Tuesday, 19 August 2014

A 'Sunshine Blanket' from 16 year old Jenny.

Good evening everyone!


A few days ago I received a gorgeous 'Sunshine Blanket' from a young lady called Jenny. Jenny is 16 years of age and she has been making a Blanket for us for two years. I think this is a wonderful achievement for her and I am very grateful indeed to her for donating the Blanket to our 'SIBOL' project.

It's a wonderful Crocheted Blanket made in two shades of green and cream and it would be ideal to fit a single bed.  Very often the Homes like larger Blankets when someone is feeling a little poorly so that they can put an extra layer on to the bed. I know this Blanket is going to be terribly useful to someone and I really appreciate all the effort that has gone in to it. I asked Anne her Mother if she would like to invite Jenny to write a Blog post for us. I'm sure you will find this very interesting.

Here is Jenny’s blog contribution:
“Hi!  I’m Jenny and I have been crocheting for SIBOL for about two years now, ever since I was 14 years old.   My mum does crochet and was reading a magazine featuring an article about SIBOL, and she said they were in need of blanket contributions.  Because I had been ill for some months and unable to attend school, mum taught me to crochet and suggested that I might like to contribute a blanket for an elderly person.

We went to the wool shop and I chose the colours for my blanket.  I chose neutral colours since I was not sure whether my blanket would go to a lady or a gentleman and I wanted to make sure that it was suitable for either.  I worked on my blanket over two years because I had to fit it in around my homework.  I took it twice to America on holiday when I went to visit my grandparents, so it has made a few transatlantic trips!  I hope that whomever gets my blanket enjoys it as much as I have enjoyed working on it.  Mum has taught me to make granny squares next, so I hope one day I can make another blanket for SIBOL.”



Thank you so much for your Blog post Jenny I'm so pleased you wrote for us. I'm sure the other 'SIBOLETTE's' and readers of our Blog who visit us from all over the world  will be very interested to read about your Blanket. It's an amazing piece of work for someone so young and it's
great to read why you made the Blanket and why you chose those particular colours.

Whoever receives this Blanket will love the little note you put in an envelope for them. I think this really is a great personal touch and I'm sure it will bring tears to their eyes knowing that you spent
many hours making it for them.

It's been my pleasure to take some photos for you thank you so much for all your hard work.

Thank you also to Anne her Mother for showing Jenny the basic Crochet stitches. Let's hope this is the start of a Craft that will give her many hours of pleasure.

Thank you for popping in to 'SIBOL' today!

x Sue x


  1. Beautiful Sue. Very touching post. Well done Jenny. x

  2. Lovely story Sue and just another way your blanket drive has enriched people's lives. Learning to crochet will improve Jenny's life and the skill will stay with her forever !!


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