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.

Donations of Sunshine Blankets/Shawls/Butterflies can be accepted between these dates.
1st March to 30th November 2017. Thank you.

Total 1375 Thank you!




Thursday, 31 March 2016

New donations arriving today!

Hi everyone!

More Blankets today! With many thanks to MarilynJG and Sally we have very pretty Sunshine Blankets arriving today for Residents in our local Care Homes.

Let's take a look.

First we have Blankets from Sally.

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Gorgeous Squares in these Blankets Sally, thank you so much I love them.

Next we have a Shawl and two Sunshine Blankets from MarilynJG.

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Lovely colours MarilynJG and a perfect size for Lap Blankets too.

I'm very grateful to both of you thank you for making and donating them to 'SIBOL'.

x Sue x

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Donations from the UK.

Good afternoon,

It's so nice when we can get our Sunshine Blankets further afield.  Gill has very kindly made Shawls and Sunshine Blankets which she is going to distribute to a Home near to where she lives. I have sent her a pdf which she is going to attach to the items and I am honoured that she wants to do this on behalf of our SIBOL Group.

It's great also that she has sent me photos so I can count them in to our totals

Here they are.

Thank you Gill.


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Aren't the designs beautiful? I love them all. You certainly are one talented Lady Gill!
We have Shawls too which will be very useful indeed. Thank you.

Thank you Gill.


Thank you Gill.


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Your work is amazing thank you Gill.

Donations from Norway arrive today!

Good afternoon,

I would like to thank Isrose (RAVELRY) for sending me Shawls and a beautiful Sunshine Blanket called 'Sun Pyramid'.  These items are going to be much appreciated by a local Home I am sure.

It won't be long before I visit a Home as I have a mountain of Blankets already piling up.

Your work is so beautiful Isrose. I am very grateful to you for many hours spent making them. The Sunshine Blanket is an ideal size. I love the design and it will be very useful as a Lap Blanket. The Shawls are so lovely too. Wonderful colours and patterns. So thank you very much indeed.

Here they are....

Sun Pyramid made by Isrose (Norway). Thank you.


Thank you Isrose (Norway).

Shawls for SIBOL. Thank you Isrose.  (Norway).

Thank you so much.

x Sue x 

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Inviting you to make a Shawl for SIBOL.

Good afternoon,

Welcome to 'SIBOL',

May I remind you that we do still  need Shawls as well as Sunshine Blankets and a very easy pattern to follow is the 'Original Half Granny Square/Shawl' by Ambar Enid Alcala.

This Shawl can be made in any colour you like. It's a great way to use un-wanted yarn and this project can be easily finished in a couple of evenings.

Here's the LINK over to RAVELRY.

If you would like to see some of the Shawls already received.
Please follow the LINK to my Flickr photos.

Thanks everyone!

x Sue x 

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Parcels from the UK and Switzerland today!

Good evening and Welcome!

Today I have received two parcels one from Joyce and Heather and the other from Bettina in Switzerland. May I thank you all very much indeed for sending them to me.

First we have a very bright Sunshine Blanket made and donated by Joyce28. This one is called 'Aloha'. What fantastic Squares in this Blanket! I know it is going to be loved by one of the Residents.

Aloha made by Joyce. Thank you.


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If you would like more information about the Squares in this Blanket please follow this LINK.

Heather has sent this Granny Blanket. Lovely colours in this one and it's called '144 Squares'.

144 Squares - made by Heather 'Friend of Joyce'.  Thank you.


Thank you Heather in Oxted. Friend of Joyce.



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Bettina has sent me 5 Sunshine Blankets today all the way from Switzerland.
Bettina tells me Crocheting has helped her through some very sad days recently and it's so nice to know that her work is going to be passed on to some Elderly Residents who will benefit from her work.

So a massive thank you Bettina. Your Blankets are absolutely wonderful and I am very grateful for them.

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How nice of Bettina to Crochet me a little car and she also sent me a gift of Chocolate. Yes Bettina I agree with you it is gorgeous!  Thank you so much for everything you enclosed in your parcel today.

I know your Sunshine Blankets are going to bring lots of smiles!


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May I remind you I am in need of Ribbon and if anyone has spare bits lying around please feel free to send them to me for decorating our Sunshine Blankets.

Thanks so much!

x Sue x

I am available on
sueatpigsty@virginmedia.com


Monday, 7 March 2016

'Clew Bay'.

Good afternoon to you all!

Welcome!

I would like to thank U O'Malley today for this superb Sunshine Blanket. 
Una has called this Blanket 'Clew Bay'.
She thinks an Irish resident would understand it as it is a beautiful bay on the West Coast of Ireland. If you look for Google images of Clew Bay you will see hundreds of tiny green islands in a blue sea. 




Your Blanket is beautiful Una and yes the colours remind me too of 'Clew Bay'.
A great name.

Thank you so much for spending the time on the Blanket I will take it to a Home as soon as I can.

1197 'Clew Bay' made and donated by U O'Malley thank you.


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x Sue x 

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Back in business.....

Good morning and welcome!

My little break is over and thank you all for allowing me a little time off.

Today  I would like to show you a Knitted Blanket arriving from Ann H. Made in a pretty peach colour this Blanket is a great size for someone.  Thank you so much Ann for sending it to me.

Thank you Ann Harvey

Thank you Ann Harvey


I love the pattern on this one.

I'm happy now to accept your Sunshine Blankets and Shawls. Butterflies too are always welcome.
May I remind you if you have odds bits of ribbon they are always useful too.

If you'd like to see some of our Blankets click on the photo at the top of the Blog.
There are hidden arrows and this allows you to go through the photos. They are on the left and right side of the photo.

Thanks again Ann and thank you too for popping in to our SIBOL Blog.

x Sue x