Ninepatch OnLine Magazine is the monthly publication of a non-profit organization by the same name. In the pages of this Ninepatch magazine, women – and the men who support them – share spiritual journeys and life experiences through letters, essays, poetry, book reviews and more. Ninepatch offers a forum where contributors can be heard and enjoy an atmosphere of sharing and acceptance. Such sharing is vital in helping everyone find their place in an eternal spiritual circle where all know and are known.

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Happy New Year!
May these words bless you and hold you in this new year.

“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, it will be happier.” Alfred Lord Tennyson

This quote is not original with me. IT was sent by the group I once when with on a pilgrimage.
I liked it so much, I decided to share it with YOU!
I also put up an extra sharing question on our Ninepatch Facebook page. If you are not signed up, please just request since we are a closed group. ((We are peace-loving and want to remain that way.)
The booms and bangs of before and after midnight awakened me. I wondered if folks from war-torn areas took care to wear earplugs on New Year’s Eve. I recall my childhood dog, Bootsie used to run for the basement and lie there shivering. Poor animal!
May your day be blessed!
Frances Fritzie




for JANUARY 2021

Week 1: “What made you happy in 2020?”
Week 2: “What did you learn in 2020?”
Week 3: “What do you hope for in 2021?”
Week 4: “Have you ever been camping? If so where? If not,
where would you go if you could?”


Ninepatch Birthdays for Jan 2021:

Dorothy 4
Nancyann 10
Fred 20
Liz/Moascar 25
Sherryl 26



Ninepatch is updating our web site and looking for additional writers. We want weekly bloggers, monthly comments and occasional small pieces. We are even thinking about short stories!


Contact Editor, Frances.


Ninepatch is a non-profit. Every person who works for us– including Frances—is a volunteer. No one is paid. However, we do have business expenses. Paper, ink, software, labels, and Internet connections, are a few.

While e- readers see color, our paper readers seldom do. It’s too expensive. Yet, due to mailing costs and postage, they bear the brunt of “donation-for-service.” (Financially speaking, E- readers ride their coat-tails.)

If you enjoy reading our magazine and have not already made a donation for 2016, kindly consider making one. $5 is not too small.

We have a Paypal account, or you can send a check to our mailing address:

1014 NW 52nd Ter.

Gainesville, Fl. 32605

Thanks to those of you who support our outreach though coin-of-the-realm, service and prayers. Special thanks to our Board of Directors: Christa and Georgene, our membership coordinator: Dottie, our proofreaders: June and James and the sticky note writers: Leigh, James and Georgene. We appreciate their service.

Of course, you who contribute letters, stories, poems and drawings are the lifeblood of the newsletter and we are especially thankful for you!

Those who give in any way know the greatest return. Hence the old saying, “You reap what you sow.”

Editor, Frances


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