Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Delivery Day again!

Good Morning and welcome!

I am very pleased to be telling you that this morning I delivered 24 Sunshine Blankets  to the Wythall Residential Home local to where I live.  I also gave them a few  Knitted and Crocheted Shawls which had been donated to our project.


Over the past few days I  have been getting the Blankets and Shawls ready for my delivery. It's always such fun decorating them with Butterflies and Ribbons. It still surprises me how quickly they arrive at my Home and I'm very grateful to everyone that spends time making them. They really are works of art and today the Home really appreciated them. Karen and the Staff admired your work and really was extremely grateful for these wonderful donations.  One of the Residents agreed to having her photograph taken too which was really really lovely.




They have asked for some copies of these photos so that they can put them on their notice board which I thought was a super idea.

The Staff told me that the Shawls especially would be very useful and if anyone would like to help me make some more for them please do.  The Shawl shown on the above photo is the 'Half Granny Square Shawl' and if you would like to try it please follow the LINK. If you can make a Granny Square you can make a Large Half Granny Shawl it's so simple and very addictive too.

I think the Shawl shown really suits this Resident and I do hope she finds it useful. We always attach Butterflies it's rather like our 'SIBOL' trade mark.

So in closing may I thank you all on behalf of Wythall Residential Home the donations today were very well received. They were extremely grateful and couldn't get over how beautiful your work was!

If there is anything you would like to ask me please feel free to mail me.

I'm Sue on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net

Thank  you!

x Sue  x




Monday, 20 April 2015

What's new on Monday?

Good morning and welcome!

I would like to thank baw1812 for the parcel received this morning. Inside were two beautiful Half Granny Shawls, Butterflies and the last Square for our special 1,000th Blanket. Thank you so much. The Butterflies are going to be so useful my Butterfly stash is getting pretty low.

Let's take a look now.


Great colour combinations in these two Shawls.



 Thanks for helping me out with the Square too baw1812, thank you so much!

Barbara has very kindly sent in a pretty Granny Square Blanket today. She tells me that she started the Blanket using scraps of yarn that she had lying about with no particular use in mind. Then she heard about our 'SIBOL' project and was motivated to get on with it and get it finished. I'm ever so grateful to you Barbara. I will be visiting a Home again very soon and I will definitely be taking your Blanket out with me. It's a great size, will be very cozy and it's really pretty. Thanks so much once again.



Thank you both very much.

x Sue x

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Crocheted Blankets all the way from Singapore!

Good morning,

I am very pleased to be showing you two very pretty Sunshine Blankets. They have been made and donated by arien156 and they have come all the way from Singapore. I'm absolutely over the moon with these two Blankets they are a great size and so warm and cozy to hold.

Let's take a look at them now.




It's really very nice of you arien156 to make these wonderful Blankets for Elderly Residents in the UK. I am very grateful to you! Thank you so much!

x Sue x 

Friday, 17 April 2015

Pretty Shawls arrive today!

Good afternoon to you all!

I have three super Shawls to show you today. The Squares were Knitted by our 90 year old SIBOLETTE 'Irene' and Sally very kindly assembled them together  for us. They really have come out a treat.
I'm so grateful to you Sally for putting them together. The Squares are made beautifully for a 90 year old Lady.

Shawls assembled by Sally. Squares from 90 year old Irene.

I've added our pretty Butterflies and I'm sure they will be loved in the Homes.
Thank you both.

I do hope you all have a good weekend, thank you so much for
supporting the 'SIBOL' project
 and if there are any queries please contact me on
sueatpigsty@talktalk.net
I'm Sue 

Bye for now.

x Sue x 

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Why not make a Butterfly for our Sunshine Blankets?

Good evening and welcome!

I have some beautiful Butterflies to show you this evening they have been made and donated by Lesley.  Made in such a great variety of colours these Butterflies will be a nice finishing touch to our Blankets.

Lesley A thank you for the Butterflies.


There is a great video tutorial over on Netties Blog in Australia.
Here's the LINK.

I warn you they are so addictive! Once you master one you'll want to make plenty more!

Thank you Lesley.

x Sue x

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

What's new today?

Good morning,

I would like to thank MarilynJG for two beautiful Sunshine Blankets arriving today and also a very warm Shawl. They are all made so nicely I'm sure they are going to be loved. The Homes are certainly going to receive some beauties in their next deliveries!






Absolutely gorgeous thank you! Here's a LINK to Marilyn's RAV Page.

We have another Sunshine Blanket arriving today from Sandra today. I love the colour combinations in this one too. Thank you so much Sandra it's very kind of you.




We certainly have some lovely work arrive today thank you both so much.

x Sue x

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Beautiful Sunshine Blankets arriving today!

Good evening to you all!

I do hope you will scroll down and see two beautiful Granny Blankets that arrived this morning from 'StaceyStoke' they are so nice.

I would now like to show you two 'Sunshine Blankets' that have been made beautifully by 'Dulcatis' over on RAVELRY. Here's the LINK to her page. The first one is called 'Banana Sundae' just take a look at it.

1023 - 'Dulcatis' - 'Banana Sundae' thank you


'Dulcatis' has a knack of choosing names for her Blankets. So appropriate I think. The next one is called 'Forest Walk'. I love both of these Blankets.

1024 - 'Dulcatis' -'Forest Walk'. Thank you.


'Dulcatis' very kindly attaches Butterflies to her Blankets as we all do and she also ties them up with Ribbon and presents them in white carrier bags. I think this is a really good idea and I'm so pleased
that you enjoy the 'SIBOL' experience 'Dulcatis'.  The Blankets are then given to her Manager at work who takes them into the 'Oaklands Residential' Home in Bridgend, Wales where her Father lives. I think this is so nice of both of you to do this for the Elderly. It is certainly  a way we can
get our Blankets further afield.

I have to say all of the Blankets you have made are superb!  Here's the other two that 'Dulcatis' has made on behalf of 'SIBOL'.

'Mother's Fancy'.

1010 'Mothers Fancy' - Dulcatis 'RAV'.  Thank you.


'Midnight Flowers'.

980 'Midnight Flowers' -  Dulcatis thank you.


I do hope 'Dulcatis' has inspired you to make a Blanket for 'SIBOL'.

This afternoon I had notification to say a parcel was ready to be picked up at the local convenience store. So off I went. Thank you Joyce very much for everything that was enclosed. Three gorgeous Blankets which are so...colourful and a pretty Cream Shawl.

Let's take a look at them now.


A great Shawl.......

'Tropical Delight'.



'Sophie's Garden'


'Sophie's Universe'.

I'll give you a LINK to joyce28 over on RAVELRY if you click on her projects you will be able to obtain more details.

I'm over the moon with all of the Blankets received today. Do scroll down to see other work that has arrived. Once again I am very grateful to everyone who visits our 'SIBOL' Blog and who donates Sunshine Blankets for this very worthy project.

Each and everyone of our Blankets are delivered to the Elderly in Care Homes and they really are appreciated.

Thanks again to joyce28, Dulcatis and Stacey 'scroll down'.

x Sue x