Thursday 30 May 2013

Crocheted Baby Blanket

Good Evening,

I don't really have much time lately to do my own personal Crocheting  these days because my time is taken up with our 'SIBOL' project, but I have found time to make a Baby Blanket for my friend's daughter. I thought I would make the Blanket in James Brett Double Knitting yarn. Shade 13.

I went on to You Tube Yolanda Soto Lopez Here's the Link.

Crocheted Baby Blanket. Not a SIBOL!

Baby Blanket.


I hope it's liked.

x Sue x 

I can't believe we are up to SIBOL 421!

Good Morning,

421 'Sally' assembled thank you.

I am here again with yet another stunning blanket. This one has been assembled by Sally here in the UK. What a remarkable job she has made of it once again! A great selection of Knitted and Crocheted Squares in this blanket and I would like to thank everyone for sending them to me. I just love the border that she has added to the Squares, it really finishes it off beautifully. Love the combination of colours too. What a treat!




Thank you as always Sally for your help assembling SIBOL 421!

x Sue x 

Wednesday 29 May 2013

Butterflies fly in!

Good Afternoon,


I am very pleased to be showing you our Butterfly Blanket. Now this is  1 of 2 Butterfly Blankets that I am making and I do still need more Squares for the second. So if you are interested please make a Square and send it to me. for my address.

All details are on here 'SIBOL CHALLENGES'.

I would like to thank everyone that has taken part in my Butterfly Challenge. I have received such beautiful Squares and it's been a pleasure to put them together. I am calling this Blanket 'Fluttering Butterflies'. I do hope you will like it.




What a treat for an Elderly person! I am amazed at the variety of Squares received. You really have used your 'creativity'. Thank you for taking the time to make them.

I am sorry I can't show my Slide Show that's due to Flickr changing.

Thanks for visiting today!

x Sue x

Tuesday 28 May 2013

New Sunshine Blankets to show you!

Good Afternoon,

I'm very pleased to be showing you two gorgeous Blankets that 'Ginnyknit' has very kindly sent in today.  The first was actually 25 Squares that she assembled for me. I would like to thank everyone that made a Square for this Blanket. It's come out really lovely, a nice variety of Squares.

419 'Ginnyknit' - 'take a bag' Thank you!



The other Blanket I have to show you was made by 'Ginnyknit' herself. This is such a pretty Blanket and of course it's made in our favourite Granny Squares.

418 'Ginnyknit' made and donated this beauty! Thank you!



A great combination of colours.

Thank you so much for helping me with 'take a bag' Ginnyknit.
Also for  making and donating this beautiful Blue Blanket.

I'm very grateful to you,
thank you!

x Sue x 

These Blankets will give you inspiration!

Good Morning to you all!

Today I have received a bumper parcel from cosseted (Wales) for our 'SIBOL' project.  The parcel was full of Butterflies, Squares and beautiful Blankets. I'm sure you are eager to look at what's new.

First of all 'cosseted' very kindly offered to make up a bag of 25 Squares for me. I would like to thank everyone for sending in these gorgeous Squares. I'm sure you will love the finished Blanket.

Thanks to everyone for sending in the Squares for this blanket.

It's great how Squares come together in a Blanket.

The next one involves our 'SIBOL' Butterflies.
'cosseted' has very kindly made a Blanket for our Butterfly Challenge.
This is so pretty. I love the colours, I love the pattern.

The pattern was given to us by Luna over in the States and I'm sure she would be very pleased to see how this has turned out.
Here's the link.


Simply gorgeous!
I am in happy land today!

The Blankets keep a comin!'


Another Blanket full of yummy coloured Squares. Just love it.


Wow! Amazing work. 
Which is your favourite?


This was the last of the Blankets sent in by 'cosseted'. 
Aren't they all fantastic?

I also received some Squares from her

'cosseted' (Marion) Wales Thank you for the Squares! So pretty!

and some 'SIBOL' Butterflies.

'SIBOL' Butterflies are so pretty! Thank you!

If you are interested in making some gorgeous Butterflies like these ones for my
'SIBOL' Stash I'll be very pleased to accept them. I am always in need of 
Butterflies to decorate our beautiful 'Sunshine Blankets' for the Elderly.

My friend Nettie in Australia has a great
video tutorial describing in detail how our Butterflies are made.

Well what a fantastic selection of Blankets received today from 'cosseted' in Wales.
They are just the prettiest things. I know that you have spent many hours making these Blankets and I just want to tell you that all your hard work is very much appreciated by myself and Ladies in the 'SIBOL' Group. 

I am unable to access my Slide Show at present but if you would like to see your other photos

Here's the Link to my Flickr

Thanks once again 'cosseted'.

I can't wait to take these Blankets to the Elderly.

