'Happy Christmas to everyone that is visiting SIBOL today!
Whether you be one of our ' Followers', one of our 'team bloggers', one of our 'SIBOLETTES'.
Thank you all so much for your wonderful support.
Back in January I asked you if you wanted to help me make Blankets for the Elderly in Memory of my Grandmother.
I'm so pleased because our project has been successful. We between us have now made 44 'Sunshine Blankets' which have been delivered to Nursing Homes as far as Cheshire and in the West Midlands where I live.
To actually 'finish the journey' for a year has been very rewarding. All our 'Sunshine Blankets' have been 'very well' received by the Staff and the Residents in Nursing Homes. To actually meet some of the Residents while our Blankets have been presented to them has just put wonderful. I personally know that they love them and they appreciate them.
Thank you to everyone that has sent me a 6" Square whether it be Knitted or Crocheted. Your help has been very much appreciated.
Thank you to everyone also that has sent me donations of ribbons, yarns and stationery once again your help has been appreciated.
I have a Ta - Dah today for you!
Yes the first Jan Eaton Blanket.
I'm really happy how it's turned out ALTHOUGH
it has come out bigger than usual, so I haven't really put much of a border on.
The reason for this is because the Squares have come in at all different sizes, it has been quite difficult to do really. There has been a lot of filling in to get the Squares the same size, this is the reason why it has taken me longer than usual. I have done the very best I can, I hope you like it.
Next time when we do the second set of Jan Eaton Squares, PLEASE do your best to get the Squares 6" (15cms x 15cms). This applies to any Square sent to SIBOL. When the Squares are all such different sizes it takes me so much longer, and then I tend to get bored with it. (If you know what I mean!).
It doesn't matter if it's just half an inch either smaller or larger I can work with that without too much trouble, it's when the Squares tend to be much larger it causes me a problem. I know it's difficult to get the Squares exact, if anyone can give us advice in the comments I'd very much appreciate it. Of course we are all using different yarn which probably causes the problem.
I'll always do my very best but it would help if any Square sent to SIBOL is 'roughly' 6" x 6" (15cms x 15cms).
Anyway, here is my Slide Show for the first Jan Eaton Blanket, and I will definitely be putting up the Block List on January 1st with our new Challenges!
Thanks so much to everyone that has sent me Squares particularly for this Challenge, it has been great fun receiving them! I do hope you like the Blanket.
The last Ta - Dah before Christmas! Thanks to everyone 'for everything'.
Just popping in to say thank you to Isolde (Netherlands) who very kindly sent me these Squares today and her beautiful little gift. A La Zouzita! What a sweet idea! I love it thank you.
I love your Squares Isolde, and thanks so much for your continued support with SIBOL. Thank you!