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.

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!

'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 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.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Fluttering Butterflies!

Good morning and welcome!

Butterflies have flown in today from Linsey. Thank you so much! Just what we need to decorate our beautiful Sunshine Blankets.

Butterflies from Linsey thank you. X

It's very nice of you to make and donate them to our SIBOL project many thanks to you!

x Sue x

Saturday, 25 July 2015

A Sunshine Blanket all the way from Spain today!


Hi everyone!

Don't you just love Blankets tied up with Ribbon and pretty Butterflies!  I love receiving your donations for Residents in Care Homes and decorating them ready to be delivered. I have over 20 Sunshine Blankets upstairs now so I will be looking for a worthy Home to deliver them to.

This Sunshine Blanket was sent to me by Edit in Spain. How kind of her!  Edit tells me she had no use for the Blanket after making it and thought of our SIBOL project. I know an Elderly person is just going to love receiving it. What a lovely Gift. Thank you so much Edit.


Made so neatly and in beautiful colour combinations this is definitely going to be a talking point in one of the Homes.

Thank you so much Edit.

If you would like information about our 'SIBOL' project 
please pop over to SIBOL CHALLENGES.

Or contact me on

We have made such a lot of Blankets for Residents over the years and each one is shown on our Blog. It certainly gives you need ideas so please feel free to scroll back down the posts to view them or you could pop over to my Flickr photo site.

Here's the LINK.

Thank you for visiting our Blog today.

x Sue x 

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Lots of Sunshine Blankets to show you today!

Good evening and welcome!

I am very pleased to be showing you three gorgeous Sunshine Blankets arriving from Lisa today.
All made beautifully and are going to be so welcome in the Homes. They certainly are going to bring some smiles to the faces of the Residents.

Lisa said in her email that  she enjoyed making them and is glad they'll be 
useful. She  used a pattern and colour pack from Attic 24.

Here are the details of Lucy's website. Here's the LINK.

So all credit to Lucy for the colour selection!

Thank you for the Butterflies too Lisa they are so...pretty!

You are very kind for donating them to 'SIBOL'.


1086. Thanks Lisa.

1085. Thanks Lisa.

1084. Thank you Lisa.

I also had two more Sunshine Blankets arriving from Sally today.
Once again such wonderful colour combinations, perfect in every way Sally.
Thank you so much.




All of our Sunshine Blankets look so pretty decorated with 'SIBOL' Butterflies
and Ribbons to tie them up.

What lovely Gifts for the Residents?

Thank you both very much indeed.

x Sue x

Thursday, 16 July 2015

I am inviting you to make a Sunshine Blanket for 'SIBOL'.

Good afternoon,

Our beautiful Sunshine Blankets are great gifts for the elderly. Making now well over 1,000 we certainly have made a difference to Care Homes.  Many residents often feel the cold probably because they are on medication or maybe it's just the sitting around and not moving about so much.
Making a Sunshine Blanket  for them is a really lovely idea. A great way for us to keep our hands busy while watching tv and our thoughts on others. What a great way to use those odd scraps of yarn up. The Residents in the Homes are always so thrilled that someone has thought of them and our Blankets really brighten up dreary rooms.

Today I have received two very pretty Sunshine Blankets from pippa's friend Joan.
Made beautifully and both in great sizes these surely are going to be well received in the Homes.



Both made in the basic Granny Square design the Squares really do make stunning Blankets.

I love them. Thank you pippa for bringing them to my home this morning and thanks to Joan too for making them so beautifully.

If you are interested in helping our 'SIBOL' project we have a Group over on RAVELRY. Why not join us? Here's the LINK.

If you'd like more information about our project please pop over to SIBOL CHALLENGES.

Of course you can contact me on for any other enquiries you may have.

I hope you can find some odd scraps of yarn and sit down and make a Blanket for us. I am very happy to received Knitted and Crocheted Blankets of any colour ideally in Acrylic yarn.

Thank you so much.

x Sue x

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Sunshine Blankets Galore!

Good evening to you! Welcome!

I am very pleased to be showing you a beautiful Sunshine Blanket called 'The Snow Mink'. It was made by Dulcatis over on RAVELRY and she is very kindly donating this Blanket to a Home near to where she lives. This is a superb Blanket and I know it's going to be very well received by one lucky person. Dulcatis tells me this one took a little longer than the other ones she has made but I know it's
been worth it. It is so...pretty!

