Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Olympics London 2012! I need your help.

Can I inspire you? Olympics London 2012 Challenge.

Good Afternoon,

Thanks for visiting 'Mrs Twins' today.
Most of you know I run an on-line Crocheting and Kntting Group called 'SIBOL'.

Throughout the year we make 'Sunshine Blankets' for the Elderly in Nursing Homes.

At the moment we have a special Challenge running.
To make a special one-off Blanket to celebrate the Olympics London 2012 Games.

I need your help though.
Do you Knit or Crochet?
Would you like to make a 6" (15cms x 15cms) Square?
If you do pop over to our SIBOL CHALLENGES web-site.

Squares are invited with the Olympics in mind.
So why not make a Flag of your own Country?
Maybe a Square with an Event in mind. Cycling, Swimming, Running?
Or maybe the Olympic Circles, Olympic Flame, Olympic Logo?

Please join us and have fun.
Why not tell your Followers about our SIBOL project?
I would be pleased if you did.

I want to make a really big Blanket full of variety, and lots of colour!
Then hopefully  we can raise money for the Alzheimers Society here in the UK.

Here are some of the Squares which I have received already.
Aren't they gorgeous?

Any queries
Sue on

Thank you!

x  Sue x

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Our 85th Ta - Dah!

Well here is our first 'Tropical Blanket'.

Good Afternoon Everyone!

I'm off to a Tropical island today where I can laze about on a deserted beach.  What comes to mind on a Tropical island? Yes colourful birds, beautiful flowers, refreshing fruit and plenty more.  Just take a look at SIBOL 85!

I would like to thank everyone for the Squares for this Challenge. Your imagination has run riot again and you have come up with the most magical Squares. I am truly blessed to receive them and I hope you like what I've managed to do with them. It's been an absolute pleasure to make this Blanket up.

Such a bright and cheery Blanket.

Do you like it? Do you want to see more? Here is our 85th Slide Show!

Thank you once again Ladies for taking part, your Squares have been fantastic and I have loved each one.

x Sue x

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Our 84th Ta- Dah!

Can you think of a name for this SIBOL please?

Hi Everyone!

Thanks for visiting 'Mrs Twins' today.

I'm very happy to be showcasing our 84th 'Sunshine Blanket'. What fun we are having!

I would like to thank Jean Nock for assembling this Blanket for me. The Squares have been sitting waiting to be assembled and I'm really pleased how this Blanket has worked out now.  Beautiful Squares, lovely colours in shades of Pink and Green. I think the white border finishes it off beautifully.

I do hope you like this Blanket, I know I do. It's so lightweight too and I'm sure one Elderly person is just going to love it.

If you'd like to see some beautiful Rowan yarn I bought yesterday please pop over to SIBOL and have a look.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

x Sue x

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Thanks Laura, we have another Ta - Dah! 'Pigtails!'. 83rd SIBOL.

Laura (Netherlands) Your SIBOL Blanket! Thank you so much for donating these beautiful Squares!

Good Evening Everyone!

It's always exciting when I have another Ta - Dah to show you. The 'Sunshine Blankets' are adding up, we are getting near to that 100 now! This is our 83rd!

I'm very happy to be showing you this Blanket. Laura in the Netherlands very kindly made all the Squares for this Blanket.  They are just so pretty! She has called it 'Pigtails!'.

Ta - Dah! Introducing SIBOL No. 83!

Sit back and enjoy Laura's Slide Show. The Squares are amazing!  I am so grateful to you Laura thank you!

Thank you so much for popping in to have a look at our 83rd 'Sunshine Blanket!'. 

x Sue x

Friday, 19 August 2011

Ta - Dah! Introducing SIBOL 82! Jan Eaton (3)

Ta - Dah! Introducing SIBOL No 82!

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Yes, another Ta - Dah! This one is the third Jan Eaton Blanket that we have put together.  The Blocks have been chosen from Jan Eaton's 200 Block Book. We will be doing the next 25 Blocks, but not just yet. I have to get down my Challenges first.

