Thursday, 18 December 2014

Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas 

to everyone!


Christmas Tree.


Love and Best Wishes from Sue

x Sue x 

Pretty Grannies.....

Good Evening,

I would like to thank Myrna today for some beautiful Sunshine Blankets and Knitted items.
I am afraid you are a little late now my closing date was end of November but I will be taking 
these out next year for you. I'm sorry I can't go out to the Homes again this year as I'm getting
ready for Christmas.   If anyone else has anything for me would you please hold on to it until the 
New Year. Thanks ever so much.

Let's take a look at what Myrna has sent to me. Some beautiful Crocheted Blankets with Butterflies
attached and some lovely warm items for the Elderly.  I am very grateful to you Myrna you have
given such a lot of your time to our 'SIBOL' project and I know everything will be appreciated by 
the Homes.








Thanks so much.

x Sue x

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Looking back....

Hi everyone!

I am sorry I can not accept any more 'SIBOL' items now until after the New Year.
Thanks to everyone!

It's time to look back now on previous Sunshine Blankets. that we have delivered to Care Homes. 

Our 'Snowman' and 'Christmas' Challenges from years ago.


`Please add note' if you see your Square Ladies! Thank you very much mandas' challenges and to everyone who has contributed Squares for this 'Snowman Challenge'

Thanks to everyone who contributed Squares for this Challenge.



Ta - Dah! Introducing SIBOL No. 36 '900 Squares I'm counting for the big one!'  'Christmas Blooms' - named by LT81 Thank you!

'Tidings of Comfort and Joy!' -  Ladies 'Please Add Note!'....>

'Christmas Spirit' - Named by Aussie Maria. Ladies 'that dreaded question! Please Add Note!'

So appropriate for this time of year.

x Sue x 

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

8 Sunshine Blankets delivered to St. Michael's today!

Good Afternoon and Welcome!




Today I went out on my very last Delivery of the year. 8 Sunshine  Blankets to St. Michael's Care Home for the Elderly in  Olton near to where I live.  I would like to thank  Julie  for accepting our Blankets and also to everyone that has donated them.

The Sunshine Blankets are always very welcome in the Homes by the Residents and Julie would like me to thank you all for your kindness.

We have had a very successful year making Sunshine Blankets and Shawls and I hope that we can do the same next year. I am very eager to reach our 1,000th Blanket!

Here's Julie accepting our Blankets.

St. Michael's Care Home for the Elderly. Last delivery of the Year. 8 Sunshine Blankets. Thanks everyone!

May I remind you that I can't accept any more Sunshine Blankets and Shawls now until the New Year when we will start  all over again!

Thanks to everyone for their  beautiful work again this year you are all such talented Ladies. Everyone admires your work and I'm really proud of what we have achieved.

Thank you 

x Sue x 

Thursday, 4 December 2014

'Dancing Light'.

Good afternoon and welcome!

I AM NOT ACCEPTING ANY MORE SIBOL ITEMS BEFORE CHRISTMAS. PLEASE SEND AFTER JANUARY 2ND. MANY THANKS. 

I would like to thank 'Purlygalore' today for a beautiful Knitted Sunshine Blanket that she has made and donated to 'SIBOL'.  Purlygalore has called the Blanket 'Dancing Light'  and I'm sure you will agree this is a perfect name.  If you would like to pop over to her RAVELRY page you will be able to
read all about the making of the Blanket and the beautiful Stylecraft yarn that she has used. The combination of colours is spot on. I love this Blanket.  Here's the LINK.

Now for some photos.

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Some pretty Butterflies too! Thank you so much Purlygalore for 'Dancing Light' and indeed the Butterflies.


I will be taking this Blanket out very soon.

x Sue x

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Delivering our Knitted items today! Thanks everyone!

Good Afternoon,

PLEASE NOTE THAT I CANNOT ACCEPT ANY MORE SIBOL ITEMS THIS YEAR. WE WILL ACCEPT AGAIN JANUARY 2ND ONWARDS MANY THANKS  FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


I would like to thank everyone for sending me Christmas Gifts for the Elderly. We've had such a good response that I decided to split the items between two Homes. Today I was taking the last lot to The Grove Care Home in Solihull.

THE GROVE.


I rang up this morning and went off to meet Jayne.  I did ask her a while ago if they wanted any Knitted items and she said that they would be very useful. They often have trips out in the mini bus to various places so Knitted wear would be appreciated.

Loaded up with a box full to the brim I went off.

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I was so proud of the items that we had made. Beautiful Scarves and Fingerless Gloves, Bed Socks, Hats and Gloves etc., are going to be very useful to the Home.

Jayne kindly agreed to having her photo taken but somehow my iphone wouldn't go off 'video'.
We both tried to swipe it over to 'photos' but in the end we took a video of Jayne saying 'Thank you!'

She tried one of our Hats on.

Thank you so much Jayne for acceping our items it was lovely to meet you again.


Here's the video I hope! 
This is Jayne - Deputy Manager of The Grove Care Home, Solihull
thanking you all.

It is very quiet sorry. 






A Big Thank you to everyone that has made a Warm item for the Residents in Care Homes. They have all been very much appreciated.

x Sue x


I'm back with an email I have received from Lyndon - The Manager at Grove Care Home. I thought you might like to read it.


Hello Sue 
I came back from my morning meeting to find a wonderful box of hats and gloves. You are all so very kind. Already two of the ladies who suffer with cold hands have a set each and they are so happy with them. Please say a very big thank you to all of your ladies. Can I also say a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year to you and your ladies along with all of your families. 
Again thank you so much. 
Regards 
Lyndon Green 
Manager 
The Grove Residential Home (Solihull)


Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Back to deliveries today!

Hello everyone!

PLEASE NOTE THAT I CANNOT ACCEPT ANY MORE SIBOL ITEMS THIS YEAR. WE WILL ACCEPT AGAIN JANUARY 2ND ONWARDS MANY THANKS  FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

I do hope you will scroll down and see what's new today! I've had such a busy day once again with lots of beautiful work arriving at my home.  After lunch I decided  to phone up Kingsleigh House, Birmingham to see if they would like to accept donations of Shawls. Like our Sunshine Blankets these come in so quickly and it always surprises me how hard you all work! Each one is so....different and I just love the variety of patterns.

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With this one added to from 'jessiebonbon' (see previous post).

'jessiebonbon' Thank you for the Shawl.


Off I went with Shawls loaded up in to two boxes.

Shawls delivered today to Kingsleigh House, Birmingham.



The Manager Alan wasn't available but two of his Staff accepted the Shawls.

Delivery of Shawls today to Kingsleigh House, Birmingham. Thanks everyone!


They are a sister Home to Olivet, who I visited last Friday. Once again the Home is a very
friendly one and I know that our Shawls will make a difference. The Lady on the Left said
how much the Blankets brighten up their Residents' rooms.

The Home said a Big Thank You!

Let's hope we can make plenty more next year.

x Sue x