Fools Puzzle Quilt Pattern

Fools puzzle quilt

Fools puzzle quilt

The fools puzzle quilt pattern is made, unsurprisingly, using the fools puzzle quilt block.  I’ve used some fabrics from the Geometrix range and I’m quite pleased with the result.  The quilt measures 52″ square and I have used 1.1/2 yards of blue, 1.1/4 yards of yellow and 1 yard of brown fabric.  As usual, you can buy these fabrics at a 10% discount on this week’s special offer.

Cutting requirements

3.7/8″ squares:  one hundred and twenty eight blue, ninety six yellow, thirty two brown

2.1/2″ strips:  for the border you will need two lengths of 48.1/2″ and two lengths of 52.1/2″, all in brown

Make half square triangles

Make half square triangles

Making the fools puzzle quilt block

Make half square triangles with all the squares, using blue with either yellow or brown.

Place two squares with right sides together and mark a line along the diagonal.  Sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the marked line and cut along the line.  This will give you two half square triangle units.  Press the seam allowances towards the blue and trim the corners.

Fools puzzle quilt block layout

Fools puzzle quilt block layout

Lay the squares out in four rows of four.  In each corner there’s a blue/yellow half square triangle with the yellow on the outside.  The blue/brown half square triangles are placed at the top and the bottom with the brown triangles forming a larger triangle pointing towards the middle.  On the sides there are two larger blue triangles pointing away from the middle.  The four squares in the middle of the block form two blue large triangles and two yellow large triangles, all pointing towards the middle.

Completed fools puzzle quilt block

Completed fools puzzle quilt block

 

Sew the patchwork squares together across each row and then sew the rows to each other to complete the fools puzzle quilt block.  You will need to make sixteen of these.

Add the quilt border

Add the quilt border

Assembling the fools puzzle quilt

Sew the blocks together in four rows of four blocks each and then sew the rows to each other.

For the border I have used 2.1/2″ strips of the brown fabric.  You will need two lengths of 48.1/2″ for the top and bottom of the quilt and two lengths of 52.1/2″ for the sides.

That completes the top of the fools puzzle quilt.  It is now ready for layering, quilting and binding.  Full details of these steps can be found in the beginner quilting section.

Karen and Andy with my father

Karen and Andy with my father

Most of you will know that last weekend I travelled up to Darlington for my niece Karen’s wedding to the lovely Andy.  The wedding was a great success and I wish them all happiness for the future.

Sadly, on the way home on Sunday afternoon my father had a heart attack in my car.  I dashed him to the nearest hospital (Shrewsbury) but he did not survive and died a short while later.

Thank you, Karen, for allowing me to use this photo of the three of you – and thank you Shrewsbury Hospital for your kindness.

Because of the above, I will not be publishing a quilt pattern next week so the next time you will receive an email from me will be on Boxing Day (26th of December).  For those of you who follow my blog, I will still publish some articles to avoid being penalised by Google, but they will be short ones – probably a selection of quilt block patterns.

Here’s the video:

So it just remains for me to wish you all a very Happy Christmas – I hope your festive season is everything you want it to be.

Best Wishes

Rose

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  1. Rose, I am so sorry to hear your sad news and extend my condolences. I am just glad that he and you enjoyed such a wonderful day together at the wedding – more beautiful memories to help you through this sadness.

    Have a peaceful, memory filled Christmas – do not worry about us bloggers, we will be here in spirit thinking of you and will enjoy whatever you post, whenever that is.

    Toni

    • Thanks, Toni. You are so kind. It certainly was a memorable weekend for him, with all the grandchildren there making a fuss of him. On the way home he had about ten minutes discomfort and then it was all over. Rather hope that I can go like that when my time comes.

