SIBOL BUTTERFLIES.

Butterflies are always needed for decorating our Sunshine Blankets and Shawls for the Elderly.
If you are interested in making any please follow the Link to Netties Blog in Australia. Thank you.




It is so important that email addresses and names are enclosed with your donations of Sunshine Blankets, Shawls and Butterflies please. Thank you!


'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@talktalk.net Thank you!

Deadline Date

Please Note

As Christmas is approaching could you please try and get Sunshine Blankets, Shawls and Christmas Gifts for the Elderly sent to me by the end of November please.

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 for your support once again this year.

x Sue x

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

More Sunshine Blankets arriving today!

Good Morning to you all!

Thanks so much for popping in to the 'SIBOL' Blog today!

I have two more superb Sunshine Blankets arriving today from Gill to show you.
The first is made in really chunky yarn I bet this one worked up really quickly. I love the
contrast between the two colours.




I love this one too. A great size and it's so snuggly!
Gill thank you so much for your wonderful support this year. You've donated quite a lot
items for the Elderly and I am very grateful to you. Thank you.




Not forgetting our beautiful Butterflies!


I will be sure to the Blankets with me on Friday to the local Care Home.

x Sue x

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Saturday's post!

Good Afternoon  and welcome!

Well I've had two more parcels arrive this morning. I would like to thank Sally and GillyLilly over on RAVELRY.

Sally has very kindly assembled Squares from Irene & Co. A beautiful Sunshine Blanket and a Scarf for our Christmas Gift appeal. A great way to use those 'rectangle' shapes Sally and I love the flowers you have made for the Scarf. I love the pockets too a great idea.

Let's take a look now.



A Sunshine Blanket too!



Thanks so much for your help once again Sally. Another Blanket for our pile! :)

Next we have two Shawls made by GillyLilly over on RAVELRY.

These are so pretty!


Beautiful colours in these Shawls GillyLilly!

 


Someone is going to love this Shawl!

Then we have.....




 Wow! Aren't they gorgeous! They must have taken you ages GillyLilly! Thank you so much
for making and donating them to our 'SIBOL' project.

I can't wait to give out our Sunshine Blankets on the 28th with half of our Christmas Gifts. We've been so...successful this year once again. Turning  over our 900th Blanket is such an achievement. What shall we do to celebrate our 1,000th! I think some sort of celebration is in order. Anyone have any ideas? sueatpigsty@talktalk.net if you do! I shall also be visiting another Home to give out our Shawls and the other half of the Christmas Gifts. I thought it only fair to divide what's come in.

I think that's all for today!

Thanks so much for following our Blog.

x Sue x






Friday, 21 November 2014

'Sunshine Blankets' and 'Shawls' arrive at HQ Thank you!

Good Morning to you all!

I would like to thank 'Ginnyknit' for sending in four Sunshine Blankets today. The Squares were sent to 'Ginnyknit' from Linda of 'Chalky's World'. 'Ginnyknit' has made a superb job of putting the Squares together and I'm sure you will agree they are going to be loved by Residents in the Homes.

We have two Christmasy Blankets amongst them  which is a nice change especially for this time of year I can't wait to show you.



Decorated with the usual Ribbon and Butterflies they are going to be lovely Gifts for the Residents.
I am in need of spare Ribbons Ladies so if anyone has any on Christmas presents this year that they
can't find a use for would you consider sending to me for the 'SIBOL' project please? There are very often Ribbons on bales of Towels, Chocolates and other Gifts that we could find a use for.

Butterflies are always useful too so if you want to Crochet any please feel free to send them. I will give you the Link over to Nettie's Blog in Australia. I warn you these Butterflies are very addictive and once you have mastered one you will probably want to do more. Any colour, any size would be perfect thank  you so much.



These Blankets are superb!






Thank you so much 'Ginnyknit'.

Now 'Ginnyknit' has introduced her friend Jill to our 'SIBOL' project and this morning I have
received some beautiful Shawls from her. These three Shawls have been made so beautifully and they will be very useful indeed for Residents in a Care Home. I have actually counted the ones upstairs this morning and with these three I now have 24! It's really surprising how quickly they add up. I can assure you the Residents are loving them in the Homes and I'm grateful to you Jill and everyone else for making them.

I hope you like the photos Jill many thanks.





Absolutely gorgeous thank you Jill.

What an exciting day again today!

Thank you both for your 'SIBOL' donations and for following the 'SIBOL' Blog too!

If anyone else has items for 'SIBOL' please could you let me know by email that they are on their way. My deadline date is end of November now. We will start again in the New Year thanks so much.

My email address is 
sueatpigsty@talktalk.net

I'm Sue

 x Sue x

Thursday, 20 November 2014

'Christmas Blanket'.

Good afternoon and welcome!

I would like to thank Liz this afternoon for her 'Christmas Blanket' I have just found it in my porch. It's' so bright and cheerful and just look at the cute Butterflies Liz has Knitted. They really are very un-usual. Little spots on them and I love the antennae.