Thanks for visiting today.
If there is anything you would like to know about our 'SIBOL' project
please contact me
Sue on

x Sue x 

Sunday 26 May 2013

Squares made by an 80 year old Lady.

Good Morning!

I'm very pleased to be showing you two new Blankets which I have put together over the last couple of days. The '50' Squares in these two Blankets came from 'Grace' who is 80 and lives in Sheltered Accommodation here in Birmingham. If you remember 'Anne' very kindly made up two Blankets recently. Grace had actually made 100 in total. Fabulous! Thank you Grace.

What I like about these Squares is that the yarn is doubled up and incorporating the white really gives them a marbled look and the Blankets are so warm and chunky.

I found some pretty Butterflies to dress them up too!



I'm really pleased how these Blankets have turned out.



100 Squares in total made by 80 year old Grace.
Thank you so much.

These pretty Blankets will be delivered to the Elderly.


Thanks for visiting today! 

x Sue x 

Something new to see!

Good Afternoon,

I am very pleased to be showing you two beautiful Blankets which Pippa has assembled for us. The Squares were made by Grace who lives in Sheltered accommodation at Rowheath House.  Grace is in her 80's. She sits crocheting away for our SIBOL project and I'm so pleased that it gives her something to do. The Squares are made in double yarn and they are so pretty.

Let's take a look at the Blankets now.

Grace in her 80's at one of the homes I visit has made these Squares. pippa has assembled them into two beautiful Blankets. Thank you!



Pippa you have made a great job of putting these Blankets together for me,
they are so pretty.  Thank you!

I don't think for one minute Grace will be reading the 'SIBOL' Blog
but I will be writing to thank her for the Squares.

These are the other 50 I received.

Grace - thank you!

Thanks for visiting today!

x Sue x 

Thursday 23 May 2013

It's not Autumn yet!

Hi everyone!

408 'Autumn Leaves' - 'Leaves Challenge'.

I'm always so excited when a new Challenge is 'done and dusted' so to speak. I had such fun collecting the Squares for our 'Leaves' Challenge and once again we have received a great variety of different designs. The Leaves have been Crocheted and  Knitted in wonderful colours.

I can't wait to show you.

This Blanket comprises of 36 Squares and I Crocheted the border from Edie Eckman's book 'Around the Corner Crochet Borders'. This is an excellent book and even I can understand it. The border is Number 21. I tried to pick up the rusty colour from one of the Squares and hope they look like leaves!

Thanks to everyone for sending Squares for this Challenge.





I'm afraid I can't do one of my Slide Shows at the moment, because Flickr has changed and every time I copy and paste the html into the Slide Show site it doesn't work. I'm not a happy bunny this evening.
Sorry about that.

Why do they have to change things? 
Everything was great before.

I hope you like 'Autumn Leaves'.
Thanks to everyone who contributed Squares for this Challenge once again.

Thanks for visiting me this evening.

x Sue x 

Monday 20 May 2013

Underwater Challenge.

Good Afternoon and thanks for visiting 'Mrs Twins'  today!

I am very happy to be showing you the 'Underwater' Challenge Blanket. Once again the Squares have been amazing and I would like to thank everyone who took part in this Challenge. I had fun once again making this Blanket up I do hope you like it.

Thanks to everyone who contributed Squares for this Blanket.

Created with flickr slideshow.

Another Challenge over thank you!
I do still need 3 Daffodil Squares if anyone would like to make any up.
Please email me and let me know.

This would be for a Daffodil Blanket which will be auctioned on EBAY
raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
I have 8 Daffodil Blankets waiting to be distributed to Marie Curie with 1 Blanket arriving
July time from wilfi (Netherlands).

Thanks for visiting today!

x Sue x 

Thursday 16 May 2013

Grannies Galore!

Good Afternoon,


I am so excited to be showing you four beautiful Granny Blankets which have arrived today from Denise and the Crafting Ladies at Tindall Riley (London).    I'm going to show you part of the letter she sent to me.

"4 Blankets from the crafting Ladies at Tindall Riley. They craft and hold sales to raise money for charity and call themselves the "TR Bag Ladies". We hope they are suitable for your cause. They have certainly served us well as an opportunity to teach crochet and have the learners see rapid results from their efforts of contributions".

I am absolutely over the moon with these beautiful Blankets especially because I know that you have gone to such a lot of trouble teaching the Ladies in your Group the art of crochet. Each one of the Squares in these Blankets have been made so well and I wouldn't know that the Ladies are beginners by any means! A great selection of Squares in each of the four Blankets made in wonderful colour combinations. The Blankets all have pretty borders too and are perfect sizes for the Elderly ideal to throw over their laps. They are so warm too, I absolutely love them.