    • Karen baker says:

      Rose so sorry to hear your sad news. Like a few other comments you got to spend his last day with you. I hope someone will be with me when I go. Not happening soon I got 35 yes to go. Too many quilts to make. Peace be with you and your family Karen from Kansas city mo

  2. Dear Rose – How very sad for you and your family. Such a sad thing to happen. I do feel very sorry for you all. You must be very pleased that your father’s last day with his family was such a happy and joyful one. Thank you for posting the photo as it looks so full of love.

    As far as I am concerned you can post any repeats you like for the next few weeks as reading them again may help me remember them. I am sure most of your friends who have read this will feel the same way as your family takes priority . We understand about google but anything you post is a joy.

    All best wishes. Janny

    • Thanks so much, Janny. I think everyone is delighted that he managed to make it to the wedding. Quilt block patterns don’t generally take long to write, so they are a good option. As I’m sure you appreciate, I’ll have to do some sewing because it has such a calming influence on me.

  3. Dear Rose – I do understand. Please take not to overdo things.

    All best Janny.

  4. Penny Doty says:

    My heart goes out to you and your family, I am so glad his last trip was a happy one, he is with our Father in heaven, may GOD give you comfort and peace this Christmas season and after. GOD bless you and thank you for sharing your pain it is a way to start your healing and a way for us to reach out to you with our prayers. GOD bless.

  5. Pauline Simpson says:

    Sorry to hear of your sudden and tragic loss. Have a memory filled Christmas and New Year. I enjoy your quilts and I have just completed the eccentric quilt which I made as a tablecloth for my sister.

  6. Edith Schnupp says:

    Rose, Thanks for your kindness in all the tutorials you post and we all understand if you take a break. I’m sorry for your dad’s sudden death. I know all about these losses as my husband died very unexpectitly one day before his 64th birthday. May God’s grace and peace abound. You never loose the one you love, as long as you continue to love the one you lost.

    • Thanks, Edith. What a lovely quote. What a shock it must have been for you when your husband died so young. My father was 92 years old, so he had gone way beyond his three score years and ten.

  7. Rose, how sad, I’m remembering you at this sad time. All good wishes to you and your family, Judith in Swansea

  8. Alma Croix says:

    Rose,

    My deepest sympathies to you and your family. So very glad he was able to attend the wedding – such a handsome gentlemen! And your niece was a radiant bride. I know the Holidays will be difficult, but remember you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. I’m so sorry about the loss of your father. My prayers are with you and your family. I’m glad that he was able to enjoy the wedding with you.

  10. I am so sorry for your lose. Take care and have a peaceful Christmas.

  11. Sharon Lauch says:

    Rose, I am so sorry for your great loss. May the memories of your father and thoughts and prayers of your many friends sustain you and give you comfort at this time. Please take care of yourself!

  12. Ann Lundie says:

    So sorry to hear about your dad Rose. The photo of him with the bride and groom was lovely. What a terrible shock it must have been for all of you. I do like your pattern this week, it looks quite complicated but I think I could manage it. I hope your Christmas is what you want it to be. xx

  13. Joy Thornby says:

    So sorry for your lose.
    Glad you had a wonderful day with him.
    In all our thoughts at this time of year.
    We will be here when you feel up to returning.
    best wishes
    Joy

  14. I’m so sorry for your loss, Rose, please accept my condolences. There’s never a good time to lose the ones you love but knowing your Dad spent that last weekend with you and the family will bring you all happy memories. Barbara xx

  15. you are very welcome, prayers to you and your family. GOD bless always.

  16. Lorraine Doe says:

    What a sad ending to a happy family occasion. My sympathies to you and your family.

  17. Alison Bucklow says:

    I can but echo the comments and thoughts from our fellow quilters. What a lovely day he had and he looks so happy in the photo. Hope your family Christmas is peaceful with happy reflections. Alison

  18. Kathy Leonard says:

    Along with so many others, know you have my sympathy and prayers upon your loss, and my joy that your family had that special, happy time together. Take the time you need to grieve — we’ll be here upon your return!

