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.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Shawls from Norway.


Hi everyone!

As you can see I've had some great Shawls arrive today from 'Isrose' who lives in  (Norway) along with some pretty Butterflies. I am so grateful to you 'Isrose' thank you.

Butterflies are used to decorate our Shawls and Sunshine Blankets they certainly add a nice finishing touch.


Aren't they pretty? I love them thank you.

x Sue x

Monday, 12 October 2015

Mondays post

Good afternoon and welcome!

I have a beautiful Sunshine Blanket and Shawl to show you which have been sent in by MarilynJG over on RAVELRY. Different panels of stitches make this  Sunshine Blanket very interesting to look at and the colours are bright and cheerful too.  The Shawl is  a good size and will definitely be very useful indeed.



I've tried to take some close ups for you.



Thank you Marilyn.

I love the Shawl and Blanket thank you so much MarilynJG.

x Sue x

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Saturday' post.

Good morning,

A very busy Saturday today.  May I thank Sally very much indeed for sending to me the three Shawls and Blanket which she has assembled for me.

1141 A Blanket of many colours - Irene/Carolyn thanks Sally for assembling.


Such a colourful Blanket I love the Squares mostly from Irene but some from Carolyn too.

Three Shawls - thanks Irene and Sally.

These Shawls have come out so well. Irene makes such fantastic Squares and she is nearly 93!
Isn't that amazing!

Sally you have made  wonderful job thank you so much.

Next we have two Sunshine Blankets from Linda.
I don't know how you crochet them so quickly!
A special Christmas Blanket for some one too!  You are so kind thank you.



I love the Pom Pom's what a nice idea!

Next we have pastels!



Great colours put together Linda thank you. You've made some wonderful Blankets for us lately thank you!

 x Sue x

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Butterflies from the States arrive today!

Good afternoon,

I have had pretty Butterflies flying in from the States this morning thank you so much Bekah. I must have corresponded with you before to give you my address but I can't find the mail details. Please contact me on  Thank you so much for sending them. They will be a lovely addition to our Blankets.

I've taken a photo here they are!

Thanks Bekah

Thanks Bekah.

May I remind you that my closing date for receiving Shawls and Blankets is end of November. 
I'll make sure everything has been delivered in time for Christmas.

Thanks everyone.

x Sue x 

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Granny Love

Good afternoon,

More Sunshine Blankets arriving today this time from Julie. I absolutely love these brightly coloured Blankets. Made in the traditional Granny Square way these Blankets are a perfect size for Residents. We certainly are getting some lovely ones come in.  I know how much work goes in to the making of Blankets and also how many ends need sewing in too!  Once again I had fun decorating them with Butterflies and Ribbon.

Thank you so much Julie.

With thanks to Julie F.

Granny Square Delight.

1140 Granny Delight

A splash of colour!

1139 A splash of colour!

x Sue x

Monday, 5 October 2015

Train journey's.

Good morning,

We have a couple of train knitters amongst our 'SIBOL' Group and I'm very pleased to be showing you some Sunshine Blankets that Lyn has made for us. She knits the Blankets in strips which I think is a brilliant idea and the Blankets are just so colourful.  Inside the box received were some very colourful Butterflies which are Knitted and she has also enclosed some Ribbon for our Blankets which as you will see really finishes the Blankets off so nicely. Thank you so much for everything
received Lyn.

Thank you Lyn

Thank you Lyn.

Lyn travels on the train to various places with her Husband and often has remarks from passengers and railway staff. Why not indeed?

Here  they are.

1138, 1137, 1136, 1135, 1134, 1133, 1132, 1131, 1130 Thanks Lyn 'Our Train Knitter'.


1138 Paddington


1136 Comet


1137 Fenman

'Clansman 2'

1135 Clansman 2

'Golden Arrow'

1134 Golden Arrow

'Kentish Belle'

1133 Kentish Belle

'Dorset Scot'

1132 Dorset Scot

'Flying Dutchman'

1131 Flying Dutchman

'Eastern Belle'

1130 Eastern Belle

Thanks so much Lyn.

Sally has also been very busy assembling Squares from Irene.  We have a lovely Sunshine Blanket and three Shawls  which have come out so lovely.


1129  Polar Express

Such a treat thank you!

A busy morning thank you all. 

x Sue x

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Gleneagles, Balmoral, Windermere, Sweet Lavender.

Good morning and thanks for popping in!

Four very colourful Sunshine Blankets arrived this morning. Sally has been so kind assembling them for me once again. They really are so bright and cheerful and a good size too. It's amazing how Squares look so different when made up - pretty Crocheted borders, Ribbons and  Butterflies.





Sweet Lavender

With many thanks to Irene and Carolyn.

Sally you are a Star!
Thank you so much!

x Sue x