Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Delivery Day comes round again!

Good Afternoon thanks for visiting 'Mrs Twins'  today!

It was lovely  to visit Ivy Bank Care Home in Cotteridge, Birmingham a few weeks ago, when  I handed over 27 of our 'Sunshine Blankets'. Sue who accepted our Blankets was very grateful to everyone who helped and last night I received an email from her.

Hi Sue
Just a quick note to say thank you to you and your wonderful crocheting friends . Every visitor we have is commenting on the lovely sunshine blankets you gave us and the residents love them too. We are saving all the cards and making a scrap book so the residents can enjoy looking at the places they came from. 
Feel free to come and see us again and once again a big thank you.
Sue Finch
Ivy Bank Home Manager

I'm very grateful for this email and I'm so pleased that our Blankets will make a difference to them. I promised to go back with a few more and over the past few days I have been getting them ready.

6 'Sunshine Blankets' ready for Ivy Bank Care Home.




Half a dozen more and now everyone will receive one just in time for Easter.

Sue very kindly accepted them this morning.

Sue accepting our 'Sunshine Blankets' at Ivy Bank Care Home 27/03/2013.

It is so nice to know that our 'SIBOL' project is worthwhile,  we are
certainly making a difference to an Elderly person's life. It's nice also
to personally deliver our Blankets and I can account for each one that has been made by myself,
or our 'SIBOLETTE's'.  It's great to know where each one has gone to.

I am now left with Marie Curie Daffodil Blankets, Breast Cancer 'Think Pink' ones,
and also our Challenge Blankets.

The Daffodil ones will be sent off when the final two are ready, Think Pinks have to be auctioned or donated and the Challenge Blankets will be given to a Home when we have enough for everyone.

We really are doing so well everyone!  I am terribly grateful to everyone that supports the 'SIBOL' project. We have just hit SIBOL 384! What an achievement!

How can you help?

I'm inviting you to make a 6" Square.
This can be Knitted or Crocheted.
Any Colour/Any Design
Acrylic yarn if possible.

These Squares will be absolutely ideal for our Stash. On receiving them, I group them together in colours. Then when I have enough I make them into a Blanket.

We also need Challenge Squares and all details are over on 

Apart from receiving Squares either for the Stash or the Challenges, we require donated Blankets. This really would help me as you can imagine at times we get rather a lot of Squares come in. 

So why not make a Blanket and practice a new Square you have been making?

Our usual 'Sunshine Blankets' comprise of 25 6" Knitted or Crocheted Squares with
roughly a 1" to 2" Border.

Or if you want to make something of your own design please do.


Thanks to you all again!

x Sue x

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sue
    I've been quietly following your progress and fantastic achievements with SIBOL and just wanted to say how inspiring it is to see the end results being delivered to the home. It must be a full-time job for you to organise everything, keeping track of what came from where, taking and publishing pictures, coming up with new challenges, contacting the homes etc. Maybe when I get a bit further on with this year's puppets, I'll get some time to make something for your great cause. Well done Sue
    Love, Janet x


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