  19. ROSE UN ABRAZO FUERTE.

  20. Mary Walters says:

    So very sorry to hear about your father Rose, I sure he lived a great life and had a wonderful daughter like you ! Thank you for your outgoing kindness and your hard work for posting those great quilts and instructions for all of us ! God Bless ! Mary

  21. Sorry for your loss! X

  22. Dear Rose
    Please accept my heaetfelt condolences to you and all your family on your sad loss.A big loss for you.
    Love Patsy xxxx

  23. Bonnie Murray says:

    I’m so sorry for your sudden loss,,sending thoughts and prayers for you and your family-I so do enjoy your quilts and I have learned so much from you–take care-Merry Christmas and have a healthy and happy new year !!

  24. Sharyn Rittgers says:

    Rose, my sincere condolences in the loss of your father. Sending prayers for you and your family for comfort, strength and peace. My heart goes out to all of you!

  25. Dear Rose,
    I’m so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your Father. It was if he’d kept going to enjoy the wedding and to spend a wonderful day with his beloved family. Maybe he then felt he could peacefully leave you all but will always be with you in spirit. Love never dies.
    Whatever the circumstances are it is always a shock and my heart goes out to you and your family at this sad time.
    I will be thinking of you all and I hope your Christmas is not too sad as your Father would want you all to carry on and make the best of things. X

    • Hi Caroline. I think that is quite likely – in the same way as you hear about people hanging on until their birthday or some other special occasion.

  26. Dear Rose,

    I am so sorry that you had such a sad loss after your happy wedding. Its awful losing a parent and my heart goes out to you.
    Jenny H-B

  27. Dear rose,
    I’m so sorry for your loss.i saw a saying when I lost my dad ,” those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day”
    This brought me comfort and still does now. I see things and it reminds me of him,happy things.sending you hugs xx

  28. So sorry Rose for your loss, my heart breaks for you. I am so glad you got to enjoy the wedding and family time together. Such a blessed memory you have to keep you at peace. Remember that God is always there for you, just praying to him will help you heal. God bless.
    Alana

  29. annemarie krieg says:

    Sorry to hear about your father.I wish you all of the best.I lost my father 18 months ago.
    We as daughters really miss our fathers a lot

  30. Sweet Lady Rose, very sorry for your loss, God bless you and your family now and always. 🙂

  31. Rose…I am so sorry for your loss and I will keep you and your family in my prayers

  32. judy pendergraft says:

    so sorry rose prayers for u

  33. Sandra Kerrod says:

    Sorry to hear about your father. Losing a parent is horrible. It makes you feel so vulnerable. Thinking of in this sad time.
    Take care
    Sandra Kerrod

  34. Patricia Tarbuck says:

    Dear Rose, I am so sorry to hear of the sudden death of your father.It must have been very traumatic for you especially as you were driving. However I am so pleased that you were all together for the wedding and the photograph shows how happy they all were.I will be thinking about you on Christmas Day.By the way the quilt is lovely, take care and look after yourself.Trish xxxxxx

  35. Rose, My condolences on your sad loss. It will be of some consolation
    to you in time to come that your Dad enjoyed a day surrounded by family.
    . Give yourself time to mourn.
    We, the grateful recipients of your patterns, would not expect you to be thinking
    of us at this sad time.

  36. I feel your loss I lost my mum last Friday and an Uncle on Sunday. I a thankful that I got to spend the last two weeks with my mom before she passed. We have our memories and that keeps them close to us.

    • Oh Sheila, what a terrible time you are having. I agree – it makes it easier if you don’t have any ‘if only I’d seen them more’ type of thoughts.

  37. Debbie walker says:

    Rose I’m sadden by your news and think that you’re so courageous to carry on with your blog on such a terribly time for you! The photo is lovely what you’ve posted and I know your dad will be so proud of you for being so courageous. I just want to wish you a very merry Christmas and a prosperous 2015. Also I want to pass on my condolences to the you and your family and want to say my heart goes out to you all!
    Have as nice a christmas as possible honey and keep strong. Love to all . Debbie walker and family xxxx

    • Thank you so much, Debbie. I’m feeling quite overwhelmed by all the kind thoughts and comments that are being left for me.

