Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sibol Owl Blanket/ Giveaway From Germany!

Does anyone remember that I make a crochet square with an owl?  It looked like this...
 
I made this and mailed it to England, to Sue, who runs SIBOL (Sunshine International Blankets of Love).    Sue has now put these owl crochet squares together and made the most beautiful owl blanket!  And you may see this blanket here!  
 
They are beautifully made squares, are they not? And I love how Sue has arranged and put them together with that lovely border around the blanket.  Thanks, Sue, for allowing my little square to be in the same blanket with all these beautiful owl squares!
 
Sue takes these crocheted blankets, wraps them beautifully with ribbon and delivers them to nursing homes in England.  These squares come to her from all over the world (even from Conyers, Georgia!) and that is why she calls her blog, Sunshine International Blankets of Love, or SIBOL.  If you look at her site, you can also see the one that was made for charity for MENCAP and if you look closely at that one, you might spot the one that looks like Stone Mountain, or it looks a bit like Stone Mountain, after all, I am the one who made it!
 
Wait, didn't I say something about a giveaway?  Yes! Now, you should really be excited about this giveway because it is not my giveaway but it is a FANTASTIC giveaway from Meike from Germany! (You would not be reading this blog if it had been for Meike since she is the one who started me on this blog journey so I am very thankful to her!)  Meike's Mum is a wonderful knitter and makes the most beautiful and comfortable socks that you can imagine.  I won a pair of these socks in a recent giveaway and I love them! LOVE them, I tell you, I would not lie to you!  So, make sure you visit Meike and tell her that Georgia Girl With An English Heart sent you! Go now and leave a comment on Meike's blog, which she calls From My Mental Library which you will find right here!  
 
Something hand-knitted from Germany! What do you think about that? Hoping that someone who reads this from my blog might be the one who wins the giveaway! Warm wishes to you all.
 
 Meike's Mum also has an Etsy shop where she sells her hand knitted items. You may find her at the following link:

28 comments:

  1. What a good person she is to take those blankets to nursing homes. And, I am so glad that someone encouraged you to blog- Blessings to you- xo Diana

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    1. Sue is just the best! And she is so kind to accept my squares!
      Thanks! And good luck on that giveaway! xx

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  2. The Sibol Owl Blanket is adorable! What an admirable organization Sibol is!

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    1. Sue began SIBOL to honor her grandmother, and she planned on making 40 blankets. She has now assembled 300!

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  3. The blanket looks fantastic, and I can imagine what pleasure they must bring to the nursing home residents. My grandmother used to crochet, alas I haven't got a clue!

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    1. Dear Tracey,
      It's never too late to learn! There are some great tutorials on the net. And if I can crochet, anybody can do it! xx

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  4. That's a beautiful owl square. My mother would have loved something like that. She had quite an owl collection.

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    1. Thanks, Chris! You must have grown up looking at owls!

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    1. That photo was taken at the Monastery which is right here in Rockdale County just last Saturday. Richard took it, of course.

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  6. The owl blanket is great - I just hope the residents of the nursing home won't fight over it if they receive just the one blanket :-)

    Thank you for linking to my blog. The giveaway ends on Tuesday, so there is still plenty of time for everyone to participate.

    Kay, I am still glad I didn't stop pestering you until you finally gave in and started your own blog :-)

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    1. I think that Sue has one for every resident, if I am not mistaken. I remember that in one place, she was asked to deliver some to some elderly residents who were in need (they were not in a nursing home). Of course, my hero Sue did just that!
      And I thank you again for "pestering" me! That is being a good pest! xx

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  7. A cute owl, Kay! All for a good cause!

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    1. Thanks, Paul. Makes me feel good too!

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  8. That Owl blanket is so beautiful, with a lovely contribution from your good self, Kay. Such a good cause.

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    1. Thanks, Sulky Kitten!
      Sue does such a good job putting all this together and the blankets are gorgeous!

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  9. I love that Owl blanket, Kay! And your contribution is lovely. What a wonderful cause this is.

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  10. That owl blanket.....well, it's PURE HAPPINESS! Instantaneous. Your owl square is so darling! I wish I could knit, crochet, something. (When on EARTH I'd have time for that, I have no idea....but it seems so relaxing!)

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    1. And don't I remember that you LOVE owls? :-)
      Of course you could crochet! I must admit to you that when my son was growing up, I rarely picked up a crochet hook, TOO BUSY but once he was in his teens, I picked it right back up again.
      And it is relaxing!

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  11. What a pretty owl blanket! Your owl is wonderful, wish I could do that!

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    1. Thanks, Dorothy! Of course you could, there is so much information on crocheting and knitting on the internet, it's all right there for you!

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  12. I love that owl blanket! That is amazing. I'm always blown away by the talent I've seen since I started blogging. Love giveaways too so I'll just have to pop over and try my luck!

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    1. Yes! I know I am too, so much talent, I am happy to see it.
      And hey, if you win, it would make me so happy! xx

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  13. Those blankets must be a comfort, knowing people care.

    Your header is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Terry.
      And the photo is from the Monastery which is just a few miles from us. Richard took the photo!

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  14. What a wonderful cause! The blankets turn out beautifully.

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    1. Dear Mimi,
      I think so. And I am so happy that Sue allows my little squares to be alongside those beautifully made squares!!

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