Friday, 16 November 2012

Are you interested in owning one of our 'Think Pink Blankets?' Up-dated Saturday 17/11/2012

Good Afternoon,

As you know we work very hard all year round making 'Sunshine Blankets' for the Elderly in Nursing Homes, but we do also make Blankets to raise money for various Charitites.

Well today I am holding a 'Silent Auction' on the SIBOL Blog.  This is your chance to own one of our 'Think Pink' Blankets. This is the 3rd of our Think Pinks.  All proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Care here in the UK.



‘THINK PINK’ (3)


Breast Cancer Care Challenge.

This lovely, one-of-a-kind item was knitted by members of the ‘Sunshine International Blankets of Love’ group, who make blankets for the elderly. Members of this world-wide group knit or crochet squares and send them to the project’s co-ordinator, who then sews them together and distributes the finished blankets to the elderly via nursing homes. This particular piece was made by group members from the UK, Wales, USA, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

All proceeds from this auction will be donated to Breast Cancer Care, an essential charity for anyone affected by breast cancer. Some of the contributions here were made by actual sufferers and survivors of this relentless illness.

Each of the 25 squares on this special blanket, lovingly nicknamed 'Think Pink!', relates to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, either depicting a cancer ribbon or simply having been made with pink shades of yarn. The blanket is 35 inches square, making it a typical ‘lapghan’ size. It will also arrive specially presented in the style of all SIBOL items and include a card detailing the names and nationalities of all contributors.

We have chosen to open the bidding at £100.00 to reflect the huge amount of time and effort involved in this project, and the fact that this unique blanket has been made for a very worthy cause.



PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A SILENT AUCTION.

ALL BIDS ARE CONFIDENTIAL.

YOU CAN BID FOR THE ABOVE BLANKET BY EMAILING ME

SUE on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net

THIS BLANKET HAS A STARTING PRICE OF £100.00 SO YOUR OFFERS MUST BE OVER THIS AMOUNT.

THE HIGHEST OFFER I RECEIVE BY MID-NIGHT 30TH NOVEMBER WILL BE ACCEPTED AND THE BLANKET WILL BE YOURS.

PLEASE WRITE IN THE SUBJECT HEADING....

‘THINK PINK 3 SILENT AUCTION’

PLEASE STATE THE AMOUNT OF YOUR BID (over £100.00)

WITH YOUR FULL NAME AND ADDRESS PLEASE.

PLEASE NOTE THAT POSTAGE AND PACKING WILL BE EXTRA AT COST.

Best of luck everyone!

'Think Pink' (3) Thanks to everyone who contributed towards this Blanket.




314. 'Think Pink (3). Thanks to Fiona (Netherlands) for making up.

Best of Luck everyone!
Any queries please contact me
Sue on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net

Thank you! Sue x

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UP-DATED SATURDAY 17/11/2012
Good Morning and thanks for visiting 'Mrs Twins' today!

'jenn1feranne' SCOTLAND Has made and donated this beauty! Wow!

I'm glad you have stopped by I have a beautiful Blanket to show you. It has come in from 'jenn1feranne' who lives in Scotland. Another amazing Blanket for our Elderly. How 'Jennifer' finds the time to make so many Blankets for 'SIBOL' I will never know! She is certainly making some beauties.

The Blanket is made in such striking colours and one thing I have found out while visiting the Elderly is that they love bright colours. They can see them much better than the darker colours. I have had to put my 'sunglasses' on to view this one. We joke about sunglasses, but sometime back Bethel in Australia actually sent me some Ozzie Sunglasses simply for this reason! This was taken May 2010!

Well what a laugh I had this morning! Bethel sent me some Sunglasses to wear while making the 'sun' themed Blankets!

I can't believe we are still making Blankets! Who would have thought!
Anyway........I'm very happy to be showcasing 'jenn1feranne's' beautiful 'Rainbow Ripple'. What a beautiful Blanket, I love Ripples!

Simply gorgeous how kind!

I told you it was nice!

Let's take a look at the Slide Show now!



I just love this Blanket, thank you so much 'jenn1feranne'.  You have devoted such a lot of time to 'SIBOL' lately and I am very grateful to you. Superb piece of work!

This pattern is available as a download on RAVERLY. Here's the link!  Who needs to go out shopping when we can all make such wonderful items! Pop over to RAVERLY there is always so much to see on there. Some wonderful ideas and patterns.

The other Blanket today is 'Snowy Blue'. The centrepiece was sent in as a small donated Blanket and I was asked to make it larger. I just added some Butterflies and a couple of inches of blue and white. Now it's a more acceptable size and one more Blanket for our Elderly!





Please don't forget we are holding a 'SILENT AUCTION' trying to raise money for Breast Cancer Care with our beautiful Think Pink (3) Blanket. Please go back a post and have  a read!
Thanks for stopping by today!


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x Sue x









 

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