  38. May God give you peace in this season of your life. Praying for you.

  39. Sending my condolences to you, but at least you know that he celebrated with his family before his passing and was happy, leaving wonderful memories for the future

    • Thanks, Charcakes. I think several of us in the family are hoping that our passing will be as quick and clean as his was.

  40. Susan Sackuvich says:

    Rose, from “across the pond” my thoughts and prays go to you and yours. So many of your “Yank” followers here send our prayers to you. We so look forward to our Friday quilt fix from you. What ever you publish in the near future will give us pleasure. Just take your personal time, and know our prayers come to you now and always. So sorry for your pain.

  41. Pam Higham says:

    Dear Rose, I echo all the words and messages of comfort from your quilting friends…..take comfort in the fact that you all spent such a happy day with him and that he didn’t suffer even though I know it is a terrible shock for you and all the family.
    Sending you a big hug,
    Pam Higham

    • Thanks, Pam. The fact that he didn’t suffer makes a huge difference. He just had 10 minutes of discomfort and then he was gone.

  42. Rose I also wish to express my condolences to you on the loss of your dad. Wonderful that you were all together for his last hours and that he didn’t suffer very much. Don’t worry about us at this time. You have so many wonderful quilts on your website that we can do. May God’s peace be with you all.

  43. I’m very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. And at such a time of year. You were blessed he could enjoy the time at the wedding. God bless you in your loss.

  44. I am so very sorry for the loss of your father. How wonderful though, that he was able to enjoy so much family love on his last day. Keep your memories alive and he will always be there for you in spirit.

  45. Condolences to you and your family, Rose. I’m sure he had a very happy life surrounded by a loving family. Try and remember the good times.
    My thoughts are with you.

  46. Rose, so sorry for your loss, prayers for you and your family,.

  47. Dear Rose. My condolences on your great loss. Hope you find comfort in the knowledge that he did not suffer. Thanks for all your great tutorials. May you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas. You’re in my thoughts.

  48. Condolences to you and yours at this sad time. God bless you.

  49. Rose so sorry to hear your sad news. I can only echo what all the others who have left a comment say. Take the most from the knowledge that he had had a very happy day & was not alone at the end. Thinking of you and have a peaceful time over the Christmas holiday.

  50. Sorry to hear about your loss. Losing a parent is awful. I lost my Dad 4 years ago, and still miss him every day
    Take care
    Sandra Kerrod

  51. So sorry for your loss Rose. It’s good that your dad made it to the wedding but that’s small consolation I’m sure. Thoughts are with you and your family.

  52. Dear Rose, I am so sorry to hear the sad news about your dear father. have a peaceful christmas. Anita.

  53. Bitter and Sweet this past week for you. May your heart feel less burdened and full of hope and joy during this season. Many blessings to you and your family..

  54. What a sad thing to happen after such a happy day. What a wonderful picture of your dad with the happy couple, a lovely momento to keep of your last days together.

  55. Sorry for your loss Rose. I hope you can take comfort in the happy weekend beforehand and the lack of long drawn out suffering. Also the fact you were with him.
    Dee X

  56. Elaine Rose says:

    You and your family will be in my prayers.It is so hard to lose someone especially at this time of year but in the future the happiness you all had at the wedding and in the past with your father will be a comfort and joy. God be with you Elaine.

  57. Mary woolley says:

    Dear Rose,
    see how much you are loved by all the lovely kind messages for you , and thank you for all the lovely patterns .you are amazing ,and I wish you a peaceful Christmas with lots of lovely memories .God bless you and your family

    Welsh mary x

  58. I’m so sorry for your loss. May God bless and comfort you.

  59. Rose. What more can I add to all these caring messages – you are well and truly loved – take time to reflect – we will all be here when you are ready – quilting brings people together. Love from Dianne

    • Oh Dianne I have been totally overwhelmed by all the good wishes and messages of support. People are so kind and caring.

