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!

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Squares from Hungary and Canada arrive today!

Good Afternoon and welcome to 'SIBOL'.

This morning I received two Square deliveries.
The  first one was from  Edit's Mother who lives in Hungary. 
These Squares are beautifully made and once again will be put into blankets for the Elderly.
I would like to thank you very much for sending them across the miles, I am very grateful to you.
What a wonderful set of Squares! x

Edit's mother in Hungary sent in these beauties! Thank you!

Our other set has arrived from lynnw63 (RAV) who lives in Canada. She has sent in Squares for our Butterfly Challenge and also three Daffodil Squares for the Marie Curie one. I only need 3 Daffodil Squares now. If you would like to make any please mail me and let me know. sueatpigsty@talktalk.net

We have actually made 8 Marie Curie Daffodil Blankets. I am waiting for the last one to come in from the Netherlands and then I can send them off to the 9 Hospices up and down the Country. The extra blanket which these Squares will be put in to will be auctioned possibly and proceeds will go to Marie Curie Cancer Care.

lynnwalma (Canada) Thank you so much!

Butterfly Challenge, superb!

Daffodil Squares (only 3 more needed now!) Thank you.

Such wonderful Squares thank you very much too lynnw63!

Thanks very much for popping in to SIBOL today!


x Sue x

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Blankets from Switzerland.

Good evening and thanks for visiting 'SIBOL' today!

I received a parcel from Bettina in Switzerland today and inside there were three beautiful blankets for 'SIBOL'. How kind of Bettina to make '3' blankets for the Elderly. It really is very nice of you and I am so pleased you are enjoying making them.

Here are the blankets now and let's see if you can spot the Butterfly and Scottie Dog so lovely!

A lovely blanket for the Elderly.



Now a Slide Show especially made for you! Enjoy and thank  you so much!

Created with flickr slideshow.


x Sue x 

Friday, 26 April 2013

SIBOL 395!

Good Afternoon and thanks for visiting 'SIBOL' today!

I would like to show you a blanket that 'jean nock' has assembled for me. We have some fantastic squares once again.

Thanks to everyone who contributed Squares for this blanket.

The Butterflies are perfect  which I found in my stash and the border compliments the squares so well  Thank you very much for making the blanket up for me 'jean nock' and thanks to everyone who sent in squares for this particular blanket.

Created with flickr slideshow.

I have had a lovely thank you card from the Craft Group I visited recently  and I'll show you as soon as I can.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
x Sue x 

Monday, 22 April 2013

Challenge Squares arrive from the Netherlands.

Good Afternoon,

'Butterfly' Challenge.

Welcome to 'SIBOL',

As you know we have SIBOL CHALLLENGES running at the moment and I'm very pleased to say these have been accepted so well by everyone. It's always lovely to make 'themed' blankets for the Elderly in Nursing and Care Homes. Our special themed blankets are 'talking points' for them and they spend many a happy hour talking about them as in the case of a Lady at St. Bernards a while back when she loved our Childhood theme. It brought back many happy memories for her.

Today I have received a fantastic set of Challenge squares from hieke in the Netherlands and I am terribly grateful for all the hard work she has put in to them. She has some really nice ideas. Such pretty squares for the Gardening Challenge, Leaves, Fruit, Transport, Wartime, Underwater, What a Wonderful World, Butterly, Daffodils and of course Lavender Lace. I'm very happy to be showing you
them now.

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Superb squares hieke,
Thank you!
If you would like to join us please do!

x Sue x 

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Grannies galore!

Good Afternoon,

I had a parcel arrive this morning from Sally here in the UK. She has very kindly made two blankets and sent them to me for the Elderly. They are superb! Made with colourful Granny Squares these I know will be very well received.  They really are very pretty indeed.

They both have wonderful borders to compliment them and what a good way of using up unwanted yarn too!

Let's take a look at them now.


What a great thing to do with Granny Squares!

Created with flickr slideshow.

Thank you very much indeed Sally, 
I am very grateful to you!


x Sue x 

Friday, 19 April 2013

Lots of Knitted Squares arrive today!

Good Afternoon and thank you for visiting 'SIBOL' today.

Firstly I have to thank Anne for the Knitted Squares received this morning. Unfortunately I can't find your email address to acknowledge receipt Anne. I will put a card in the post to you to say I have received them. I hope you are reading this so that you can email me
Sue on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net

The Knitted Squares are very pretty indeed and one of them is for our Leaves Challenge.

Leaves Challenge.

Pretty combination of colours.

Anne C thank you!

I would also like to thank you for your very kind words about my Grandmother. She was indeed one marvellous Lady living until the age of 103!  Superb Squares thank you for your kindness.


