Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Pawject of LOVE and MORE information...

Dear Friends, THIS is Frankie's MOM today.

A Memory Quilt for Sandra is being Planned. It will be Queen Sized and will have the five Angels' likenesses appliqued on it. The quilt will be made by Agnes Bullock... of the Dachsies With Moxie. It will be ready by Valentine's Day. Agnes (affectionately know as.. What's Her Name, by her furbabies) had an even MORE wonderful Idea.. She is willing to put a bit of YOU into the quilt. Agnes will stitch a Small (6 inch SQUARE) bit of cloth that Means something to YOU into the quilt. That way Sandra will have the most PERSONAL tribute to her beloved ones possible.
You have seen some of Agnes' wonderful quilts on Twix, Sarge, and This Blog. She does Wonderful Work!!! It will be something for Sandra to keep for EVER.
If you would like to send a BIT of YOU to be included in the quilt we know that it would mean so much to Sandra. WHAT would work? Bits of your furst Blankie... scraps of beloved Stuffies... material from your favorite BED or a Tee Shirt or other of your "clothes".. heck... even a piece of your Baff Towel. Remember Whatever scrap of TREASURE you choose... must be WASHABLE and it must be Flat... Not like a Collar or a Rope toy.. so that it can actually be stitched into the quilt. I think you get the idea. Just make it be something that has Meaning to YOU. I KNOW... you don't want to cut up a treasure... but it is a small scrap... and that little Hole that is left behind for You to see will help remind you of what you DO have. Small sacrifice on OUR part... to Help Fill a HUGE HOLE in Sandra's World. RIGHT?

DEADLINE to SEND your Beloved piece of your Cat or Dog's LIFE... is

January 16,2012.

Please Email Agnes at trainwife1962 AT hotmail DOT com for the Address of WHERE to send your 6 inch square. You MUST say: Pittie Pack Quilt in the subject Line To ENSURE that it does not go to SPAM... You will receive a reply with the mailing Address.

Once you have your 6 inch square ready to mail....

PLEASE be SURE to include your Name(s) and your Blog Name and URL... as Sandra will want those..

AND.... Tell her WHAT the scrap of material CAME from and What it Means to YOU and a brief description of the scrap!!! The Description (color, pattern,etc.) will help Sandra to LOCATE that bit of LOVE (that You are sending her) on the quilt. These Letters will all be Saved and Sent to Sandra along with the quilt.
PLEASE feel free to copy and paste this to post on Your Blog!!!!!
We want to get the word out to all who might want to be included in the quilt.

NOW I have a bit more information for you.... If you would like to help Sandra and her family BEYOND what you have so generously done... some of us have been working behind the secenes and have come up with this... Since they lost EVERYTHING... and are currently staying with Family... Space must be considered along with everything else... So Gift Cards seem to be the best way to go. There are BOTH a Target and A Wal-Mart very near. Of course you do know that WAL-Mart is where Shelby was Found by Sandra.
I KNOW that many of you would like to buy actual Presents for Sandra, Josh, the Baby and Bella and Brinks... but we MUST consider all the ins and outs... It would be for the Best to allow Sandra to purchase what is needed and not overwhelm everyone in the household. Perhaps they would even need some food items for their CHRISTMAS DINNER. Yes, my dear friends... Gift Cards would be MOST APPRECIATED.

If you would like the Addy for where they are staying please EMAIL me... with Sandra's Addy in the Subject line frankiefurter AT wildblue dot NET

Next... I have had several phone conversations with Sarah/Mona & Weenie. That woman is a ROCK. She was out Shopping for Food and Bowls for the dogs and a few necessary items for Sandra and the baby and Josh... yesterday morning. She has asked me to tell all of you that she will do a post... when she is able.. remember they are VERY CLOSE friends.. THIS has been Horrible for Sarah. Pray for Her too.
FINALLY... I know that this is VERY Long... and feel free to stop reading right now. From this point I am going to share a story about a lady that I taught with... whose house burned completely to the ground. Becky and her 5 children were all at school and her husband was out harvesting corn when the fire started... THEY were all SAFE.
My friend Rebecca/Becky/Beck (to her husband of 47 years) tells this story OFTEN...
Becky was in the yard looking at the smoldering Hole in the ground... and she suddenly started Screaming.... Toilet Bowl Brush... TOILET BOWL BRUSH... Jesus, I don't even have a TOILET BOWL BRUSH. Her soft spoken husband (Bill) in his Southeastern Ohio Drawl said.. That's Okay 'Beck'.. You don't have a GawDamn TORELUT either. I share this with you as a way to help Lighten the mood... and yet ENlighten you about the TOTAL need. When a HOME burns... one is left with none of the MATERIAL things that Made it a HOME... Just the LOVE which will be used to begin again.
My Love and Deep Gratitude for ALL that Each of You have done... and will continue to do for our friends here in Blogville. Sincerely and Respectfully yours, Lana (Frankie's Mom)


Uji, Angel Izzy, Ziggy, Angel Bean, Angel Hiro and Momma Tea said...