  60. So very sorry to hear your sad news Rose, this is a lovely photo all the more precious because of your dad passing so sadly. Do try and have a happy christmas and remember happy times with your dad. And thank you for all your wonderful blogs and tips through the year I do look forward to Friday’s message from you. Take care god bless. Xxx

  61. vickie manis says:

    Rose, my heart goes out to u,,,God needed a new angel and he took yours, He will always be with u, just look around and he will be there, anytime u need him, Just remember all the good times u had together and there he will be..God Bless Your and be with u always
    Vickie

  62. Kathy Walker says:

    Rose, so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My prayers coming your way.

  63. My deepest sympathies on the loss of your father. It isn’t easy to lose a parent no matter what your age. My prayers are with you.

  64. Sue Coleman says:

    Hi Rose,
    So sorry to hear about the sad news about your Dad. My deepest Sympathy goes to you and your family. It is great that your Dad had a wonderful time at the wedding and that he had time to spend with your family.

  65. Bless you all, what a lovely photo. Take care. X

  66. Dear Rose,
    So very sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you and your family.
    Love Sue

  67. Gail Ammons says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, I loss my father 1 year ago and looking at the picture of your father, I know they both were blessed with a long life Nothing I can say will help with your grief, but my prayers are with you, for God is the only one who can give true comfort through His wonderful grace.Love your videos, but take your time, we understand.

  68. Carol Bowers says:

    So sorry to hear about your dad. Mom was 94 when she passed and it is always hard to loose a parent. He is with God and You will be together again some day. Hope you have a good Christmas, he would want you to be happy.

  69. Thank you for sharing. May you have comfort and strength

  70. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you x

  71. Really sorry for your loss, Rose, but very glad to know your father had such a lovely day with his family all around him.

  72. What a jolt to have had this happen while you were heading back home. My heartfelt sympathies go out to you and your entire family. God bless him for reaching the ripe old age of 92. He certainly didn’t look it on the photo taken with the bride and groom.
    I always liked this Helen Keller quote “What we have once enjoyed deepy we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” Your father will always be part of you.”

    Love the quilt. I’ll be looking forward to viewing your next video.

    • Thanks, Claire. That’s a lovely quote from Helen Keller. I am just so glad that it happened on the way home. It was traumatic for me, but would have been far worse if it had happened before or during the wedding. At least Karen can look back on undiluted happiness for her wedding day.

  73. angela owen says:

    Oh Rose, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, no matter what age, it’s still very difficult and of course he was the one that you could say, hey, do you remember ……. and that is now gone. He looked quite old so one would imagine he had a long and happy life, but still so very sad for you, how lovely that you were there with him. God Bless you Rose, you will be in my prayers tonight.

  74. So sorry to hear about your father. What a way to end such a beautiful day. He looks so happy in the picture. My prayers are with you.

  75. Hi Rose. I am very sorry for your loss. The bond of love between fathers and daughters can never be broken. May you find comfort in knowing he is always with you. God bless you and your family during this difficult time.

  76. Rhoda Meeney says:

    DearRose,
    So sorry about your lovely dad who looks such a gentle man, but glad he had a wonderful day, so many do not get such a lovely ending, god bless you all,
    Thankyou for lovely Quilt pattern,
    Have a quiet time with your thoughts, thinking of you
    Rhoda

  77. Gwen Fisher says:

    Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your father.

  78. Bobbie Shepard says:

    You do have so many followers that love and respect you and your quilting. My regrets for loosing your father – so close to Christmas – but what a wonderful day he must have had with all the family. I lost my father on 12-14 years ago – he was well remembered during the Christmas season and he is still missed so much! Take your time about getting back into your patterns but do get relief from sewing.

