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!




Monday, 28 April 2014

Sunshine Blankets and Shawls to show you today!!

Good afternoon,

It's such a pleasure to be able to show you some new Sunshine Blankets and Shawls that have arrived over the last few days. All such wonderful colours and designs. You are a talented lot!

First of all let's take a look at Ginnyknits colourful Granny Square Blanket. Isn't it lovely? There's nothing like a Granny!

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I'm sorry I still can't take very good photos we're still doing work here.
Thank you Ginnyknit a very colourful Sunshine Blanket perfect for the Elderly.

Next we have a Sunshine Blanket called Pretty Polly'. It  has been made by 'uomalley' over on Great Balls of Wool. PLEASE pop over to her Blog on the Link she will tell you all about the Blanket. It's so interesting. Made in such a wonderful selection of bright colours each Square has been knitted beautifully in different patterns. Such a joy to receive  thank you so much.

Thank you for the Ribbon also which finishes it off so well with the Butterfly and Rose from our Stash. Here it is....

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These Squares are so pretty aren't they? An Elderly person is just going to love it thank you so much!

We do have a great selection of work today.

Next we have two Shawls made by MarilynJG. Our Shawl project has become very popular indeed and if you would like to join in please follow the Link to RAVELRY.  It's the Original Half Granny Square Shawl. They are such a joy to make and a change from Blankets too.

The two Shawls MarilynJG has sent in are so lovely. Pretty colours and the Squares make them so interesting. Why not have a go?

Here they are....

MarilynJG thank you for the pretty Shawl! Gorgeous.


Change of scenery today. This is the sofa in my Lounge :) I can't take you in the Conservatory just yet 'still in a mess'. The whole of downstairs is actually. We have got slightly carried away with our decorating.

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There's more from MarilynJG.

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Stunning aren't they? Thank you so much MarilynJG. Once again they are going to be loved.

Sally has been busy too. She has assembled Squares from Irene our 90 year old SIBOLETTE.  Just take a look at these ones.

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The joining is perfect and the selection of Squares go together so well. Thank you very much Sally.

I actually received a surprise in the parcel Sally had put together a Patchwork Granny Square Blanket too.  A lovely deep border finishes it off so well. Love the colours of the Squares Sally. 

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You have done well thank you so much for your help!

We have a Challenge over on SIBOL RAVELRY GROUP if you would
like to pop over. Kate has offered to host a 'BLANKET CHALLENGE'.
The theme is Village Fete/Fair idea. 

Why not offer to make a 6" Square.
All you have to do is to leave your name on the thread and Kate will mail you.
As the warm weather is approaching 'we hope' this will get us in the mood I am sure.

Well I'm off to attach the Butterflies to the Blankets now ready for the Homes.
I shall be delivering our supply very soon as once again they are adding up.
We have now made 673 Sunshine Blankets for the Elderly.

Thanks to everyone today for their wonderful Blankets and Shawls.
Thanks to you for visiting!

x Sue x 

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Colour arrives at HQ!

Good Afternoon!

I do hope you have all had a nice Easter.

Back to work today with four fantastic Sunshine Blankets to show you.

The first 'Sunshine Blanket' to show you today is from Marion in the West Midlands. I'm very grateful to you Marion. I absolutely love the Blanket and I know an Elderly person is too! The colours you have used are just perfect together and I love the SIBOL Butterfly in the corner Square. Let's take a look at it now. Pretty Butterflies and Ribbon decorate the Blanket for you!

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It's beautiful thank you!

Liz from Loving Hands has been very busy indeed she has sent me three very colourful 'Sunshine Blankets' and I love each one. I'm sure you will too!

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A fantastic set of Blankets Liz. What a great idea to use your un-wanted yarn! The Blankets are all so bright and cheerful just what the Elderly love.

I'm very grateful to both Liz and Marion I know how much work goes into Blankets such as these. Thank you both.

May I remind you that I am no longer accepting Squares accept from Irene our 90 year old. Postage sending out to SIBOLETTES is becoming very expensive now and the idea of actually making a Sunshine Blanket has really taken off so I think this is what we will do now. Many thanks to you all.


Thanks for visiting today!

x Sue x 

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Catching up....

Good Afternoon and Welcome!

It's lovely to be popping in to the SIBOL Blog to show you what's new. I do apologise for the lack of posts this is due to work going on at home and also my lap top playing up. Anyway here goes.. First of all I would like to thank 'jessiebonbon' for the beautiful Shawl and Blanket received. As you know we have started making Shawls for the Elderly and it's become quite popular now. We've had some lovely ones come in. 'jessiebonbon' has made one with a little pocket crocheted on which I think is a really good idea.

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I love the shade of Pink 'jessiebonbon' thank you so much.

