Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Reader's Exchange: Looking for a quilt to finish? You're in luck

Calling all quilters! Ann of St. Pete Beach has a whole cloth quilt that she started but never finished. She had completed about 15 percent of it when, unfortunately, she had a death in the family. She says the instructions and binding are in the container, and the quilt is pinned. Ann also has two queen-size quilt battings, two counted cross-stitch baby blanket kits (one started, one not) and a crewel embroidery pillow kit she started but did not finish. Ann has thread for the projects as well, so the cross-stitch and crewel items should go to the same person, as she combined the thread. The items must be picked up. Ann can be reached at (727) 360-2005.

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Geri of Clearwater was very generously given a 32-inch flat-screen TV, but she cannot mount it on her wall because the base is missing. She has tried many stores, websites, Craigslist, etc., to find the base but has not had any luck. The TV is an Element, model ELCHW321, and the base attaches to it using four screws. She hopes someone out there has the TV base she needs, or maybe knows where she can find it. Geri is willing to pick it up anywhere in Pinellas County. She can be reached via email at [email protected]

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Can anyone out there tell Janet of Dunnellon the secret of dyeing pine needles? She has tried many times and failed, even though she tried all the methods described in her how-to book and online articles. She even tried drying green needles in the dark, but nothing has worked. She hopes there are some pine needle basket weavers out there that can help. Janet can be reached via email at [email protected]

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Pat of Largo has a lot of fabric and thread to give to a good home, as well as a stand-alone wood quilt frame. If you are interested, please call Pat at (727) 531-7853.

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Maureen of Largo has a daughter who is a single mom and a restaurant server. Part of her uniform for her job is a men's white button-down shirt and a solid-colored necktie. Maureen, her daughter and the other women who work at the restaurant have searched thrift stores, regular stores and garage sales in search of solid-colored neckties and have had a difficult time finding them. Maureen is hoping some readers will have ties they no longer use and would be willing to donate. She can pick them up. Her number is (727) 532-6980.

Thank you

A few weeks ago, Florence requested supplies to make an "Ugly Stick," which required a boot and metal beer caps. Florence wrote in to say that the REXers are the greatest, as she has already received the boot and a great start on the metal beer caps. She says to please keep the caps coming! Her phone number is (352) 596-1452.

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