  79. Kathy Lyons says:

    Hi Rose,
    Sorry to learn of your Dad. Take care of yourself.
    What a lovely picture to have for memories of your Dad with your niece and new nephew.
    Will be thinking of you.
    Kathy from USA

  80. Loosing you Dad is one thing,but loosing him as you drive has to be very overwhelming. So sorry for your loss. I’m sure you have some wonderful memories. My memories of my mother,my Dad and my husband run around in my head all the time. I sure did love them,still do, but through the good memories. God bless you and your family!

  81. My sympathies go to you and yours.you must take comfort in all the messages left here for you.Time is the great healer,however long it takes you to adjust We’re all here for you. Peaceful Christmas to you.

  82. So sorry to read your news. I’m sure that there are more happy memories than sad ones, he would want you to remember the good times.

  83. there is no one like your dad. just think of the good times. you can get through it. keep praying

  84. So sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

  85. Oh, Rose, I am so sorry to hear of your father’s death. Prayers for the repose of his soul and for comfort for you and all of your family.

  86. I am so very sorry for your loss. He looks so happy in the wedding picture – great way to remember him. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  87. Kathryn Griffith says:

    Rose, so sorry for your loss. The picture shows the love and happiness you shared together. My love and thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. You will be in our family prayers on this holiday.

  88. Dear Rose. So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your famiy, during this difficult time. I lost 67 yr old husband suddenly just 2 years ago Dec 23rd, I was fortunate to have great family support , Gone but not forgotten,
    With Love from Canada

  89. Liz Rentell says:

    I am feeling for you, very sorry for your loss………I hope your Christmas is peaceful and as happy as it can be.

  90. There is nothing that I can add that others had not already said. You spend time bringing pleasure to others so hopefully you are aware that your quilting family is thinking of you at this difficult time. -Ann-

  91. Marilyn Larkin says:

    Dearest Rose, My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Your father was so fortunate to be with you when he suffered his attack, as safe as he could be with your love to comfort him in his distress. You are so brave. Take your time these next few weeks in the bonds of you family to reminisce, grieve and laugh: we are a patient quilting community. My loving prayers for you all.

  92. Hi Rose my sincere condolences on the passing of your Father. You have lovely memories of your last time with him. Have a Blessed Christmas and all the best for 2015. Love from Liz from South Africa

  93. Sorry to hear about your Dad Rose, thinking of you. Another nice quilt.
    All the very best for Xmas & New Year.

  94. Dear rose, my condolences to you and your family, what an emotional time you have had. Let the tears come for they are healing tears, bereavement is a journey and only you will know how long it takes. Happy memories will return often with tears at first but they hurt less. I found it helpful to have a photo of my parents and often found myself talking to them, tales of all that is going on, worries etc. It may seem strange at first talking to a photo but I found it helpful. I turned to patchwork after my father passed, I find it gives your brain a rest from bereavement to concentrate on a pattern for a little while anyway. May you find peace at this holiday time.

    • Thanks, Stitchy. I’m also lucky that I have such recent photos of my father, taken at the wedding. I certainly agree that quilting is therapeutic – as you say, it allows your mind to focus on what you’re making.

  95. Your father would have been so proud of his wonderful daughter. My heartfelt condolences.

  96. Marian Clarkson says:

    I am so sorry to hear of the death of your father. It must be some comfort to know that he got to and enjoyed the wedding. However, it is never a good to lose a parent. Somehow we all imagine they will always be there. There will always be an empty place in your heart.

    • Thanks, Marian. As you say, it was great that he had such a lovely weekend at the wedding. He was 92 and I knew his time was coming, but as you say you never really expect it.

  97. So very sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose a loved one.

  98. Dear Rose,
    Sorry to hear about your father. The wedding picture is beautiful. Your family will have many great Memories to look upon.
    God Bless in the coming days.
    Carol

    • Thanks, Carol. It is amazing that we have a photo of him taken just the day before he died – and such a lovely photo as well.

