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Knitted blanket

In my last post I mentioned my colleague, who is partially blind. Last week she asked me if I can mend this blanket, which is full of holes. This blanket belongs to her father – he is 90 years old and still uses it. His grandmother made it to for him!! I took it home and I stitched all the holes and the seams. I looked at the knitting and the pattern his grandmother used. It was mitered knitting squares. The wool is so soft and all made from the same kind of wool. It is seven by ten squares, each square around measures around 5 inches. Then she knitted the stripes around it.




My colleague, who is partially blind, knitted these squares and I helped her by stitching them together to make this blanket. This is her fifth one. I have blogged about her other blankets in Nov 2014, Nov 2016 and Dec 2016.


I finished knitting this scarf for myself.


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!! Wishing all my readers the best for 2018!


John Keats House

These pictures are from a visit to John Keats House in Hampstead Heath.



This is a list of all the films I have seen this year.

  1. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  2. Dial M For Murder
  3. The Artist
  4. West Side Story
  5. Les Miserables
  6. The Pirates!
  7. Muriel’s Wedding
  8. Angels One Five
  9. Kidnapped: The search for Tommy
  10. Wrong Woman
  11. Who Killed My husband?
  12. Lost Letter Mysteries
  13. La La Land
  14. My Mother’s Secret
  15. Kismet
  16. Her Evil Twin
  17. The Vanished Family
  18. Deadly Paradise
  19. Persuasion
  20. Date To Die For
  21. Earthquake
  22. Shall We Dance?
  23. Stranger in the House
  24. Left for Dead
  25. Deadly Departure
  26. Killer Obsession
  27. Nightmare Nurse
  28. Deadly Daycare
  29. Oliver!
  30. A Bear Named Winnie
  31. Robots
  32. Crazy Stupid Love
  33. Bone to Pick
  34. The Man in the Iron Mask
  35. Woman in Gold
  36. Philomena
  37. The girl he met online
  38. Persuasion (my second time)
  39. The Life Pi
  40. Rags to Riches
  41. Thin ice
  42. Casablanca
  43. The Queen
  44. Jesse Stone: No Remorse
  45. Mr Miracle
  46. The Christmas Note
  47. Snow Globe Christmas
  48. The Christmas Calendar
  49. Les Miserables (my second time)
  50. Spirit of Christmas

Hope you enjoyed reading this list of films. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Piece for Peace

Today I added another piece to my ongoing project Pieces for Peace. This is made by an artist called Hassan Massoudy.

I hope to find a place to display the wall hangings again.