Thursday, 23 October 2014

Just letting you know.....

Hi everyone!

Thank you for stopping by.

I'm just putting a note up asking if you could please 'if possible' try and send me your finished Sunshine Blankets, Shawls and Christmas Gift items by the end of November.  I always try and
take the Blankets etc., out at the beginning of December.  This gives me time to get ready for
Christmas at home. I find it too much to go out to the Homes when the mad Christmas rush is on
and I have things to do myself. Thank you.

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I also had a note sent to me from 'Olivet' Care Home in Acocks Green I thought you might like to read it.

"A huge thank you to you and everyone associated with SIBOL for the lovely knitted and crocheted blankets that you so kindly donated to us yesterday. They have been admired by all who have seen them.
Thank you once again on behalf of everyone. 
Love from Jane."

It's so nice when we get notes of thanks. Thank you Jane.
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theemuts over on RAVELRY very kindly put a link up for us too! She thought it would be a nice pattern to try.  

Easy, Cozy Colour Block Slippers




Here's the LINK.


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I think that's all for now,  thanks for stopping by!



x Sue x 
   

Monday, 20 October 2014

Two Deliveries in one day!

Good afternoon and welcome!
Well I've had a very busy day today.  Over the past few days I have been getting the Sunshine Blankets ready for delivering to local Care Homes. In total including Sally's Blanket received today
I had 61 in total to deliver.

The Blankets look so pretty decorated with Butterflies and Ribbon and it's always lovely to attach little cards to say who's made the Blanket too.

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They look really lovely all piled up an I can't get over  how quickly they arrive at my Home. Ladies from all over the UK and further afield take part in our 'SIBOL' project and I am always very grateful to you all. The Homes really appreciate your kindness.

I often pass by Kingsleigh House Care Home, Kings Norton, Birmingham  on my way to the wool shop and I have often thought one day I will ask if they would like any of our Blankets. This morning I spoke to Alan the Manager and arranged to pop over with 30 of our beautiful Sunshine Blankets. It was a lovely welcome and Alan and one of the Staff were very pleased to accept our Blankets. I gave them  some background information about our Group and also the Charity Blankets that we have made in the past. They absolutely loved them. They both kindly agreed  to having their photos taken.
Photos are very important because it's like the end  of the journey if you like. It's nice to see which Home they reach and I know everyone is interested in my Delivery Days!

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Thank you for accepting our Blankets it was nice to meet you both. The Home thanked you for  making the Blankets for them.

Alan gave me the address of one of their sister Homes Olivet in Acocks Green, Birmingham. I hadn't heard of this one. I decided just after visiting him that I would make contact with them. I spoke to Jane  who was only too pleased to meet me.   Piling up our Blankets and taking more photos before leaving.  We certainly have some beauties!  Another 31 in fact!


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It didn't take me long to find Olivet, setting the sat nav on my iphone it was  really easy.
Although Jane was busy she found time along with other members of Staff to look at our Blankets.
They once again loved our work. I have been told on many occasions how useful the Blankets will be to their Residents and I'm so pleased we will make them happy. They certainly will be talking points for many days to come!

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Both Homes say thank you to everyone and a special thank you from me too!

I met my Daughter for lunch  and afterwards I went round to Irene's our 90 year old 'SIBOLETTE'.
Taking  her 3 Shawls I had made. Irene's neighbour visits St. Katherines Home, in Balsall Common  and she offered to take in a couple of Shawls for me.Sadly I wont be able to get photos this time but here are the Shawls.

Thanks to 'me' Shawls for the Elderly.


As you know I do not accept Squares from anyone contacting me due to postage and time to assemble them, but Knitting Squares to Irene is very important. She can't see to read but she can to Knit and she tells me many times that it gives her something to do. So I'm happy to accept them from her.

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I hope these odd shapes can be used in our Blankets too!

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Thank you Irene.

Not only have I delivered Sunshine Blankets and picked up Squares I have also had a pretty Blanket arrive from Sally and two gorgeous Shawls.

Sally thank you.


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I managed to get this one decorated up before I left this morning.

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Shawl from Sally thank you.


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Fantastic Sally thank you so much.

Before I go I have to show you these wonderful Christmas Gifts made for the Elderly
by Sally.

Perfect Christmas Gifts for the Elderly.

I had no idea you were making them Sally.
They are perfect thank you so much.
Made beautifully.

There is still time to make small items to keep our Elderly Residents warm.
So please feel free to do so.

My deadline date is end of November.

If there is anything you would like to ask me  please contact me
I'm Sue
on 
sueatpigsty@talktalk.net

Thanks to Kingsleigh House and  Olivet for accepting our Sunshine Blankets today!
It was lovely to meet you all.

x Sue x

Saturday, 18 October 2014

You must see what's new today! Pop in!

Good morning!

I would like to thank Gill this morning for some super duper Sunshine Blankets!
You are just going to love them.

Let's take a look at them now.

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Good ol' Granny Square. Reminds me of a football strip.

Then we have

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A lovely Granny Ripple Gill.