  99. Dear Rose,

    I was so truly saddened to read of your father’s passing. The picture that you shared with us gives us a glimpse of a wonderful man, his expression so proud and happy to be with the beautiful bride and groom. Such a treasure for you. May you take comfort in knowing that he was with you and suffered for just a short while. Take time for yourself and I’m so glad your children will arrive soon to be with you. Families come closer together when we lose a loved one and your quilting family is here for you too.

    Jan from Victoria, BC, Canada

    • Thank you so much, Jan. Not many people have such a happy photo of someone taken the day before they pass, so yes we are very lucky.

  100. Mary Ellen says:

    I am so sorry for your loss Rose. We never know the day or the hour but what a wonderful situation for your father. He enjoyed a glorious celebration, was with you and did not suffer and linger. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  101. Dear Rose
    Sorry to hear of your loss and condolences to you and your family, Be comforted by the fact that your father’s last day was such a happy one and that his did not suffer but crossed over quickly. From experience I know that it takes a few weeks before one really feels the loss and I wish you lots of strength to overcome and carry on. .
    May his memory be for a blessing
    Fay Morris

  102. I wrote you what everyone else had said and the computer refused to accept it. So I wish you strength and courage to overcome your loss and carry on.
    Fay Morris

    • Hi Fay. Sorry – it takes a while for comments to show up because I have to approve them individually. I get so many spam comments about porn and drugs and such like that I dare not let them appear automatically. So if it takes a while for a comment to appear it’s because I’m away from the computer at the time – but I do appreciate all the genuine comments that I receive!

  103. Shirley Pendergraft says:

    HIS will is done! So sorry about your father. Prayers are with you and family.

  104. Sandra Barnett says:

    Oh Rose,
    I am so sorry to hear about the death of your father. Good words seem to fail me.You can remember all the nice things that both of you have done over the years. It was good that he was able to get to enjoy himself at the wedding. He certainly looks fine in that picture, but God has His reason for taking him when he did, and at least you were with him. you take all the time you need to grieve. I will miss you but you need to cry and remember and grieve. It will take time and tears. As I am writing this I too am crying for you and remembering my own Dad He died at 65, I’m sure your Dad had a great life, and remember he is at home with his God.
    May you and your family have a peaceful, joyful Christmas season, and a calm filled New Year.
    With sadness,
    Sandra

    • Thanks for your kind words, Sandra. My father was 92 and he had just had a wonderful time at the wedding – which all helps.

  105. So sorry for your loss. At least you have the consolation that he had a wonderful time with all the family

  106. Lynne Barker says:

    Hello Rose what a very happy picture for you to treasure in the future. Sorry about your dad he looked like a real gentleman

    • Thanks, Lynne. You’re right – amazing to have such a recent (and happy) photo of him. Everyone made a fuss of him at the wedding.

  107. Julie Head says:

    Keep the happy memories always in your heart.

  108. Veronica Moore says:

    Hi Rose
    I was so sorry to read about your father’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you come to terms with your loss. Thank you for all the patterns you give us each week. They are really helpful.
    I do hope you have a peaceful Christmas and look forward to your next post.
    Regards
    Veronica

  109. Teresa Purvis says:

    Dear Rose, I’m so sorry to hear of your Father passing away. So nice that you had a good time together at your niece’s wedding before he passed away. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you have a very happy and healthy New Year.
    Thinking of you,

    Teresa Purvis
    USA

  110. Just reading about your loss now and am keeping you and your family in my prayers and thoughts. No matter what age they were; losing a family member is hard.
    Working to keep your mind busy helps; but please take all the time you need to heal your soul and remember all the good times!
    We will be fine! Just as others have said; reposts would be fine for those times when it is just too much to think!

    • Thanks, Linda. Things are calming down a little now – although I did send today’s email without checking the link, so I think that my brain is still not functioning. As you say, it is difficult to lose a father, even though he was 92 so I knew it was going to happen some time.

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