If you live in Britain and can find a shop that sells the magazine "Inside Crochet" (the March issue) you will find an article written about Sue and her Sunshine International Blankets of Love. There are photos of some of the "Sibolettes" and I am happy to say that I am one of them! Can you see me? (I am posing with one of my favorite flowers, snow in summer, and it was taken on the Eastbourne seafront in 2010.)
I have written of my love of making things with my hands before and how much I love making just a few squares and sending them to England for Sue to crochet into a blanket which she either takes to nursing homes or in this latest case, will be on display in Jersey and then auctioned off for Mencap. Recently, I showed a photo on my blog of the square that I did for the Landscape Blanket challenge. You were supposed to crochet or knit what you saw in your own back yard, or something nearby. You know I had to make a square representing Stone Mountain! If you go to Sue's blog, www.sunshineinternationalblanketsoflove you will be able to see the finished blanket and hopefully, you will recognize Stone Mountain! (I also did the greenish square in the bottom left corner, it is supposed to remind you of cedar and pine, which IS in my backyard!) Also, please take a look at the pink blanket which is on Ebay and is doing very well and the money raised will go towards Breast cancer research...
Also, please notice the beautiful blanket which at the bottom of the article. It is the Cathedral blanket, the color of the stone and the stained glass colors...it is so beautiful. If you go to Sue's blog, you can see ALL the blankets that have been made! All of the women who have made these squares should be considered fibre (or fiber!) artists.
In this same issue, the crocheter who got the top votes for a crochet blog is Lucy at Attic 24. She has such a lovely blog and is such a fantastic talent at crochet! Lucy is a true fibre artist in my opinion! Her blog is www.attic24.typepad.com
Okay, I got my Liebster award yesterday, I am in a magazine in England today, maybe I will win the lottery tomorrow! Here's hoping!