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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.



Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Delivery to Tandy Care Court Home.

Good evening,

I'm very pleased to be telling you that yesterday I delivered 32 Sunshine Blankets to Tandy Court Care Home, Birmingham.  I think this will be the last of my deliveries for this year now. I would like to thank everyone who has donated Blankets and Shawls this year. Our work is always very much appreciated and the Staff of the Home would like me to thank you.


Delivery Day to Tandy Court Care Home, Birmingham.


Delivery Day to Tandy Court Care Home, Birmingham.


Delivery Day to Tandy Court Care Home, Birmingham.


Delivery Day to Tandy Court Care Home, Birmingham.



Each one of these Blankets is so....individual and I know that whoever receives them is certainly going to receive a great deal of comfort from them.

A big thank you to you all!

x Sue x

Saturday, 3 December 2016

A Blanket arrives from Maryland USA.

Good morning,

I would like to thank Sharen very much indeed for sending me a Sunshine Blanket all the way from Maryland (MD) USA. How kind of you to send such a distance!  The Blanket is made in such pretty coloured variegated yarn and I know that it will be very well received in one of the Homes I visit.
The Blanket is a great size and Sharen has even included some Butterflies she has made. Thank you so.....much!

Let's take a look now.

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Lots of Thanks too!


Yesterday I received an email thanking the Group 'Gill' in particular for a beautiful Sunshine Blanket that Rachel's Husband had received in one of the Homes I visit.

The Blanket they received was one called 'Multi Colours'
and Rachel tells me what a lot of comfort it has given her Husband.

"I hope you are able to send Gill very many thanks for making the beautifully crocheted blanket called "Multi Colours!"  She certainly has a wonderful eye for a delightful composition of colours and tones!
  We both love and enjoy the vibrant blanket which lifts the spirits, so please hand on our very warm thanks and appreciation.  

What a wonderful gift your Sunshine International Blankets of Love is!  Very many thanks to you for the comfort you bring."

XX Rachel


Thank you Rachel.


A note of thanks from Sharon at Lady Katherine Leveson, Knowle.


Dear Sue,
Thank you so much for the box of shawls - so beautiful - I have passed them
over to Kevin for our residents who I'm sure will be most appreciative. 
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
Love Sharon

29 Shawls for Lady Katherine Leveson Care Home. Thanks everyone x


It's so nice to know that our work is well received thank you both.

I have three boxes of Sunshine Blankets to take out very soon.
May I remind you all now I cannot receive anymore Blankets or Shawls this year.

We start again 1st March 2016.

Thanks to everyone who has helped the 'SIBOL' project once again this year.

x Sue x 

A Blanket arrives from MD USA !

Good morning,

I would like to thank Sharen very much indeed for sending me a Sunshine Blanket all the way from Maryland (MD) USA. How kind of you to send such a distance!  The Blanket is made in such pretty coloured variegated yarn and I know that it will be very well received in one of the Homes I visit.
The Blanket is a great size and Sharen has even included some Butterflies she has made. Thank you so.....much!

Let's take a look now.

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Lots of Thanks too!


Yesterday I received an email thanking the Group 'Gill' in particular for a beautiful Sunshine Blanket that Rachel's Husband had received in one of the Homes I visit.

The Blanket they received was one called 'Multi Colours'
and Rachel tells me what a lot of comfort it has given her Husband.

"I hope you are able to send Gill very many thanks for making the beautifully crocheted blanket called "Multi Colours!"  She certainly has a wonderful eye for a delightful composition of colours and tones!
  We both love and enjoy the vibrant blanket which lifts the spirits, so please hand on our very warm thanks and appreciation.  

What a wonderful gift your Sunshine International Blankets of Love is!  Very many thanks to you for the comfort you bring."

XX Rachel


Thank you Rachel.


A note of thanks from Sharon at Lady Katherine Leveson, Knowle.


Dear Sue,
Thank you so much for the box of shawls - so beautiful - I have passed them
over to Kevin for our residents who I'm sure will be most appreciative. 
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
Love Sharon

29 Shawls for Lady Katherine Leveson Care Home. Thanks everyone x


It's so nice to know that our work is well received thank you both.

I have three boxes of Sunshine Blankets to take out very soon.
May I remind you all now I cannot receive anymore Blankets or Shawls this year.

We start again 1st March 2016.

Thanks to everyone who has helped the 'SIBOL' project once again this year.

x Sue x 

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Shawl Day!



Good afternoon,

I'm very pleased to be telling you that this afternoon I am donating
29 Crocheted Shawls to Lady Katherine Leveson Care Home, Temple Balsall  area.

These Shawls have been made beautifully for Residents and I'm sure
they will be very useful to them - wonderful  colours and great designs.

Thanks to everyone!


