Saturday, 30 April 2011

Ta - Dah! Introducing SIBOL No. 64

A happy day for SIBOL. SIBOL 64 and we have won our competition! Thanks everyone!

Good Afternoon everyone!

I'm very pleased to be showing you today SIBOL No.64.  These beautiful Squares have come in from all over the World and I'm very grateful to everyone that has sent them to me.

I'm very pleased too that my friend BrendaS2 on Flickr very kindly said she would put a Blanket together for me. I really love the finished Blanket.  This one is for a Man, and even though they are darker colours I think the colour combinations on all the Squares are just perfect. I really love the edging that Brenda has done, just enough I feel not too fancy but just something nice to finish it off.

Thank you so much Brenda, I'm really very grateful to you.  Of course I had to hang a bit of Union Jack bunting up on the tree when I took the photos!

SIBOL No. 64 on the Royal Wedding Day.

Sit back Brenda and view your Slide Show and many thanks!

Just letting you know that our Royal Wedding Blanket won first prize in the competition run by Sharon of Great British Yarns! We have won £50.00 of on-line yarn vouchers and I'm so grateful to you all for taking part.  This yarn will go in the SIBOL Stash and I can't tell you how terribly useful it will be.

The Blanket was put on EBAY and I'm very pleased to tell you that Sharon raised £112.00 for Prince William and Kate Middletons Charity Gift Fund.  If you would like to follow the link you can see the other entries.

Have a lovely evening everyone and thanks for visiting Mrs Twins!

Monday, 25 April 2011

Flowers Everywhere! Double Ta - Dah!

Hi Everyone!

Well the Easter weekend has come and gone and I hope you have all had a nice time! I've been making some 'Sunshine Blankets' over the last couple of weeks  but it's been rather difficult to show them because we've had this going on.

Completely taking up the old slabs and re-newing.
It was death-trap out there. We've had it repaired so many times we thought now we must do something.

We had to put up with the mess for a week while it was going on.
We also had the tree removed which has given us more light and space.

The workmen were brilliant, really can't complain at all. They soon started putting the new slabs down.

We have three levels in our back garden around a 6ft drop from the house maybe more.

The two lots of steps were replaced, but we had to keep the main wall from the top patio.

                                                On this one you can see the tree was removed.

                                                                    This was before.

Okay the conifer did look nice and I will miss it, but I won't miss the mess.

So the building work has stopped me from doing the Ta - Dah's until today.

I went outside and took some with my famous bench.

Here they are I hope you like them.

Thanks to everyone who contributed Squares for SIBOL.

Here's SIBOL 62.  (Flower Squares from my Square Stash!)

Ta - Dah! Introducing SIBOL No. 62

and SIBOL No. 63! (Spring Challenge! - Thank You!)

Ta - Dah! Introducing SIBOL No. 63!

Thanks to everyone! I hope you have enjoyed looking at the Blankets, I don't know about the mess!

Friday, 8 April 2011

Ta - Dah! Introducing SIBOL 60! The Big 60!

SIBOL 60! We've hit the Big 60! 'Jan Eaton 2'. Thanks to everyone who has contributed Squares for this Challenge. .....>  Blocks 26 - 50.

Hello Everyone!

I'm very pleased to be showing you my 60th Ta - Dah today. 60 'Sunshine Blankets' who would have thought that! I just can't believe I've made this many.......Thank you to everyone that has very kindly sent me Squares for SIBOL, without you I wouldn't be able to do this work.

The Squares have all come from the Jan Eaton 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws and Afghans. They are from Blocks numbered 26 to 50.  This has been one of our 'SIBOL' Challenges, we will move on to the next 25 shortly.

Thank you to everyone that took part in this Challenge.

Have a lovely weekend everyone! Thanks for visiting 'Mrs Twins' today!

Ta - Dah! Introducing SIBOL 61

I'm very grateful to The Garden Bell, she has assembled a Blanket for me, it's called 'Purple Rain!' Thank you so much!

Hi Everyone!

A double Ta - Dah today. I'm very grateful to Kate 'The Garden Bell' for helping me out with one of our 'Sunshine Blankets'.  A few months ago I sent her 25 Squares. They  took an absolute mission to reach her, but finally they arrived. I was quite worried to tell you the truth. It must have been nearly 4 weeks. But yesterday I received the 'Sunshine Blanket' back.  As you can see from the above photo Kate had wrapped it beautifully in pretty purple ribbon with a Crocheted Flower.

I'm sure you will agree she has made a wonderful job of the Blanket and I'm sure an Elderly person would just love to receive it!

SIBOL 61 'Purple Rain' - assembled and named by 'The Garden Bell' Kate! Fabulous job Kate! 'Please add note' if you see your Square! Thanks to everyone who contributed Squares for this Blanket!..........>

Kate has called the Sunshine Blanket 'Purple Rain'. I think it is a lovely name and really suits the Blanket, thanks so much Kate.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

x Sue x

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Ta - Dah! Introducing 'The Royal Wedding' Blanket.

Hello Everyone!

I have now finished a special Ta - Dah! The 'Royal Wedding' Blanket.  I would like to thank everyone and if you'd like to pop over to Flickr you can hear my message!  It's a bit quiet, I can't get it any louder sorry. But it was fun making it with Mr. Twins.

I'm so pleased with the 'Royal Wedding' Blanket, I just loved the Squares that I had come in. As I said on SIBOL I'm always amazed when I put Challenges out to you, the response is always amazing! Such a variety
of gorgeous Squares!

Here are some photos for you!

Tried to think how I could present it!

Ta - Dah!!! 'The Royal Wedding' Blanket! Thank you to everyone that has contributed Squares! Much appreciated!

Sit back now and watch my Slide Show!

Have a lovely afternoon everyone!

x Sue x