Next we have a 'Sunshine Blanket' that 'jessiebonbon' put together for us. The Squares were from the 'Lovingly Made' Knitting Group. Beautiful Squares and the joining is perfect many thanks to you both.

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Christine has also sent in a stunning 'Sunshine Blanket'. Lovely bright colours which the Elderly love.

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I love large Granny Square Blankets and they are a good way of using up un-wanted yarn. Thanks so much Christine it's very kind of you to think of SIBOL.

MarilynJG has very kindly assembled some Squares for me. Just take a look at this one. They are all so different. That's what I love about our 'Sunshine Blankets'. This one has flat braiding. There are plenty of videos on You Tube to try why not pop over there. Thanks MarilynJG!

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We've had such a lot of Blankets arrive, I hope they are giving you inspiration!

Last week I was very fortunate to meet baw1812. She was visiting Cadbury World with her family and popped in on the way home. She very kindly made a great selection of Shawls and also brought me two 'Sunshine Blankets'. Not to mention the pretty Butterflies!

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baw1812 Thank you for the Shawl.

Fantastic! Aren't they pretty? Why not have a go!
Why not pop over to baw1812's RAVELRY page to find out morel.

Here's the Link.

I also received two 'Sunshine Blankets'. The first one is called 'Maybelle Blanket'.

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What a bright Blanket! Full of lovely colour and such a pretty Pattern.
You'll see the details on baw1812's RAVELRY pages.

The next one was assembled by baw1812 but the Squares were from Diane.
You've put it together so well thank you very much. 

Thanks to Diane too for gorgeous Squares.

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I also have some Butterflies to show you that baw1812 has made. They will be very useful.

Butterflies from Bev thank you.

The Ribbon will be great for our Blankets as well.

Stash Ribbon from Bev thank you.


Well I think that's it. Thanks to everyone that has sent in donations for the Elderly I'm very grateful to you all. Shawls and Blankets are gorgeous.

x Sue x 

Friday, 4 April 2014

Three Grannies to show you!

Good Afternoon and welcome!

I am very pleased to be showing you three lovely 'Sunshine Blankets'. They have been made and donated by June here in the UK. One a Large Granny Square Blanket and two others made out of Squares. Everything is perfect about these Blankets - they are all a nice size, so colourful and I know they are going to be very useful to the Elderly in the Homes I visit.

Let's take a look first at the colourful Granny Square Blanket.

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Isn't it lovely! So bright and cheerful.

Next we have some Granny Square ones.

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What a good way to use un-wanted yarn! 

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Wow! What stunners!

I am very grateful to you June. I know it takes quite a while to make a Blanket. It's time worth spent anyway because three Elderly people are going to receive a great deal of comfort from these.
Thank you very much indeed.

I also had some Squares arrive from Lovingly Made Knitting Group.
Thank you all very much. 


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Thank you for popping in today.

x Sue x 

P.S. If you would like a little peep into my world 
follow the Flickr Link.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Squares and Ripples!

Good Evening and Welcome!

I have had a bumper delivery of 'Sunshine Blankets' arrive today from  'staceystoke' on RAVELRY       here in the UK. What a kind Lady to donate so many Blankets to our SIBOL project. We have a Blanket full of Squares and some gorgeous Ripples too! We are spoilt for choice today!

First of all lets take a look at the Granny Ripple which is made in green, white and beige.  'staceystoke' started making this one as the Spring Flowers were coming out. It reminded her of the Austrian hills where in the winter they are a skiing resort but in the summer most of the snow melts and they are great for hill walkers. This is a really fresh looking Blanket 'staceystoke' and I'm sure this was very relaxing to make. I have made Ripples myself but not a Granny Ripple, I must make one!

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If you want to try making one I'm sure there are plenty of video's on You Tube to look at. Thank you it's super!

Next we have a Blue Ripple. As 'staceystoke' was working on this one it reminded her of a beachside cottage. She loved the soothing Ripples. So do I! Gorgeous colour combinations.

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So lovely!

Then we have another Ripple one with reds and greens really made 'staceystoke' think of Autumn or a rustic sort of farmhouse.

Let's take a look now.

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Then we have a Blanket made of Squares. 'stacey stoke has used left overs and scraps that she had lying about. This one doesn't really remind her of anything visual but it really is snuggly.

Perhaps you can think of names for these Blankets and pop over to RAVELRY on the Link given now.


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'staceystoke' also sent some Ribbons which will be very useful, many thanks!


'staceystoke' hasn't been crocheting very long but I'm sure you will agree her work is beautiful. The Ripples have come out a treat and it's lovely also to be able to use some of that un-wanted yarn we all have in our stash.

I do hope you enjoyed making them as much as I have enjoyed receiving them.
I'm sure your Blankets are going to give four Elderly people a lot of comfort and I hope also
your Blankets have inspired others to have a go at making a  Ripple.

Bye for now!

x Sue x