Monday, 11 January 2016

A Square of Blue


And what is life?
A crazy quilt;
Sorrow and joy,
  and grace and guilt,
With here and there
   a square of blue
For some old happiness
  we knew........
........this post is in loving memory of my dear mother who died last week........x
.......thank you for visiting me here dear readers and you kind comments......i will take a little blogging break this week, but will return next time with a cheerful crafty post again just as my positive, life-loving little mum would have wanted..........take care everyone..........back soon.....x

*the verse is from the poem a crazy quilt by douglas malloch

87 comments:

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss, my condolences to you and your family. Sally x

Suzie said...

Hugs and prayers to you and yours for your loss - be gentle with yourself, then come back as pretty and wonderful as ever
Suzie - Wirral xxxx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I have been thinking about you Helen, I am so sorry to hear your sad news, take care my friend.
V xxx

Magda lena said...

my condolences for you and your familly. I'm hugging you virtually. take care

Jo@awholeplotoflove said...

I'm sorry to hear of your sad news, an upsetting time for you all. Take care xx

Yvonne W said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your mum. You will always have wonderful, precious memories. Take care.

Christine Barnsley said...

So sorry to hear that very sad news Helen. Sending you hugs and warmest best wishes. Christine x

Janet said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family Helen.

Tammy McDonald said...

So sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in prayer.

marmarel said...

So sorry to read your mother died last week! Condolences for you and your family! Take your time!
Greetings from Marijke

SuperMomNoCape said...

My deepest condolences during this time of grieving the loss of your mother. May you feel surrounded by the loving support and care of those dearest to you. And may you feel comforted by the heart-felt wishes expressed here in the comments.

SuperMomNoCape said...

My deepest condolences during this time of grieving the loss of your mother. May you feel surrounded by the loving support and care of those dearest to you. And may you feel comforted by the heart-felt wishes expressed here in the comments.

Jane said...

I'm so sorry to read this Helen. May your dear Mum rest in peace. Take care of yourself and sending lots of love at such a sad time xx

Kate said...

My condolences, Helen. K

KC'sCourt! said...

So sorry for your loss. Hugs to you and your family.
Julie xxxxxxxx

Maywyn Studio said...

Heart felt prayers and sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your Mother

Cindy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. M thoughts will be with you.

Jacky H said...

So sorry to here of your loss.
You and your family take care.
Jacky

Florrie May51 said...

So sorry to hear your sad news...take care...sending you love and healing energy x

Pat's Patch said...

Sending my love to you dear Helen at this sad time. A lovely post in memory of your dear mother . Pat. oxox

Jane Hirst said...

Sensing ((hugs))

Luv Jane xx

Jane Hirst said...

Sensing ((hugs))

Luv Jane xx

Pink Milk said...

Oh Helen, I'm so terribly sad to hear that.

Take things gently my friend. Love to you and your family. xx

Susan said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Helen. I'm hoping in time that the happy memories will replace your grief.

Nisa-mom said...

I'm so sorry for your lost, Helen. Hope you and your family cope with the situation, and stay strong. I know this must be hard for you but your mom is in the better place beside HIM now..
xo

Thimbleanna said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Mother Helen. I hope you have many happy memories to carry you through the sad times. XOXO

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Dear Helen, Please know I am thinking of you during this time. I can only imagine the love your mum had for you and how proud she was of you and your lovely family. These are the memories we hold in our hearts forever and get us through these times. What a gift we have when we love so much it hurts, may you hold all you beautiful memories in your heart for strength and know that you are in my prayers❤️
xoxoRobin

Anonymous said...

Sorry to read this. Sincere condolences.

Frances SW

Frances said...

Dear Helen, I send my deepest condolences to you and your family. xo

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

I am so very sorry to hear about your loss! My sincere condolences and prayers, Pam in Norway x

Jan said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You're in my prayers.

sew said...

So sorry, Helen.
May happy memories bring some comfort during this sad time.
thinking of you.
xx

PamKittyMorning said...

So sorry for your loss Helen. Xo

Teje said...

Dear Helen, I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. My warmest condolences, you are in my thoughts. Take care. x Teje

Jan Doling said...

Helen, I am so sorry to hear this news. Sincere condolences. Take care. xx

Denise SA said...

Sorry to hear of your loss mums are the best

Lee said...

Thinking of you,sending comforting huggles to you and family.xx

Jenn M said...

Thinking of you, Helen, at this time. So sorry to hear the sad news. Take care,
Jenn M

Jo said...

XXXX

debbie @ happy little cottage said...

Sending hugs and comforting thoughts to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. xoxo

busybusybeejay said...

So sorry to. Hear of your loss.Thinking about you.Barbarax

Ania said...

So sorry for your loss. My condolences for you and your family. The poem is beautiful and so true!

Amy at love made my home said...

So very sorry Helen. My condolences and hugs to you. xx

bj said...

