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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Acts of Love

I have been seeing lots of acts of love in Blogland and recently found Mrs Twins. Such a lovely person who is making blankets for charity. Sunshine International Blankets of Love or SIBOL for short.

Mrs Twins is collecting Granny Squares from all over the world and then hooking them together to make lovely blankets that are given with love to elderly residents in numerous locations in the UK.

This idea struck a chord with me as my Grandma was a resident in a home in the UK for a number of years after suffering a stroke which left her unable to look after herself. I would have liked to know that someone who cared had shared a gift of warmth and love, such a heartfelt gesture that I am sure is most welcome and appreciated by the receiver.

Mrs Twins has a few themes/challenges on the go so you have plenty of inspiration. I had some camouflage wool left over from knitting the boys a 'camouflage bunny' so I thought it would suit the 'Gentlemans Blanket' theme.

Pop over and visit the SIBOL page and see the lovely blankets that Mrs Twins has made and she has even dedicated a slide show to my little squares! They look quite impressive with a bit of professional photography :-)

What a lovely idea and such an inspiration to us all Mrs Twins, Thank you xx


  1. I think making granny squares is a great idea. My daughter was a girl scout and she taught young girls to knit then put their squares together for lap quilts to donate to a nursing home. I am making quilts for children with illnesses. I think it is important that we give to those who don't have, even if we don't have much. Keep up the good work.

  2. It's times like this I'm grateful for technology and the opportunity for us to share all these wonderul happenings with each other. Some people are amazing.

  3. It is wonderful that people are prepared to do things for others, it reminds me that the world isn't such a bad place :) Have a lovely day, hugs, x

  4. This is so wonderful, so kind:)
    I will be posting your Guinea Fowl off to you tomorrow:)

  5. Sue is fabulous. I am amazed at how quickly she is producing the blankets, and they all look wonderful. Twenty five blankets so far and many more to go.

  6. Oh yay Jenni! Good for you, Mrs Twins is such a legend isnt she!!!
    And her blankets are lovely
    your squares are very gentlemanly!

  7. Loving your squares. I've been hooking some for aids orphans in africa - similar deal - send the squares and they get turned into blankets.

  8. Such generosity and kindness....... Your grannies will be put to good use.

  9. What a wonderful idea! I don't know what it is about a home made blanket/quilt but they are so comforting. There have been several times when I or my son Levi has been given one and it truly brings me comfort not only at that time of difficulty but for years, everytime I look at them, they warm my heart.


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