL.

Your work is always such a pleasure to receive. I love the colours and patterns used in these Shawls and the Sunshine Blankets are a perfect size for Laps too!


Thank you Hilde Norway.


Isrose  tells me,

"The blue blanket is named ‘Lapis Lazuli’ and the purple/stripy one is named ‘Thulite’. (Both are named after crystals, and Thulite is the national stone of Norway)."

Thank you Hilde Norway.


Thank you Hilde Norway.


Thank you Hilde Norway.



                                               I love them thank you so much!

                                                                    x Sue x

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Saturday's donations.

Good afternoon,

I've had some beautiful Sunshine Blankets arrive this week and I hope you enjoy looking at them.

The first one is from 'Annetjehh' over in the Netherlands. How kind of you to make and donate the Blanket called 'To Father's Cabin'.

"The song of Amorphis kept popping up in my head while working on it and the blanket reminds me of a cabin of a boat so I think it is suitable for a gent." Annetjehh tells me in her email.

I'm sure you will agree it's going to be a very warm Blanket which I know is very soft and a gent in one of our Care Homes is going to find it very useful indeed.

Thank you so much for sending all this way Annejehh it's very kind of you.

Thank you Anne - Netherlands   -   To Fathers Cabin.


Thank you Anne - Netherlands   -   To Fathers Cabin.



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Thank you very much indeed!

Next we have two Sunshine Blankets from Philippa.  Once again these two Blankets will be perfect for two lucky gents!  I love the colours in these Knitted Blankets and once again perfect to throw over while sitting in a chair.

Thank you Philippa.


Thank you Philippa.


Thank you Philippa.


Both a great size thank you so much!

It's so nice to know that you have been working away while I have been on my break.
It's very much appreciated thank you.

x 'Sue' x

sueatpigsty@virginmedia.com

'SIBOL'

Friday, 3 March 2017

March deliveries.

Hi everyone!

Thank you for popping in to the 'SIBOL' Blog today!
It's nice to be back with you after my break.

I have some new Blankets to show you today. The first two from Ann. Thank you so much.
Both Blankets have a sparkly touch to them which are both a good size as well.

Thank you Ann

Thank you Ann

Residents will love a little Bling thank you Ann!

Next we have four  Blankets from Berry Queen over on Ravelry.
I love all of these Blankets which are perfect in every way. Some great designs and  colours which will be loved I'm sure.

Thank you Berrry Queen / Julie

Thank you Berrry Queen / Julie

Thank you Berrry Queen / Julie

Thank you Berrry Queen / Julie

Thank you both.

x Sue x