As at 12th August 2014

We have now made 813 'Sunshine Blankets' and
63 'Shawls' which have all been hand delivered by
myself and a few other Ladies over time to Care &
Nursing Homes in the UK.

Thanks to everyone for your support. x

SIBOL BUTTERFLIES.

Butterflies are always needed for decorating our Sunshine Blankets and Shawls for the Elderly.
If you are interested in making any please follow the Link to Netties Blog in Australia. Thank you.




It is so important that email addresses and names are enclosed with your donations of Sunshine Blankets, Shawls and Butterflies please. Thank you!


'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@talktalk.net Thank you!

St. Bernards Residential Care Home 4.

Hello Everyone!

Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments about my visit to Longmore Nursing Home,  (please see earlier post) they were very much appreciated!  I'm so pleased you read about my visit, it was so nice to be able to share it with you. The Blankets were really very well received by Zoe and the Staff and I was most grateful to them for allowing me some photographs to share with you. 

Thank you also to Zoe who telephoned me the other morning and said how much she liked the SIBOL web-site. So that really made my morning too! I'm very pleased also today because she has very kindly left a message in the comments for us. So please go back a post and have a read.

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On Wednesday I telephoned another Home to ask whether they would like a donation of 9 of our 'Sunshine Blankets.  I  rang St. Bernards Residential Care Home in Olton. 

Earlier that morning I sorted out which Blankets to take with me.








I love seeing the Blankets sitting pretty with their ribbons tied on!





Then in lovely piles .................




Beautiful edgings and pretty Butterflies.......








Ready to go now......




I set off to St. Bernards Residential Care Home which is only a very short way from my home.




A beautiful house set back from the road, where I met Ann and the Staff.

On arriving  I sat down and had a chat with Ann. I  explained why I started the project, in Memory of my Grandmother.  I told her how Ladies from all over the World have become really interested in my project, and how absolutely amazed I have been with the kindness and generousity from you all.  I showed her my SIBOL leaflet which I have been handing out on arrival (which I will show you soon) and she thought the Blankets were lovely.

I went out to the car and fetched the Blankets in. Ann and the Staff gathered around. They took such a lot of interest in our Blankets.  I showed them different Squares and they absolutely loved them. I explained about our themes and it was so lovely to be able to show our Blankets to them. Ann and her Staff were  amazed!

Then I was shown into the Conservatory where the Christmas tree was standing, this is where I met some of their  Residents.  The Residents took such a lot of interest in our Blankets too and just couldn't get over the beauty of them. Once again I explained that the Squares are sent to me from all over the World.

This is where I met Alice.  Alice is a lovely Lady and she very kindly agreed to having her photo taken with me. Ann sat down by the side of her and presented her with one of our Blankets.




It was so nice to speak to the Residents and on my way out I asked Ann if she would have one more photo!




I think this is a really lovely photo of Ann.  I had a word with her before I left about who she was going to give the Blankets out to. She will give them out to the Residents who need them the most,  I will leave that for Ann to decide, perhaps once again Residents who do not have any visitors maybe?

I can't tell you how much the Home welcomed our Blankets, they thought they were lovely and it gives me such a thrill on leaving  to know that we have all done a good job and most importantly that I know where our Blankets have found their new homes and of course the people who will hopefully love them as much as we do!

I'm so thankful to Ann and Alice who allowed me these photographs. As I explained to Ann  I feel an obligation to you all. It gives me such  a lot of pleasure to share them with you and hopefully the Home will be checking in too!

From the Home 'Thank You!'
From myself 'Thank You!'

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I don't know whether you have noticed but in the side bar there  is a link to Luna's blog.  Luna has very kindly said in one of her comments that if you want to go over to her blog there is a 'free download in Spanish' of the Jan Eaton 200 Block book.  How kind is that?  So for you that need the book in Spanish, please do pop over and say hello to Luna.  Once again this is our SIBOLETTES helping each other!  Very kind of you Luna thank you so...much!

Once again I'm afraid I haven't finished the Jan Eaton Blanket, you will have to bear with me.  You know I have been having a busy time delivering the Blankets.  It's not just the delivering of the Blankets, it's the writing up too, so you can all see what I've been up to!

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Please don't forget either helping the Children in America that are suffering with Cancer, Beverley and also Brenda have mentioned this worthwhile cause. If you go to SIBOLETTES CHALLENGES in the side bar. Under Beverleys name, you will find details there. Thank you! They require 6" Squares. Would you be interested? I hope so!

 Bye for now!