O, Helen, I am so so sorry. We all share in the loss of a mother.
My heart is holding your hand....
Rest up...and come back when you are feeling better.
xo

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

Oh Helen, so sorry to hear about your Mum. Lots of sadness around. Thinking of you, Jillxo

Rhona said...

Sorry for your loss, Helen. May your memories of her bring peace and comfort.

michelle smith said...

so sorry for your loss of your mum,helen xx

crazydazy said...

So sorry to hear your sad news.. a lovely tribute to your mum.

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

How sad for you and your family, thoughts are with you xx

thewarmfireplace said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mum, thinking of you and your family.
Sue

Baa. xxx said...

So sorry for your loss. What a lovely memory post for your Mother.

Polly said...

Oh my! I am so sorry, my dear, for your tremendous loss. I will pray for you and your family!!

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh dear.. I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. It sounds as if she was dear and special. You are very lucky to have a sweet mum to remember. Take care and we'll see you back soon. ((hugs)), Teresa

colleen said...

Helen, it's so difficult thing to have your mother gone, I hope you are able to recall wonderful memories while you grieve her passing

Lorrie said...

I am sorry to read this news, Helen. Losing your dear mother is a hard thing. May there be many patches of blue in your memories of her. Hugs, and prayers for peace and comfort.

Sue from Oz said...

Dear Helen, my deepest sympathy to you and your family

Delia West said...

Oh Helen I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Mum, Big hugs to you. Take lots of care, dee xx

Stins said...

I am so sorry for you dear Helen... Take good care of your self, big hugs from Mirjam.

Tony said...

God bless you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom and family will be in my rosary today

Robbienae said...

Helen, I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. I'm sure that she was very proud of you. Take time to remember something funny that she would do or say, it will help your sorrow. When my mother died I would think of the first time she made blueberry pancakes and she forgot to strain her berries and therefore we all ate green pancakes for breakfast:)

vintage grey said...

Helen, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious mom! Sending my prayers and love to you! xo Heather

My Little Home and Garden said...

LMy sympathy on the loss of your mother, Helen. I wonder if some of your creative spirit was a gift from her.

Karen

Anonymous said...

my thoughts are with you, let others support you at this time, you never get over the loss of a loved one.....but in time you will adjust and have happy memories without pain. xx

Ana Love Craft said...

I am so sorry, my dear, for your terrible loss.
Hugs to you,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Patti said...

Hugs and kisses to you sweet lady. Blessings, Patti

DH said...

Dear Helen, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Hope you have many wonderful memories!I love your sweet pink and blue crazy quilt block. Thinking of you, Dawn

paula said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and you family. Hoping your tresured memories will bring you comfort and peace.

Tammy said...

So sorry for your loss, Dear Helen. May your mother's soul rest in peace. Sending blessings of love and comfort, Tammy

FlashinScissors said...

Dear Helen,
I am so sorry for your loss. Such a lovely post in memory of your mother.
I am thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Warmest best wishes.
Barbara xx

Cream Linen said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.
Tina

Jennifer said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Helen.

Madelief said...

Dear Helen,

So sorry to hear of the death of your mother! Thinking of you and sending love and a big hug from Rotterdam.

Take care,

Madelief x

ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΗ ΣΔΡΟΛΙΑ said...

I am ever so sorry to hear about your mum....There is not much really, to say other than offer you my most sincere condolenses.
Antigone :(

barbara said...

Dear Helen
I am thinking of you especially this week
It is so very hard to lose our Mothers, they have always been there, giving us love and support in a reassuring voice
treasure your memories, I hope you can find some quiet time and do take very good care of yourself
with much love
Barbara xxxxx

Simone said...

Helen I am so sorry to read this sad news today. Thinking of you and your family. x

Pati from London said...

Helen, please accept my condolences for your loss. Best wishes to you and your family during these sad days.
Pati xx

Ali said...

Just catching up ... oh Helen so sorry for your loss sending hugs xxx

Anonymous said...

Sorry for the loss of your mom. Wishing you peace and patience in this time of sorrow.

11jayj said...

Sorry to hear of your loss, what a lovely tribute poem to your mum. Best wishes to you and your family at this sad time.

Gem said...

I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Sending you lots of love and hugs x x x

driftwood said...

so sorry, thinking of you xxxx

Crafty in the Med said...

Dear helen, so very sorry to hear of your loss! Heartfelt condolences dear blogfriend !

Amanda. Xx

Zwergenwelt said...

dear Helen, I am very sad to hear that your mum died. What a sad moment in your life.
I will pray for you an your mum, and so many hugs for you, cornelia

A little happy place said...

So sorry to hear this Helen! Sarah xo

Gracie Saylor said...

Thank you for sharing your circumstances and at the same time giving us a loving glimpse of your mum and the happy and sad flow of your life, Helen. xx

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

My heart goes out to you deal lady. I'll keep you in my prayers. Love, Diane

claire said...

Only just catching up - my condolences Helen, that's sad news xxx