Saturday, 16 August 2014

A Saturday Delivery Day!

Good Evening,

It's been a very busy day here in 'SIBOL' Land. First of all this morning  I have received two gorgeous 'Sunshine Blankets' and a 'Shawl' from Sally and then later on in the day  joyce28, Maria and Maria-Jesus visited a Care Home in East Grinstead for me. It's so nice that our 'Sunshine Blankets' can be given to those further afield. We have some great photos for you of their visit but first of all let's take a look at Sally's work.

This Blanket I think is perfect for an Elderly Gent, beautifully Knitted it is so warm. I don't know about you but I think the days are starting to get chilly now. A Blanket for someone Elderly is a wonderful Gift.



Sally has also Crocheted a Blanket using the Good ol' Granny Square.
Made in yarn from her Stash once again this Blanket is a good size and is so colourful. This one too could be ideal for a Gent - why not?


All  of our 'Sunshine Blankets' are decorated with Ribbon and 'SIBOL' Butterflies. The Butterflies are rather like our 'trade-mark' if you like. Butterflies were attached from around Blanket 7 or 8.


Not only did Sally make Blankets but she also made a colourful Shawl. We have now made over 60 Shawls for the Elderly. Take a look at this beauty!



This one reminds me of 'Harlequin'. I suppose if we did name our Shawls it would be perfect.

Gorgeous Knitted Squares Sally thank you.  Butterflies were also enclosed in Sally's parcel.


Once again perfect! 

Sally has sent us numerous Blankets over the months and has also helped me assemble Irenes' Squares too who is 90 years of age.  I'm very grateful for your help Sally thank you so much.


Now I'm very grateful to Maria and Maria-Jesus who have teamed up today with joyce28  to visit a Home on my behalf. As joyce28 lives near to Brendoncare Stildon Care Home in East Grinstead she got in touch with them to ask if they would be happy to accept our 'Sunshine Blankets'. I am very pleased to be telling you that they loved our Blankets and joyce28 has very kindly written a report for us and she has also enclosed some photographs.

Ladies in the 'SIBOL' Group sent Blankets this time directly to joyce28 and on receipt she very kindly tied them up with pretty Ribbon and added some 'SIBOL' Butterflies.

Let's have a look at the photos now.

                                           Sunshine Blankets all piled up ready to go.


                                                             The car loaded up.


Then off they go to Brendoncare Stildon Care Home in East Grinstead.

A lovely photo of the Home. It looks really nice.


A report about the visit now.

"Well here we are back from Team London’s first delivery on behalf of SIBOL.
On Saturday Maria, Maria-Jesus and Joyce28 delivered a selection of blankets and shawls (approx 28 in total) to Brendoncare Stildon Care Home in East Grinstead.
We were greeted by Jo the events co-ordinator and had the joy of meeting some of the residents in the lounge, before Jo took us round a few of the rooms to offer blankets and shawls to other residents. All were able to choose a blanket or shawl that they took a fancy to. Some were happy to chat about their knitting endeavours and one lady was keen to tell us how she made socks for the soldiers during the war!
The blankets “sold” better than the shawls, but maybe when someone models one, others will want one too! Everyone seemed very happy with their choice.
It was an amazing experience for all three of us, yes it was a bit daunting to begin with but we were soon chatting to some of the residents and Jo made us feel right at home with a cuppa!
Thanks to all the ladies who supplied squares, blankets, and shawls to make this visit possible."

A wonderful report Ladies thank you and now for some more photos.



joyce two home

Joyce one home

Wonderful photos of the Residents choosing a Blanket. I'm sure they will be talking points for many days to come.

I would like to thank joyce28, Maria and Maria-Jesus for doing this on behalf of the 'SIBOL' Group. It really is lovely of the three of you to take time out of your weekend to visit the Home.

As you know I live in Birmingham in the West Midlands so mainly our Blankets are delivered locally to where I live so it is really nice that our 'Sunshine Blankets' can be given further afield and that more Elderly Residents can benefit from our work. Many of the Residents do not have visitors and to know that Ladies in the Crafting  Community  have made a Gift for them really does make a difference.

In closing may I thank Jo - the Events Co-Ordinator at Brendoncare Stildon Care Home in East Grinstead for the hospitality shown to our 'SIBOLETTE's' and for accepting our Blankets. It has been a pleasure to pop in today.


I will be showing you Jenny's Blanket  very soon. Jenny is 16 years of age and over the last two years she has been Crocheting for the 'SIBOL' project. She has made a wonderful 'Sunshine Blanket' for the Elderly and I am going to devote a whole post to her so please keep popping in to the Blog. She deserves a post to herself I think.

Thanks to you all for visiting the Blog today and taking an interest in our work for the Elderly.

If there is anything you would like to ask me please feel free to mail me.

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