Look what we have next! Wow!

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Absolutely beautiful. What a lovely change and I'm sure these could be used for Shawls too. I love these Star Ripples both made in gorgeous colours.

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Spectacular Gill and I amazed once again how quickly you have made them thanks  so much.

I am always so grateful to you and everyone else that contributes to our 'SIBOL' project.

Have a nice day everyone!

x Sue x

Friday, 17 October 2014

What's new on Friday?

Good Morning and welcome!

I would very much like to thank Olivia for a  pretty Sunshine Blanket received yesterday and also for some lovely Knitted items for our 'Christmas Gift' appeal for the Elderly. The Sunshine Blanket is made in a lovely colour combination and it's also a perfect size too. Once again someone will receive a great deal of comfort from it. The Knitted items too Olivia have been made beautifully I can't thank you enough.


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Olivia thank you for the Knitted items for Christmas Gifts.


                                                                   Absolutely superb! Thank you.

Today I received a parcel from Chris. Once again wonderful Fingerless Gloves for Christmas Gifts.
These are made in lovely colours and as Chris was saying the darker colours will be ideal for an Elderly Gent. Why not indeed! They are made beautifully thank you so much Chris. I'm  very grateful to you.

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The deadline for Christmas Gifts for the Elderly is the end of November and also for Sunshine Blankets and Shawls. I intend to go out on my last delivery at the start of December.

Thank you both so much. I know how much time goes in to the making of them.

x Sue x 

Monday, 13 October 2014

'SIBOL'S EYE CANDY!'

Good Morning to you all!

Thank you very much for popping in to 'Mrs Twins' today!

This morning I would like to thank Lyn from Bournemouth who has very kindly sent me a bumper parcel of 'SIBOL' goodies. I knew she was busy Knitting Sunshine Blankets for us but I had no idea she had also made a Scarf and  Hats and Gloves too. The parcel arrived this morning from Hermes courier. I have to say a while back I wasn't too impressed with their service when they let me down on a collection from my home but lately they seemed to have got their act together. Not only can you have your parcel signed but you can also pay I think 30p to have a text sent to your phone when your parcel has been delivered. Amongst the other couriers they are the cheapest too and their service is excellent.  So thank you very much Lyn for sending the parcel to me.

Let's take a look inside now.

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 Beautifully Knitted Butterflies  so useful to decorate our Sunshine Blankets.

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and 9 Sunshine Blankets which are such a good size and are so colourful! I know these will keep someone so warm and cozy!

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I'm sure you want to have a closer look.  Lyn has been making these over the weeks and she has also been keeping me up to date with their progress. Such pretty Blankets made in Knitted strips in such interesting yarn. So bright and cheerful just what we need for an Elderly Resident.

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A pretty Granny Square Blanket too Crocheted in well co-ordinated colours.
How lovely!

Lyn thank you so much for making these wonderful Sunshine Blankets and Christmas Gifts. They will be delivered over the next few weeks. I think I have over 50 Sunshine Blankets upstairs so it's time to go out again.

I can't thank you enough this is a superb donation and it's been lovely to chat with you on email about your progress too.

I'm sure everyone has enjoyed looking at what's new today.

Thanks again,

x Sue x

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Christmas Deadline for 'SIBOL'

Good Morning.

Just letting you know if I could please that all Sunshine Blankets, Shawls, and Christmas Gift items for the Elderly should be with me by end of November if possible.  This is so I have plenty of time to sort them out ready for my final deliveries of the year.

I would like to thank everyone today for their wonderful support over the year once again. We have had some amazing Sunshine Blankets and Shawls arrive here at SIBOL HQ and the Homes really appreciate your wonderful work.

Without your help we wouldn't have achieved 871 Sunshine Blankets! I would really love to reach 1,000! Maybe next year. I shall have to do a count of the Shawls for you.

Thanks so much

x Sue x

Friday, 10 October 2014

Bed Socks and Sunshine Blankets arrive today!

Good afternoon and welcome!

A busy day here today and I have lots to show you.

First of all I would like to thank MarilynJG for some beautiful Crocheted Bed Socks.  If you remember I have been inviting you to make small items for Christmas Gifts.  So far we have had
Shawls, Wrist Warmers and now today some fantastic Bed Socks. I'm sure Residents in the Homes are going to find them very useful indeed. Thank you so much MarilynJG.

I am accepting small items which I will take to a local Home just before Christmas.

Let's take a look at them now.

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These will be so warm and I'm  sure they are going to be loved. Made beautifully from MarilynJG thank you so much.

Next we have 10 Sunshine Blankets made by the Ladies of the AXA Purls Knitting Group. Every so often they send me a large parcel full of Blankets and I am always very grateful to everyone. Please thank everyone concerned Susan for making  them and thanks to you too for arranging delivery to me.











All of these Blankets are a great size and are so pretty! Thanks to everyone at AXA Purls Knitting Group. Thank you Susan for sending them  to me.

If there is anything you would like to ask me about our 'SIBOL' project. Please email me

I'm Sue on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net

Thanks so much

x Sue x