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 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

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.


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

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   >>>>>



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.


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
I'm Sue

Thank you!

x Sue x

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Parcels from the States and Sweden arrive today!

Good Morning,

I am so pleased the idea of making Christmas Gifts for the Elderly took off this year. We have had such a lot of response from everyone and we have received some beautiful Knitted and Crocheted items arrive at my home.  The Gifts are mainly arriving from Ladies in the UK but yesterday I received a parcel all the way from Florida, USA. Two sisters Dawn and April have very kindly contributed a few items for Residents in our Care Homes. Their work is fantastic. I have taken a few photos this morning but the weather is absolutely awlful here it's dark, wet and rainy I do hope you can see the beauty of them.

We have another Shawl! Fantastic. We certainly are getting some lovely ones arrive. Isn't it amazing how they are all so different? This one is so....warm and I've added one of the Butterflies sent too which I think finishes it off nicely.

Fingerless Gloves and Scarves will make great presents too!

All in ideal colours. Next we have some Bed Socks these will keep two Residents warm.

Crocheted Butterflies were also included in the parcel from the States.

Not to mention the two reels of Ribbon which will be terribly useful to our 'SIBOL' project.
Thank you for enclosing them Dawn and April.

Well what a super parcel! How kind of you both to send them for Residents here in the UK! Thank you both so....much.  I will definitely be taking them out at the beginning of December and I'm sure they are going to be accepted really well.

I would also like to thank Elisabeth  for the parcel received this morning all the way from Sweden! We have some lovely Crocheted Squares. It's very nice of you to send them all this way. I am very sorry I am unable to thank you by email because I 'can't find your email address!' I'm hoping you will see this Blog Post so you will know that they have arrived safely.  Thanks so much for your kindness.

Thanks for popping in today!

My email address is
I'm Sue 

Please note my address is not available on the net.
Please email me. Thank you.

x Sue x

Monday, 10 November 2014

Shawl delivery today!

Good Morning,

I would like to thank 'Staceystoke' on RAVELRY for a gorgeous Granny Shawl  and Blanket. The Blanket has been made by Jane who sent it to her earlier in the year and Staceystoke has finished if off for us. It's gorgeous and it's a lovely size for a Resident and will be very useful. The Shawl is lovely too and I love the edging. It certainly will keep the chills off someone thank you so much.





You're very kind thank you 'Staceystoke'.

I would also like to thank Sally for two Shawls too this morning. The Squares were made by Irene and once again they are so lovely. They also will be very useful to the Homes.

Thank you so much Sally for assembling these Squares for us.

Sally thank you for the Shawl. Squares from Irene thank you.


Butterflies and Ribbon too from Sally. Thank you.

Butterflies and Ribbon too how lovely thank you.

They've both come out really well thanks so much Sally for assembling the Squares from Irene. Thanks Irene.


I have been sorting out the Sunshine Blankets, Shawls and Christmas Gift items that I have received from you. We certainly have had a fantastic response and I have felt that I needed to deliver some of the Shawls. I'm running out of room upstairs. 

So I contacted St. Michael's Home for the Elderly in Olton over the weekend and they were very happy to receive Shawls from us. They would like to wrap them up and put them under the Christmas tree for Christmas Day.  So yesterday I took some photos of the Shawls I was taking.

St. Michael's Home for the Elderly. Delivery 21 Shawls.

Michelle at St. Michaels' Home loved the Shawls and she would like to thank everyone for their kindness. I'm sure the Residents are going to love these on Christmas Day.

I have another box full of Shawls which I will be delivering at the end of November.
Thanks to you all.

x Sue x 

Up-date lunchtime.

I would like to thank Kersey for a beautiful Crocheted  Sunshine Blanket, Shawl and some useful  Knitted items.
I am really most grateful to you.
Everything is superb, how lovely for the Homes!
You're very kind spending time on making them Kersey.


894 Thanks to Kersey.


x Sue x 

Saturday, 8 November 2014

What's new on Saturday!

Good Afternoon,

The rain continues here in the UK, I've just got soaked again! Torrential rain and very windy. Hope the weather is better for you!

I am very pleased to be showing you yet another Sunshine Blanket kindly assembled by Sally. Now the Squares were sent by Jodie who is the leader of a Girl Guide Group in France.  The young Guides make Squares for various Charities and 'SIBOL' was very lucky to receive them a few months ago. As you know I don't usually accept Squares unless they are from our 90 year old Irene, but on this occasion I had to because they were working towards a Badge and I'm very pleased to be telling you that they all received their Badges. So well done to you all!  Thank you all so much for the Squares and thanks to Sally too for assembling them. Here's the Blanket.

I'm going to show you the other three Sunshine Blankets that I have already received because I'm going to tell Jodie that they are all finished now and perhaps her young Guides would like to look at their Squares!

'Jodie's Joy' thanks to Jodie and the Girl Guides France.

'Sally's Skills' - Squares sent by Jodie and the Girl Guide Group 'France' Thank you!

'Sunny Days' sent by Jodie and the Girl Guides in France. Thank you.

What beautiful Sunshine Blankets thanks to everyone that made the Squares for our 'SIBOL' project.
You can be assured that these Blankets are going to give a lot of comfort to four Elderly people.

Thank you Sally for assembling these four Blankets for us. Sally has also assembled Squares from our 90 year old Irene. Irene sits at home unable to read due to her eye sight but she can see to Knit which is strange. She has Knitted for many years and our 'SIBOL' project is giving her a real interest.

Sally has assembled half Knitted Squares and full Squares to make these really pretty Shawls. I love everything about them. Particularly the edging which really finishes them off so well. I absolutely love them. Thank you Irene  and also to Sally. I am always very grateful to you. Thank you for helping us out again.

The little Butterflies make a nice finishing touch too. The Butterflies are rather like our 'SIBOL' trade mark. Sunshine Blankets and Shawls always leave me with Butterflies hanging.  The Butterflies are talking points in the Homes too. If you would like to have a go at making some please do it's always lovely to have a good selection to decorate our Sunshine Blankets etc.,  Here's the LINK to Netties Blog in Australia.

Thank you all today!

If there is anything you would like to ask me please free to mail me
I'm Sue on
My address is available on email.

x Sue x