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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Ah!  ”Tis the month of GREENING in The North,

    Spring begins just after St. Pat’s day and the robins have already arrived– a couple of weeks earlier than usual.

( Whatever that means.)

    This month I’m asking readers to send me contact and other information to update my files – some of which are more than 20 years old! 

    In addition to the .pdf and docx  formats of the newsletter, there is also a .docx  “Info card.”   ( You can print  and mail it or simply send me the information.  You may have to scroll down to find it under the other attachments.)

    Here in North Florida we are having a “second fall.”  the Southern family of oaks do not shed in the autumn. They lose leave in the spring. We have a very large Southern River Oak in our front yard and small almond-shaped leaves  provide a steady “golden rain.” 

    Whatever spring holds for you, wishing you bright  blessings!


    Frances Fritzie



Ninepatch Birthdays for Mar 2021:

Patricia 20

Dottie 25

VLB 27



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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