I have had a lovely morning today. A few days ago Irene our 90 year old SIBOLETTE telephoned me to say that she had made some more Squares, so I arranged to visit her this morning. It's always a pleasure to pop round and have a chat with her, I think she looks forward to the company too. It's always nice when you can share an interest. Although I do not knit Irene takes such an interest in our work. She is amazed at how many blankets we have made now. What a lovely pastime for her. She has trouble reading but Knitting is fine but not in the dark colours she tells me. Today she even walked to her cupboard and showed me her stash. I did take along some wool to keep her going too. There were two bags of Knitted Squares to bring home today, one from her and one from Pat her friend which I will show you. I explained how I show her Squares on the web site and how I talk about her to the Ladies in the Group . Dear Sally has helped me such a lot in the past assembling them and for this I am very grateful to her. Yesterday if you remember I showed you two blankets which she had put together using Squares from Irene. They really turned out well.
Irene lives in the centre of Solihull very near to the Hospital. She lives in Sheltered accommodation in fact a lovely little Bungalow. She is surrounded by Ladies and Gents of similar age and I asked her a few weeks ago if anyone would like a blanket. She said she thought four people would like one so I have been getting them ready. Four blankets came in the other day from Annie and her Knitting Group and as soon as they came in I asked Annie if that was okay. Irene loved the blankets and she is going to give them out for us. She tells me that she really loves the one I gave to her some months ago. She uses it in the evening when she gets a bit chilly. It's such a pleasure to speak to her and actually it's funny because she also is a Mother of Twin daughters like myself, so we have had lovely chats about our Daughters growing up. Irene is the Mother of June who runs Solihull Craft Group where I did the talk some months ago.
These are the blankets that I took round today.
Irene loved them and these are the Squares that she made.
Pat has been busy too! Thank you Pat.