I'm sure you will agree the Squares are beautiful.

Table top view of Jan Eaton (3)

Thanks to everyone that has taken part.

Maybe you would like to see the Olympic Squares which have come in. Please pop over to .SIBOL.

Thank you for visiting Mrs Twins today.

x Sue x

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

2,025 Squares makes 81 'Sunshine Blankets' I think!

Ta - Dah! Introducing SIBOL No. 81!

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Let's have fun with a Calculator!

81 x 25 Squares = 2,025 Squares now assembled.

Yes we have another Ta - Dah!

I am very happy to be showing you the latest Sunshine Blanket and this one was not assembled by me either. All the Squares were made by Jean Nock and the Blanket was then assembled and donated to our SIBOL project. Kindness from Flickr Ladies never fails to amaze me! I am just so touched by the kindness Jean Nock has shown. She has made each of these 25 Squares so beautifully, all wonderful colours. Lots of Granny Squares in numerous colour combinations! It's just fantastic how they have been made and put together. This Blanket is really lovely and I'm so grateful to you because you are donating it to our SIBOL project.

I am so....grateful Jean Nock for your help with 'Autumn Fields' and indeed this little stunner!

Thank you very much Jean Nock, it is very much appreciated.

x Sue x

Monday, 15 August 2011

The Big 80!

Ta - Dah! Introducing SIBOL No. 80!

Hi Everyone!

I know I've reached 80 SIBOLS today! Wow! 20 off a hundred!

I have to thank ATheeC who very kindly made the 25 Squares in tihs Blanket. For the full story please pop over to SIBOL.

Here's the Blanket I hope you like it!

Table views of SIBOL 80!

I think it's lovely, thank you ATheeC!

Thanks for visiting Mrs Twins today!

x Sue x

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Do you wanna see my photos?

Hi Everyone!

Well lots of you know me as the 'Queen of SIBOL!'  :) Well today I haven't got a hook in my hand which makes a change..... I had a completely 'hook free' day a few weeks ago when I went and had a Makeover/Photo Shoot with Little Miss Twins (1).

I've had the photos arrive at last today and I thought I would show you all!

A giggle........ :)

Thanks for visiting me!

x Sue x

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Ta - Dah! Introducing SIBOL 79!

Hello again!

I know another Ta - Dah! What fun! This is Number 79.  I've had these Squares for quite a while. Are any yours? Do have a look, and if they are click on the photo and go through to Flickr where you can add note on your Square!  Thank you to everyone that has very kindly contributed.

Please add note if you see your Square! That's if you remember, I've had them awhile.

Table Top view brilliant Squares!

Busy days for me, but all good fun! Thank you to everyone once again!

x Sue x

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Introducing SIBOL 78!

Hello Everyone!

A busy week with  Blankets and Squares on SIBOL I'm having such fun and the Blankets are adding up.
Here's the latest one, Squares were donated from wiLDaBoUtCoLoR (USA). Such a pleasure to work with. I hope you like it.

Table top view of wiLDaBoUtCoLoR's 'Sunshine Blanket'.

I'm really pleased how it's turned out, thank you so much wiLDaBoUtCoLoR!

Bye for now

x Sue x

Monday, 8 August 2011

Ta - Dah! Introducing SIBOL 77! (A donated Blanket from Coxabey).

Good Afternoon visitors to Mrs Twins!


I am very happy to be showing you SIBOL 77!  'Rhapsody in Blue'.  These SIBOLS are coming along lately!

SIBOL No.77 is a beautiful Blanket. It has been made by Coxabey over on RAV.  How kind of her to make each Square, assemble them and send the Blanket all finished to SIBOL!  She has been working on it very hard over the last few months. Now I have made the Butterflies it is ready to show you!

Thank you so much Coxabey. If you want any details about the Squares, I'm sure you would like to visit her RAV space. Here' the link.

Thank you so much Coxabey it's beautiful!

It's so nice to receive a Blanket already made! The tones in this Blanket are just so cooling!

Thank you Coxabey!

x Sue x