I'm really pleased that you think the 'SIBOL' project has been worthy of your time and would you please thank each of the Ladies for their hard work. I know that these Blankets are going to be so well received when I go out on my next deliveries. I did actually put a letter in the post today to tell you that they had arrived okay because I couldn't find your email address. (

Let's take a look now at these pretty Blankets.


What a pretty Blanket! Thank you.

Aren't they gorgeous? Now the other two.


Superb! Thank you!

How lovely, thank you very much. I hope you enjoy your Slide Show now!

Created with flickr slideshow.

Please feel free to take whatever photos you wish.

Our Ravelry Group is

Please feel free to pop along and say hello!

My email address is
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x  Sue x

Sunday 12 May 2013

The second of our 'Fruit and Veg' SIBOL Blankets is finished!

Good afternoon everyone!

I am very happy to be showing you the second of the Fruit and Vegetable blankets. It's called 'Five-a-day!'  I've had such fun making these blankets up and I would like to thank everyone for sending in the Squares for this particular Challenge. You certainly have used your creativity once again to make these amazing Squares.  The blanket is slightly larger than our usual 25 Squares it's comprising this time of 30, once again though a nice lap blanket size.

Thanks to everyone who sent in Squares for this 2nd 'Fruit and Veg' Blanket.

This Challenge has been very popular indeed. 
Can you spot Mr. Onion? 

Created with flickr slideshow.

I can just imagine the Elderly talking about this blanket. 
It's so colourful and really interesting, what fun!

Thanks once again to you all!

x Sue x 

Tuesday 7 May 2013

A beautiful blanket from Wales arrives today!

Good evening,

I am very pleased to be showing you a blanket that has arrived from divip (RAV/Wales) today. This blanket is just so soft and made in beautiful pastel granny squares. This is the first blanket that has been made by divip for 'SIBOL', and it's an absolute pleasure to receive it. What beautiful colours have been used in this blanket.

We certainly are receiving some beautiful blankets for the Elderly and I know that this one too is just going to be loved by an Elderly person. It's very summery I love it. Thank you so much divip I am very grateful to you.

Let's take a look now. I did ask divip if she had a name and she came up with 'A cwtch from Cardiff'. She said in her mail, "I don't have a name and yippee it's my first blanket clearly isn't a suitable name :) In Wales we call a cuddle a cwtch so maybe a cwtch from Cardiff  - I'll be happy with whatever choice is made. To pronounce cwtch  its c as in cat , w as in the double oo in hook  ignore the t and ch as in church".

A great name thank you! The Butterflies were from my stash by the way and match the yarn perfectly!


I've made a Slide Show for you now divip!

Created with flickr slideshow.

A great blanket!

Thanks for visiting today!

x Sue x 

Sunday 5 May 2013

We have now made 400 'Sunshine Blankets' for the Elderly here in the UK! Thank you!

Good afternoon and thanks for visiting 'Mrs Twins',

My original idea back in January 2010 was to make half a dozen Blankets for the Elderly. Today I am very pleased to say we have now clocked up 400! Simply amazing and I would like to thank you all for the beautiful Crocheted and Knitted Squares that I have received along the way. Not only do I receive your Squares but also your donated blankets and for these I am very grateful too. 'SIBOL' is a place where we can be 'creative' amongst friends but at the same time we are doing something really worthwhile for our older generation. Our 'Sunshine Blankets' are making a difference to the lives of the Elderly in Care/Nursing Homes//Sheltered accommodation and vunerable people out in the community so a big thank you!

We have a great group over on RAVELRY and everyone is welcome to join us. So please follow

One of our recent Challenges was a Fruit and Veg one. I am very pleased to say that I have finished the first of two Blankets for this particular Challenge. I would like to thank everyone who has taken part. The talent of you all has definitely shone  through in the Squares that I have received. Let's take a look now.

I would like to thank everyone for the Squares that I have received for this Blanket.

Sit back and enjoy your Slide Show now!

Created with flickr slideshow.

Such pretty Squares good enough to eat!

Thanks to you all!

If there is anything you want to ask me.

x Sue x 

Saturday 4 May 2013

'Garden Trellis' a beautiful Summery Blanket.

Welcome to 'Mrs Twins',

Today I have received 'Garden Trellis' from Gina here in the UK. What a stunning blanket this is! Gina has very kindly suggested this name because it reminds her of square trellis with flowers on.

Just look at the Squares in this blanket all made in such wonderful co-ordinating colours. What a beautiful summery blanket. Gina also very kindly made three Butterflies which she very kindly attached and I have added some Ribbon from my stash too. Your work is so beautiful Gina and I am very grateful to you for donating it for the Elderly. Thank you so much, what a treat for someone.

What a stunner! Thank you so much!

I've made a Slide Show for you Gina, sit back and enjoy!

Created with flickr slideshow.

Have a good Bank Holiday!

x Sue x