Slideshow of Sunshine Blankets (Click on Left/Right Arrows).

Challenge Blankets
I'm Sue and can be contacted on
sueatpigsty@virginmedia.com

It is so important that email addresses and names are enclosed with your donations of Sunshine Blankets, Shawls and Butterflies please. Thank you!

Butterflies LINK


'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 sueatpigsty@virginmedia.com 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.

Donations of Sunshine Blankets/Shawls/Butterflies can be accepted between these dates.
1st March to 30th November 2016. Thank you.



Thursday, 25 August 2016

Joanna's Granny Blanket

Good evening,

Joanna has very kindly made and sent to me a very pretty Sunshine Blanket made in the traditional Granny Square way. The colours are so nice and a great size too. Joanna always has a Granny Blanket on the go and I am honoured that you wanted to donate it to SIBOL.

Thank you Joanna.


Isn't it lovely?
Thank you Joanna.

x Sue x


Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Sunshine Blankets and Shawls to show you!

Good morning and welcome!

I would like to thank Jayne this morning for sending  Sunshine Blankets and Shawls for Residents in Care Homes. All made so beautifully and it's lovely to hear from you once again.

Thank you Jayne


Union Jack thanks Jayne.


Union Jack thank you Jayne.


These will be very well received thank you.

 x Sue x


Sunday, 7 August 2016

Do you remember when............ we made our Olympic Blankets?

Good Morning,

Watching the Olympics on TV has reminded me of the stunning Blankets the 'SIBOL' Group made as a Challenge back in 2012. We had Squares arrive from all over the world and money raised went to Alzheimers UK.

This Blanket in particular 'Going for Gold' raised £1,000.00.

'Going For Gold!' Olympic Challenge. Thanks to everyone that sent me Squares! Truly amazing! Please 'add note' if you see your Square(s)!

Just found this photo.

100 Squares also flew in from akarapacha in the States.
This Blanket raised £250.00 for Alzheimers.


100 Squares flew in from 'akarapacha' (USA) Thank you so much. All 6


The work that went in to these Squares was unbelievable.
I thought you'd like to see them again.

x Sue x 

'Let's Knit' September issue.

Good morning,

On Friday I received the September issue of 'Let's Knit' and inside was a feature on 'SIBOL'.
I thought you would like to read it.

Thanks to you all!


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x Sue x 

Thursday's delivery.

Good morning,

I would like to thank pippa for donating these beautiful Sunshine Blankets to SIBOL. She was delivering them to me on behalf of a Lady she knows. So thank you very much indeed.

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Thanks pippa


They are so pretty thank you both very much indeed.

x Sue x

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

I love Granny Square Blankets.

Good afternoon

Thank you Berry queen

Thank you to Berry queen over on RAVELRY
for a very colourful Granny Square Blanket.
The colours are bright and cheerful just what we need for one of 
our Residents.

Many thanks for a wonderful donation today!

x Sue x 

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Shawls from Rachel.

Good morning,

Yesterday I received two Shawls from Rachel which are both beautifully made. I am always very grateful to you for taking part in our SIBOL project and it's always lovely to receive a letter from you too. I'm so pleased you have  a 'Knitting hotline' with your Gran it's lovely you have something in common to share.

Rachel has made two Crocheted Shawls, one Red, White and Pink 'a love theme' and the other a Black one made in Sparkly yarn both beautiful pieces of work.

Thank you so much Rachel I will be writing soon to you.

Rachel thank you for the Shawls.


I will make sure the Shawls will be taken out as soon as possible.

Thank you so much,
x Sue x 



19th July 2016.

I would like to thank Alma for donating 
6 Blankets to Holmfield Care Home, Manchester

Also two Blankets to Ladies in wheelchairs. 
In total Alma and her Husband has donated 20 Blankets in total this year.

Thank you to both of you.
It is so nice that we can do this further afield.

x Sue x 

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Saturday's post.

Good afternoon,

I would like to thank Joy and Betty Francis today for two beautiful Sunshine Blankets.
Between them they have produced some lovely work. The Blankets will be very useful in the Homes
as they are a great size and are so cheerful too. So thank you both very much indeed.

Let's take a look now.

ThaNk you to Joy and Betty Francis


ThaNk you to Joy and Betty Francis


ThaNk you to Joy and Betty Francis


Great thank you both.

 x Sue x 

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Sunshine Blankets arriving today!

Good Morning!

I am thanking Sally today for two super Sunshine Blankets she has made for Residents in Care Homes.  A great size to use on laps and the Blankets are so cheerful!.

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I just love the colours used in these Blankets and I shall be visiting a Home when I have more.

Thank you once again.

x Sue x