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!

Monday, 6 August 2012

Blanket deliveries today!

Good evening everyone!

Welcome to 'SIBOL'. 

As you can see from the photo above I have been getting the blankets ready for our deliveries to the homes. It's so nice to put ribbons, butterflies and our 'SIBOL' cards on to them, they  look really pretty. I would like to thank everyone at this point for the wonderful support I receive from many Ladies all over the world in sending me squares and indeed made up blankets! Without you I couldn't do what I do!

Our group has been running over 2 1/2 years now and in that time we have made well over 200 blankets. I have met Ladies from all walks of life and we all have something in comon 'Knitting and Crocheting'. There is only so much we can Knit or Crochet for ourselves or our family and it's so nice to do Charity Knitting for others.

My choice of 'Charity work' was for the Elderly in memory of my Grandmother as you know who lived to the wonderful age of 103.  She was such a remarkable Lady and I admired her greatly for her love to her family, her knowledge of History and Politics, her kindness to others and someone who was just so interesting to talk to. Living to the fine age of 103 as you can imagine we had many conversations about events happening from years ago  and she was very fortuntate that she could live independently until the sad day when she passed away. She was no trouble to anyone ever and she loved all of us as we did her.

I realise not every one can live at home independently and often the Elderly have to go in to Nursing homes or sheltered accommodation. Today we visited Rowheath House where there are individual flats for the Residents  where they can live independently but also know there is someone to look out for them. Anne and myself gave out some more of our blankets to Ladies and one Gent and they were just so pleased to receive them. The Residents were just so very thrilled to receive such wonderful blankets and they  wanted me to thank you all. To know that these squares have come from all over the world really interested them and I explained how our group was started again and all about my Grandmother

The Residents who we met at Rowheath House really had a happy Monday morning receiving our blankets and Anne and myself received a great deal of satisfaction knowing that the blankets were well received.

After the visit to Rowheath House, we went nearby to Christopher Taylor Court. We were shown in to the Lounge where we met a small group of Ladies and once again we showed them our blankets and they chose their favourite colours. They too were absolutely over the moon with the blankets and they all said what a nice thing it was to do for them. So once again thank you very much. We are due to go back to Christopher Taylor Court on Friday where we will take our remaining blankets to them.

Our blankets certainly brought smiles to their faces knowing that someone had been thinking of them so thank you all very much.

Unfortunately due to handing the blankets out I completely forgot to take any photos, so I'm sorry about that. Anne really enjoyed her morning too and I'm so pleased she came with me. So thank you Anne 'pippas45' over on RAVELRY.

These are the blankets we handed out today.







Rowheath House and Christopher Taylor Court Birmingham.

On my last post I showed you some pretty squares that came in from Judith at 'The Wool Stop'.

The Wool Stop (UK). Your squares arrived today! Thank you!

I would like to take the opportunity of telling you that Judith has a website where she sells special 'Charity Knitter's sacks'.  These really are great value and if you follow the links you will find out more information.
She also accepts Paypal which is great.




I have put up a link on the right hand side of the 'SIBOL' Blog because my Blog moves along really quickly with new blankets and squares and I really wouldn't want you to miss the opportunity. 

Thanks Judith.

So in closing if you think you would like to help 'SIBOL' carry on it's wonderful work for the Elderly please follow the link to SIBOL CHALLENGES. You will see details of how you can help, maybe making squares for our 'Challenges only' at this point in time or maybe making a 25 square blanket.  Our normal square collecting will resume in January 2013. At this present time I am busy making up the squares that I have here at 'Two Times' before I collect any more for our stash. It is very important that I am able to use the squares that I have here first.

Thanks for visiting this evening,

x Sue x


  1. Wow! many color full image your blog. i like it.

  2. Wow, Sue, What a great lot of blankets you delivered! They all look so wonderful as always!
    What ever happened to the Olympic Blanket?
    Did you see the moon cozy up to the Olympic Rings on Tower Bridge in London? Wonder if the moon had to get special permission to do that?

  3. Thank you Buy Gold!
    Kay. I did see it, you are funny!
    I hope you are enjoying our Olympics.
    I am glued to the TV! So exciting!

    We raised £1,250 Kay!

  4. Looks like a beautiful stack of blankets. Congratulations to you and the ladies who contributed to them. Enjoy delivery day. Best wishes, Heather