Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Do you want to make a 'Flower Square?'

Hello Everyone!

My internet seems to be improving, but at times I am back to 'square one', so please bear with me. The Engineers are supposed to be still working on the problem.

Thank you all so much for the 'SUN' themed Squares. (Over on 'SIBOL').  They are all so fantastic. I'm going to have a great job putting all these together now! I appreciate each and everyone of them. I know I always say this, but I really do.

Our 'sun' theme has finished today. But please don't worry if you have made Squares for this theme, and they haven't arrived yet due to the 'ash' problem! They will be used. This is just to say that the theme has now ended and that we are moving on to the next one.

Which is?..............'The Flower Square' theme. (Deadline 31st May)

Now please trawl the internet, get your Crocheting books out, ask Friends, and try and find a nice 'Flower Square' pattern. Luna very kindly puts up some great 'Flower' Squares and there actually is a nice video in the side bar on 'SIBOL' which you can click on to.

Once again these Squares will be made into Blankets for the Elderly. These Challenges just make the project more interesting for all of us. We like to discuss new ideas, and try different things out.

1. 'Flower Squares'.
    Deadline 31st May.

2. 'Blue and White Squares'
    (Suggested by Kim)
    Deadline 30th June.

3. 'Strawberries and Cream Squares'
    (Suggested by Handmade in Gibraltar).
    Deadline 31st July.

4. 'Male Squares'
    (Suggested by Karin)
    Deadline 31st August.
    (Darker Colours, we always think of the Elderly as Women, but of course there are men also! )

5. 'Black and White Squares'
    (Suggested by Pertinitaco)
    Deadline 30th Sept.
    (We could use this as a Man's Blanket!).

6. 'Childrens' Picture Squares'
    (Suggested by crochet3love Flickr).
    Deadline 30th Oct.

She suggested 'Children's Picture Squares after seeing my 'Little Miss. Sunshine' used in the 'sun' theme Blanket idea. She thought maybe we could make a Children's Blanket with pictures on, Crocheted or Knitted.

Make a 6

You know me by now! I am so pulled towards making Blankets for the Elderly, but I would'nt mind just seeing whether this Challenge would work! If it works out, we could give the Blanket to a Children's Charity/Hospital or whatever, some worthwhile cause.

If you don't want to take part in any of these Challenges, that isn't a problem. Please feel free to send in a Square of any colour, any design of your choice. I can always use them in other Blankets. This is something I want to be doing for quite a while. I am just loving the whole experience.

I still haven't done my totals but I will. With all my internet problems I am running a bit behind.

I do hope you will join us, we are having lots of fun here over  on 'SIBOL'.

    Can you please contact me through Flickr. (If you join up you can send me a Flickr mail.) or try again.

2. RACHANA - Please contact me through email/Flickr.
So sorry but I have tried numerous times!

Please don't forget to check out our 'Blankets for the Elderly 2010' over on Flickr. It's our Flickr group showing our 'SIBOL' Squares.

Every day I am touched by the kindness of people all over the world. Making Blankets for the Elderly was just a little idea that I posted back in January. I had no idea that it would have been so successful! I would like to thank each and everyone of you! I am most grateful for your help. Every Square I receive will be made into 'Sunshine Blankets' and donated to Nursing Homes/Hospitals/Charities.

Thank you all for your wonderful support!

~~~ Sue ~~~~

LATEST SLIDESHOW!  Thank you very much to Manclass82 over on Flickr. She very kindly sent me some really bright Squares today for the 'sun' theme.  It's taken me awhile to load this up because of my internet speed. I do hope  you enjoy looking at the new Squares! Thank you Manclass82!

'Put your sun-glasses on! Ladies! Great for our 'SIBOL' 'sun' theme Challenge! Manclass82 (UK). Thank you! How lovely!


  1. Dear Sue, Glad you liked the strawberries and cream idea, I like the manly idea too. Some squares are in the post- who knows when they will arrive ?...
    Louise xx

  2. I like the challenges.
    At this moment I'm in the Flower mood.
    Squares with Dahlia's from Jan Eaton's 200 crochet blocks.
    ~X~ Karin

  3. Fantastic idea Sue. Means that we can all go stash diving and use up all those odd bits and pieces that we just cannot throw out - in case ☺

  4. hi Sue,
    got your mesg.
    i am a lot in mood for flowers and blue and white are my favourite for combination.i am anew crocheter though i learned crochet from my granny when i was akid but just found back my love for it and now a days just cannt think of anything except crochet .
    i too find a lot problem in logging to your blog ,when ever i open this site it doesnt stay more then 5 minutes .any ways will be mailing you soon .
    keep the good work up


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