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Reader's Exchange: Crochet, scrapbook supplies in demand

There are so many REX readers who practice needle arts. This week, there are two groups that are in need of materials for crocheting and knitting. The Prayer Shawl Ministry at St. Paul Methodist Church is composed of knitters and crocheters who make the shawls for people who are in need. Now they are the ones in need, as they are looking for yarn, and for beginning and experienced crocheters and knitters to join the group. To get more information, and to donate yarn, please call the church at (727) 584-8165.

The High Point Neighborhood Family Center in Clearwater is preparing for summer activities, and one project on the agenda is the crocheting of small rugs. If anyone has rug yarn, heavy yarn or big crochet hooks to donate, and is willing to deliver the items, please call (727) 533-0730 or drop them off at 5812 150th Ave. N, Clearwater.

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Speaking of projects, there are couple of REX readers who would like to begin scrapbooking as a hobby. They are in need of scrapbooking supplies. They came to the right place, as there are probably may REXers who scrapbook. If you are one of them and have extra supplies, please call (727) 599-4737 or e-mail

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Here's an offer that will likely get snapped up at the speed of light. Carol Milner of Seminole has a Compaq Presario desktop computer with Windows 98 and an HP printer that is yours for the taking. It doesn't have a keyboard, but a desk is included. Please call Carol at (727) 385-9730 if you're interested.

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Jill Goettel of Tarpon Springs hopes someone out there has a computerized embroidery sewing machine they're no longer using. She says she will give it a good home and will learn to make nice things with it. Jill has things to give, as well: a dozen empty wine bottles, frosted and plain, that could be used by a crafter or winemaker. To contact her, please call (727) 938-6731.

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The Florida humidity can be damaging for so many things. Jan Dutton of Gulfport is in need of black speaker cloth for her oldie but goodie Bose speakers. The original sound transparent foam has dissolved. She would like information on a company that sells it, or does speaker repairs. If you can help her, please call (727) 347-8732.

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Mel of Dunedin has a stack of China Decorator magazines for the china painter to give away. She also has a bunch of shells up for grabs. If you're interested, please call (727) 789-4798.

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Calling all classic movie buffs! Tom Gwalthney of Homosassa is looking for either VHS tapes or DVDs of three films. He's looking for two Cecil B. DeMille films that star Gary Cooper: Northwest Mounted Police and The Story of Dr. Wassell. He's also looking for the animated version of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, narrated by Bing Crosby. If you can help, please call Tom at (352) 628-0663.

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If anyone could use a Magnavox Video-writer Word Processor, please call Bill between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at (727) 424-0593.

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Reader's Exchange: Crochet, scrapbook supplies in demand 04/17/09 [Last modified: Friday, April 17, 2009 1:05pm]
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