Liz Dove thank you for the Knitted Butterflies.


The Blanket is a perfect size for someone's lap and I'm sure they are going to love it.

What a good way to use up that un-wanted yarn and in the traditional Granny Square way too. I just love it thanks so much Liz. I have found some pink Ribbon which I think finishes it off so well. I shall be sure to take this one too to 'Olivet' Care Home on the 28th November. So that's 32 to take now.  We are getting quite a collection already of Blankets and I know for a fact that they are going to be useful to the Home.  If you read my previous post I am going on the 28th November to deliver Sunshine Blankets and half of the Knitted items we have made. Jane has invited me to their 'Knit Activity Group' where they are serving  'Bailey's coffee and chocolates'. How could I refuse?

Thanks so much Liz, let's take a look  now at your Blanket.



Superb!

x Sue x

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Christmas Gift Deadline Date.

Good Morning,

Thanks to everyone for making Christmas Gifts for Residents in Care Homes. We've had quite a good variety of Knitted items arrive and I'm sure they will be very useful.

I'm just popping in to remind you that all Knitted items must arrive by the end of November so that I can deliver them in the first/second week of December. I wonder if you could email me please if your Knitted items are going to be in the post this week or next. That's so I have an idea of what else is coming in.

My email address is sueatpigsty@talktalk.net

My plan is to deliver 31 Sunshine Blankets to Olivet Care Home on the 28th November along with half of the Knitted items.  I contacted them yesterday to see if they wanted more Blankets.

Jane said, "The blankets that we recently donated have been extremely popular and have been allocated to residents in their rooms as they are all so beautiful. They have also kept some for when they go out on trips in the minibus to help keep the residents warm."


They have 75 Residents in total so I’m really happy to be able to give them some more. They also have a new Home in Coventry opening so they would like to pass some on to them too.  Then the rest of the Knitted items will be delivered with the box of Shawls I have here to a second Home. I thought I would give to two Homes so that they have a good selection each.

It's so nice to know that our Blankets are making a difference to Residents and I do hope everyone will support the 'SIBOL' project next year.  Our closing date for this year for all items Sunshine Blankets, Shawls and Christmas Gifts is end of November.
Before I go I would like to show you a photo of what we've received so far. Please note that the 'Christmas Gift' idea is just for Christmas and will not be running throughout the year.


I would like to thank everyone for their support this year. You've all been fantastic!
x Sue x 


Monday, 17 November 2014

We've reached our 900th Sunshine Blanket thanks everyone!

Good evening,

I'm sure you will be very pleased to know that we have now reached our 900th Sunshine Blanket. We have actually totalled 908. I can't thank everyone enough for their support over the years. What an achievement! We've certainly sent plenty of Sunshine into the lives of the Elderly in Care Homes throughout the country.

Our deadline is end of November for Sunshine Blankets, Shawls and Christmas Gift items but we will be still running next year. Let's see if we can total 1,000!

I have had a Letter of Thanks from Kingsleigh House. I recently delivered 31 of our beautiful Sunshine Blankets. I thought you might like to read.


A letter of thanks from Kingsleigh House, Birmingham   >>>>>




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Without you all this wouldn't be possible,

many thanks!!

x Sue x

9 Sunshine Blankets arrive today!

Good evening,

I've had 9 beautiful Sunshine Blankets arrive today from the AXA Purls Knitting Group. 'modelwidow' on RAVELRY organised the delivery for me. I would like to thank everyone
in the Group for the superb Blankets once again. They really are a joy to receive. All made in
ideal sizes they really are so colourful. I hope they inspire you to pick up your own Crocheting
hooks and make one too.

My deadline now for this year is the end of November, so please do not send any item after this date.
I intend to visit the Care Homes with Shawls and Christmas Gifts the start of December but I think I
may have to go out earlier than that hopefully this week to deliver Sunshine Blankets as they are adding up again. I think I have about 30 upstairs. I'll have to see if I can find time.

Let's take a look now at the Sunshine Blankets received from AXA Purls.

Thanks so much 'modelwidow' for sending them to me too!












Please thank everyone!

x Sue x

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Beautiful Sunshine Blankets arrive today!

Good Afternoon and Welcome!

It was like Christmas Day this afternoon when I got back from lunch with Mr. T.  I found a parcel in my porch from Lesley. I couldn't wait to see what was inside. It was quite a large parcel full of wonderful 'SIBOL' donations.

Thank you so much Lesley for everything that you have enclosed in the parcel. Let's take a look now.



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Aren't these Sunshine Blankets gorgeous? Beautifully made.
Some colourful Butterflies too.......and



a lovely Scarf for our Christmas Gifts. Love the yarn - this Scarf will be so...warm!



This really is a very generous donation Lesley. Thank you so much for thinking of our 'SIBOL' project.

May I remind everyone when they are sending in parcels to please enclose their email address.
If I don't reply to acknowledge your parcel it's because I can't find it my end. 

My email address is
sueatpigsty@talktalk.net
I'm Sue

Thank you!

x Sue x