March, 2017

HOUSEKEEPING

This past month I finally got to tie my hubby, aka the Peace by Piece Webmaster, to the computer to get some website housekeeping chores done.  The result...
The 'Favorite Links' button/page has been removed.  The links that were still functioning and relative have been moved to the 'Fun Stuff' button/page or to a NEW button/page titled
'Our Community'.
You may want to familiarize yourself with what you'll find on the 'Our Community' page.  Not only does it contain those links formerly found on the 'Favorite Links' page it also contains information not formerly found on our website, such as document's and pictures you may want to visit from time to time.  Take a look.

HYGIENE DRIVE

         

 

The Mission del Sol Hygiene Drive continues into March.  Donated hygiene items will be distributed in a joint effort between the Kyrene Foundation and the Kyrene School District to help underprivileged families with basic needs such as food and hygiene supplies.  When a qualifying family picks up a food box it includes a hygiene kit of basic hygiene items.

If you wish to participate in the drive and didn't get a chance to do so last month you've got another chance.  We will be collecting the items listed below during the March bee.  Look for the table with the Hygiene Drive sign.  

Participation is completely voluntary.  Listed below are the items needed.

1. Shampoo
2. Conditioner
3. Toothbrushes
4. Toothpaste
5. Bar Soap
6. Deodorant

                                 BEE REPORT          

 

 

 

During the February bee...

~ 17 tops were sewn together.
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We  completed 42 quilts.
~ Raffle items raised a total of $65.

What you'll find at the March bee...

~ The kit-kit tub still has lots of new kit-kits waiting to for some rotary cutting magic to happen for them.
~ The kit basket is full of kits for the sewing pleasure of many quilters.
~ As always there are quilt tops waiting for quilting/tying.
~ There are currently 121 tops in the Piece by Peace closet anxious to turned into loving quilts.

 

DUKE'S CORNER

     

Hi Everyone, Duke here:

"Sunshine on our shoulders....makes us happy!"  Mom has had to put the shelter bed project on hold for awhile.  She's put her nose to the ground to try and find another shelter/rescue that can use the wonderful pillows you all make.  So, NO scraps or pillows for the March meeting.  She'll keep us all posted...

 

 

 

QUOTES & TIBDITS

 

In Observance of St Patrick's Day:

In the United States, it's customary to wear green on St. Patrick's Day.  But in Ireland the color was long considered to be unlucky.  Irish folklore holds that green is the favorite color of the Good People (the proper name for faeries).  They are likely to steal people, especially children, who wear too much of the color.
~Bridget Haggerty
author of The Traditional Irish Wedding

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 34 million United States residents claim Irish ancestry, or nearly ten times the entire population of Ireland today, which stands at 3.9 million. Among U.S. ethnic groups, the number of Irish-Americans in the U.S. is second only to the number of German-Americans.

Ireland is about 300 miles long and 200 miles wide. Those facts, along with other features, led Swedish geographer Ulf Erlingsson to recently conclude that the Atlantic Ocean island is the same one identified by ancient Greek philosopher Plato as Atlantis in his famous dialogues Timaeus and Critias.

 

JUST FOR GRINS

These days it seems like every time I watch the news there's a group of people protesting something which made this photo seem perfect.

 

 

AZ BLANKETS 4 KIDS HAPPENINGS

Upcoming AZB4K bee schedule is: 

~ March 11 at Fountain of the Sun in Mesa.
~ April 1 at Sunland Springs Village in Mesa.
~ June 17 at Las Palmas Grand in Mesa.

Check the AZB4K website for more information about these bees and other AZB4K happenings. azblankets4kids.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peace By Piece Quilters

UPCOMING BEE

The March Peace by Piece Quilters bee will be held
Thursday, the 2nd.  As always the fun starts at 10:00.

There WILL NOT be a FREE table at the bee this month.
  
We WILL NOT be accepting pet beds or pet bed scraps this month.  BUT there will be a few petbed covers available, get 'em quick before they're gone.
  
 If you have any questions or homework requests just click on the Lucky Shamrock below to send me an email with your supply request.

Be Happy.

~Wanda~