I also had a great selection of Knitted Squares arrive today from Sandie.
Such pretty colours and patterns. I love them all. It's very kind of you to make so many too.
Thank you Sandie.

Sandie - Your Squares have arrived thank you!

I'm very pleased to be telling you that one of our Think Pink Blankets will be raffled this evening. A few days ago I sent off two pink Blankets which have been specially made to raise money for Breast Cancer. They have been sent to Tina at 'Pink on the Tyne'. Here's the link. They are holding a special 6o's evening today and was really excited about using one of them to raise funds. I'll let you know how they get on. I had an email from Tina yesterday.

Just to let you know the blankets arrived this morning. They are so so beautiful and I cant wait for the rest of the group to see them tomorrow. We will be raffling one of them tomorrow evening at our sixties party. I’ll let you know how we got on and send some photos. We will be telling everyone about you and your blog.
Kind regards
T x
Email from Tina - Pink on the Tyne
I can't wait to hear how the party went. Thank you Tina.

Have a good evening everyone!

x Sue x

Thursday, 18 April 2013


Good afternoon,

Thanks for visiting 'SIBOL' today!

I am very happy to be showing you some Squares that have arrived from moragtodd. (RAV). They are for our Underwater Challenge. Some really great ideas here thank you so much for sending them to me.

moragtodd 'Underwater Squares' thank you!

moragtodd also sent a very pretty Blanket. I just love the contrasting colours in this one. I know this will be received so well when I take it to the homes. "It's called 'Sunburst' and it has been made to counteract the cold grey weather we were having until very recently!" moragtodd tells me.


Created with flickr slideshow.

A superb blanket thank you very much.


x Sue x

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

News on our Think Pink Blankets.

Good evening and welcome to 'SIBOL',

As you know our 'SIBOL' Group has so far made 7 beautiful 'Think Pink' Blankets. The Squares in these Blankets come from 'SIBOLETTES' here in the UK and abroad. We have already been successful in raising £300.00 from the Sale of two of these Blankets which has been sent off to Breast Cancer Care here in the UK.

I thought it would be nice to try other ways apart from EBAY to raise funds and Joanna over on RAVELRY very kindly gave me details of 'Pink on The Tyne' to contact. Please follow the Link.

I have today contacted Tina and have asked whether she would like two of our Blankets for Fund Raising. I'm very happy to be telling you that she loved the photos of the Blankets I sent to her and can definitely find a good use for them. They do have an event on Friday so I have parcelled them up very quickly and managed to get them in the post to her. I have sent them 'Special Delivery' so they should be with her tomorrow.

Our Blankets are beautiful as you know, they are so unique because each one is so different and it's absolutely amazing that we can achieve the making of these Blankets when a lot of the Ladies live hundreds of miles away from each other. So I have sent Think Pinks 3 and 4. As you know 3 was assembled by Fiona in the Netherlands and 4 by Tinka in Belgium.

Think Pink 3.

'Think Pink' (3) Assembled by Fiona.

Think Pink 4.

Think Pink (4) Assembled by ATheeC.

I'm delighted that we can help them. I have been promised some photos and Tina has also said she will let us know how much they raise.

Just to let you know what Tina said.....

"I’m in awe that such things can be created. We’ll definitely sort some photos out for you. 
We do various things such as dances, afternoon teas, coffee mornings, pink curry nights, Zumbathons, shopping centre collections and a large presence at Great North Run and this year for the first time Great North Swim. We are on Facebook and you can follow us on Twitter @PinkontheTyne.
Thank you very much Sue, very much appreciated.~"

I do have other 'Think Pink'  Blankets here to be purchased if anyone is interested. Please email me sueatpigsty@talktalk.net  All proceeds to be sent to Breast Cancer Care here in the UK.

Thank you all

x Sue x

Saturday, 13 April 2013

'Spring Blanket'

Good Afternoon to you all!

Thinking back to 2011 when we made our Spring Blanket, I thought I'd like to show you some photos of what the 'SIBOL' Group made. I love Spring......

Please 'add note' Ladies if you see your Square!

'The Spring Challenge 'Blanket 1')

I love this Blanket, Squares are gorgeous!

My Hanging basket tree is on the verge of tumbling over! One of the legs has gone rusty!

Table top view of Spring Blanket (1)

Have a creative afternoon!

x Sue x 

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

'Happy Scrappy'.

Good Afternoon and welcome to 'SIBOL',

Our Challenges this year are once again very popular and I have received two beautiful Squares from Kianie. One is for the Butterly Challenge and the other the Lavender Challenge.

Kianie 'Butterfly Challenge'.

'Lavender Lace' Challenge. Thank you!

Both made beautifully and in such lovely colours. Thank you Kianie.

If you are interested please follow the Link

This morning I received some pretty Squares from 'creativegranny'. 
I love the centres on the Flower Squares.


and also a beautiful Blanket called 
'Happy Scrappy'.