Let's take a look now I can't wait to show you.

The Snow Mink 1

A Butterfly added too can you spot it?

Thank you so much Dulcatis.

Next we have 5 Sunshine Blankets from Gill K.
I am amazed at how quickly she puts her Blankets together.
Her hook must be permanently smoking!

Such beautiful Blankets. Great sizes, lovely designs
thank you so much Gill.

Thank  you Gll x






Thank you so much Gill. I love all of your Blankets!

x Sue x 

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Shawls, Butterflies and a new Sunshine Blanket to show you!

Good afternoon and welcome!

Thanks for visiting 'SIBOL' today.

First of all I would like to thank 'Whatkatyknits' (RAV) for two superb Shawls. Both made in very pretty coloured yarn they are going to be very well received in the Homes I visit.

Thank you to 'Whatkatyknits' (RAV) two superb Shawls.  x

It's really very kind of you to make the Shawls and Butterflies too.
I think you've mastered them perfectly.

Fluttering Butterflies made and donated by 'Whatkatyknits!' I love them thank you!

'Isrose' (RAV) from Norway has sent me four Shawls too today.
It's very kind of you to send them across the miles for our 'SIBOL' project.
Such beautiful patterns I love them thank you.

Hilde 'Isrose' (Norway) thank you so much for the Shawls. So pretty! x

Anne has sent me a beautiful Lilac and Cream Sunshine Blanket today.
It's made in lovely chunky yarn and is certainly going to give a lot of comfort to one lucky Resident.

Anne Says, " I have made it double thick on the inside and single thickness in the edging, just in case they want to use it outside or for anyone who really feels the cold in winter etc.  I made it so that it could be used on top of a bed, in a wheelchair or as a lap rug outside."  
I think it's a really well thought out Sunshine Blanket Anne thanks ever so much for taking the time and trouble to make it. I'm sure it worked up really quickly.

1075 'Lavender and Purls' made and donated by Anne Wright. Thank you.

I've decorated with Ribbon and a Butterfly to match and I'm really grateful too for the card that you have addressed to the person who receives your Blanket, a really nice touch. How thoughtful!

Let's take a look at the Sunshine Blanket now!



It's really strange how my days are pretty quiet and then all of a sudden Sunshine Blankets and Shawls start coming in. It's always such a pleasure to receive your work.

Thank you to 'Whatkatyknits', 'Isrose' and Anne.

I love your work and I know the Residents will too!

For all details about our project.
Please pop over to our other Blog

Or email me on

I'm Sue 

Thank you! 

Up-dated Monday 13th July 2015. 

Thank you to Annha for the Ribbon received on Saturday.
Annha was having a de-clutter at home and she thought of our project.
How kind of you thank you!

Thank you Annha for the donation of Ribbon.

Saturday, 4 July 2015


Good afternoon,

Today I would like to thank Susan for a very pretty Granny Square Blanket received today. It's absolutely stunning! Larger than what we normally receive but that doesn't matter at all. Sometimes the Homes find the larger ones very useful indeed. This one will fit perfectly on a single bed and it really will brighten up someone's room. Susan tells me it is made out of scraps of yarn that she had at home buying just a little yarn to finish it off.  I think this is a really good idea and I am very grateful to you indeed. It's so pretty!

When I opened the parcel the Blanket was already tied up in Ribbon and Susan had made one of our Butterflies too which was very thoughtful indeed. Thank you so much for donating this piece of work to our 'SIBOL' project it really was very nice of you.


Thank you Susan

Susan noticed the poem on the right hand side of the Blog about Scraps of Yarn have you had a read?

If anyone has any enquiries about our project. Please do not hesitate to contact me.

I'm Sue and can be reached on

Thanks so much for visiting today. I hope Susan's Blanket has given you some ideas!


Up-dated Monday 6th July.

Thank you to Carolyn today for Knitted Squares.
I have enough Squares to make nearly 7 Sunshine Blankets so  a Big Thank you.
They are all made so well and in such fantastic colours they certainly are going to
cheer a few Residents up.

Thanks Carolyn