Ohh Frankie what a totally lovely idea I have the perfect square to send, the thought behind this os just so lovely.
I have already asked my friend if she would pick me up a wal-mart gift card as we cannot get them form over here so hopefuly I will be able to tell her where to send it when Maggie mae gets back to me by pee mail.
Blogville rocks it really does I love all of you so much

Momma Tea
xxx xxx xxx

A MilShelb Mom said...

What a pawesome idae! We just have to go hunting for some scissors.
~Milly and Shelby

Scooter said...

Hey Mamaw!
Wow, what an amazing place Blogville is. I am sending my beloved COP bandana for the quilt and it brings me so much joy to do that. I will also be sending a gift card. Right now, I'm headed to the BCCalendar to do a big update with this info. Thanks for getting the bark out about this.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Douglas said...

Oh what a grrreat idea to help out Sandra and her family! Do you mind if I borrow this to let others know and help out?


HH and The Boys said...

Wonderful ideas in here.... Sending purrs to them all the time.

pawhugs. Max

HoundDogMom said...

Oh, this is just the greatest idea. We will email you for an addy. We wanted to send them so things but understand the space limitations. We will get gift cards for them. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

This is a wonderful post with wonderful ideas. I remember getting involved when the sweet one was rescued and would love to get involved to help here. As you know we dont have Wallmarts here but I am sure I can inlist the help of a friend across the pond. I will send a cutting from my blanket too. Thank you so much for visiting and caring while I am so ill. Hugs GJ xx

Marg said...

Oh wow, that idea of a quilt is so terrific. It is so awesome that everyone is pitching in and helping. Thanks Frankie for this update. We are saying lots of prayers for Sarah. We hope only the best for her.

Maxmom said...

This is such a beautiful idea. I would so love to send something from South Africa, but it may not make the deadline. I'll email your friend and see what I can do.

rottrover said...

What a LOVELY idea!! And what a great story about the toilet brush!!

-Bart and Ruby

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello frankie its dennis the vizsla dog hay i hav got plenty of partly shredded blaynkets and wotnot so i am shoor i can find a peese to send!!! it wil hav to be wun of the nooer blaynkets tho otherwise their mite not be a siks intch peese left intakt!!! i wil tel dada to git the address for me!!! thanks ok bye

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Great story:)

We are going to check our things and see if we have some piece of material ot send. Great idea for sure.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Nubbin' Tails said...

What a beautiful idea! We will see what we have to add. The blog community has restored mom's faith in humanity. Mom always says that pet people are special people and this just shows it!


Mr. Nubbin'

The Daily Pip said...

This is such an AMAZING idea! We will definitely participate. Maybe a piece of our old couch might be appropriate? What do you think?

Your pal, Pip

Sagira said...

I LOVE the quilt and will be emailing to send them sumfin soon.

I am still in shock over all this and can't get her family out of my mind. :(

Anonymous said...

I agrees with everypup, your idea is just pawsome about sendin squares.

Yes Sarge, Blogville is quite amazin!

woos, Tessa

sprinkles said...

I love how Blogville always comes together to help those in need!

Keith Andrea said...

.,Wow great idea..

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Maureen said...

This is such a wonderful and beautiful idea. When I was out walking HoneyBuzz tonight, it was cold and I kept thinking of Sandra and that I wished I could send her something comforting to wrap around her to give her comfort and protect her from the hurt. And now I read this and find myself in tears yet again. This is just wonderful.

Love, Maureen and HoneyBuzz

Road Dog Tales said...

What an amazing and thoughtful idea! Don't know where you could find more caring people than here!

The Road Dogs

The Fiesty Three said...

Oh, this is a wonderful idea!! Will get the scraps going now!! We'll also share on our blog as well!! It's so wonderful to live in this community!

The Fiesty Three's

brooke said...

Love this idea! The blogging community is amazing!

Elaine Pritchard said...

Thanks for the useful round-up of all that is going on.

Love and licks, Winnie

Anonymous said...

Thank you for keeping us all up to date.
This is a very generous idea. Also thank you for reminding us that being practical is necessary right now. We can send other things later but the idea is to help and not overwhelm. I know Sandra is grateful for everyone's concern and desires to help.

Continuing to send love and prayers.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

What a lovely idea we are going to see if there is enough of my blankie left (I likes to chew on it) to send s piece. ~Fenris

Tucker The Crestie said...

What a wonderful idea. I have an idea of what we can send. Thanks for letting us know about this.

Deborah said...

This is a great idea. I'm going to sending your a quilty thingy. I'm going to look around tomorrow.
That was a great story...
Many blessings.