I love the purple yarn, it really makes the Squares stand out. Thank you very much!

Isn't it pretty! The purple yarn really makes the Squares stand out on this one.

Do you want to see more?

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This really is very kind of you 'creativegranny' I know it will be very well received by an Elderly person. Thank you so much!

Thank you for visiting 'SIBOL' today!


x Sue x

Monday, 8 April 2013

Daffodil Blanket 8/9

Good afternoon and welcome to 'SIBOL',

391 '8/9' Marie Curie Cancer Care Challenge.

I have had an exciting day today receiving two gorgeous blankets. One from Kianie which is on the post below so please scroll down and the other has been made up by Joannna.

Joanna very kindly offered to make up 25 Daffodil Squares for me. This is the 8th Daffodil Blanket that we have managed to make up so far. We only have one more to finish and then I can send them off to Marie Curie Cancer Care Hospices up and down the Country.

The Squares in this blanket once again are so pretty. We have Knitted and Crocheted ones and they are all superb.

Thanks to everyone who contributed Squares for this Challenge.

Joanna has used cream yarn to assemble the Squares and I think this makes them really stand out. 
I have had fun taking some photos this afternoon, so please have a look at our Slide Show now.

Created with flickr slideshow.

Let's take a look at the blankets so far now, all so different.

8/9 Marie Curie Cancer Care Challenge. Our Daffodil Blankets. Thank you!

Thank you Joanna, I'm extremely grateful to you for assembling this beauty!


I don’t know if you are all aware that postal charges have gone up quite drastically. 
Parcels are now priced by size instead of weight. Before a parcel weighing up to 750 grms was £2.20 second class standard rate. 

This is how they are charged now. 

Small parcels can measure up to 45cm lenght x 35cm width and 8cm depth. 2kg weight limit. 

Medium 61cm length x 46cm width 46cm depth 20kg weight limit. 

Standard rate price:- Small £2.60 up to 1 kg. £5.60 up to 2kg
                         Medium £5.20 up to 1kg  £8.00 up to 2kg
This is second class price. 1st class is a bit more. 
If when you pack your parcels they are more than the 8cm depth they will charge you for a medium parcel even if the width and length are ‘small’ size so beware and get your tape measure out!!

Of course parcels to go can give you very competitive prices. 
Here's the link,
thanks everyone!

Thank you so much for visiting today, and please scroll down to see
'Flowers at Midnight' by Kianie.
x Sue x


'Flowers at Midnight'.

Hi everyone!

390 Kianie 'Flowers at Midnight'. Thank you!

How exciting to receive Kianie's blanket today. She has very kindly made and donated 'Flowers at Midnight'. What a great name for this beautiful blanket. I love the centres of these Squares and the Blue yarn is a fantastic choice for the background.

I had no idea that Kianie was sending a blanket today and  it took me completely by surprise once again. Our blankets are adding up once again and we are soon approaching 400!

This blanket will give a great deal of comfort to an elderly person and I'm sure they are going to admire the cute Flowers, probably reminding them of their own gardens.

I love it Kianie thank you so much. How kind of you to sit down and make it.

Let's take a look at it now!

Kianie made and donated 'Flowers at Midnight' how beautiful thank you!

As you can see from the photos Kianie also made Butterflies and decorated the blanket too! How thoughtful.  It looks so pretty!

Created with flickr slideshow.

Wonderful! thank you I am very grateful to you!


x Sue x 

Saturday, 6 April 2013

'Cinammon Spice'.

Good afternoon and welcome to the 'SIBOL' Blog,

Well there's been a lot to show you over the last few days, I do hope you will scroll down to previous posts.

We have had a beautiful Butterfly Blanket arrive from joyce28, a gorgeous Granny Square Blanket from Jayne here in the UK, and now I would like to show you a Blanket that Marilyn has put together for us. This one is called 'Cinammon Spice'. Marilyn very kindly offered to make up 25 Squares from the Ladies in our Group. I'm sure you will agree the name is perfect for this Blanket. It really has a spicy feel to it.

Thanks everyone for sending in these Squares.

The Squares are once again amazing!
Thanks to everyone that sent in Squares for this particular Blanket.

Created with flickr slideshow.

Superb  work everyone thank you!


I'm just leaving you now with a photo of the 7 Daffodil Blankets that we have put together, we have the last two coming in very soon! Then I shall send them off to the 9 Marie Curie Hospices here in the UK.

I would like to thank everyone that has taken part in this special Challenge.

'SIBOL' is making and donating 9 Daffodil Blankets to the 9 Marie Curie Cancer Care Hospices up and down the Country. Two more on their way soon.

Have a great day everyone!


x Sue x