Shawls for Lady Katherine Leveson Care Home. Thanks everyone x


I would like to thank Gill today for making and donating 14 Shawls which she posted on to Ashmere Care Home, Nottingham. Michelle telephoned me to thank us saying how grateful she was for them.
Our donations certainly do make a difference in Care Homes up and down the country.

I'm sure you would like to see these beautiful designs. All made in wonderful colours which will certainly bring lots of smiles.

Thank you Gill.




Thank you Gill.

Thank you Gill.

Thank you Gill.

Thank you Gill.

Thank you Gill.

Thank you Gill.

Thank you Gill.

Thank you Gill.

Thank you Gill.

Thank you Gill.

Thank you Gill.

Thank you Gill.

Thank you Gill.


You've spent many long hours on these Shawls Gill. I just want you to know that Ashmere really appreciates them and so do I! Thank you very much indeed.

Well tomorrow is the last day I can accept Shawls and Blankets for this year. Thanks so much to everyone who has contributed over the past months.

x Sue x

Monday, 28 November 2016

Grannies Galore!

Good afternoon,

I would like to thank June very much indeed for the beautiful Granny Blankets received today.

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to make these beauties and I can assure you I will be taking these out very soon indeed to a local Care Home.

May I remind you I am not accepting anymore Sunshine Blankets or Shawls after this Wednesday so please hurry up and get them to me.

I cannot guarantee on delivering your work this year if they arrive after this date.

I shall start collecting again after March 1st 2017.
A big thank you to the Lady who sent these Blankets today.

x Sue x 



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1349 Round and Round the Garden!


1348 Colourful Grannies come out to play!

1347 Don't you just love Grannies!

1346 Round and Round.



 x Sue x




Monday, 21 November 2016

New donations arriving.

Good afternoon,

Such a miserable day here in the UK today. I think we need some pretty Blankets to cheer us up.

First I would like to show you some made by Angela.

Thank you Angela



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1342 Thank you Angela




Gorgeous Granny Blankets, a perfect size for Laps and beautiful colour combinations.
You're very kind Angela thank you so much.

This morning I received a Sunshine Blanket from Una.
This one is  called 'The Pink Shocker'.
I love the centre in this one Una and it's so bright and cheerful I know an older person is really going to admire this one.

Thank you so much for the Blanket and the useful Ribbons. Very much appreciated.


1345 The Pink Shocker made and donated by Una. Thank you.


Thank you Una



Thank you Una

Thank you both.

Please may I remind you my closing date is end of November for Shawls and Sunshine Blankets.
I cannot accept anymore after this date until March next year.

I have a box of Shawls upstairs which will be going to a local Home 
St. Katherines and two boxes of Sunshine Blankets which I will find a Home for.

They certainly add up and I'm always very grateful to you all.

Thank you

x Sue x 

Monday, 14 November 2016

Lots of Shawls and Blankets to show you today!

Good afternoon,

It is always so nice when our Blankets and Shawls can get to other parts of the Country and not just the Birmingham area.  Kim has decided to donate to her local Hospice St. Lukes at Basildon. She has made a beautiful Sunshine Blanket and Shawl and she tells me she would like to make more in the future. Decorated with pretty Butterflies these two items are surely going to bring some smiles.



 

I am adding these in to our totals Kim thank you.

Next we have four pretty Shawls from Isrose in Norway.
It is so nice that Ladies in Europe take part in our project and I am always so grateful for your contributions Isrose. Thank you.
Such pretty designs and made beautifully.

Thank you Hilde (Norway).

Two Sunshine Blankets also.
One called 'Spring Crocus' and the other 'Easter Egg'.

It's so nice that you have named your Blankets but I'm afraid the quality of the photos is not good today. The day is quite dull, we've had rain today!

1340 Spring Crocus - Thank you Hilde.

1339 Easter Egg - Thank you Hilde.


Thank you Hilde.

Isrose was very happy that she managed to make these in time for my end of year deliveries.
I'm very grateful to her too!

So thank you both very much indeed.

x Sue X 

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Grannies galore!

Good afternoon,

More beautiful donations to show you this afternoon.

First we have a Knitted Blanket from MarilynJG.
This Blanket is a perfect size for snuggling under.
Great for an armchair or to throw over a bed.

A very pretty Shawl also arrived from Marilyn.
A beautiful design and once again a perfect size for throwing 
around shoulders.
I'm sure both items will be very comforting thank you Marilyn.


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I love the Knitted Butterflies attached to these colourful Blankets 
arriving from Liz thank you.

What fantastic colours, bright and cheerful just what we need.

A perfect size for Laps - what lovely gifts these are going to make too!


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Thanks Liz it was very kind of you too.

My closing date is end of November, so please get your work to me by then.
Delivering in time for Christmas will be just perfect.

Thank you both very much indeed.

x Sue x