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Reader's Exchange: Christmas crafters are seeking supplies

Now that it's September, many are pressing forward on Christmas projects with increased urgency. Seleste Luccioni, for example, needs white buttons the size of a quarter and the size of a half dollar for a group Christmas project at the Rocky Creek Village crafts department, in Tampa. Also needed for ongoing projects are yarn in any color, scissors, a pencil sharpener, hot glue sticks, artificial flowers — just about anything crafters use. From 9 to 11 a.m. every Monday and Thursday, busy hands in this group turn out lap robes and afghans for wheelchair patients and knitted baby caps for newborns. Seleste may be reached at (813) 294-7189.

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Jenean Conover has lost the instructions for threading her Singer Quantum Lock serger. If you have this information, please call (941) 524-7559; Jenean will arrange to copy it.

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Carol Waranauckas of Dunedin, who after a round of downsizing has bought an LCD monitor that takes up less space, wishes to give away her 4-year-old eMachines 13-inch CRT monitor, in fine working order. Please call (727) 736-3865.

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Aztecs, Mayans, Olmecs! If you enjoy Mexican history, you'll love these books from the library of an armchair authority. They are mostly hardcover and are free for the picking up. Please call Judy at (727) 531-4573.

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A Pride Jet 3 Ultra wheelchair was recently donated to Gary. He learned it needed a battery charger and joystick unit. Costs were estimated at $2,000, which is more than he wants to spend on a chair when he prefers to use a scooter. Gary hopes someone could fix the chair more economically and then donate it to a person who needs it but can't afford it. Please e-mail gfahl31@oasisol.com if you could be that someone.

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E. Ziegler has 100 square feet of black and white splash ceramic tile in perfect condition that is yours to pick up. Please call (727) 536-8385.

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Oooops! Morton Stone of Land O'Lakes planted too many palms along his fence and they are becoming crowded. He will give at least two mature palm trees to the person who will dig them up and fill the holes with good soil, as well as move one tree to Morton's front yard and replace the soil. Palms like these have been priced at $150. Call (813) 991-6578 or e-mail mgstoneim1@yahoo.com.

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One of our readers grew quite fond of the plates TV dinners were served in during the '70s and '80s. They were made of hard, ivory-colored plastic and were useful for so many things beyond heating the dinner. The last two dishes from this reader's stash are ready to ditch, so if you saved them too, our reader can use all you can spare. Please e-mail her at daniegirl@tampabay.rr.com.

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The Labor of Love sewing group from Suncoast Cathedral in St. Petersburg made 82 quilts for a camp for homeless children last year, and needs lightweight batting and cotton materials at least 2 yards in length to start on more for next summer. They will pick up if the distance isn't too great. Please call Lucille Wilson at (727) 570-8263.

Send requests to Reader's Exchange, Floridian, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg 33731; e-mail: cole@sptimes.com. No requests by phone. This is an exchange column; we will not run items for sale. Readers must agree to publication of phone numbers, including area code.

Reader's Exchange: Christmas crafters are seeking supplies 09/05/08 [Last modified: Monday, September 8, 2008 11:13am]
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