Our SIBOL TOTAL IS 1370! Thank You!

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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.

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

Total 1375 Thank you!

Monday, 27 March 2017

Shawls and Sunshine Blankets arrive from Norway today!

Good afternoon,

A parcel arrived all the way from Norway today.
How kind of Isrose (Ravelry Norway) to send such
beautiful donations for SIBOL.

Your work is always such a pleasure to receive. I love the colours and patterns used in these Shawls and the Sunshine Blankets are a perfect size for Laps too!

Thank you Hilde Norway.

Isrose  tells me,

"The blue blanket is named ‘Lapis Lazuli’ and the purple/stripy one is named ‘Thulite’. (Both are named after crystals, and Thulite is the national stone of Norway)."

Thank you Hilde Norway.

Thank you Hilde Norway.

Thank you Hilde Norway.

                                               I love them thank you so much!

                                                                    x Sue x

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Saturday's donations.

Good afternoon,

I've had some beautiful Sunshine Blankets arrive this week and I hope you enjoy looking at them.

The first one is from 'Annetjehh' over in the Netherlands. How kind of you to make and donate the Blanket called 'To Father's Cabin'.

"The song of Amorphis kept popping up in my head while working on it and the blanket reminds me of a cabin of a boat so I think it is suitable for a gent." Annetjehh tells me in her email.

I'm sure you will agree it's going to be a very warm Blanket which I know is very soft and a gent in one of our Care Homes is going to find it very useful indeed.

Thank you so much for sending all this way Annejehh it's very kind of you.

Thank you Anne - Netherlands   -   To Fathers Cabin.

Thank you Anne - Netherlands   -   To Fathers Cabin.



Thank you very much indeed!

Next we have two Sunshine Blankets from Philippa.  Once again these two Blankets will be perfect for two lucky gents!  I love the colours in these Knitted Blankets and once again perfect to throw over while sitting in a chair.

Thank you Philippa.

Thank you Philippa.

Thank you Philippa.

Both a great size thank you so much!

It's so nice to know that you have been working away while I have been on my break.
It's very much appreciated thank you.

x 'Sue' x



Friday, 3 March 2017

March deliveries.

Hi everyone!

Thank you for popping in to the 'SIBOL' Blog today!
It's nice to be back with you after my break.

I have some new Blankets to show you today. The first two from Ann. Thank you so much.
Both Blankets have a sparkly touch to them which are both a good size as well.

Thank you Ann

Thank you Ann

Residents will love a little Bling thank you Ann!

Next we have four  Blankets from Berry Queen over on Ravelry.
I love all of these Blankets which are perfect in every way. Some great designs and  colours which will be loved I'm sure.

Thank you Berrry Queen / Julie

Thank you Berrry Queen / Julie

Thank you Berrry Queen / Julie

Thank you Berrry Queen / Julie

Thank you both.

x Sue x

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Will SIBOL accept Knitted or Crocheted Squares?

Hi everyone!

 I hope a good Christmas for you all. I have had a few enquiries recently from Ladies who want to send me Knitted or Crocheted Squares. May I please remind you that I only accept made up Knitted or Crocheted Blankets now. Due to the large volume I have had in the past it really isn't practical.

I am always available on email
Sue on sueatpigsty@virginmedia.com
for any enquiries.

But please note I am not accepting Blankets or Shawls until 1st March 2017.

I do want to also encourage new Ladies to make  a Blanket and donate near to where they live where
ever possible and I shall be giving you more information in the New Year.

Enjoy the rest of the Holiday and thank you!

x Sue x

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Happy Christmas and New Year!

Thank you to all the Ladies who have contributed Squares for our first Christmas Blanket! I am so grateful!......'Christmas Blooms!'  - Named by LT81 Thank You!

Wishing everyone a very
Happy Christmas and New Year!

Thank you all for your support during 2016 
and I will be accepting Sunshine Blankets and Shawls
from 1st March to 30th November 2017 once again.


May I also thank Alma this morning for making
and donating 6 Sunshine Blankets  to 
Abney Hall Care Home, Cheadle.
She very kindly took the Blankets in herself this morning and they were very well received.
How kind to do this on Christmas Eve!

Lots of smiling faces I'm sure!

Have a great time everyone!

x Sue x 

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Delivery Day to Rothsay Grange, Andover.

Good afternoon,

I would like to thank Jan today for donating 14 Sunshine Blankets to a local Care Home to where she lives.  As you will be able to see her work is absolutely beautiful and I am honoured that she wanted to do this in our 'SIBOL' name. Jan must have spent many, many hours on these Blankets and as you will be able to see from the photos they truly are works of art!

14 Sunshine Blankets delivered to Rothsay Grange, Andover thank you.  Jan you're brilliant.

"I wrote to you at the start of the year to say that I wanted to make some SIBOL blankets to take to a local residential care home to give to the residents at Christmas.  I have crocheted fourteen blankets this year and took them to the Rothsay Grange care home in Andover this afternoon.  The residents were delighted with them and couldn't believe I wasn't charging the. for the blankets.

Names of the blankets from the collage photo I sent you starting at the top from L - R:

Jan's Garden
Emma's Legacy (named after my Great Aunt who taught me to crochet when I was 8 years old)
Lavender's Blue
Rippling Brook
Rainbow Delight
Kingsclere Harlequin
Ocean Blue
Crazy Kites
English Country Garden
Flowers In The Snow
Rose Garden
Fields of Gold
Summer Song

14 Sunshine Blankets delivered to Rothsay Grange, Andover thank you.

Stunning Blankets and some great names too Jan.

We now have some photos of the Residents receiving the Blankets.
This is especially nice as they gave permission to us using them.

I can see the Blankets are going to give a great deal of comfort to them.

14 Sunshine Blankets delivered to Rothsay Grange, Andover thank you.

I can't thank you enough Jan.

Next year I will be trying to encourage Ladies to do the same as I feel we need to get our Sunshine Blankets further afield.

We need Ladies like you Jan!

Thank you so much,

x Sue x 

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Delivery to Tandy Care Court Home.

Good evening,

I'm very pleased to be telling you that yesterday I delivered 32 Sunshine Blankets to Tandy Court Care Home, Birmingham.  I think this will be the last of my deliveries for this year now. I would like to thank everyone who has donated Blankets and Shawls this year. Our work is always very much appreciated and the Staff of the Home would like me to thank you.

Delivery Day to Tandy Court Care Home, Birmingham.

Delivery Day to Tandy Court Care Home, Birmingham.

Delivery Day to Tandy Court Care Home, Birmingham.

Delivery Day to Tandy Court Care Home, Birmingham.

Each one of these Blankets is so....individual and I know that whoever receives them is certainly going to receive a great deal of comfort from them.

A big thank you to you all!

x Sue x