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Reader's Exchange: Craft supplies available for the crafty among you

Back on March 13 in Reader's Exchange, we wrote about Lenore of New Port Richey, who had unpainted wooden boxes, plates and plaques to offer to any interested crafters. Lenore was getting rid of the items because she was moving to a smaller apartment and wouldn't have room for them. However, by the time the column was published, Lenore had already moved, and her phone number had changed. She still has the items for anyone who can pick them up in New Port Richey. She can be reached at (727) 372-1495 (you may have to dial a "1" in front of the phone number).

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Sandy Marecle of Spring Hill has a wonderful 90-year-old neighbor who is very active and is always doing things for others. She's a good baker, and her friends and neighbors reap the tasty benefits. She always uses a Tupperware pastry sheet when she's baking, but unfortunately, the one she had became separated and can no longer be used. Sandy is hopeful that someone will search their kitchen and find one they aren't using. She is willing to pick it up or pay for any postage if it is sent. She says it would be a blessing for her neighbor, and also for all those who enjoy the baked treats. Sandy would love to surprise her neighbor by telling her how a complete stranger went the extra mile for her. Sandy can be reached at (352) 666-2981.

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Ginny Smith of New Port Richey still has many barrel-shaped, 36-ounce pickle jars with screw tops to give to away. She wrote in to offer them a while back and was able to find a home for the first batch. She hopes someone out there would like the second batch. If you're interested, please call Ginny in New Port Richey at (727) 372-9761.

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Faithful REXer Lucie Somers of Dunedin wrote in with several requests, for some items that she usually doesn't ask for. Sadly, Lucie recently had to put her beloved cat to sleep. She is hoping that someone out there will have a cat stuffed animal, medium in size, gray and cuddly. She says that yes, she's 70, but she still loves stuffed animals! Lucie is always keeping herself busy with various projects. She is looking for scrapbooking materials, as she is an avid scrapbooker and makes the books for other people, who she says rave about them. Lucie is also looking for old copies of magazines, specifically Taste of Home, Country Woman and Ranch, from the 1950s and up. These are for another project she's working on. As always, Lucie is looking for greeting cards to send to the missionaries via a church group. She says the ladies of this group work very hard to prepare the cards, which get sent to Africa. Finally, Lucie would like to thank everyone who sent recipes for the recipe albums, and says that the missionaries thank you as well. If you have any of the things that Lucie is looking for, please write to her, or drop them off, at 1415 Main St., Lot 219, Dunedin, FL 34698.

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Edith Vandyke of Tampa is asking for people to save their canceled postage stamps (not metered ones) for her. She is in touch with a group that uses them to help mentally and physically disabled children and adults. She says it is an ongoing program, so there is always a need. Edith can be reached at (813) 962-0796.

Send requests to Reader Exchange, Floridian, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731, or e-mail Please put "REX" in the subject line. Requests will be accepted only by mail or e-mail. This is an exchange column, so we will not run items that are for sale. Readers must agree to publication of phone numbers, including area code. Due to the volume of REX requests, it might take several weeks before your item appears in the paper.

Reader's Exchange: Craft supplies available for the crafty among you 04/30/10 [Last modified: Thursday, April 29, 2010 5:08pm]
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