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!

Thanks from Dorset

Good Evening Everyone!

Thank you for visiting 'SIBOL' today! 

First of all I would like to say many thanks to Crochet Concupiscence who has very kindly given 'SIBOL' a December Blog Award for 'Best Charity Crochet Blog!'.

 Wow! Thank you so much!  That's very nice of you indeed to recognise our work and also Congratulations to the other two Blogs who received an Award also! Why not pop over to Kathryns' Blog and say hello!

Well today I have Good News for my 'SIBOLETTES!'.  I have received an email from Tracy at Dorset
C. C.  Now you remember last week I sent a parcel to them with 18 of our Sunshine Blankets inside.  Well I am very pleased to say the parcel arrived safely thanks to 'City Link' who I can't praise highly enough.

18 'Sunshine Blankets' ready to go to Dorset.

This morning when Tracy returned to work after her holiday she found the parcel waiting for her. She has now sent me an email and I would like you to read parts of it.

12/12/2011 Monday.

 Dear Sue and SIBOL ladies,

I had a wonderful Monday morning at work, a large box was waiting for me alongside my desk. I could hardly wait to take my coat of before I was ‘tearing’ the box open.. and inside... , WOW, rows and rows of coloured ‘heaven’ all stunningly put together with personalised borders on... once again.. WOW.......they are beautiful, truly beautiful, I loved to touch them and feel how soft they all felt. The work on each individual square is stunning. I am also delighted to say lots and lots of compliments were also voiced today about the blankets and the generosity of you all.....................

Within 30 minutes of being out of the box two blankets had been request by two different staff members for two different males out in the community that had a genuine need (no fun when your gas fire breaks down in this cold weather and your very ill!)......................

Your hard work ladies has been put to some good use.. the Stain glass window was the first to go, it was beautiful, I held it for all of 10 minutes! It was chosen due to the dark colours feeling it would be more appropriate for a male...

lots of internet hugs from me to you all and thank you...



As you can imagine I am very relieved that the parcel arrived safely, but also to know that the Blankets were just so well received makes our 'SIBOL' project so much worthwhile.  To know that our lovely warm Blankets are going to help people in need is just wonderful. That's what our 'SIBOL' project is all about.

I am so pleased Tracy you are pleased with the Blankets and thank you so much for taking the following photos for us. Thanks everyone!

Well there you are our 'SIBOL' deliveries are finished for another year. We have all worked extremely hard and I'm so pleased that I could show you some photos of our Blankets arriving at Dorset. Although I can't actually meet the people who our Blankets are being delivered to, I have been assured that each one will only go to the most needy.

Thanks to everyone that has sent me Squares this year and I will leave you with our 'SIBOL Blanket Train!'. These Blankets have all been made since around June time and everyone of them have been given out to the Elderly.

'Our SIBOL train of Blankets'

Amazing when you see them all lined up like this!

Bye for now and thank you!
x Sue x