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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Stitching for Joplin & potty training

Kelley, a neat lady that belong to the same Prim group that I do commented today about the situation in Joplin: "Am wondering if there is a way to get hand piecing kits to the quilters missing their stashes...for me the comfort of stitching gets me through stressful times..."

I thought that was a great idea and volunteered to send some kits. I know I would be lost without something to stitch. It truly is one of the ways we take care of ourselves. Our group moderator, Nancy, another neat lady got right on it and found out where to send them. I thought I'd send a Basket Patch and maybe Lilly's Hearts or Stars, something pretty easy and soothing, not frustrating.

If it sounds like a good idea to you too, here's where to send them:

This company is distributing the items thru the local churches who have set up donation sites for the people of Joplin.

Ackfeld will take quilts, kits for quilts and toys, the address
Skip & Peggy Ackfeld
Ackfeld Manufacturing
One patch at a time
360 Emerson Road
Reeds Spring, MO 65737

Thanks Kelley and Nancy.

Spike is settling in and Bully is learning to tolerate him. They bicker a bit still but if Bully falls asleep, Spike will cuddle up next to him.

This is my potty training chair. I used to just go and sit on the top step until the puppy had played around and decided to go potty. But with Spike, I've gotten a little old for that. My joints don't bend as well as they used to. So I got a spare chair and set up a little "potty training station". Now I can sit in comfort, drink my coffee or water and even stitch if I want to. One can't hurry mother nature, you know.
Don't forget to post your comment to enter the drawing for the recipe cards and Together scrap bag. I'll draw a name Monday.
Have a good weekend.


  1. Spike is just the cutest little thing I've ever seen.

  2. How sweet of Bully to let Spike find comfort.

  3. Glad the dogs are deciding to play nice together!

  4. What a wonderful way to support! Love the has to be comfortable in order to enjoy nature! LOL

  5. Potty training notes: Don't get a puppy in December-- you have to go out at all times of the night. Women usually end up doing the "duty"- no one else has the patience. Dogs may be man's best friend-but women's best protector-- they say the secret's in the dog food we feed them!! God Bless all those who've gone before us in pursuit of freedom and security! Thank you to all the veterans!!

  6. Hi Jan,
    Would you please reply to this comment as I need to send you an email address...thanks so much!